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gordonfan
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted April 17, 2003 09:37 PM  
wheres the best place to get a fire suit? whats the best kind to get?

The Outlaw
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 244
posted April 17, 2003 09:46 PM  
lmao...better get a car first!!

gordonfan
Dirt Forum Racer

Total posts: 95
posted April 17, 2003 11:09 PM  
LOL YEAH ok donkey boy

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uforacing51
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 570
posted April 17, 2003 11:52 PM  
Just don't get proban, that is a cotton suit treated with chemicals to make it fire resistive for a while, till you wash it out. Get a nomex suit.

dirty driver
Dirt Roller

Total posts: 6
posted April 19, 2003 09:48 PM  
As for where, hang out with the locals at your favorite track. They'll be able to hook you up with a local distributor. That way you can be properly measured and fitted from helmet to shoes and everything in between. A good fit is very important. Invest in yourself and get the whole package, a three layer suit, racing shoes, gloves, etc. Safety first. Consider one of the new helmet restraint devices. They start at around $300. When you get a car together, ask a veteran driver to help you mount the seat and belts. There is a right way and a whole lot of wrong ways for mounting. Oh, start out with new belts. They will be easier to operate than ones that have gone to the car wash for two years. I'll stop there. Just don't cut corners on safety. Good luck.

Sorry, I don't know what to tell you about being a Gordon fan.Hehehe

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odb93
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 537
posted April 21, 2003 10:15 AM  
Gordon,

Check out Wesco performance.
http://store.yahoo.net/wescoperformance/index.html

I have not used them yet, but I have heard they are a good deal.

Prices are real good.

scarlett
Dirt Newbie

Total posts: 3
posted May 29, 2003 10:28 AM  
yesterday (5/28/03) I ordered a fire suit for myself from Racequip.com.....there's a sale on proban suits until June 3rd. I know that Proban's fire resistance only lasts 50 washings, but that's with a detergent like tide, I plan on taking it to a dry-cleaner that uses a chemical called 'perc', which helps keep the fire resistance a little longer. I also plan on using febreeze to get rid of any stinkyness on non-wash weeks. when I spoke with the rep @ Racequip.com, she was very informative and none of the questions i asked were answered 'no'........
(this will be my first race suit, BTW)

redneck racing
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 860
posted May 29, 2003 11:00 AM  
Capital Motorsports offers a double layer SFI-5 suit with an outer layer of proban over a layer of nomex fleece knit lining for $169.95 colors blue,red,black,yellow,orange and purple. http://www.cmwraceparts.com
Eddie

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