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I am planning to do some recreational drag racing and not sure what tips you guys may have on where to buy helmet, jacket or any other beneficial items before racing at break neck speeds ?
 

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Amazon. You really don't need a jacket, unless it's cold out. A helmet is needed if you run sub 14 second quarter miles (at least where I raced once).
 

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Amazon for lowest prices, although their filtering is wonky. I selected automotive racing helmets only, and it kept mixing in bike helmets.

Summit Racing for best helmet inventory
 

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HJC makes the best bang for buck helmets IMO, had a few when I rode motorcyles. You really don't need much else besides maybe a fire-suit but thats only if you run in a certain class or speed in 1/4 mile.

I would the HJC that the whole front lifts up, not just a visor. Helps prevent fogging. or you can do the shaving cream trick on the inside of the visor, either way fogging will be an issue inside a car.
 

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No, they are usually good for 10 years before they require a more recent version...you should be good until 2025.

It 12yrs, My current helmet is a Simpson SA2005 and drag tech has only looked at it like twice since 2005. The tech for the standing mile and 1/2 mile events I've ran did check it.

The padding in mine is starting to dry rot so I've been looking at the Typhoon SA2020 helmets, Not terribly expensive at $165.

Depending on the track, they might let you run with with a M2020, that's a motorcycle spec helmet, the major difference between SA and M spec is the SA is fire rated and impact rated for bouncing of a roll bar. ergo why M spec is a tad cheaper than a SA spec.

If you're stock you probably wont need a fire jacket/gloves but if yer' pullied and pushing 9's, Racequip jackets and gloves are cheap.

Good luck.

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Cheaping out on a helmet makes zero sense. Buy a cheap helmet if you have a cheap head. Arai is the top of the heap in the motorcycle racing world. We would routinely hit our heads on the pavement and get up while wearing them. I would suspect they make an OK helmet for your purposes.
 
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Cheaping out on a helmet makes zero sense. Buy a cheap helmet if you have a cheap head. Arai is the top of the heap in the motorcycle racing world. We would routinely hit our heads on the pavement and get up while wearing them. I would suspect they make an OK helmet for your purposes.
I'm a road track guy and use that brand.
 

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Yes, excellent advice! I'm still debating on whether to get a HANS device or not.
 
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