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Old 03-12-2009, 10:38 PM   #1
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Old 03-12-2009, 10:56 PM   #2
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^ lol....black suit looks so evil....your hands are ... covering...lol
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:01 PM   #3
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^You sound disappointed. Splinter, he wants a PM of n00ds
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Old 03-12-2009, 11:03 PM   #4
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^You sound disappointed. Splinter, he wants a PM of n00ds
No n00ds without paypal.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:04 AM   #5
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why do you need a suit?
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:05 AM   #6
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^coz he wants to be Stig
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:07 AM   #7
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are those Puma driving shoes, or just the Nike Air-down?
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:08 AM   #8
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are those Puma driving shoes, or just the Nike Air-down?
they look like my mom's dancing shoes to me hahaha just jk
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #9
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:09 AM   #10
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why do you need a suit?
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:11 AM   #11
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why do you need a suit?
Planning on hitting sub 11.49 drag times.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #12
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Planning on hitting sub 11.49 drag times.
Then you only need a jacket. Jeans are fine according to NHRA. You also need a rollbar to run 11.99 or quicker.
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:21 AM   #13
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Rollbar is in the works, gonna be tricky tho because I want a legal rollbar while keeping the back seats usable. My guy thinks he can do it tho.

I'd like to do some solo sprints down the line as well, if I can work my way around the roll cage restrictions.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:55 AM   #14
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a suit is pimp. thats why he has a suit.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:09 AM   #15
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a suit is pimp. thats why he has a suit.
Yet showing up at a track day wearing it just looks plain silly.
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:31 AM   #16
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Rollbar is in the works, gonna be tricky tho because I want a legal rollbar while keeping the back seats usable. My guy thinks he can do it tho.

I'd like to do some solo sprints down the line as well, if I can work my way around the roll cage restrictions.
+1... plus it just looks cool i'd rock a white helmet
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Old 03-13-2009, 12:53 PM   #17
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Yet showing up at a track day wearing it just looks plain silly.
Yah think? I don't think so. You wouldn't feel so silly if you crashed and your car caught on fire.
It wouldn't really look any sillier than wearing great big fire proof racing gloves with a t-shirt (no offence Geremy, just using you as a comparison ).
I used to wear a nomex flight suit when I flew basically the honda civic of the air (C172) rather than a fighter jet... the civic can still crash and I would rather reduce the odds of third degree burns if I managed to walk away (or crawl) from a crash landing.

In summary, if I had a nomex driving suit on hand, I would wear it to a track day.
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Old 03-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #18
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Your helmet has horns

Canadian stig is evil?
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Old 03-13-2009, 03:23 PM   #19
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Yah think? I don't think so. You wouldn't feel so silly if you crashed and your car caught on fire.
It wouldn't really look any sillier than wearing great big fire proof racing gloves with a t-shirt (no offence Geremy, just using you as a comparison ).
I used to wear a nomex flight suit when I flew basically the honda civic of the air (C172) rather than a fighter jet... the civic can still crash and I would rather reduce the odds of third degree burns if I managed to walk away (or crawl) from a crash landing.

In summary, if I had a nomex driving suit on hand, I would wear it to a track day.
I won't wear it to autocross or the local drag strip, but I'll wear it for solo sprint and 1/4 mile drags


and it was cheeeap, like 200 bucks for everything (excluding the helmet)
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Old 03-13-2009, 05:38 PM   #20
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It wouldn't really look any sillier than wearing great big fire proof racing gloves with a t-shirt (no offence Geremy, just using you as a comparison ).
Thanks Scott, please feel free to use me in any comparisons of silliness.

Besides, I'm just worried about burning my hands.

In the words of the late great Greg Moore, "Red gloves rule".

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Old 03-13-2009, 08:44 PM   #21
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shawmacs the gloves and t-shirt thing is different. The gloves are for feel not safety.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:05 AM   #22
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^so what you are saying is, if you dress a particular way for safety, it is silly. But if you dress the same way for "feel" then it is cool.

Got it.
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Old 03-14-2009, 01:15 AM   #23
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+1 for evil Stig, but most of all SAFETY!!!! Who gives a **** how you look!!! Glad to see someone is taking the proper and preventive measures to avoid potential accidents and injuries! Bravo to you sir, bravo!

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Old 03-14-2009, 01:41 AM   #24
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shawmacs the gloves and t-shirt thing is different. The gloves are for feel not safety.
Actually, I wear my OMP gloves because they prevent sweaty palms from becoming an issue with a slippery stock STi steering wheel however, the "feel" is actually diminished by wearing them.

I do however wear my Simpson driving shoes for better pedal feel.

Splinter, I remember my first day at racing school in Mont Tremblant. When I put on my suit, gloves, shoes and helmet for the first time, and climbed into a Formula Ford 1600.

I felt INVINCIBLE!!

Have your name embroidered on the the chest and wear your race suit proudly.
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Old 03-14-2009, 11:53 AM   #25
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^so what you are saying is, if you dress a particular way for safety, it is silly. But if you dress the same way for "feel" then it is cool.

Got it.
No, what I'm saying is over dressing for perceived safety looks silly. When dressing for feel, you wouldn't wear a full suit Scott, you're being silly now. Gloves alone are different from a whole suit. The jacket with a pair of jeans could probably allow the same level of safety for his needs, without the goofy over dressed look.

Splinter, is that suit Nomex? What are the ratings on it? I want to see how much more flame retardant they are then a pair of jeans....since drag cars running into the 10's at Mission allow jeans with flame resistant jackets and gloves.
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