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Old 01-28-2008, 01:29 AM   #1
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Default Need a cheapish SA05 helmet...suggestions?

Well it seems the racing organizations I play with aren't going to allow me to use my sa95 helmet anymore so I need to upgrade.

I'm looking for a SA05 helmet, preferably full faced and priced around $200.

Anyone have any ideas, and know the best place to buy from?

Thanks in advance for any help.
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Old 01-28-2008, 01:35 AM   #2
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http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...0001&Ntk=brand

Zamp. Best bang-for-buck on the market right now.
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Dot can't you just run a DOT/snell rated MC helmet? you can get a 2005 rated or better for 140-150$
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I'm looking for a SA05 helmet
I'm not trying to be a dick, but as I said I need/want a SA05 rated helmet.

Just wondering which ones people recommend and where's the best/cheapest place to buy them.

Thanks
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A lot of the Zamp ones are SA05...just about 240-250 though.
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http://www.apexperformance.net/cartg...id=1361&cid=18

My wife has one of these, I have:http://www.apexperformance.net/cartg...id=1595&cid=18 because the Zamp was NA when I ordered.

The best part - no shipping, no tax, and a free pair of these bad boys:
http://www.apexperformance.net/cartg...id=1384&cid=17
(used to be they offered them free, last time I had to ask for them, so they may be phasing out the free glove program).
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This is what I got as a gift for the wife a while ago:

http://www.racerwholesale.com/produc...roducts_id=559

or you can get this one - a little bit cheaper:

http://www.racerwholesale.com/produc...roducts_id=561

both are SA2005.
IIRC, the site has free shipping on both helmets
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http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PYROT...spagenameZWDVW
cheapest ebay item...
and open face
http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/PYROT...2em118Q2el1247

what club is it that requires SA05, most clubs i know of look for Snell/DOT
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I'm not trying to be a dick, but as I said I need/want a SA05 rated helmet.



Thanks
Not being a dick, but you should click on the links before saying anything. They have SA2005 rated in the $129 range and $199 range.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...62388_-1_10497
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Yep- Zamp has a $200 full face with a face shield SA05- which beats out both Gforce and Pro Force $200 w/o face shield (if that's important to you).
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I have used G-force and Pyrotect and have been happy with both, but Zamp (never heard of) has a full face for $179.

http://www.apexperformance.net/cartg...id=1360&cid=18

BTW...apex performance kicks ***. Great people!
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Not being a dick, but you should click on the links before saying anything. They have SA2005 rated in the $129 range and $199 range.

http://www.jegs.com/webapp/wcs/store...62388_-1_10497
That response was for Magna, not you. I did check out the link you posted, and yes Zamp does have a full face sa2005 for right at $200, thank you for the info, exactly what I was looking for.

I think I'm leaning towards the Pyrotect, I wore one of their full face helmets for a day and I liked it very much.

I was told last year at a NASA event that I would need a SA05 helmet this year however, looking at the rule book I don't think SA is required for HPDE and TT which is what I'll be doing. A local club to me (MCCI) is requiring SA05 this year.

Thanks again for all the info guys.
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I'm going to go out on a limb and say that Zamp, G-Force, Pryo,ect are all made by the same Asian company. Doesn't matter to me as long it passed the industry standards. I have a Zamp full-face,btw and comparing it side by side to the more "name brand" ones offered no distinctions. I will say, however, that they run on the small side, so find a local speed shop and try one on beforing ordering blind.

Efini, sorry for the confusion.
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saferacer.com, look at the g-force helmets.
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i just got brand new helmet as a gift from my buddy :P
sa2005/snell
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That response was for Magna, not you. I did check out the link you posted, and yes Zamp does have a full face sa2005 for right at $200, thank you for the info, exactly what I was looking for.

I think I'm leaning towards the Pyrotect, I wore one of their full face helmets for a day and I liked it very much.

I was told last year at a NASA event that I would need a SA05 helmet this year however, looking at the rule book I don't think SA is required for HPDE and TT which is what I'll be doing. A local club to me (MCCI) is requiring SA05 this year.

Thanks again for all the info guys.
I just asked the question so i would know why and what to look for man. IDK **** about helmets but i was willing to scoure the web to help you.
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www.saferacer.com has some good deals (G-force). usually free shipping and 10% off if you search the specmiata forums. I've had great service from them.
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I just asked the question so i would know why and what to look for man. IDK **** about helmets but i was willing to scoure the web to help you.
Thanks for being willing to help. I don't really know all the specific differences between the SA/DOT/ and Snell specifications. As far as I understand the main difference between SA and the others is fire resistance of the liner.

I'm not 100% sure if all of the clubs I am going to run with are going to require SA helmets or not but I do know if I get a SA05 helmet I'll be able to use it just about anywhere for the next ~8 years. I figure if I'm going to buy a helmet I might as well get one I know I'll be able to use.
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