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      05-13-2013, 08:54 PM   #23
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      05-14-2013, 10:44 AM   #24
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im having issue with suit fit. i am 6 foot and 195-200. i read measurements on alpine star site and bought a 54. got it and the suit fits fine except for in the arms-armpit area. very tight as i have somewhat larger arms from working out. sent it back and got a 56 and have the same issue. I dont really want to spend 1600 bucks on a gp pro suit or whatever its called just so my guns fit! any ideas.
I have exact same issue. I assume you got the SP suit? I got the Black SP Boot Cut suit last year and tried 3 different sizes and finally went with the 56 i think (I'm 6 foot and about 185ish). Suit fits great except shoulders and arms are a little snug. It's feels fine in the race car and is never really uncomfortable or anything..... the biggest PIA is getting your arms out of it after you've been sweating in it for 2 hours. My friends all have sparco's and they don't have the problem. I went with the alpinestars because it is a little more form-fitting and not so bulky like other suits and for that price point it is a very good and lightweight suit.
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      05-14-2013, 11:17 AM   #25
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Geez...I'm laughing my ass off!
Is it a good fit if I need lubrication to get it on?
I believe she said yes!
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      05-14-2013, 04:03 PM   #26
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Call OG Racing in Viriginia, or just check their website. They have a network of body scanners around the country that take your data and then fill your order with the best stock suit they can accomodate.

And no, I'm not making this up. They sent me a flyer. Though I must show up on the Flame Suit mailing list in the sky because of stupid things I say on the internet. I sure don't need one to wear in my car.
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      05-14-2013, 07:40 PM   #27
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I went into 425 and they said I needed the redneck special. Firesuit without sleeves.
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Fire suit??? I just drive naked, lathered in flame retardant vaseline, fits every time
Well done, my friend.

As in, with this plan, you'll end up well done, and not medium rare.
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      05-16-2013, 11:10 PM   #29
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I certainly wouldn't get a suit that I wasn't 100% comfortable in.
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I went into 425 and they said I needed the redneck special. Firesuit without sleeves.
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      05-17-2013, 10:33 AM   #31
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I certainly wouldn't get a suit that I wasn't 100% comfortable in.
i made the mistake of trying on the gp tech suit. fits awesome and so light weight.
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i made the mistake of trying on the gp tech suit. fits awesome and so light weight.
Thats not a mistake - I have one and highly recommend it. I echo the comment that you want something you are going to be comfortable in, but obviously you need to be mindful of your budget.
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      05-17-2013, 10:45 AM   #33
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Thats not a mistake - I have one and highly recommend it. I echo the comment that you want something you are going to be comfortable in, but obviously you need to be mindful of your budget.
i can probably afford it just am cheap i guess. dont want to spend more on my equipment than the damn chump car is worth.
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i can probably afford it just am cheap i guess. dont want to spend more on my equipment than the damn chump car is worth.
I think you will find the chumpcar is going to cost more than you anticipate
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      05-17-2013, 02:27 PM   #35
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I think you will find the chumpcar is going to cost more than you anticipate
Yes I know. Already turning crazy and haven't raced it yet.
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      05-21-2013, 05:01 PM   #36
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Thats not a mistake - I have one and highly recommend it. I echo the comment that you want something you are going to be comfortable in, but obviously you need to be mindful of your budget.
i went ahead and ordered a gp tech suit. its an older version so saved a little money that way. still brand new.
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i went ahead and ordered a gp tech suit. its an older version so saved a little money that way. still brand new.
Good call - sorry should have mentioned that there may be some last years models available. When I bought mine a couple of months ago there was still some available. I am stubborn and wanted this years model

Enjoy the suit - sure you will like it
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Good call - sorry should have mentioned that there may be some last years models available. When I bought mine a couple of months ago there was still some available. I am stubborn and wanted this years model

Enjoy the suit - sure you will like it
Yeah no worries. This isn't something I care if I have the newest. Still same suit just different color pattern and saves me 600 bucks over the 2013 version. Weight and comfort were my concern.
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Yeah no worries. This isn't something I care if I have the newest. Still same suit just different color pattern and saves me 600 bucks over the 2013 version. Weight and comfort were my concern.
Yep - fit, comfort and weight should be the main concern. I should have done the same a saved some money!

Enjoy it - good luck with chumpcar!
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Yep - fit, comfort and weight should be the main concern. I should have done the same a saved some money!

Enjoy it - good luck with chumpcar!
Well your just a baller and I'm wearing hand me downs.
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Well your just a baller and I'm wearing hand me downs.
dont know about the baller part, but next thing you know you have a carbon fibre helmet, fancy race shoes, fancy gloves, hans and radio and water feeds going to the helmet, ask me how I know.....
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dont know about the baller part, but next thing you know you have a carbon fibre helmet, fancy race shoes, fancy gloves, hans and radio and water feeds going to the helmet, ask me how I know.....
yeah i hear yah. its just another way of modding. it usually doesnt stick to one area!
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I think you will find the chumpcar is going to cost more than you anticipate
you are correct sir. the whole deal fell through due to cost of fixing the car we had planned to use. ended up canceling my order for the gp tech suit as well. still needed the hans and other gear for my e46.
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you are correct sir. the whole deal fell through due to cost of fixing the car we had planned to use. ended up canceling my order for the gp tech suit as well. still needed the hans and other gear for my e46.

Sorry to hear it didnt work out. Costs do add up when you start listing everything out. Hope you guys are able to make it work out in the future. It is lots of fun.
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