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      04-03-2012, 07:17 PM   #1
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Helmet choices

Looking for a new helmet. Mine doesnt meet BMWCCA regulations. I have a sunroof and head room is an issue. Saw other thread recommended HJC ar-10. Any others that are dont sit too high that anyone would recommend?
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My new Stilo has a lower profile then my old Bell.
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no thanks the first one i looked at was 5500$
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      04-03-2012, 11:55 PM   #5
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yeah no shit id rather have a set of MCS coilovers. not much going on in my head anyway.
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yeah no shit id rather have a set of MCS coilovers. not much going on in my head anyway.
lol...at least you have your priorities straight.
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yeah no shit id rather have a set of MCS coilovers. not much going on in my head anyway.
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yeah no shit id rather have a set of MCS coilovers. not much going on in my head anyway.
Then you need a really good helmet to protect what little you have left. It works that way for me too.
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i usually just duck tape a tupperware bowl on my head but they caught me last time out.
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no thanks the first one i looked at was 5500$
Thats for the full carbon helmets, they also make ones with composite materials that run from $800-$1200.
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Well, you break your arm or leg, it usually heels okay. Break your noggin, well you tell me. I know a person who was injured at VIR three years ago, and he is still not completely right. I bet you do not get a discount tire to track with your high dollar BMW. Just a thought.
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I have always used OMP and have had nothing but success. I have tested out three of them in accidents too

Something simple like the lining coming off or paint chipping and OMP has always sent me a brand new helmet.

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I ended up ordering the HJC ar-10. It was fairly cheaply priced, offered the low profile I was looking for, could be here in time, has HANS device compatability. Thanks for your input.
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I wear a Simpson Bandit, primarily because it looks cool (re: Stig), but the most comfortable helmet I've tried on was a Sparco. The Sparco also comes with Hans anchors. If I was buying another helmet today I'd buy either the Sparco or a Bell, for the increased visibility. None of these are over $600-700 I don't think.
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I ended up ordering the HJC ar-10. It was fairly cheaply priced, offered the low profile I was looking for, could be here in time, has HANS device compatability. Thanks for your input.
Chris- no where local to try one on? This is the best way to buy a helmet...both for your car and head.
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yeah no shit id rather have a set of MCS coilovers. not much going on in my head anyway.
Sounds like all you need is a bit of saran wrap then.....helps keep the stains off the interior.

Try as many helmets on as possible to find one that fits you best. I have a sunroof and am 6'2" and have not had an issue in my car with a few different helmets - Simpson, HJC, Bell and Stilo. My current HJC Si12 works for me. Being an instructor I get in an out of a bunch of different cars without issue.
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I ended up ordering the HJC ar-10. It was fairly cheaply priced, offered the low profile I was looking for, could be here in time, has HANS device compatability. Thanks for your input.
Cool, that's what I'm using.
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I think you made a good decision. I've been using an HJC AR10 for years and love it. I'm 5'9" and have an E90 with a sunroof and have no issues. Its a fairly light weight and good value helmet. I dont know of any accidents where the outcome would have been different had the driver spent more money on a helmet....
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my current helmet is also a hjc not sure what model so was fairly confident the fit would be okay. im hoping it has just a slightly lower profile so i fit a little better. when i get in the car now i touch and just slightly recline my seat for more room, but i tend to get shorter as i drive i think because at speed i never even notice the head room.
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Sounds like all you need is a bit of saran wrap then.....helps keep the stains off the interior.

Try as many helmets on as possible to find one that fits you best. I have a sunroof and am 6'2" and have not had an issue in my car with a few different helmets - Simpson, HJC, Bell and Stilo. My current HJC Si12 works for me. Being an instructor I get in an out of a bunch of different cars without issue.
did see the s-12 for about a hundred more, deeply discounted, wasnt sure what the difference was.
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