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      04-12-2013, 09:59 PM   #133
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studs last for a year correct? .. mine are 5 trackdays old and they look a bit worn.. wondering how often should I replace them..
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      04-12-2013, 10:00 PM   #134
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yap just ordered them off Richard.. even so next weekend is out if its raining - I am sick of the rain.
Oh you love it. Cage got done today!
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      04-12-2013, 10:40 PM   #135
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motorcycle helmets arent approved as arent fireproof liner.
Oh... Well, anything particular I should look for?
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      04-12-2013, 11:18 PM   #136
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Oh... Well, anything particular I should look for?
it personal preference and fit mostly. you can spend a ton or relatively little. i would get one that is hans compatible so in the future you can use the device if you want.
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      04-12-2013, 11:20 PM   #137
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studs last for a year correct? .. mine are 5 trackdays old and they look a bit worn.. wondering how often should I replace them..
i would say a year of racing season so much harder use. looking worn as in banged up or chipped doesnt really have anything to do with their strength. i would say using for hpde 2 years is fine but depends how diligent you are about everything. lots of items wear and should be replaced also. wheels for one.
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      04-13-2013, 12:27 AM   #138
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I'm confused, why is full face helmet important?
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      04-13-2013, 08:37 AM   #139
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I'm confused, why is full face helmet important?
in the event of a crash in a car with airbags. when racing you sit so close to the wheel a closed is preferable so doesnt cause such an impact to your face. Also you drive with windows open and very often you have stuff flying into the car, small rocks, chunks of rubber, that can and will hit you in the face. last thing you want is getting hit in the eye with something causing a crash. you can do either i also just prefer closed. open face is for entry level, and a cheap option usually for most that soon gets replaced. Hans compatibilty is also a concern for some.
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      04-13-2013, 12:12 PM   #140
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I have an open face helmet that is Hans compatible (BELL). I prefer open face because I wear glasses and it is much easier to put on. While 1MOREMOD's argument are valid, I don't believe that open or close face helmets make a big difference in a closed cockpit car like ours: People don't wear helmets driving around town with an airbag in front of their face and the chance of a flying object entering your car is close to nil.

There's no doubt a close face helmet is probably a safer option. Not by much though. Personal choice, really. Both are accepted at HPDEs.
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      04-13-2013, 12:37 PM   #141
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I have an open face helmet that is Hans compatible (BELL). I prefer open face because I wear glasses and it is much easier to put on. While 1MOREMOD's argument are valid, I don't believe that open or close face helmets make a big difference in a closed cockpit car like ours: People don't wear helmets driving around town with an airbag in front of their face and the chance of a flying object entering your car is close to nil.

There's no doubt a close face helmet is probably a safer option. Not by much though. Personal choice, really. Both are accepted at HPDEs.
wait you still have a windshield? nik is right its mostly preference.
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      04-13-2013, 10:08 PM   #142
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I have an open face helmet that is Hans compatible (BELL). I prefer open face because I wear glasses and it is much easier to put on. While 1MOREMOD's argument are valid, I don't believe that open or close face helmets make a big difference in a closed cockpit car like ours: People don't wear helmets driving around town with an airbag in front of their face and the chance of a flying object entering your car is close to nil.

There's no doubt a close face helmet is probably a safer option. Not by much though. Personal choice, really. Both are accepted at HPDEs.
I wear a closed face because it makes me feel like the stig! .. plus I don't want my jaw re-arranged by a airbag blowing up in close proximity to my face...
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Turn 2 has a two day event coming up April 27-28th at ORP that looks interesting. Emailing Tom last week it sounds as though they are considering running CW one day and CCW the other! They will take a vote to determine. I have to tell you that this is an opportunity to run what is considered the two best tracks in the NW........easily the two best. I am chomping at the bit to get to ORP and running both ways would be ideal! Who else is thinking of attending this event?
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      04-15-2013, 08:47 AM   #144
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Turn 2 has a two day event coming up April 27-28th at ORP that looks interesting. Emailing Tom last week it sounds as though they are considering running CW one day and CCW the other! They will take a vote to determine. I have to tell you that this is an opportunity to run what is considered the two best tracks in the NW........easily the two best. I am chomping at the bit to get to ORP and running both ways would be ideal! Who else is thinking of attending this event?
Sadly ORP is too far for me to be gone that long away from family/work.
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      04-16-2013, 09:20 PM   #145
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Sadly ORP is too far for me to be gone that long away from family/work.
Hell it's a pretty long drive from Portland. Prob a 5 hour drive for you. I really want to try it out though.
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isnt pacific running this weekend?
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isnt pacific running this weekend?
yes they are. I'm going to try and do more Ridge days now though.

Anyone coming for the April 22nd at Ridge?

I just signed up and got a day off from work! My brake pads get here Friday so will have the weekend to install and bed them.
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Sadly ORP is too far for me to be gone that long away from family/work.
Hell it's a pretty long drive from Portland. Prob a 5 hour drive for you. I really want to try it out though.
ORP, The Ridge and Pacific are all a ~2.5 hour drive from Portland. Thunder hill is 7.5 and it is worth the trip at least once a year. ORP is better than Thunder Hill so I would encourage Seattle/Washington people to make the trip at least once. (Make sure it is a two day event)
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ORP, The Ridge and Pacific are all a ~2.5 hour drive from Portland. Thunder hill is 7.5 and it is worth the trip at least once a year. ORP is better than Thunder Hill so I would encourage Seattle/Washington people to make the trip at least once. (Make sure it is a two day event)
I loved thunder hill so this makes me really want to try ORP
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i wouldnt mind trying both but would need to find a trailer for the weekend probably.
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i wouldnt mind trying both but would need to find a trailer for the weekend probably.
I stayed in a closeby hotel when I went to thunderhill... was okay.. good breakfast
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I stayed in a closeby hotel when I went to thunderhill... was okay.. good breakfast
No I meant to get my car down there. Don't want to drive 5 hrs each way with -4 degrees of camber.
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I'm at the track! Cloudy, no rain, partially dry surface with no rain expected. Not many people here yet...
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I'm at the track! Cloudy, no rain, partially dry surface with no rain expected. Not many people here yet...
may head down just to hang out car isnt done yet.
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