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      01-29-2014, 08:30 PM   #23
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When I started DE I thought people who wore them looked silly. Like they wanted to look like real race car drivers. That's because when I started out I didn't know sh!t. Now that I've been around the track for a while and gone to pro races and such I'm starting to think it wouldn't be a bad idea to wear one.
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      01-29-2014, 08:51 PM   #24
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Next time I am going to wear a dress shirt tucked into slacks....take that!!
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      01-29-2014, 09:39 PM   #25
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I use a Alpinestar suit. If you are looking for a suit, I'd call Ron at Discovery Parts. One of the best businesses I've encountered.
Thats where I bought mine. Lucky his shop is at my home track!!
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I have one, but dont wear it. Got really expensive one, 1 size smaller on purpose, to motivate myself to lose some weight. 3 years later, i am 2 sizes bigger and now it doesnt fit at all
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I have one, but dont wear it. Got really expensive one, 1 size smaller on purpose, to motivate myself to lose some weight. 3 years later, i am 2 sizes bigger and now it doesnt fit at all
what size, you selling?
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      01-29-2014, 11:32 PM   #28
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what size, you selling?
No, working out now, getting in a good shape for summer. We will see
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I've just recently started wearing one to the track. In light of what happened to Paul Walker and the other fellow I don't want to burned to a crisp like that. To me safety is paramount. I have a 4 pt Schroth Pro Fit harness, HANS device, Sparco fire suit and a VAC E92 fire extinguisher in my weekend warrior M3. I don't feel it's an over kill to have all these things in my car. Man, I look real fast. Lol. Again, the operative word is "I only look fast.
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Next time I am going to wear a dress shirt tucked into slacks....take that!!
Don't lie, I thought I saw you in a skirt and tube top!
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Next time I am going to wear a dress shirt tucked into slacks....take that!!
Don't lie, I thought I saw you in a skirt and tube top!
Mustve been mdosu. Is that why hes not around lately??!
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      01-30-2014, 12:45 AM   #32
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Mustve been mdosu. Is that why hes not around lately??!
You could be right, and he got beat down? We are going to laguna seca for tudor possibly.
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Mustve been mdosu. Is that why hes not around lately??!
You could be right, and he got beat down? We are going to laguna seca for tudor possibly.
On a serious note. Might be heading up there july. Try to make it out. Maybe we can find mdosu there.
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      01-30-2014, 12:59 AM   #34
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On a serious note. Might be heading up there july. Try to make it out. Maybe we can find mdosu there.
Yes seriously. Mdosu and possibly milehighm3 also. You talking about driving or going for the races?
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      01-30-2014, 02:34 AM   #35
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On a serious note. Might be heading up there july. Try to make it out. Maybe we can find mdosu there.
Yes seriously. Mdosu and possibly milehighm3 also. You talking about driving or going for the races?
Driving of course! Ill try to keep up in my shit box.
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      01-30-2014, 09:41 AM   #36
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I have before, but usually only because I'm driving another car that needs a suit (open wheel) and switch to a tin top for a session or two. I don't bust out the suit for the E92, but I wouldn't judge anyone for it.

The likelihood of a street car catching fire is much lower than a well-built racecar, which is less likely than a rigged-together racecar, but anything is possible.
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      01-30-2014, 10:31 AM   #37
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i want a alpinestar but im not thin and from what i have read they are more geared towards the real lean driver....
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      01-30-2014, 10:34 AM   #38
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Not first on my list of safety mods, but I certainly see it as safer, especially at the speeds the advanced run groups achieve. After some other items, I think it is a wise investment. Corner workers or help can be a long way away if something really bad happens. A corvette went off and set the grass on fire last weekend in my group. It spread really fast. If you were stuck out there, I'd want some FRC.
i watched a e30 run off into the dry grass 2 years ago...car stalled and he couldnt restart it...the hot exhaust set the grass on fire and the car burnt to the ground....by the time the fire crew got there the car was fully engulfed... scary....
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I wear two b/c I'm twice as cool as the rest of the HPDE champions.

Yes, I do actually own two race suits and my wife has one. We never wore them in HPDEs, only races.

LV PCA group that requires the race suits has some 'race' cars in it, but they are better behaved and less risky to run with than some HPDE open passing groups I've seen.

Remember, if you are wearing a race suit, don't forget the lovely scratchy nomex socks. Worst part of the weekend was putting those on. Yech...
speaking of the nomex socks...can you throw them in the washer machine at home???????
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If you have one, wear it. That is my opinion. I have a stock E92 and will wear my suit if I take it on track. It's not going to hurt anything and who is to say someone is not going to wreck into you due to x, y, or z(a mechanical for example) and catch fire. It's better to have and not need then need and not have. I have a fully caged track car that I used to race frequently (not an M3), occasionally I would take one of my other vehicles out for instructing at DE's. When I would, I would wear jeans and a long sleeve shirt with the justification that the risk is significantly decreased because I'm not in a competitive environment. While it is lower, it's not significant enough for me to assume risk. Majority of the ppl I encounter on track; DE, TT, or W2W; are competitive people and will continue to push their limit. I had a friend say to me one night in the paddock when we were sitting around telling lies, "I'd feel pretty silly if my car caught on fire and my suit was sitting in the trailer in the paddock." I've always worn my since then.

well put sir...that puts things in a different perspective
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You can wash all nomex in the machine (at least all of my gear, anyway).
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I have one, but dont wear it. Got really expensive one, 1 size smaller on purpose, to motivate myself to lose some weight. 3 years later, i am 2 sizes bigger and now it doesnt fit at all
Tell me about it. I did the same thing with a latex gimp suit...
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Suits are primarily for safety and secondly for comfort. If safety is important to you at the track, then wear a suit. Same reason we wear helmets. Silly or not, safety comes first.
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