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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:43 pm 
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By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:

 

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Posted: Tue Oct 03, 2006 6:50 pm 
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markr154 wrote:
By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:


over here all the people that race every meet have open face helmets, but we rock up with our dirt bike helmets on :lol:

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 3:35 pm 
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markr154 wrote:
By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:


Just go to a motorbike shop or something. I got mine from a place called Revolution Racegear in Ozzy Park.

 

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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:40 pm 
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dude just get a cash converters cheapy.. or get one out of the quokka.. they dont even check the quality of the helmet during the inspection...

or just borrow one.. plenty of PES members have them and will lend you one.
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Posted: Thu Oct 05, 2006 9:44 pm 
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Tip No 1..... dont listen to carl :P



all the rest should come natrual
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Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:31 am 
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Goodluck at the drags, looking forward to seeing the times.

 

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Posted: Fri Oct 06, 2006 11:58 pm 
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Southy wrote:
Tip No 1..... dont listen to carl :P



all the rest should come natrual


fuk off noob
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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 12:26 am 
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eed-250 wrote:
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Tip No 1..... dont listen to carl :P



all the rest should come natrual


fuk off noob


hahaha, say that when i stomp ur time into the ground in a few weeks........... :twisted:
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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 9:03 pm 
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markr154 wrote:
By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:


There is Revolution Racegear and also Cully's Race Equip

I go to Cully's, they're on Wanneroo rd, just off Read hwy.

As for launching your car I couldn't tell you. A dragster is a whole different kettle of fish. :wink: :wink:

For starters it is automatic (C6, soon to be powerglide with trans brake) and we aim to cut the best possible light. I ususally leave as the second amber goes out and the third amber is coming on. That is running without a trans brake. With a trans brake I'd be leaving on the last amber.

 

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Posted: Sat Oct 07, 2006 10:11 pm 
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Southy wrote:
eed-250 wrote:
Southy wrote:
Tip No 1..... dont listen to carl :P



all the rest should come natrual


fuk off noob


hahaha, say that when i stomp ur time into the ground in a few weeks........... :twisted:


what, have you learnt how to drive your car now?
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Posted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 4:53 am 
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markr154 wrote:
By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:


over here all the people that race every meet have open face helmets, but we rock up with our dirt bike helmets on :lol:


Would this sort of helmet be OK?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... %3AIT&rd=1

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 12:58 am 
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rofl love the batman symbol on that helmet, im hopefully gonna take my car to the drags when i get my license anyone got tips for me with the old 4spd ? my aim would be to make it to the other end without a blown gearbox or diff... lol

so open face helmets r ok ?

edit: last time i tried to do a burnout i blew my lsd :( guessing i let the clutch out too fast ?

 

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Posted: Fri Nov 17, 2006 1:41 am 
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yep open faced are fine.
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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:08 pm 
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markr154 wrote:
Mr Man wrote:
markr154 wrote:
By the way guys, ...what type of helmet should I get for the drags?

Where from & how much?

Obviously I don't want to rock up wearing just a beanie, ...but on the other hand, I don't want to look like Darth Vader either! :lol:


over here all the people that race every meet have open face helmets, but we rock up with our dirt bike helmets on :lol:


Would this sort of helmet be OK?

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/ws/eBayISAPI.dll ... %3AIT&rd=1


If you're looking to go to the Motorplex have a look at their web site. They list what helmet ratings they require on there.

go to www.motorplex.com.au

 

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Posted: Tue Nov 28, 2006 7:12 pm 
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From the motorplex web site:

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Notes on Helmets...
Full Face or Open Face Helmets bearing any of these standards are acceptable;
SNELL SA 90, SA 95, SA 2000, SA2005, SFI 31.2 (US)
SNELL M 90, M 95, M 2000 SFI 41.2 (US)
BS 6658-85 Type A (British)
SNELL 1990/1995/2000/2005 - SFI 31.1 (US)
BS 6658-85 Type A/FR (British)
AS 1698 1974/1988 (Australian)

 

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