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fitz318is
03-24-2003, 04:13 PM
Anyone know any shops in GTA to get helmets for autoX and driving schools?

Shotta
03-24-2003, 06:54 PM
i got my go kart helmet at a bike shop... 401 and port union area (scarboro)

thinair
03-24-2003, 07:48 PM
Well, it depends, do you want a motorcycle helmet (legal for auto-x and driving schools), or do you want an actual automobile helmet?

For a car helmet, try CSC Racing (http://www.cscracing.com), kinda north of the GTA though, but appearently they're having a tax free day very soon

fitz318is
03-25-2003, 01:42 PM
Bike helmets are discouraged for driving schools aren't they? I heard that they were because they are only rated for a single impact where an auto helmet is for multiple. Bike helmets are definetly cheaper.

fitz318is
03-25-2003, 01:57 PM
Bike helmets are discouraged for driving schools aren't they? I heard that they were because they are only rated for a single impact where an auto helmet is for multiple. Bike helmets are definetly cheaper.

Shotta
03-25-2003, 06:35 PM
Originally posted by fitz318is
Bike helmets are discouraged for driving schools aren't they? I heard that they were because they are only rated for a single impact where an auto helmet is for multiple. Bike helmets are definetly cheaper.


huh??? thats like saying u can only crash one way on a bike... if anything a bike helmet should be better than auto helmets..:confused:

GR8 Ride
03-25-2003, 06:58 PM
Actually, it's true. Car helmets (SA rating) are rated for multiple impacts, while motorcycle helmets (M rating) are rated for a single, large impact.

Also, SA helmets are fireproof, which motorcycle helmets may or may not be (the M rating doesn't require it).

Current standard is SA-2000 for car helmets, and they are considered valid for 10 years. So an SA-95 helmet is still good, but only for 2 more years, which would make it a lousy investment.


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