Not only do you want to trial fit your helmet, but do so with someone who knows what they are doing so you can get their input. You really need to go to a reputable dealer that has some racers on staff who understand how the helmet is supposed to fit.acrace said:Zippy:
I've bought my last two Bell helmets through Averill Racing Stuff in Madison Heights - http://racing-stuff.com/
Good prices; great reputation amongst local formula car racers.
I would strongly suggest that you trial fit the helmet before purchasing. Helmets from different manufacturers fit a little differently.
:yeadog:fcar said:racerwholesale.com--they have Simpson and Bell; also check out G-Force-it's a great helmet for a very good price compared to the others. It is also light. They typically ship the same day also.
A lot of clubs require Snell SA rating now. M (motorcycle) rating might not be allowed at some events.I picked up the full face M rated helmet for $100.
Which clubs?UstaB-GS549 said:A lot of clubs require Snell SA rating now. M (motorcycle) rating might not be allowed at some events.
I would agree with others about buying one in person and getting advice on fittment unless you are a repeat buyer of same brand.
That's my experience as well. I bought Bell helmets when I first started riding motorcycles and there was a difference of night and day when I stepped up to something like an Arai or Shoei. I actually use a Shoei for the motorcycle because I have a Shoei head. The Arai's are just too short for me.Mafia said:I use a bike helmet (because I also have a bike) and it's been OK'd by all clubs I've ran with. From what I understand the basic difference is that bike helmet does not have fire protection, and it may be designed to protect against different types of hits than an in-car helmet. I think that a good bike helmet is fine for use in a car unless fire protection is a concern. FWIW, I have Arai RX7-RR. My experience with Bell helmets (I used to have M3) is that they're not of the same quality as japanese made Arai's: Bell M3 didn't feel as comfortable, was heavier, and was put together without the same attention to details (black vent covers fell out within a few months of use, liner came untucked in the back, etc).
Arai does make helmets for car use. I would check out their offerings.