New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

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New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby geofff » Mon May 10, 2021 9:17 pm

Hi,

Just about to purchase helmet from v2 for £279, SNELL SA2020 which is also FIA 8859-2015 approved.

I have a totally unused v2 Elite SNELL SA2010 without clips which is unusable now apparently :( Might get £50 on eBay for that...…

Will probably pop along to Raceparts for a suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Any advice on kit before I spend my cash?

Ta

Geoff
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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby suebmick » Tue May 11, 2021 12:29 pm

Have a look at RRS before you buy your suit.
They're in France but will reply in English if you email (well, they did before Brexit!!) & delivery is quick.
They have a bespoke section where you can design your own colours etc & they still cost the same as a basic Sparco
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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby Conway » Tue May 11, 2021 3:30 pm

Hi Geoff

If I were buying a helmet now I would buy a spare clear visor and a tinted one for those late afternoon races with low sun. Sadly I didn't do that when I bought my current one and Sparco promptly discontinued the WTX-5W model. Replacement visors now cannot be had for love nor money, nor talking nicely to the factory. I even offered to buy the tooling for the WTX-5W visor, but they stopped answering my emails at that point.

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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby geofff » Wed May 12, 2021 11:47 am

Conway - Will order the new helmet with spares :)

Sue - I like the RRS website, especially there "Starter Pack" offering - HANS / suit / helmet / gloves etc.... for €929. Will have to see if they'll swap out the Rally helmet for a full face one & if they'll swap out the HANS for a Simpsons - willing to add some cash for the upgrades.

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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby RichardJ » Wed May 12, 2021 6:31 pm

Why is the helmet unusable? According to the Blue Book SNELL SA 2010 is valid until the end of 2023. And you can buy Hans clips to fit yourself.
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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby geofff » Thu May 13, 2021 8:50 am

Hi RichardJ,

Well that's what I though too, but Paul Morris reckoned I'd have difficulty so I checked with Stephen Turner at V2:

"unfortunately the rules have changed and it’s likely that you would require SA 2010 with prior FIA 8858-2010 or SNELL SAH2010 and your V2 Elite helmet is not"

I will bring the helmet to Donnington (where I pick up the DIET :D ) and double check with the safety scrutineer.

Ta

Geoff
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Re: New suit & Simpsons Hybrid.

Postby suebmick » Fri May 14, 2021 12:02 pm

Aha! Another car sold & going to come out to play!! Good stuff Geoff. Get you skates on!
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