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post #1 of 5 Old 08-30-2010, 10:52 AM Thread Starter
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Gear Advice Please

With a track so close to me and for only $125 for a track day it seems like a no brainer to me! My problem right now is budgeting track gear and choosing from all the different brands and products each brand sells. This is my first time obviously buying track gear so any input, recommendations, and advice is much appreciated! I need boots, 1 piece suit, and gloves. Thanks!
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I've never done a track day before either. I'm looking into the gear right now myself though. I personally am going to go the cheapest route at first just to get off the ground and over time upgrade to better stuff. Check out they have good prices, but I will post up some links to the gear I'm looking at.
That's the exact suit I plan on buying. I plan on going with the two-piece for convenience. Also when not on the track, say at Deal's Gap, I can use the pants with my mesh jacket. It doesn't have a speed hump, but for $300 I'm not going to complain. He will also make a complete custom suit for $500. He does offer one-suits also. I have also seen some closeout sales on some tecknic and joe rocket one pieces also.
I'm gonna go with these particular boots to start with. The reviews on them seem to be great, and just because they are inexpensive doesn't mean they have to be crap. I'm sure they won't last as long as some Sidi boots but they should be good enough for me to start out with.
These particular gloves seem to be a good price for all the protection they offer. I like the look of the mesh under the molded pieces.
This back protector isn't the cheapest, but it has a chest protector with it also. After having been in a wreck already I know a good protector would've spared me some of the back and chest pain I suffered.
There are also a lot of places where you can find awesome deals on used gear too. I am by no means an expert or an aficionado but this is the particular route I'm going to pursue unless better deals come along. I also know that some of the more expensive gear out there will protect better, but money is extremely tight for me. I hope this helps you out at least a little bit. I'm sure more people will chime in with some better advice, but this is the best I could offer.

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Call Mary @ SBS, Lexusrx on here... Ask about Teknic Mercury. Awesome and cheap.

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ebay is your friend. I got a used two piece Teknic leather suit for $225. Honestly you can find great deals on used leather suits that are in great condition. Also check the wera boards. People are ALWAYS selling gear.

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Thanks for the help and pointing me in the right direction guys. I work at a dealership and just spoke to my Parts Unlimited Rep and he says their apparel closeout book comes out thanksgiving time. He's saying there are normally $1000 suits in there in the $200-$300 range. So if you guys have any buddies at a PU dealer you got the inside tip!
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