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Introduction

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:19 am
by David Uncles
Hello Cal Club

I just signed up for the autox at the end of this month.
Have done occasional autox for 20 years, but was always once or twice a year at most with breaks of years between at times.
I know what's going on, but won't be serious competition for anyone.
Bought a Toyota 86 in the fall and part of my choice to get that car is the intention to do these more regularly than I have in the past.
Got the car with TRD springs & sways bars and putting some re-71rs on before the event. Going to leave it like that though as I'd rather spend my money racing than on the car.

Quick helmet question: I have an old SA2005 helmet and while I believe that is still good based on the snell year, is there an age limit on the helmet itself aside from that? It's probably about 10 years old and while I know I 'should' get a new one after 5 years, I was hoping to be able to put that off a month or two for budget purposes.

Thanks

David

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 12:04 pm
by Rick Brown
Hi David, Welcome to Cal Club!

Your helmet is valid. While some organizations do have age limits, for autocross it's just the certification and 2005 is still acceptable.

Re: Introduction

Posted: Wed Mar 06, 2019 4:33 pm
by Bill Martin
Consider if you buy one now it will be a Snell 2015. Wait until the Snell 2020s come out and it will have a 5 year longer life.
Kinda depends on if your current one is suitable and safe for the remainder of the year.