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I need a Snell SA 2000 or SA 2005 helmet for autocrossing and track days. Anyone know a good place to buy in PDX?
 

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I don't know the area, but go with an SA 2005 if you can swing it. Since the Snell standards are updated every 5 years when SA2010 comes up next year your SA2000 helmet may no longer be kosher depending on your sanctioning body.
 

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There is that big motorcycle shop off of se 84th and Washington. They should have what you need.
I really think that you should walk next door to Adventureland and ask them or just take one sitting in their yard. They are a bunch of sissies over there so you should have no problem. :p
 

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[quote author=Lincoln link=topic=136124.msg2934435#msg2934435 date=1234543737]
I really think that you should walk next door to Adventureland and ask them or just take one sitting in their yard. They are a bunch of sissies over there so you should have no problem. :p

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Somehow I doubt their helmets are SA 2005 compliant.
 

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They are ok. Most clubs look for a M rated or Snell rated. Go for the 2005 of Either and you'll be fine . Mine is a Joe Rocket http://www.motorhelmets.com/htm-helmets/joerocket/pr-helmets-joerocket-street-2007-rkt-101-solid-edge.htm and it's fine
The difference between the ratings on the helmets are where the best protection is. a M rated is rated both front and back while the SA is rated for all around.
Here is a link to the Porsche club guideline http://www.oregonpca.org/events/drivers-ed/hpde-advice-guidelines-rules/
I got mine from the motorcyle shop in Oregon City
If you want to get a actual car racing one got to Competion Motorsports http://competitionmotorsports.com/ but be prepared to pay through the nose for them
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What's your price range and where in PDX are you?

There's a "shop" in the Scappoose area called Safe Drives that sells a lot of race/safety gear. I say "shop" because I'm not sure if they have a store front.

Horsepower Freaks by the airport can order you a Sparco helmet or any other manufacturer as long as they can verify one of their warehouses stock it.
 

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Looks like there are plenty of online sources. I'd like to try on a few before I buy though, so I'll probably hit up the motorcycle store Lincoln mentioned.
 

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[quote author=SPACE WRANGLER link=topic=136124.msg2946056#msg2946056 date=1235004503]
The difference between the ratings on the helmets are where the best protection is. a M rated is rated both front and back while the SA is rated for all around.
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There are a couple more differences than that. The big one is that SA helmets are required to be flame retardant and M helmets are not, so they normally have different padding materials. That's where the majority of the price difference between an SA and an M helmet goes.

There are some differences in the fields of visibility requirements as well, but if a manufacturer is making an M and SA type of the same helmet they normally just go with the M standards for vision, since the M standards are stricter.
 
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