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Thanks for posting this event. I'm now signed up and waiting delivery of my helmet. Can't wait!
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Hey i Saw Stan up there, glad you signed up, i'm the younger of the Daves (there's two). Where did you buy your helmet from and how much? Thanks
 

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NHRA requires SFI helmets, what do these events require?

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Helmets

This event requires a helmet with a Snell rating of 95 or higher. I got mine on eBay used (but looks brand new). A google search of "Bell helmets" brought up lots of vendors, but I have no experience ordering from any of them. Bell has a range of auto helmets starting at about $200.
 

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Hey i Saw Stan up there, glad you signed up, i'm the younger of the Daves (there's two). Where did you buy your helmet from and how much? Thanks
I guess that makes me the wiser of the Daves. As long as you don't call me the slower of the Daves to my face. :lol:
Glad to see other IS300's out there. See you in a couple of weeks.
 

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Thanks Dave for letting ride with you for a few laps, very educational!
I just installed some sways this last weekend and hope to get a PLP intake on before the next event. My street tires (Potenza SO3's) got chewed up quite a bit at the last event so I see a set of track rims and tires in my future.
See you there, and hopefully it will cool down a bit by then!
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As I mentioned above, I installed Eibach sways this weekend. Although the instructions didn't mention it, should I have the alignment checked with the new sways, and if so, should I run them a few hundred miles first or have the alignment done right away? Thanks in advance.
 

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As I mentioned above, I installed Eibach sways this weekend. Although the instructions didn't mention it, should I have the alignment checked with the new sways, and if so, should I run them a few hundred miles first or have the alignment done right away? Thanks in advance.
Alignment is not necessary when installing sway bars. Reason is that suspension geometry did not change.
 

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Was another good day at the track..
It was nice meeting the other Lexus drivers. See you next time.
Yeah that was a blast, thanks for the ride Dave. Now its time to start saving for some racing tires/rims. 8)
 

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You shouldn't need an alignment as a result of the sways, but if you're still running stock specs, you should take this opportunity have it done. Max our your negative camber (on a stock ride height car) keeping everything else w/ in factory specs. This should get you a little more grip.
Guys, don't jump up to race tires too soon. Learn the limits on the stockies first. Race tires are much less forgiving and not as good a learing tool.
see you next time
 
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