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Re: suits
October 23, 2014 10:55PM
Reece, you can always have the suit taken in a bit on the sides. Nothing in the rules against that.
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Re: suits
October 24, 2014 12:19AM
Taken in? smiling smiley



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Re: suits
October 24, 2014 07:38AM
like walk around with a potato chip holder clipped on my sides?



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Re: suits
October 24, 2014 10:49AM
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like walk around with a potato chip holder clipped on my sides?

Sure..(seems we have a new class clown candidate grinning smiley )

Must be someone in the neighbor hood with a sewing machine, even just a needle and thread. Grab a bit of material on the sides and pull it inside, run an inside stitch down. Wouldn't take much, you're not affecting the integrity of the material or the original stitching. The cotton thread is inside the suit at that point anyway. Then when you grow into the jacket you can let the seam back out. Totally ok for legality.

I think the layers and air space are better than a tight fit for heat deflection anyway.
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Re: suits
October 27, 2014 10:15AM
by the way they just started a 15% off sale



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Re: suits
October 28, 2014 01:55PM
If I were in the market, I would ask for a picture of the FIA /SFI tags before purchase.
'Over the wall' suits might not have/need the same cert as an 'in the car' suit.



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Re: suits
October 28, 2014 03:25PM
When you buy the suit look at the description, all of them say something along the lines of

Multilayer NOMEX Racing firesuit SFI 3-2A/5 Rated, or other such sentence with the SFI rating. I would say the guys in the pit need more fire protection then the guys driving.

haven't you seen a pit crew fire?



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Re: suits
October 30, 2014 08:27AM
All NASCAR suits require SFI 3a/5 cert, pit crew driver it does not matter. If you on the track side of the wall you need a rated suit. You can usually find the patch on the suit if you look at the pictures. Since the marking people are creating the design the patch is usally the last thing placed on the suit and is commonly on the inside of one of the fore arms or other odd places. He does list suits that do not have a cert patch but most of those are much older suits.

I asked when I bought mine about the FIA cert and the race image guy got all in a huff about how no one in the USA requires that. Which while true was a little annoying. The FIA printing on my suit was actually on the inside of belt on the one piece suit.
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