Are the eBay karting suits complete garbage? I know they won’t be as good as name brand suits, but are they at least worth the price? Would it last a few seasons? Or would I just get beat up at the track showing up in a red bull/petronas/Ferrari suit being a newbie?
The short answer is if you are currently wasting your time and money on a sport that you’ll try and give up on in short order, then if you buy an e-bay suit that will be less money wasted than if you bought a good suit, wore it a couple times, and quit. If you stick with the sport, you’ll want a name-brand suit. Having said that, I got my first (name brand) suit used off e-bay for $25 and used it for four years.
I see you’re at Lake Stevens. There’s a race at SIMA tomorrow (March 26) and the weather forecast is awesome. Come by, check it out, talk to people, ask questions.
Jim, I would love to, but I have to work and it’s also my wife’s birthday. I’ll have to make it up there, I hear a lot of great things about SIMA. I’ve only been to PGP, and not with my own kart yet.
Thanks for the suggestions. I think I’ll probably swing for a better quality suit for around $150. If I don’t get into this then I could probably sell it for a decent price. I already have decent shoes and some OMP gloves I use for driving as well.