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    Drew Grenzner
    Participant

    Alright, I have to be that newbie who asks…

     

    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?

    #63378

    David Cole
    Keymaster

    Depends on the quality, and that’s what really matters. You can get custom suits at reasonable price.

    K1 RaceGear has a number of suits available, and can do custom designs.

    Here are some options from Comet Kart Sales or Acceleration Kart Racing

    David Cole - eKartingNews.com Managing Editor -
    @DavidColeEKN

    #63379

    Jim Derrig
    Participant

    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.

     

    #63390

    Drew Grenzner
    Participant

    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.

    #63404

    Walt Gifford
    Participant

    I have two K1 suits (one red one blue) that were $100 a piece and they have served me well. I wear them around the pits and tell everyone that “I drive flat out”, works for me.

    Gif

    FAA certified jet engine and aircraft technician,
    Nicholson Speedway class champion 2001,
    Yamaha KT100 Service Center,
    41 years karting experience

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