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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:23 pm 
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All,
I am need of a new drivers suit an thought I ask for the wisdom of the group for recommendations. First it will have to be custom tailored since I don't fit off the rack (big Guy). I had a suit made years ago that was tailored and it never fit right so I want any who has had a suit made and had a good experience to let me know who to contact.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:40 pm 
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I do a lot of business with Pyrotect. super guys and super service..

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:52 pm 
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Dave, where are you located?

Simpson racing near Austin TX used to do in-house measurements and whatnot and deliver a custom tailored suit.

I'm a bit round myself (5'9", 240lbs, 30" inseam), and my most recent suit purchase was a Sparco X-light. I found a 'last year model' on clearance at one of the big dirt track places for about 65% off.. It was a $1200 suit I picked up for $400. The problem for me was finding one to fit from waist up and then fit my short legs. I wound up getting pretty lucky that the 2XL (I think euro 64?) fit pretty well and was just long. so I was able to double over the leg section and stuff it inside the boot cuff until the length was right, then wife sewed it in place. the extra layers from my ankles to calves help reject heat from the floorboard/trans tunnel and I didn't have to do any cutting to the suit. thus no Nomex thread needed either.

My previous suit was a "drag race style" 2-pc suit with Med pants and a XXL jacket which worked, but I still had to deal with the 2pc suit. it was also stupid thick because it was a relatively inexpensive suit. then again, I almost felt better about being in a fire because it was considerably thicker than my new Sparco. The old one felt like a shipping blanket whereas the new one feels like a sweatshirt... New one is much more comfortable, but I'm psychologically less comfortable just because the new one is so much thinner, it *feels* less safe!

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm 
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I am located in Eagle Ne.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:16 pm 
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Absolutely love my Sparco. I'd have to look at the tag to tell you the model.

I'd also look at the SCCA website; I think there may be some discounts there for members...


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:30 pm 
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Call Speedway Motors and see if they do custom suits.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 2:41 pm 
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I love my Sparco, I forget the model but it's cheap and fits very well. I've owned Simpson, G-Force, and Alpinestars and like the Sparco most. G-Force would be last out of those.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:16 pm 
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i used to run a sparco. great suit and comfortable. I had a stand 21 fitted at pri show a year ago and is like wearing pajamas. super nice. whichever you choose, def go to where they are and have them measure you for the suit. then if there is a problem, there is no issues about fixing it.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 6:49 pm 
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itbmazda wrote:
I am located in Eagle Ne.

Dave


+1 on custom Simpson....I’m 6’, 275 and I’ve had two made by those folks. Since you’re not near a store, get a tailor to make the measurements they need and off you go. I’ve done the MTO 33 twice and it’s easy, cheesy.

If you’re a roadster guy, get the sewn in arm restraints.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 24, 2018 3:18 am 
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Dave, what size are you? I recently lost a lot of weight after having just bought a new Sparco suit for this season. It was comfortable on me when I tried it on at 6'0", 255. PM me for pics and info if you are interested.

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