Impact & sfi

Discussion in 'System One Pit Buzz' started by alkyholic, Mar 26, 2010.

  1. alkyholic

    alkyholic Jr. Dragster

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    this is just crazy... sad in way :(

    How can a company in the business of safety conduct business this way. oh, I forgot, money

    http://www.sfifoundation.com/
     
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  2. backmotor

    backmotor Owner/Crewchief/Test Pilot

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    Sounds like Impact/Simpson's problems just went from bad to worse :eek:

    P.S. Don't sue me
     
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  3. john348

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    At least nothing has been decertified until April 27th

    giving them time to work thru their pissing contests
     
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  4. alkyholic

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    they may be in pissing contest but after the suit fiasco and now this, i'll spend my money elsewhere. Its our butt in the seat and i'd rather not take the chance.

    If they dont work it out, does that mean everything they made is no longer legal or just all product going forward? Will the current gear pass inspection?
     
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  5. JustinatAce

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    Wow.. This is what SFI is for though, I'm glad to see them actively pursuing the problem.
     
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  6. JustinatAce

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    As of April 27th, everything in those listed specs is trash. For now, if you have a genuinely certified product/suit, it is still legal for use. After April 27th, you need something else if in those specs. 3.2A, 3.3, 16.1 and 16.5.
     
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  7. john348

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    after talking to SFI looks like anything with a SFI tag is decertified april 27th
    ok to use until then

    Looks to me like Dennis Taylor is going to get very busy
     
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  8. alkyholic

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    so will the helmets decertify as well? its the only impact gear i have. I read on another site that the helmet is snell and the liner and sock is sfi.
     
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  9. JustinatAce

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    If it doesn't fall under those SFI specs, which are suits and restraint systems I think, then it shouldn't. Only those specs will be decertified, then from the 90 day point on, Impact will not be allowed to attach an SFI tag to anything under the name Impact, or any other brand they may choose to try under the same company.
     
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  10. Inspector 12

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    Socks are a 3.3 item so it would seem it will be decertified on the effective date as well?
     
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  11. doug_ta

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    Impact Helmet

    So that means Impact helmets (Snell approved) and a seperate 3.3 head sock from another manufacturer (other than Impact) will be ok to use together?
     
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  12. Ed Heiman NT/F

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    i have a impact nitro helmet with the sock built in, is this in the decert??
     
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  13. top505

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    Just called Taylor Motorsports and it was so nice to be able to call a company and speak with the owner and ask him how long it would take to build me another suit and other things like belts, gloves, boots etc. now that a lot of us have been screwed by Impact. Dennis informed be that he is doing the best he can on fire suits but that he is at least 6-8 weeks out due to the fact he has a lot of orders that came in before this Impact disaster! As far as the boots, gloves, and belts it seems he can turn these around quickly for me. Thanks DT for the friendly customer service and quality products!! So I recommend to all the racers out there to get things rolling as soon as possible.
     
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  14. Randy G.

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    You would actually wear something they manufactured knowing all this?
     
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  15. backmotor

    backmotor Owner/Crewchief/Test Pilot

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    I'm gonna use my Impact stuff to light the BBQ, they burn even better than Chinese pajamas :eek:
     
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  16. youngtuner

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    Stt Safety you can ask for Paul hes another owner that you can talk to they are also available to. This is going ot be a tough time for racers.
    770 961 5110
     
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  17. Dave Germain

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    Roasting hot dogs on Bill Simpson's body

    Ok, I just went out and looked my stuff over, Impact boots, Impact belts which expired, and an Impact Nitro Helmet. Ok, so the boots are history, the belts are going to be replaced with Dennis' stuff but the helmet? The only SFI tag is on the skirt. That will be like tossing the chassis because the belts expired. I truly hope somebody is going to be able to help the racers out here. That damn helmet is expensive. I truly thought because it was snell certified the Impact couldn't f$#@ it up too! Dave Germain

    what a way to ruin a perfectly good hot dog
     
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  18. Dennis Taylor

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    Dave, it is my understanding if you were to wear a head sock from another manufacture with an SFI 3.3 tag, you could still use the helmet. Hope this helps.

    DT
     
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  19. Mighty Mouse

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    They currently have my suit that I sent them to inspect. It did not pass. They are making me a new one (Just sent them measurments yesterday morning) great timing. Will the new one I an getting be decertified before I even get it ? I call them after I saw the SFI decertification letter. They said everything would be resolved next week and my new one would be O.K. What do you guys think ?

    Thanks
     
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  20. JustinatAce

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    Get your money back.
     
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