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Old 08-22-2018, 12:19 PM
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Default Coolshirt for DE?

As we get closer to the fall 'opener' down at Sebring - it's a foregone conclusion that it's going to be hot. Like.... HOT.

Anyone use a Coolshirt for DE's?

Did you make your own system? Buy it all?
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:41 PM
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Coolahirt with a cool shirt bag in my GT4 de car
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Old 08-22-2018, 12:55 PM
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For DE in a street car, the Coolshirt Mobilecool bag works well. The 12qt size will fit behind pass seat in a GT4, 987. Use the cig lighter power to run the pump.
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Old 08-22-2018, 01:04 PM
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On a hot day a coolshirt makes all the difference. You can consider it a safety device as it keeps more alert by keeping you cool.
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:47 PM
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Originally Posted by zedcat View Post
For DE in a street car, the Coolshirt Mobilecool bag works well. The 12qt size will fit behind pass seat in a GT4, 987. Use the cig lighter power to run the pump.
How do you tie the bag down in the car? Strap around the seat?
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Old 08-22-2018, 04:48 PM
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I've used the Veskimo portable for years in student cars. I created an adapter for my coolshirt box. Beats the Texas heat for sure.

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Old 08-22-2018, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by CL944135I View Post
How do you tie the bag down in the car? Strap around the seat?
In a Cayman I move the pass seat forward and place the bag (ice+ water) on the floor behind it. Route the hoses and power cord, then move the seat back to trap the bag. It's quite snug between the door/ tunnel and bulkhead/ seatback.
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I wish that I had the portable unit at COTA in June.
Not having one cost me a few driving sessions after getting too hot in my students' cars.
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Old 08-24-2018, 08:26 PM
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FYI as an alternate you can look at those phase change cooling packs with the idea of throwing a fresh set in your shirt for each 20 minute session and back in the cooler between runs. I donít have them but Iím thinking to give them a shot. Cheap and easy so why not...
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Old 08-25-2018, 10:57 PM
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.....or come do the TrakCar Sebring event September 6th with windows up and AC on! @trakcar @trakcarnation
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Old 08-26-2018, 02:26 AM
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Use what will make you comfortable. My car has all of the plumbing. I race with a shirt. But for a typical DE length session I just can't be bothered even wearing full Nomex suit. But longer sessions I will wear the shirt. But thats only ME. Go by YOUR body and how you feel. Nobody drives well if they are overheated.

If you want to wear a cool shirt, wear it. If someone busts your *****, ask them nicely at 4:00PM how they feel.
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I think using a Coolshirt for Sebring in August is a great idea. Back when I was doing a ton of DEs at Sebring, I remember my friend Wayne showing up with a rack of T-shirts. I thought that was odd, until I realized he was swapping shirts out after each session. I started doing the same thing. This was before even regular athletic "cool" wicking shirts were available.

I always thought Sebring in August was brutal. At the end of a long DE day, especially with long solo sessions with a group like Chin, I was wiped even though I was in my 20s at the time. So, I vote for the coolshirt or something similar to it. If somebody busts your, smack them in the face with one of your driving gloves to complete the "nancy" theme.
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Old 08-29-2018, 02:47 PM
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We both love our Traqgear shirts we got from Roger. Had a bracket made for the wheel well in the 951 and the box lives there. On hot days it's amazing how fast and well they cool you. We also wear a full suit so it's really nice to have the Coolshirt. I often just turn it on and off as needed to "the better half" has lots of ice left. She needs it more than I do but I won't tell you why: I know one of you would fink on me!
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Old 08-29-2018, 11:16 PM
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Originally Posted by ace37
FYI as an alternate you can look at those phase change cooling packs with the idea of throwing a fresh set in your shirt for each 20 minute session and back in the cooler between runs. I donít have them but Iím thinking to give them a shot. Cheap and easy so why not...
Try this--https://store.windingroad.com/mobile/techniche-self-contained-cooling-vest---no-wires-or-tanks-p494.aspx --works great.
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Originally Posted by HelpMeHelpU View Post
Try this--https://store.windingroad.com/mobile/techniche-self-contained-cooling-vest---no-wires-or-tanks-p494.aspx --works great.
Might have to look into one of those for COTA in the summer.
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