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Old 06-19-2017, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Boise
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I didn't know it was a thing. Recently, I saw this in Boise and my thoughts were either the truck needs a tune up or the driver is a dumb**s. Intentionally wasting fuel or creating pollution should be a traffic citation.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:18 PM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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Coal Rolling is just further proof of evolution.
I think you mean - Lack of evolution.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:34 PM
 
Location: Northwest Arkansas/Temporarily Memphis
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I actually experienced this while vacationing this last week. I was close to Colorado Springs and heading to Pike's Peak when some douche kept doing this to pedestrians and motorcycles. It also creates an annoyance for the rest of the drivers. I never knew it was intentional though.
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Old 06-19-2017, 04:38 PM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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Gee, why should this be illegal?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBQFnUgv37c
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:16 PM
 
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How do you tell if a diesel truck is "coal rolling" or just needs engine work (has worn piston rings, etc)?

I think 90% of the time when you see black smoke coming out of a diesel exhaust it just has a worn out engine. With all the construction going on in the area there are a lot of old diesel trucks still in use.
Oh, you'll see the difference, alright.
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Old 06-19-2017, 07:44 PM
 
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Diesel exhaust is most likely a carcinogen; more info here.
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Old 06-19-2017, 09:18 PM
 
Location: Washington Park, Denver
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Maybe next they will ban farting in public. No I do not even own a pickup, but it causes no real harm and is just another example of using the government to control actions that some people do not like.
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How do you tell if a diesel truck is "coal rolling" or just needs engine work (has worn piston rings, etc)?

I think 90% of the time when you see black smoke coming out of a diesel exhaust it just has a worn out engine. With all the construction going on in the area there are a lot of old diesel trucks still in use.

Ummm, you've either never seen this or you like doing it because there is no mistaking this for an accident.


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Gee, why should this be illegal?


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SBQFnUgv37c
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:57 PM
 
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Ummm, you've either never seen this or you like doing it because there is no mistaking this for an accident.
I have honestly never scene anyone do that....

On a side note if you ever see my four cylinder car producing that much smoke please call the fire department.
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Old 06-20-2017, 01:33 AM
 
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How do you tell if a diesel truck is "coal rolling" or just needs engine work (has worn piston rings, etc)?

I think 90% of the time when you see black smoke coming out of a diesel exhaust it just has a worn out engine. With all the construction going on in the area there are a lot of old diesel trucks still in use.
It's pretty obvious when you see it. I'd see it all the time when I lived in Laramie, it was mostly people who went to WyoTech from out of state. Now it's spread everywhere as used diesel trucks become more financially accessible. It's pretty easy to tell an old engine smoking apart from someone rolling coal. For one it's usually aimed at people or a specific car or motorcycle, a truck will stand in one spot and just blow smoke at someone, or they pull away fast leaving a smokescreen behind. The trucks that do this are usually lifted and modified in some way, and covered in decals.

I'm surprised this just now became a law, considering how much of it I'd see when I was living in southern Wyoming, and when I'd drive down to Colorado. The drivers doing it usually drive very aggressively, tailgate, and weave through traffic in their giant trucks on top of rolling coal. They're like the kids driving fast and furious type cars of the late 90s and early 00s, except now it seems giant lifted diesel trucks are the 'in' vehicle.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:58 AM
 
Location: Evergreen, Colorado
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It's pretty obvious when you see it. I'd see it all the time when I lived in Laramie, it was mostly people who went to WyoTech from out of state.

Hopefully after attending WyoTech they'll be able to tune up their vehicles.
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