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Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Hay River, NT
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the whole point is diesel soot isnt nearly polluting like the epa makes it to be.. that being said you sound a little bit insulted at the idea.. so you going to make me retrofit my soot dumping 7.3 for ya?
I agree that soot seemingly isn't as big a problem as other pollutants. I don't feel insulted, it's just what the consequence is of the choice. The rationale stated has been the only non-petulant one I've read so far.
My '01 Dodge can dump a lot of soot, I'm not going to get it upgraded. It is still a bigger part of the problem than when it was stock and it is only lightly modified. Back when I got it, I didn't even consider it might do more than dump soot into the atmosphere. So I drive it about once a week now as a hay hauling ranch truck and drive my '11 F250 daily...which means I'm dumping less than 1/7 as much crap into the air as before. I'm not going to retrofit, but I know that truck and my quad and diesel tractor and brush cutter and tow behind mower and push mower are all dirty polluters...now I know better than risking being just another dirty little polluter
with what is an amazingly clean powerful truck.
Alone, any decision I make is quite insignificant. But if I join the dark side - those who don't care and want to do things that blot out the sun with pollutants - or if I join the sunny side - those who want to obliterate man from the planet - my decision can have quite an impact. Personally, I'll continue to blot out the sun a little bit less and go into the back country on a methane spewing horse where most urbanites wouldn't be caught dead.
2011, F250 Lariat, Green, 4x4, 6.7L, Longbox, SRW, 3.55 gears, Upfitter switches, Moon/Sunroof, Leather seats, High idle, Rapid heater
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