Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Whitecourt/Edmonton Alberta, CAN
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I return the favour. Us 20 year olds love to bask in each others' smoke clouds and if you get it, you get it, otherwise you just shake your head. That's fine. I live in a town with lots of younger guys (and gals) with big trucks and it's just what people do. I'm just happy to participate.
There is no written "rule" but generally accepted that smoking out a car is to disapprove of what they're driving (eg. a Prius) but smoking out another truck is just a way to say 'hey man I appreciate that you also drive a Diesel engined truck and I like what you've done to your truck' and usually I get it back in return. Especially with the current generation Diesels you WOULD have had to do modifications to be able to roll coal. I realize that people may misinterpret this but it's never done in a threatening way at least I have never intended it as such.
I don't do it all the time since yeah it's unburnt fuel ($$) going up in smoke, but usually if me and my best friends are all rolling together I'll crank up the low boost fueling on the tuner for best effect. Depends on if I'm needing to get from point A to B with cargo or just cruising around town or back roads or whatever ends up happening. Herd mentality or whatever you want to call it.
Maybe later on I'll be that old guy who looks at that and goes 'damn kids these days' but hey then again maybe not.
It's just like stoplight racing (up to the posted speed limit) or any other driving behaviour that can be frowned upon. You don't have to participate.
I get a lot of Ram owners that like to play with me and depends on what I feel, sometimes I might just ignore them and pull over into the slow lane and that's fine. Sometimes we'll follow each other to a parking lot and we'll talk about our trucks and the mods we've done for hours on end - just meeting total strangers that way. It's a Diesel truck owner thing just like there are things Jeep owners do... just a car culture. Not sure what it's like where you are but I sure enjoy it where I come from.
SRW XLT FX4 CCLB: 6.7L PSD, 6R140, 3.55:1 EL, 11500lb GVWR
2009 Tundra SR5 4x2 RCLB¹ 5.7L 4.30:1 (Sold)
Others: 1982 F-250HD 4x2 RCLB 6.9L-IDI // 1988 F-250HD 4x4 SCLB 7.3L-IDI // 1995 F-350HD DRW 4x2 CCLB 7.3L-T444E PSD // 2004 F-350SD SRW 4x4 CCLB 6.0L-VT365 PSD.
¹VIN details are accurate for the linked truck only, YMMV.