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View Poll Results: Where Do You Stand On Rollin' Coal?
I'm into clean tuning/dislike dirty tunes. 74 16.16%
I like dirty tunes, but am responsible where I use them. 258 56.33%
I like dirty tunes & I don't care. 81 17.69%
My rig's not modified with either clean or dirty technology. 45 9.83%
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:27 PM
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To Smoke Or Not To Smoke?

I've been reading from quite a few diesel mags & other sources that the ban on 'dirty diesels' is on it's way sooner or later. California's CARB has already informed diesel performance manufacturers/distributors that there's gonna be trouble for those who ship performance products like chips, tuners, programmers, etc., that make a diesel smoke to Cali will be in a heap o' trouble with fines & other legal issues & this will eventually affect a few other states(which I think it already has!), & then the whole country. Me? Being an owner of a 7.3 where added fuel delivery is one of the ingredients for optimal performance, I'm a stonecold advocate for the chimney republic. However, I can definitely see the reprocussions of rolling coal @ the wrong place @ the wrong time or just doing it too much. For one; who's ever been chimneyed on by a diesel truck(I can vouch for this!) knows it's like getting sprayed by a 7800lb skunk. You'll stink like burnt diesel exhaust fumes & the only cure is to throw your clothes in the washer(or burn them) & hose yourself off. But even worse than this is the hazardous biproducts produced by chimney. I don't mean to go sounding like a tree-hugger now, but sometimes there are times you either wanna get on the fuel & burn some rubber through a residential street or main road covering it in coal dust, or occasionally spray the import on the side of you @ a red light who thinks a fart can & a couple of gREDDY stickers gives their CRXs unlimited HP, but what about the innocent bi-standers? Children being the most important out of the bunch. The other day I left a 3-way intersection sideways in Street & accidently sprayed some kids playing in a yard I didn't notice until it was too late. From that day to today I felt like a complete azz about covering those kids & vowed to only screw around on the non-residential big main roads, off-road, & highway. I've got a 3yr old son & I'd kill a person that would smoke him out. Just to see the statistics, I've started this poll to see where most of the forum members stand with rollin' coal. I will have no opinion on whichever answer you chose. Let's hear some feedback too, on why you made your choice.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:30 PM
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No poll????????
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:31 PM
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No poll????????
It's there now.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:31 PM
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I'm all about the coal but think that there is a time and a place!
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:33 PM
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I think smoke is neat sometimes but it gives people something to complain about diesel trucks and emissions.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:36 PM
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I think smoke is neat sometimes but it gives people something to complain about diesel trucks and emissions.
That's another good point. You're usually frowned upon & sometimes given the finger by people who see you smoke. Once I even took off from a red light in Street & had a guy try to throw a rock @ me!
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:39 PM
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Def is a time and place thing for me
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:41 PM
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i just want the most power tune, and to have my truck running the best it can. and thats useally with the least amount of smoke i can get.
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Old 04-11-2009, 05:42 PM
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I like smoke as well as the rest of you all. The great thing about the tunes I run is that it cleans up quick. I can show you my displeasure without being an azzhat about it.
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Agreed. I love smokey tunes, but there is a time and place for those tunes. Here in CA I think we need to be cautious about when and where we let the coal fly. CA already has the most stringent emissions laws and I see no reason to give the tree huggers any ground to stand on when it comes to bashing our diesels rides.
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