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.