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Old 29.06.2020, 14:31
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Rolling coal

Well, I got coal rolled on last Thursday on the A1 just after midnight, well....early Friday. For people not familiar with the term, this is coal rolling.



It was a nice evening, warm air, the stars so I had to drive with roof down. Just after crossing the Aare near Aarburg is a 3 lane highway and I was in the middle. Someone joins the highway in an Audi 4/6 avant, at relatively high speed, crosses into the middle lane and gets very close to my car. I just held the wheel, lifted the foot from the gas and was ready to profit from the cornering abilities of my car. The individual(s) on the other car apparently took offense of me not yielding to them, overtook me an slowed down to 80 km/h in front of my car, then activated whatever device they got on the Audi diesel engine to produce a large amount of smoke while accelerating very slowly.

I just laughed because cabrios deflect air over your head, so I breathed zero smoke, steered to the right and few seconds later they were left behind with their smoke. Went above the speed limit for a few, saw the Audi leaving the A1 for Basel, and that's it. Kids do stupid things, anyway it piqued my curiosity. Anyone else had been coal rolled? Is it a thing around here too?
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anyway it piqued my curiosity. Anyone else had been coal rolled? Is it a thing around here?
It's not a thing here, I've been Coal rolled in eastern countries, never really on purpose just people not having the money or motivation to repair their cars....
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Old 29.06.2020, 14:45
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It's not a thing here, I've been Coal rolled in eastern countries, never really on purpose just people not having the money or motivation to repair their cars....
haha, no. It wasn't just an oil diesel engine burning more oil than diesel. It's about modifying the fuel/air mixture to make a lot of soot.
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They may have just been peeved that you were driving in the middle lane. Just saying
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haha, no. It wasn't just an oil diesel engine burning more oil than diesel. It's about modifying the fuel/air mixture to make a lot of soot.
I'm familiar with it, and I'm to lazy to look up the exact ruling but I have no doubt that such here is illegal and beyond doubt a very hefty fine.
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Too much testosterone. There are some pretty effective drugs that can help with that.
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They may have just been peeved that you were driving in the middle lane. Just saying
Possible, but probably no reason to here. It's good practice to make space for a car on the onramp, generally speaking, and being 3-laned there's still one free even if OP took their time to move to the right.
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Re: Rolling coal

Been telling my GF that the purpose of this sort of behavior (also going vroom vroom with a sportscar) is that girls take their top off... every time we encounter someone like that I look at her expectantly
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Human stupidity never fails to amaze me.
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Re: Rolling coal

I see, you were near Olten, huh.
The only issue I have with the thread, is that the perp drove an Audi. Other than that, it was pretty much textbook procedure for rolling coal.
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Re: Rolling coal

The only thing that separates the men from the boys is the price of their toys.
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Re: Rolling coal

Way back in the day there was a smoke generator made by Bosch to blow smoke into a trucker´s face from your car. Kind of a payback for their smokey old diesel trucks.
So it´s nothing new.
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