Gallery: Rollin’ Coal: Trucks Modified to Spew Clouds of Smoke Mark the...

Rollin’ Coal developed out of the modifications made to trucks during truck pulls. By burning more fuel, trucks gained a competitive edge and the plumes of black smoke were the by-product of this. Now it’s estimated modifications cost in the range of $1,000 to $5,000. This is in addition to the extra diesel costs, which are in themselves about $0.56 more per gallon than regular gas.

Rollin’ Coal is a charmless form of antisocial behavior that involves modifying a truck’s engine to burn extra diesel fuel at will and emit a choking cloud of black smoke – usually all over somebody else. It’s not a recent phenomenon, but lately it’s become a misguided way of ‘getting back’ at President Obama, liberals, Prius drivers and anyone else its proponents don’t like.

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