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HydroJim 03-14-2013 11:33 PM

A reminder to anyone considering drafting
 
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gone-ot 03-15-2013 12:18 AM

...and the sign on the back of the trailer read:

"IF YOU CAN READ THIS YOU'RE TOO DAMN CLOSE"

NachtRitter 03-15-2013 01:43 AM

Sumthin' tells me the Z06 wasn't 'drafting' ... More like "Ha ha, I'm gonna pass all you poor slobs by zipping into the slow la... aww, cr4p!"

redpoint5 03-15-2013 03:58 PM

Neat picture; I'm glad to see the driver survived.

I occasionally draft at a following distance of 2 sec.

sheepdog 44 03-15-2013 04:42 PM

A great alternative, is to get safely behind a car who's following a truck. The wake hits the car in front and gets extended past you, where it normally would become a highly turbulent.

UFO 03-15-2013 06:38 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 (Post 361566)
A great alternative, is to get safely behind a car who's following a truck. The wake hits the car in front and gets extended past you, where it normally would become a highly turbulent.

Nothing safe about it. In fact, the more I think about it, the crazier it seems...

Cobb 03-15-2013 09:41 PM

You drove a corvette and you cant out brake a semi, you should have your car crushed. :eek:

Lets not forget those tires can toss stuff up onto your car from the road, if the tire comes apart it can really damage your car as well.

You hear a slappin of floppin noise, keep going around him or let him go and look for another vehicle.

ksa8907 03-15-2013 11:58 PM

Glad he survived, but honestly, how the hell do you not see the giant ass semi stopping?

Piwoslaw 03-16-2013 01:10 AM

Maybe he was texting? Or changing his FB status to Drafting?

RedDevil 03-16-2013 08:14 AM

I do draft trucks but at a safe distance. Get too close and the turbulance in the wake will have a negative effect on aerodynamics, and it is not safe.
I only draft trucks that have a low rear crash bar and flaps. I almost never get any rubbish kicked up by those. Hits by stones kicked up by other cars in the lane next to me, that happens much more often.


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