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Old 03-14-2013, 11:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:18 AM   #2 (permalink)
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...and the sign on the back of the trailer read:

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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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!"
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Neat picture; I'm glad to see the driver survived.

I occasionally draft at a following distance of 2 sec.
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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.
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Originally Posted by sheepdog 44 View Post
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...
I'm not coasting, I'm shifting slowly.
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Old 03-15-2013, 09:41 PM   #7 (permalink)
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You drove a corvette and you cant out brake a semi, you should have your car crushed.

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

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