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Old 03-05-2011, 03:42 PM   #1
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What's the deal with this?

Been enjoying my 2011 DCMT for about a month. Noticed these a couple weeks ago. Passenger front wheel well has little vents cut into engine compartment. Drivers wheel well is just normal smooth plastic. Anyone know if all 2nd gen have this and what its for?


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Old 03-05-2011, 03:43 PM   #2
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My 05 has it.. Not sure why.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #4
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Because the engine air intake pulls air from the passenger side wheel well
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:44 PM   #5
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My friends and I speculate that, being as the intake draws air from that fender, its to keep a high pressure area in that fender, useing the spinning tire. I dont have the means to actually test this however.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:45 PM   #6
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The vents mean your truck is going to blow up.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:46 PM   #7
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turbo ventilation. gives you the added effect of a turbo even though you really don't have one.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:47 PM   #8
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Pretty sure it's just to be for "improved airflow" to the intake, since it's on that side right above the vent.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:48 PM   #10
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:54 PM   #11
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As Chris said, Due to the spinning of the tire, it creates a "high pressure" channel of air that goes through the vents and gives cooler, cleaner air for the air intake. Also the air come from underneath the bumper.. Only way to really tell how much its doing is to set up an air velocity meter to the fender and calculate how much air is being driven through the vents and actually leading up into the fender.
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Old 03-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #12
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The vents are used to cool the flux capacitor using the spinning tire. If you come to a stop, it will overheat and the truck will self destruct.
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:01 PM   #13
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My friends and I speculate that, being as the intake draws air from that fender, its to keep a high pressure area in that fender, useing the spinning tire. I dont have the means to actually test this however.

Well chris when you come to Frederick MD. to help me lift my truck you can stand on my steps and hold on tight real tight and put your other hand near the tire to feel the air flow if there is any. lol
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:03 PM   #14
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Well chris when you come to Frederick MD. to help me lift my truck you can stand on my steps and hold on tight real tight and put your other hand near the tire to feel the air flow if there is any. lol
I......Im not sure I want to go that far....
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Old 03-05-2011, 04:06 PM   #15
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I......Im not sure I want to go that far....

As you wish just trying to help. Well really i just wanted help with the lift we can just you did it.
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Old 03-05-2011, 05:17 PM   #16
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It is an additional vent for engine intake. The so-called CAI.
However the spinning tire does not create any noticable "high pressure area" in the fender well.
If you look at the the posted picture, you can actually see light through the vents. The inner fender well is open on the lower front for additional air flow. Most intakes draw air from an indirect stream. Yes, you want cool, high pressure air. No, you do not want a direct "ram" air stream. As this can carry a lot of dirt and debris with it. So by allowing the air to flow through and pulling the intake off that stream you get the cooler air without the heavier debris.
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This missing plastic on the passenger side is the obvious cause for the infamous " Taco lean "
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