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2010 Vented Fender Well

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by jamesglynn, Feb 18, 2010.

  1. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:41 PM
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    jamesglynn

    jamesglynn [OP] James

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    On my 2010 TRD-OR, DC, the passenger side front fender well has an area that looks like some venting louvers, but it is not the same way on the driver side.
    Just curious if anyone knew why this was.
    Thanks for any input.
    I did a search for this but could not find a thread for it, so I apologize if there is a thread already.
     
  2. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    bigmooze

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    It's vented to allow air flow to the engine air intake. Pop the hood and follow the air cleaner (air filter) hose (about 5" diameter) toward the passenger side and you'll see what I mean.
     
  3. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:46 PM
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    Crom

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    Interesting observation. :popcorn:
     
  4. Feb 18, 2010 at 3:48 PM
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    Bingo
     
  5. Feb 18, 2010 at 5:33 PM
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    Thanks bigmooze...
    makes sense now
     
  6. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:48 PM
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    I just noticed this and searched. Great info!
     
  7. Mar 17, 2010 at 2:50 PM
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    Anyone with a vented wheel well has a voided warranty. :)
     
  8. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    my 2006 is vented as well, and I think that is why my passenger side fog light is always full of condensation as its right in front of the open fender well..... drivers side is fine.
     
  9. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:11 PM
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    my 07 has it too.
     
  10. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:13 PM
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  11. Mar 17, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    The air for the intake comes up through the fender well and then into the fender so that the engine can suck the "freshest air" into the enigne. The intake has a pipe going straight into the fender on the left side of the engine bay.... and it keeps from water getting directly into your intake
     
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