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A minor complaint about my TRD Sport

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by vtguy, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:27 PM
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    vtguy

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    I'm not liking how the hood scoop reflects sunlight directly into my eyes much of the day... if it weren't there, the sun would reflect at a different angle, but it hits me square in the eyes.
     
  2. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Capita

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    If its a serious problem I bet people would trade their non-scooped hood with you for sure. The hood is in high demand.
     
  3. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:34 PM
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    jtav2002

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    What color do you have? This isn't a problem with my mag gray sport. At least I haven't noticed it.
     
  4. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    eordonez

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    this happens to me sometimes
     
  5. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:35 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Yea, I'm sure a lot of people would do a straight up trade, actually you could probably get a trade and some cash for it.

    Personally I dislike the fake scoops though ;p
     
  6. Dec 4, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    jandrews

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    I think a hood scoop that doesn't do anything is ridiculous. But that's just me.

    There are plenty of people looking to buy the scooper. As mentioned, you could probably sell and pick up a non-scooped for very few dollars.
     
  7. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:14 PM
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    roy826

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    I have issues with this also especially this time of year with the sun low in the sky during the evenings. Visor helps none. Having said that I still dig the looks of the fake scoop on the Tacoma.
     
  8. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah when I first bought my truck that got to me too but I think I got used to it because I don't really notice it any more. Either that or its because my truck sits in my garage 6 days out of the week!!!:eek::eek::eek:
     
  9. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:15 PM
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    jandrews

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    Would dig the looks of a functional scoop plenty.
     
  10. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Indeed.
    [​IMG]
     
  11. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:20 PM
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    roy826

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    Yea me too but Joe public will never know the difference.;)
     
  12. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:28 PM
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    True, but then who wants anything to do with Joe Pub anyway? Hell, we're gettin' sidetracked...sort of.

    Sometimes glare pisses me off too.
     
  13. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:29 PM
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    NWtacoma

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    me too, doesnt bother me too much though.
     
  14. Dec 4, 2009 at 3:41 PM
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    jtav2002

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    Normally I'd say I wouldn't like non-functional, but I like the one on the Sport. Then again, even if it WAS functional, it's not like it's really making that much of a difference, at least in regards to if it was ducted into the intake. Different with something like the Subie posted above where they have the top mounted intercooler it's feeding.
     
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    I have a SWB Sport and get glare periodically. it would probably help if I didn't wash and wax so often but I guess that's not a bad problem to have.
     
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    Have'nt noticed any of that on my bsp.
     
  17. Dec 5, 2009 at 4:15 AM
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    Janster

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    Take a different route to your destination and avoid the sun.

    Leave for your destination earlier or later so the sun is lower/higher in the sky.

    It's really not that big of a deal. I get it sometimes....

    Splatter some mud on the hood scoop.... ;)
     
  18. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:40 AM
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    Simon's Mom

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    soon we will have no sun for the next 4 months
    the fact that its still out up here is freaky...:D :goingcrazy:=no snow
    seriously though
    there was a guy who did a matte vinyl mod to cut down the glare
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    set up a swap some folks want that scoop.....
    hope it works out for ya
     
  19. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:44 AM
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    millewalkee

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    I have this problem to, but it really only bothers me if I forget my sunglasses.
     
  20. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:47 AM
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    Functional or not I love my scoop on the Super White and have never noticed a glare
     
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