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Got a new Hood!

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tamer, Mar 6, 2009.

  1. Mar 6, 2009 at 10:50 PM
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    tamer

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    Well I've got a 2008 TRD Off-road and got in a little accident this winter and I'm finally getting it fixed...Talked to the guy at the shop today and I'm getting a hood with the hood scoop at no extra charge! Wooo! I'll post photos as soon as I get the truck back next week!
     
  2. Mar 6, 2009 at 11:00 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    What Mods!
    Nice way to work out that deal.
     
  3. Mar 7, 2009 at 1:05 AM
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    tacoholic

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    Awesome! Lucky...totally jealous.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2009 at 8:27 AM
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    I know the scoop is non-functional but I think it looks cool on the truck.
    Good deal man. We need pics! lol
     
  5. Mar 7, 2009 at 11:05 AM
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    Kicker_Of_Elves

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    Congrats! Post some pics after ya get it back.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    I have heard that a 1000 times here. I made my hood scoop functional in 30 min, don't know why anybody have tried it yet. I'll probably write a "how to" thread.
     
  7. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:29 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Well, there is a difference between "Functional" and "open".
     
  8. Mar 7, 2009 at 7:36 PM
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    That's true. At least "open" it cools down the firewall and engine bay which makes it "functional" specially in summer.:)
     
  9. Mar 7, 2009 at 11:33 PM
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    To be honest, I don't know if I'd want it to be "functional." With all the off-roading I do and all the mud flying around, I don't think I'd want the chance of mud flying into my engine bay so easy...
     
  10. Mar 7, 2009 at 11:54 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
    I want a tree to fall on my hood so I can try to get a hood scoop. :)
     
  11. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    Good point. The hood itself have supports that work very good channeling the rain water that can get through the hood scoop. It looks like it was designed to be open but it's not.:confused: My brothers Celica has an open hood scoop and it directs air to the firewall. I just decided to open mine because I think it might help cooling the firewall and keeping the engine bay temps down, specially during summer. Plus it makes me feel better that it's doing something. :)
     
  12. Mar 8, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    Being as the scoop lies in a low pressure area of the hood, air will not flow into it and to the fire wall. Air will be pulled from it. De some research on truck aerodynamics, and you will see. 2 high pressure areas on the front of trucks (and most cars) are 1. Right at the grill. 2. at the base of the windshield, and up. Opening the hood scoop does nothing in the way of makeing air flow into it.
     
  13. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:03 AM
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    In this pic, the blue identifies the low pressure ares, while red indicates high pressure. Notice the low pressure area falls right were the Tacoma Hood scoop is:
    [​IMG]
     
  14. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    You are freaking knowledgeable about this stuff...and fave the references to back it up. Nice work!

    I'm actually thinking about sealing mine up so the salty winter water and mud do not get in my engine bay. I painted my hood cover and I want it looking nice and shiny!
     
  16. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:13 AM
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    chris4x4

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    Brianr is working on doing just that. He used a silicone type sealer, and has had good results.
     
  17. Mar 8, 2009 at 8:30 AM
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    Thanks for the info!;)
     
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