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Hood Flexing up and down

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by arkietaco, Mar 27, 2011.

  1. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:02 AM
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    arkietaco

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    Does anyone else have a PROMAXX Auto brand hood protector? I seem to be getting a lot of hood "flexing" at highway speeds. I did not have one on my 06 Tacoma but put one on my 11 and I don't remember seeing the hood flex on the 06. So, is the protector causing the air turbulence to make the hood flex? Still can't decide if I like it or not on my truck. If someone else has same brand,do you see your hood flex?

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  2. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:21 AM
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    arkietaco

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  3. Mar 27, 2011 at 10:27 AM
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    joes06tacoma

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    I don't have a bugshield on mine but I've put them on past trucks and noticed quite a bit of hood flex on the freeway.
     
  4. Mar 27, 2011 at 11:12 AM
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    Gincoma

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    I had a bugshield on my Tacoma and my hood would flex especially after semis pass on a two lane highway so I took it off and doesn't flex anymore
     
  5. Mar 27, 2011 at 5:25 PM
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    supralight

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    when going at the car wash and going under the giant driers, my hood flexes so much that the first time I thought I would get out the there with mega giant permanent dents on my hood.
     
  6. Mar 27, 2011 at 9:07 PM
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    pinktaco808

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    damm i never noticed that.
     
  7. Mar 27, 2011 at 9:13 PM
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    Who Dat Popcorn

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    Mine does this too, although I do not have the bug shield.
     
  8. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:36 AM
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    gbourn08

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    Thats because toyota needs more reinforcement in their hoods. My does the same going though carwash.
     
  9. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:47 AM
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    pudge151

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    mine does on my 08. worse since the satoshi mod
     
  10. Jul 31, 2011 at 8:48 AM
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    brian

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    I notice it towards the windshield, on the back side of the hood occasionally. No deflector here. If you haven't noticed, almost anywhere in the truck, you can easily put a dent with your thumb. The bodies are meant to crumble, hence safety.
     
  11. Jul 31, 2011 at 9:04 AM
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    OffroadToy

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    I wonder if the same engineer designed the tailgate.
     
  12. Jul 31, 2011 at 11:00 AM
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    lwszabo

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    See the scoop is functional....it keeps the hood more rigid!!!!!!!
     
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