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Hood insulation?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98THOR, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. Nov 20, 2013 at 9:59 PM
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    98THOR

    98THOR [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I have a 98 tacoma and was wondering if its ok to take off that horrible looking insulation material under my hood? anyone done it??
     
  2. Nov 21, 2013 at 6:36 AM
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    604YOTA

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    I don't have any on mine
     
  3. Nov 21, 2013 at 6:41 AM
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    Fenwick1993

    Fenwick1993 Hillbilly

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    My 96 doesn't have it, and it's fine.
     
  4. Nov 21, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    stikle

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  5. Nov 21, 2013 at 8:11 AM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    Its main purpose is to put smother a fire if your engine catches on fire, that being said I took my old one off and when I ordered a new hood it didn't come with one. You'll be fine ripping it out
     
  6. Nov 21, 2013 at 8:51 AM
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    Dirty Pool

    Dirty Pool I WAS DRIVING THAT MODEL A

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    The fire thing is a myth that may have applied to some vehicle at some time, not to the Taco. It is mostly for sound.


    Then there is the super rare washable color keyed option.
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  7. Nov 21, 2013 at 8:58 AM
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    bellassaiw10

    bellassaiw10 Formally afroman5015

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    Hmm learn something new everyday haha, what mine had would have been terrible for any of the above lol
     
  8. Nov 21, 2013 at 9:43 AM
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    98THOR

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    is it worth riping out? or should i just leave it?
     
  9. Nov 21, 2013 at 9:51 AM
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    stikle

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    Eh, see my Build Thread sig link. Too many mods to list.
    If it looks like crap like mine did, then I say rip it out. I wanted it to actually look nice when I open the hood, so out it came.

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    Whether you replace it with something else or not is up to you and how you want the engine compartment to look.
     
  10. Nov 21, 2013 at 9:57 AM
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    98THOR

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    okay thanks
     
  11. Nov 21, 2013 at 12:08 PM
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    yf19

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    Mine looked like that pic above so I took it off a long time ago and it went in a trash can that also looked like that trash can it is sitting on.
     
  12. Nov 22, 2013 at 2:01 PM
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    Fiolo

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    Mine doesn't have it anymore, looks way better and cleaner without it
     
  13. Nov 23, 2013 at 9:50 PM
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    98THOR

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    took mine out looks better.
     

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