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Hood Scoop issue

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by KingOfTacomas, Mar 7, 2012.

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  1. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    KingOfTacomas

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    I have a TRD Sport hood and i love it. I just makes me a little nerviness when i break 95+mph cause the hood scoop inst real and has a plastic insert stopping the air from going in to the engine bay. ( i believe this is the right turn, sorry I am trying to learn more about cars I am only 17)

    I was thinking about taking out the plastic insert so i popped it out. Then i noticed that it holds the mesh insert in place. I really think that adds to the look of the truck and don't want to loose it.

    I was wondering if i can just cut of the back and have it be a semi functioning hood scoop and not build up some much pressure and start shaking the hood violently.

    I couldn't find any discussion about this when i searched cause there are so many hood scoop discussions and people talking about their TRD sport.

    Has anyone ever made/thought about doing this.

    Would this create a whistling noise? any other downsides? why Toyota even puts it there waiting money on the plastic?

    Any thought an opinion would be appreciated. I can upload a picture of what i am talking about if requested

    * edit I go this fast on a family friends closed track not on public roads I dont want to die:eek:
     
  2. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:05 PM
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    tacoftw

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    i think you should just not go 95mph in a truck
     
  3. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:06 PM
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    Pugga

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    The hood scoop can not be made functional as an air intake. It is in a negative pressure zone on the hood so air won't be forced into the scoop.
     
  4. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    This is what that gets you

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    But your 17 invincible and an awesome driver.
     
  5. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:12 PM
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    dexterdog

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    Here's a lesson from us older folks. Don't go 95 mph. I wouldn't even recommend going 95 mph with a Tacoma on the autobahn.
     
  6. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:15 PM
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    oooh oooh I always wanted to do this so here goes=
    IBTL!
     
  7. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:16 PM
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    I did that just for you Frank! :thumbsup:
     
  8. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:43 PM
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    Reopened after chatting with the OP. He's running on a track.
     
  9. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:51 PM
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    aw man my luck really DOES suck:(
     
  10. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:52 PM
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    ^^^ dont worry ridgerunner there will be others lol
     
  11. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:53 PM
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    ya you're right:D
     
  12. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:56 PM
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    You can delete my post then if he is on a track...

    But if by "trak" he means freeway local roads my post stands..

    See SAS post from OP
     
  13. Mar 7, 2012 at 2:58 PM
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    Im getting there......
    ^^^^Your truck can't do 95????
     
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    IBTSL (in before the 2nd lock) :D
     
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    KPT sees what you did there.

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    the autobahn has speed limits for the most part, aside from popular belief that it doesn't. max speed is 130kph, which is roughly 81 mph. there are a few sections with no speed limits at all, but once again, there's a downside... insurance companies don't cover anything if suspected or found that you were travelling over 130kph. there are also speed cameras EVERYWHERE. there's also nothing special about the road. they're just like any other highway, but quite possibly with fewer shoulders.
     
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    Track my ass. He'd have an X-runner if that was his interest.

    IBTSL, too.

    IBT fiery high-COG rollover death too.

    And BTW, that pic of a totaled truck was a 1st gen, but this is 2nd gen, of which many more seem to get totaled, especially brand new ones:

    [​IMG]
     
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    You guys had better just ease off and listen to this guy. After all, he's the KING OF TACOMAS!
    Children who decide to drive too quickly cause other people to die. I know that you have access to a track, equipped with fire/safety personnel, etc. and that the only idiot to die, due to driving a pickup truck at 95+ mph will be you.
    My dad almost died about 10 years ago due to a 19 year old piece of shit with a heavy foot. The kid was driving a mid-80's Mustang and t-boned my dad at 80 mph in a 35 mph zone. The collision ripped my dad's F350 almost in half. Without the steady paycheck, my dad's financial wellbeing was ruined. He lost his house, and a couple of contracts. All because some little boy like you wanted to drive fast. That boy ended up shattering his own skeleton to a pulp. I hope that he never drives again, unless its an electric wheelchair.
    But then again, you've been driving for a whole year or two now! You're just a piping hot ball of driving skill, aren't you, King of Tacomas!
    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/off-topic-discussion/36234-100-mph-tacoma-crash.html
    I know that this isn't a nice post, and that I should be more tender and warm hearted, and offer advice, and quote the bible or something.... I don't care. This shit pisses me off. I drive 1200 miles a week, and I see these 'I just saw Fast and the Furious and I can do it too' pricks all of the time.
     
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