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Hood scoop mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Austin Taco, May 1, 2009.

  1. May 1, 2009 at 2:06 PM
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    Austin Taco

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    Has anyone done a mod to their hood scoop to make it an actual functional scoop?
     
  2. May 1, 2009 at 2:12 PM
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    someone on here did it.. i dont know where the thread is though
     
  3. May 1, 2009 at 2:13 PM
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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    staticfilter has a truck that someone made the hood scoop functional. The pressure in that area of the truck isn't right for forced air intake though.
     
  4. May 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    DanGer

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    There is NO way you can get a benefit from it. The way it is positioned on the truck, you would have to suck air in, which defeats the purpose
     
  5. May 1, 2009 at 2:14 PM
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    TacoNut

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    ug..... :rolleyes:

    If you look at the aerodynamics of your truck you'll understand why it's a no-go
     
  6. May 1, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Nope. Its a low presure area. Best spot for a "Functional" scoop is at the front of the truck, or the base of the windshield.
     
  7. May 1, 2009 at 2:15 PM
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    ever seen a train in the snow?
     
  8. May 1, 2009 at 2:18 PM
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    I know there's a LOT of wind caught by the scoop. You can hear it pushing the wind when driving down the hiway on a windy day. I wonder how much the mpg, or aerodynamics, would change with out it?
     
  9. May 1, 2009 at 2:20 PM
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    FlawedXJ

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    I actually have a jeep now. Imagine that.
    you'd be surprise man. The scoop wouldn't do anything for forced air intake....i promise you. The truck creates a jetstream that would make contact with the mid to lower window. This airstream wouldn't come near the hood scoop
     
  10. May 1, 2009 at 2:22 PM
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    chris4x4

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    Thats not the scoop makeing the noise. Probably your windshield. I have spent too much of my time on this to know, It cannot be made into a ram air scoop, unless:
    1. Its MUCH closer to the front of th etruck
    2. It is about 6" taller, and 1 foot wider
    3. Is turned around, and moved to the base of the windshield.

    Have you ever has some water on your truck and blown it off with your mouth? It blows off pretty easy, right?

    Do this......Spray some water on your hood so it beads up. Now. Go drive and see at what speed the water droplets blow off. They stay on past 30 mph. If it was a high presure area of the hood, 30 mph would be MORE than enough to blow the drops off.
     
  11. May 1, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    :)
     
  12. May 1, 2009 at 2:24 PM
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    Uh, chris, i can honestly say I have never tried to blown water off my truck...if you like blowing things, whatever floats your boat!
     
  13. May 1, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    Put your face REALLY close to your monitor....Im gonna punch you!




    :D
     
  14. May 1, 2009 at 7:07 PM
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    Not enough time. :)
    When I hear the wind hitting the scoop I can see the hood flexing. That wouldn't happen if it was the windsheild.
     
  15. May 1, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    Couldn't the hood flex due to the wind hitting the front of the hood. Or maybe making its way under the hood?

    After it rains and you drive your truck to dry it off, water is still left in the hood scoop area. Which makes me think air isn't hitting it.

    But I don't really know for sure. I was just making a statement. :D
     
  16. May 1, 2009 at 7:18 PM
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    Lots baby!
    I thought about doing this, but went another direction.

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  17. May 1, 2009 at 7:20 PM
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    That looks pretty cool. :D Any benefit from it? Is that Rayzian's (sp?) Truck?
     
  18. May 1, 2009 at 7:23 PM
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    I wouldn't argue with Chris. It'll only make him angry...and you wouldn't like him when he's angry...

    He's done the reasearch, and the scoop is only for show. I remember there being diagrams in another thread illustrating how the air flowed over the truck. Maybe someone else can find it, the phone won't let me cut and paste.
     
  19. May 1, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    The last post wasn't talking about a scoop mod. I was talking about the amount of air that the scoop catches while going down the hiway. On a strong gust I can hear the wind being caught by the scoop and will see the hood "flutter" from the amount of air caught.

    Not trying to argue...just disagreeing.
     
  20. May 1, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    I bet that's Coupe's truck...
     
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