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Hood Scoop

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by MacTruck, Nov 3, 2008.

  1. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:27 PM
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    MacTruck

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    How do i make the hood scoop on my 07 Funtional?
     
  2. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:27 PM
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    derekabraham

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    Stick on hood scoop from Autozone.
  3. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:31 PM
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    Ask Chris4X4! He is our resident how the hell do I or fix this guy.
     
  4. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:34 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i can tell you exactly what chris is going to say

    you cant make it functional
     
  5. Nov 3, 2008 at 9:37 PM
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    MyToyTaco

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  6. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:07 PM
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    Casey05Taco

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    actually there was this one guy who was using it as an air intake. it was crazy looking. But i was thinking maybe if you were to open it would it let more hot air out? which could possibly add more pull form your cai? just a thought
     
  7. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:08 PM
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    norcalbb11

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    i was thinking the same thing, since hot air rises it would escape faster
     
  8. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:37 PM
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    I had an aftermarket vented hood scoop on my old corolla. The company obviously stated it added gains by releasing the hot air from the engine. I'd say it worked, maybe not in terms of gaining HP or TQ...but if you put your hand over the vents you could feel how much more hot air was billowing out.

    As far as making it functional you would have to devise some custom air intake system to hook up to a hole you'd have to cut into the hood. Space wise I don't know how easy this would be to create, but then again I'm not sitting starring at the engine bay or know the clearance dimensions of the hood scoop. In essence, I suppose it would make a CAI system that ran from the top of the engine rather then the bottom...but being that the hot air would indeed rise I think any potential gains would be negated by this fact. Probably not worth the time/money investment for this project.

    .02
     
  9. Nov 3, 2008 at 10:54 PM
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    functional how? just open to let air in/out, or to use as an air intake for the motor? i'd say it wouldnt be too easy....
     
  10. Nov 4, 2008 at 4:36 AM
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    chris4x4

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    LMAO!!!

    I dont have time to get into it right now, but there is ALOT of info on this site about it. If this thread is still around when I get off work, I may add to it. :D
     
  11. Nov 4, 2008 at 5:02 AM
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    The hood scoop is just there to look pretty, you can open it up but there are no real benefit to doing so. I left the one on my old X-Runner alone.
     
  12. Nov 4, 2008 at 3:43 PM
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    chris4x4

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    X2!
     
  13. Nov 4, 2008 at 8:29 PM
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    go leafs go!;)
     
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