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Hood Scoop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by tacoholic, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:46 PM
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    tacoholic

    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    So here's a sort of odd question that I'm sure somebody has asked before:
    How easy do you guys think it would be to make the hood scoop on the TRD Sports functional?

    Essentially there's just one piece that you have to remove to get a clear passage through the hood.

    Is this a good idea?
    I see no advantage to it but more air flowing over the engine...sorta...and purely for bragging rights.

    But what do you guys think?
     
  2. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    SocalMan22

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    I saw a thread over on TN that a member actually did it i wouldnt do it but thats just me it can be done
     
  3. Jan 20, 2009 at 9:54 PM
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    DeeKay21

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    Yeah you can make it to where its all open so air can get through. Only problem is rain or water from a car wash.:(
     
  4. Jan 20, 2009 at 11:38 PM
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    I would think that it would do more harm than good, dust, water would have a wide open entry.
     
  5. Jan 21, 2009 at 8:49 PM
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    Good thing I always wash my own car! :D

    I was thinking of getting some of that really thin like fish mesh or filter type of stuff or something so it would collect the water instead of just letting it run straight through...thoughts?
     
  6. Jan 21, 2009 at 8:52 PM
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    eh.

    its closed off for a reason.

    not a good idea.

    dont get a hood scoop!

    personally i think it looks better w/o cause more humble and sleek not as flashy
     
  7. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:01 PM
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    lsocoee

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    I'm going to go with it being more trouble than is worth. It is not an issue of dust or water getting in there(you get enough coming up from the road.) I just don't think that you will see a very significant amount of air going into the scoop.
     
  8. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:04 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    I love the scoops!!!

    Yea I know, it's more for bragging rights and to let the light in. The engine likes daylight too ya know...;)
     
  9. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:07 PM
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    haha


    ok just my style then
     
  10. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:08 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Everybody's different!

    It sounded like a cool idea...I guess I'll have to look more into it once I actually buy the truck.
     
  11. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:11 PM
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    JimBeam

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    i recall chris and lsocoee having quite a discussion about the ability for it to be functional...something about a low pressure area and you'd actually end up pushing air OUT of the engine bay...

    i'll have to dig up the thread
     
  12. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:17 PM
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    Well yea...wouldn't you want it to force the stale air out of the engine bay?
    Or do you mean never get any in there in the first place because it would be pushed out before it had a chance to do any good?
     
  13. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:18 PM
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    You could put some kind of filter in the opening once you get it cut out. K&N makes precleaners in all sorts of sizes for hot rods and cold air intakes. I was considering installing this just on the inside of my deckplate for the extra weather protection:

    http://store.summitracing.com/partd...400171+4294865052+4294908339+115&autoview=sku

    Just cut it, so you're working with a rectangular piece of material. Cut it to size, lightly spray paint it black, and you're good to go!
     
  14. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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  15. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:19 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    Exactly what I was thinking but then we came into an air pressure situation...so who knows...
     
  16. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:21 PM
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    I can see that as a possibility, but what is the harm of pushing air out of the engine bay? Seems like having an exhaust for hot air to scape the engine bay would allow the fan to suck more cold air from outside.

    But then again, I'm a history major, so don't take my word for it. :)
     
  17. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:23 PM
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    im not saying its not possible...for 1 i dont even have a scoop...or a 2nd gen truck...and 2 i dont know shit about air pressure or anything like that...

    but the general consensus seems to have been it doesnt do any good to open it
     
  18. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:26 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    So by those threads that I got from there, it would do nothing and just give you bragging rights.

    Exactly what I was going for! lol
     
  19. Jan 21, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    tacoholic [OP] 09 but I drive a 012 Expedition...

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    It doesn't do good but it seems that it doesn't do bad either...only one way to tell. String test and a TRD Sport!
     
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