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Hood Scoop

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by James3492, Dec 21, 2009.

  1. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:02 PM
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    James3492

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    Black-out Tail lights Painted Rims & Hood Scoop
    I have looked around but I guess i missed it maybe?

    My Question is : Why is their a plastic cover behind the hood scoop?
     
  2. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    ktmrider

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    because the hood scoop is non functional and made for looks. it cannot be made to work and it is in a spot where there is really very little airflow for ram air. so essentially the plastic cover blocks the air because it cannot work
     
  3. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    Juggernaut

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    It is not a functional hood scoop because it is a low pressure area on the hood. Your engine would actually have to work harder to pull air in from the current hood scoop location. So toyota probably put a piece of plastic there to keep the rain out.
     
  4. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    ooo... hmmm. =/ Thank you. makes sense.
     
  5. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:07 PM
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    The TRD stickers also add a few lbs of torque.
     
  6. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:09 PM
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    The scoop is FAKE! I like how it looks though. :D
     
  7. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:16 PM
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  8. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:27 PM
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    That'd be because the hood scoop on the sport is 100% for decoration and 0% for any other purpose. There might be a way to remove the plastic cover, but all you'd accomplish would be to blow a little air on the cover over the top of the engine, but there's really no reason or benefit to doing that.
     
  9. Dec 21, 2009 at 10:31 PM
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    i took out my plastic thing a real pain in the ass and not worth the time and frustration u have to like break plastic and u cant put it back on after u take it off . the u have to find a glue to hold on the mesh screening
     
  10. Dec 21, 2009 at 11:07 PM
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  11. Dec 22, 2009 at 5:31 AM
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    Not needed but accents the beauty:D
     
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