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Hood W/ No Insulation

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Kevinztaco, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. Dec 19, 2012 at 9:47 PM
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    Kevinztaco

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    My Taco comes with no hood insulation at all. I'm curious if there is any benefit to the truck if I stick a few pieces of Dynamat under the hood? Thanks in advance, guys.
     
  2. Dec 19, 2012 at 9:50 PM
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    Foihdzas

    Foihdzas What is hummingbird?

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    No benefit... quieter by a small margin
     
  3. Dec 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    For what reason are you wanting this? is the engine making too much noise for you? do you have a rattle?
     
  4. Dec 19, 2012 at 9:51 PM
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    Jerez

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    Half LT dont count
    No hood does on the 2nd gens...
     
  5. Dec 19, 2012 at 9:54 PM
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    SKEWP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
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    EFalco50

    EFalco50 Woah! How did that get here?

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    Some newer car's now days have those hood mats.
    They claim they are used for fire safety, they fall and act as a blanket to put out any potential engine fires, ha
     
  9. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:43 PM
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    I was thinking that a hood mat underneath hood would protect the engine/electrical component/wires/hoses from melting during the scorching summer heat. I guess not huhh?
     
  10. Jan 28, 2013 at 6:53 PM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    This Guy makes liner's. Perhaps with a little persuading he will make them for us. www.Hoodliners.net [​IMG]
     
  11. Jan 29, 2013 at 5:11 PM
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    That looks good, Steve! The price isn't bad either. Is he not making one for the Tacoma?
     
  12. Jan 31, 2013 at 4:34 AM
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    BUCKLE UP! It makes it harder for Aliens to pull you out of your Truck.
    Yes, they are excellent and surprisingly inexpensive. Several Guys have them on their Buick GN's and are very happy (GN owners are the fussiest) I'm thinking maybe modify the liner to house led lights for nighttime engine service.
     
  13. Jan 31, 2013 at 6:36 PM
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    You'd be fussy too if you had spent that much on a Regal.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2013 at 1:20 AM
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    michaelw.grey

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    there are severel benifits to having the hood mat.

    For one, it was mainly invented in the 80's(ish) to help surpess eng. fires, not put it out like previosly stated. Working in EMS/FIRE i see cars catch fire quight often and I can honestly say they do help surpress it so the occupants can get out and not be imposed by flames. It also gives us Fire people time to come put it out before it gets out of control. This is probably the most imprtant factor to this day.

    second is as stated befor. helps reduce road noise.

    Lastly, some auto instrance companies actuly find out which vehicles come with them and which ones dont to help the calculate their rates. A friend found that out when his belt snaped and put a dent in the hood. His insurance company told him that they hear of that all the time and they charge more for that particular vehicle because of it. Which can also come back to the fire surpesser thing. it can help cause less damage.

    So all in all, those hood pads are a great investment in my opinion. Of course i could be talking out me azz too.
     
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