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Is the hood scoop lame or fab?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by island808, Jan 19, 2011.

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Hood scoop, lame or fab?

Poll closed Jan 29, 2011.
  1. Hood scoop is a nice if not useless addition to a blandish truck

    158 vote(s)
    69.0%
  2. Hood scoop is a plastic toy and has no place on a truck

    71 vote(s)
    31.0%
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  1. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:54 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    I've got a sport model. I'm not particularly fond of the fakeness of the hood scoop. Feel like a liar. Then again many of my cars have had them.

    Just wanted to get a second opinion.. I can find many people to swap hoods with me. But.. Need someone to push me off the fence.

    Leave well enough alone or flat hood the bitch.
     
  2. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM
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    BAMFTACO

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    Just keep it I think it looks good
     
  3. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    stmpjmpr

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    I didnt like the 2nd when I first saw one. then I fell in love and got one (sport) after i spotted them with the scoop. to me it makes a difference in looks.
     
  4. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:58 PM
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    raskal311

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    I liked it before I owned the truck, after driving it for a few years I would not trade it for a scooped hood.
     
  5. Jan 19, 2011 at 10:59 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Get rid of it , it looks gay . While you're at it get a chrome grille surround and some Offroad Sockmonkey decals .
     
  6. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:00 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    And a canopy
     
  7. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:01 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    those are nice decals. I'm currently running "stealth" no badges or stickers. I don't regret buying the sport for the package.. but I do like the off road wheels and bumper.
    Chrome grill??? Eh.. take it or leave it. I shouldn't even care... right?
     
  8. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:02 PM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    Oh now we're back on the canopy kick..

    I have a truck cap.. thank you.
     
  9. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    The scoop IMO gives the tacoma a beefier look. Im not a fan of the chrome grill / bumper on the other tacos. looks cheesy and bland to me. Even on the new 4 Runner, it only looks good with the scoop.
     
  10. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:04 PM
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    when i first saw them on the trucks i thought they looked cheesy, but now that i have one and it doesn't have a hood scoop i like the way they look and wish i had one

    its all personal pref
     
  11. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:12 PM
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    Any one want to trade him hoods cuz he doesn't want the scoop
     
  12. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    gladly would if he weren't in hawaii
     
  13. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:14 PM
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    If it was a functional one, then its fine bu I wouldn't give up the little extra visibility for one. Ya gotta watch out for those speed bumps!
     
  14. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:16 PM
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    I think the hood scoop makes the 2nd gen tacoma look aggressive. It would've been nice if it's functional at least. By the way guys, I've been waiting awhile to get to this topic because I have a problem with my scooped hood ever since i bought my truck. When I hit freeway speeds, my hood has a wobble shake to it, almost like if it wasn't secure tightly on the hood latch. I swear I checked everything thing but cannot come down to any conclusions. Everything looks original to me, doesn't look like it's been in an accident before. I also have on a factory bug deflector, but I can guarantee that it's not the bug deflector because my buddy has the same setup and his hood doesn't wobble at high speeds. Anyone with the same problem or any ideas on what's causing this??? Hit me up because I'm starting to get annoyed by it.
     
  15. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:17 PM
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    Yay a poll.. Which I'm not going to vote on... I like the scoop and so do the majority of others, if you have a sport and don't like it then happily trade it for an unscooped hood.
     
  16. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:18 PM
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    hood scope is sweet! it sets it apart... i love mine
     
  17. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:22 PM
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    MJonaGS32

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    If you don't like it, swap it with someone. I'm sure there a lot of people willing to swap + give you cash for it.
     
  18. Jan 19, 2011 at 11:31 PM
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    its so gay, ill do you a favor and take it off your hands.... :D
     
  19. Jan 20, 2011 at 12:08 AM
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    island808

    island808 [OP] Me l've got brains.

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    yea.. I threw up a craigs list ad and tons of people wanted it.. took down the ad in a couple hours.

    Since the outside of the truck is so much for others .. I felt maybe I would be de-cooling myself. No problem finding a hood. My truck is silver..
     
  20. Jan 20, 2011 at 2:20 AM
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    same shit as everyone else
    If i wanted fake plastic scoops I would drive a mustang... :stirthepot:
     
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