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Making the Hood Scoop work?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by LadderMonkey, Sep 25, 2011.

  1. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:19 AM
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    Does anyone know of an aftermarket company that makes a hood scoop intake for the 2nd gen tacomas? Would like to find one or see if one is in development, seems kind of useless to have a hood scoop and cant use it!
     
  2. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:21 AM
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    Won't work. Low pressure area of the hood. Even if you did mod it, the air pressure in the engine bay would actually force air out of the scoop.

    Now the Rear locker...that does work.
     
  3. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:24 AM
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    Some some clown the other day driving with an LED light strip in the scoop :facepalm:
     
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  7. Sep 25, 2011 at 8:55 AM
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    Dont know who came up with the whole low pressure/high velocity theory, but it will work. Before anyone goes into hissy-fits as to why it wont work, again I'm just asking if anyone knows of a manufacture that has already built one for sale. I don't have the time, money, or need the headaches of fabbin one up on a daily driver.
     
  9. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:18 AM
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    I think there's a tsb for the skewp.
     
  11. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:41 AM
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    The scoop does work, it looks good. If you didn't want it to look good, you could have went with the OR package and had a nice shinny chrome grill surround and bumper instead. :stirthepot:
     
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    For ram air to work, the scoop has to be larger and positioned closer to the front edge of the hood:

    [​IMG]
     
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    It doesn't work. It sounds like you're getting into a hissy fit because you can't accept that the factory hood scoop will never be functional. :rolleyes:
     
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    If you want the hood scoop to work, that would involve purchasing an entirely new hood with a different scoop design. To date I have not seen any.
     
  15. Sep 25, 2011 at 9:55 AM
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    I'm assuming you are talking about a sealed intake from the hood scoop to the engine. Don't expect any "ram effect" with the scoop that low. You would still have a torturous path from the sealed scoop back over to an air cleaner box and then to the engine.

    Muscle car manufactures pretended their surface hood scoops were ram-air when in most cases they were no better than locating it in the wheel well like the tacomas stock setup. Here's one example that put the scoop above the boundary layer, with a tight seal like this.


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  16. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:04 AM
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    At least you have a scoop :pout:
     
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  18. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:32 AM
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    In all seriousness, the size and location of the scoop has nothing to do with it's ability to function. Those old muscle cars were jsut poor designs. If I remember when I get home, tonight I will take a pic or two of my M3, there is no scoop, and the opening is probably less than half of the size of the Tacos area. The air intake(s) are very small and located much farther back than the Tacomas. Heck, one side of it doesn't even work (blocked off). This is coming stock from one of BMWs top vehicles and it's all about performance.

    I am not saying it will be easy, but alot of this "scoop size" and "location" is pure conjecture. Anyone with enough knowledge could make it function very well, it just may take some creative under hood plumbing.
     
  19. Sep 25, 2011 at 10:56 AM
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    You are right, BMW figured out that it's pointless to go for any ram-air effect without getting above the boundary layer so they simply made a fresh air port a little more sylish than the wheel well fresh air.

    The sport "scoop" will not function as a scoop, just a fresh air port, which the truck already has.
     
  20. Sep 25, 2011 at 11:03 AM
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    I'm pretty sure aerodynamics isn't just conjecture.

    You sure can do all the work you want to plumb the air to the airbox- And you will have gained no benefit. There is no company that I've heard of wasting their time building such a kit (for a reason...) and the gain isn't worth the work/effort.
     
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