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Run Cool Hood Louvers

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 05PreRunner, Jan 13, 2009.

  1. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:23 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    What are your opinions on these???
    They do look interesting.....:rolleyes:
    Here are a few pics of them installed on some cars/trucks:
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    They do kinda remind me of those cheap stick-on Pep Boys type things though...
    http://www.raceace.com/index.html
     
  2. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:25 PM
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    eordonez

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    yeah... i dont know about those man...
     
  3. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:28 PM
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    Toy4Life

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    Of all the vehicles you pictured, they look natural on the Durango. I don't care for them too much.
     
  4. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:38 PM
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    oldtacomaguy

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    They look OK on the jeep, but the Tacoma hood is perfect without these.
     
  5. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:44 PM
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    Delmarva

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  6. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:48 PM
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    XrunnIT

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    Hmmm.. interesting.

    I would like to see a way to help pull some of that hot air out from under the hood. I wonder how it would look on a black hood.. I may have to photochop some to see if they look good.
     
  7. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:52 PM
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    05PreRunner

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    TRD intake, JBA "shorty" headers, URD y-pipe
    I added pics of them on black hoods...(from their site)
     
  8. Jan 14, 2009 at 8:32 AM
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    Goshawk

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    ABSOLUTLY GROSS!!!!!! That's my humble opinion...The stock hood scoop for the Tacoma looks a lot better and I am in the process of trying to make mine funtional without opening up a can of worms with water, bug and dirt intake....
     
  9. Jan 18, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    Fluffymonkey

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    the jeep pulls them off pretty well but the tacoma is good as is :)
     
  10. Jan 18, 2009 at 1:57 PM
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    moserjjx

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    agree with the masses, not the greatest look accessory
     
  11. Jan 18, 2009 at 2:50 PM
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    $129.00 for the small/ like $160.00 for the large!!!! Why not just pick-up some $5 soffit vent and rivet it to the hood???

    Adding vents and air flow is one thing, but I dont know about all those rivets! Even stainless rivets will oxidize, dis-color, etc... Plus you normally will get rust at the drill holes where you took it down to bare metal.

    The only way I would consider something like that would be with fiberglass. It would be a major project, and require removal of the hood (at least for me to do it).
     
  12. Apr 20, 2015 at 4:50 PM
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    I originally thought these were ugly as could be. But now, after a long road trip on 4.88s and having a very high engine speed and temp, I see the practicality and will most likely be investing in some shortly
     
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    Let the 6 years comments commence.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2015 at 8:31 PM
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    xaqori I need gas money

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    I guess I should have just started a new thread instead of using the search feature :p
     
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    You might have gotten away with it.
     
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