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The Tacoma is a windy truck

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BarefootBandit, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:01 PM
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    BarefootBandit

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    Anybody notice that when you open your drivers side window your truck becomes a wind tunnel?

    I used to drive my Chevy Blazer daily 65mph+, and the wind never actually blew into my face. Sure It made a lot of noise but the wind would stay outside. My Tacoma on the other hand, blows the wind directly in. Even with opening another window to allow cross ventilation, it only makes it slightly better.

    Just a result of the design I guess?
     
  2. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:20 PM
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    ouyin2000

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    Crack the back window as well and the wind will go in the front and straight out theback.
     
  3. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:25 PM
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    rcfreak201

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    yup, i always do this:cool:
     
  4. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:33 PM
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    mwtaco

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    yup. one of the things i hate.
     
  5. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:36 PM
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    Let me make sure I've got this right...you made a thread because you were surprised it became windy when you opened the window?
     
  6. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:37 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    me too
     
  7. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:38 PM
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    I believe he did. if he is driving an access cab its a given that its going to be like that.
     
  8. Sep 15, 2011 at 7:39 PM
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    TeamSarcasm

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    The better coast
    dont forget at 65+ mph lol :p
     
  9. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:04 PM
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    Yes I was so surprised jandrews. I had to make a thread to see if anybody else has ever opened a window. I doubted it though.
     
  10. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:06 PM
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    jgwheeler17

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    :rofl: that's a tempting sig. . . . and i don't know OP, get some of those rain guards, it's bound to help some.
     
  11. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:08 PM
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    sean266

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    LOL!
     
  12. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    Like the others said, on the DC roll down the front and crack the back about 2", works great. Seems to me all newer cars have terrible windows down manners. In the '71 Camaro I used to have you could cruise at 65mph, windows down and carry on a conversation at normal levels. No buffeting or gale force winds or anything. Cars used to be designed based on what looked aerodynamic, not what actually was aerodynamic and I think that's got something to do with it.
     
  13. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:09 PM
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    jgwheeler17 I'm a zit. Get it?

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    tint, dents, scratches, two blown speakers and trying to pay her off...
    also OP, i now see you have a double cab. so do i, and it's not that bad IMO. i had a 4 door cherokee before my taco and i'd say its the same. and note you, if it's above 60 degrees outside my windows are down. it's instinct for me to hop in and push all four buttons down and just go about my business at only a moderately windy amount. that's 70+mph included.
     
  14. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:16 PM
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    get window visors
     
  15. Sep 15, 2011 at 9:18 PM
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    I think about this quite often. Some days i still drive my old 88 pickup, and rolled down, its awesome, no wind in my face even on the freeway. get back in the Taco and after the same trip on the freeway i look like someone attacked me with a hair drier
     
  16. Sep 16, 2011 at 4:19 AM
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    Shit, you coulda just asked.

    FWIW, yes, I too experience wind once the windows are rolled down on the interstate. I'll let you know how the warranty claim turns out.
     
  17. Sep 16, 2011 at 4:46 AM
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    In channel rain guards / window visors.
     
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    Maybe older vehicles are not as aerodynamic- eg. the wind is pushed away from the windshield in a wave and does not penetrate the side windows as much?
     
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