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TRD Sport, Hood Scoop, Functional or Not

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by stevecrabtree, Dec 2, 2010.

  1. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:33 PM
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    stevecrabtree

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    Ok who out there has made their hood scoop functional to have true ram air, or is there no way to do it. Seems like a waste of a cool feature. If it has been done I'd like to see some pics and feedback if it was worth it.
     
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  2. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:36 PM
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    tacovic

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    search. there is no way to make the hood scoop functional. at all.
     
  3. Dec 2, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    IIRC someone has done it but the scoop is actually in a low pressure area of the hood, thus no benefit in making it functional, In fact, it might even reduce the amount of air to the intake. It could be argued that there potential benefit to using it to cool the engine compartment, but I would think any benefit would be negligible.
     
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    BEEFY_CHEESY_TACO

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    ive seen a guy on here that did it...but yes use search...
     
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    yosh2000

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    ill repeat it...search!!

    but there is no real benefit to it, except for may a dirtier engine compartment! i remember reading that the design is such that not a lot of airflow is designed to actually go into the scoop, but rather around it.
     
  7. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:25 PM
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    snowgod06

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    search search and uhhh search.

    actually dont search, just dont think about that mod because its a waste of brain power haha
     
  8. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    You guys are dead wrong! It does have a function! It's a functional sun deflector. It works great at deflecting the sun directly into the drivers eyes at the most inappropriate times, using during a left turn through a yellow light.
     
  9. Dec 2, 2010 at 2:35 PM
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    But it looks good doing it. I think it looks mean, functional or not.
     
  10. Dec 2, 2010 at 5:23 PM
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    The scoop looks great. My buddy is trying to find a hood scoop for his TRD rig due to how it looks. Not functional but oh well.
     
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    Thanks for the info, it's nice to have guys like you to save me the headaches of trial and error.
     
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    Not functional with respect to engine performance. But it makes the hood stiffer - and it freakin' looks cool. I thought I read were someone said a non scooped hood really deforms (not permanently) when they go through the car wash and the high velocity air dryer blows down on the hood. Can't confirm I read that here - but I saw it somewhere. My hood does not deform when the carwash air dryer blows on it. So it has at least one funtion - albeit a fairly useless one. Looking cool was enough function for me.
     
  15. Dec 8, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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    Don't forget that it completely blocks the driver's view of the road when wheeling , making it virtually impossible to leave the pavement in a Sport .

    :rolleyes:
     
  17. Dec 8, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    :pi think is just for looks , it makes it look faster, and for catching a lot bugs in the high way.
     
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