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wheel well vents

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rode-rash, Nov 15, 2008.

  1. Nov 15, 2008 at 6:20 PM
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    rode-rash

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    I hope this isn't a stupid question, but on the front passenger side wheel well of my 08 d.c. there are vents. What are these for and why aren't they on the driver side as well? Its got me baffled.
     
  2. Nov 15, 2008 at 6:26 PM
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    RelentlessFab

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    the air intake breathes out of the passenger side fender so it has a vent to allow the air to flow better. the drivers side doesnt have it because it doesnt need it.
     
  3. Nov 15, 2008 at 10:26 PM
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    Rudbwoy7s

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    i wondered the same thing. lol
     
  4. Nov 16, 2008 at 6:44 AM
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    chris4x4

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    To add to this, as the truck is driveing down the road, air from the spinning tire helps to "push" air into that opening, creating a higher pressure area in that fender to assist in feeding air into the air box. This has been done on many vehicles in the past in different wheel well openings, or in front of them, not only to aid air box efficiency, but for other things like brake cooling (Porsche, Mercedes, etc.) aerodynamics, etc. :)
     
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