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Where is the Hood Insulation?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by Sixfeathers, Apr 1, 2011.

  1. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:32 PM
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    Sixfeathers

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    Why is it that all other manufacture's of vehicles use insulation attached to the underside of the hoods and I haven't seen a new truck on here with one? Seems like it would absorb the road and engine noise. Any ideas on this?
     
  2. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:35 PM
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    There isn't one on Tacomas.
     
  3. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:37 PM
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    ColtsTRD

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    that's his question I think... "Why" isn't there one? :notsure:
     
  4. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:39 PM
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    Oh. Idk. Add some dynomat.
     
  5. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:45 PM
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    will that stand up to the heat under the hood?
     
  6. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:49 PM
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    I think they have a heat resistant one.
     
  7. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:53 PM
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    Well go figure. That is why I was asking the question? Do you not find that odd?
     
  8. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:55 PM
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    Nah. Not really. I'm glad I don't have one. They fall apart anytime they get wet.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2011 at 6:59 PM
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    My Charger has one that is like some sort of composite or maybe more of a plastic felt. I was just curious. I was under my hood this morning and I just wondered if mine was missing. I know they put them on the first generation trucks.
     
  10. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:09 AM
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    i was looking for some under hood insulation came across product at jegs.com has a universal hood insultation looks good might try ! Anyone ever use this ????
     
  11. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    As far as I understand the hood insulation is NOT for sound purposes. If it was to quiet things down it would be made out of a very dense material like mass loaded vinyl. However, it's actually made out of fiberglass in most cases I'm pretty sure.

    I'm pretty sure it's only purpose is to smother engine fires. The plastic pins are supposed to melt so it falls onto the engine allowing the passengers additional time to get out of the car.
     
  12. Oct 15, 2012 at 7:18 PM
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    So maybe Toyota was like, "Yeah.....our engines don't catch fire."
     
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    :eek: Looking back at the OP's past posts i can see how he might have been banned! :rofl:
     
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