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Why vents/slots on the inside of one front fender but not the other?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by himmy33, May 27, 2011.

  1. May 27, 2011 at 9:35 PM
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    himmy33

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    Why is there vents/slots on the inside of the passenger front fender but not the driver side? Also whats the point of them at all?

    (picture courtesy of user "samsung")

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  2. May 27, 2011 at 9:36 PM
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    iliketurtles

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    Intake is on that side? Not sure
     
  3. May 27, 2011 at 9:39 PM
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    OZ-T

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    Taco lean compensator
     
  4. May 27, 2011 at 9:41 PM
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  5. May 27, 2011 at 9:43 PM
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    Andrew H

    Andrew H What is this "search" you speak of?

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    where the air intake draws in air. so its a stock cold air intake pretty much.
     
  6. May 27, 2011 at 10:20 PM
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    himmy33

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    Best answer so far. lol! :rofl:
     
  7. May 27, 2011 at 11:26 PM
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    i always wondered that also............
     
  8. May 29, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    Cold air intake. That's where your air box get's the fresh air for the motor.
     
  9. May 29, 2011 at 8:59 PM
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  10. May 30, 2011 at 6:02 AM
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    Flux capacitor cooler vent.
     
  11. May 30, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    maineah [​IMG]

    you stole my answer lol
     
  12. May 30, 2011 at 7:57 AM
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    chris4x4

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    it was explained to me that, when in motion, the rotation of the tire helps to keep that area a High Pressure location for the intake. If you think about the physics involved, it makes sense. Otherwise, why would Toyotya have wasted teh time to cut them there??

    That being said, I have no way to test this to see if its true. There are alot of openings that would lead one to think the area couldnt be any higher than the other side, but who knows...
     
  13. May 30, 2011 at 9:37 AM
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    wat?
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  14. May 30, 2011 at 9:43 AM
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    chris4x4

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    4.10 gears, sliders, and lots of buttons.
    :rofl:
     
  15. May 31, 2011 at 2:24 PM
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    It's no where near my air intake and if the wheel creates all that pressure it probably creates a good deal of dust too I would prefer not to turn my engine into a shop vac. Frankly I can see no practical use for the vent.
     
  16. May 31, 2011 at 2:28 PM
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  17. May 31, 2011 at 2:32 PM
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    As read elsewhere on this forum I'm sure it is for cooling the flux capacitor. :spy:
     
  18. May 31, 2011 at 2:40 PM
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    You fools are all wrong.

    It's for cooling the lean compensator module.
     
  19. May 31, 2011 at 2:46 PM
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    People saying they wanna cover it :facepalm::facepalm:
     
  20. May 31, 2011 at 2:50 PM
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    Person saying they wanna cover it :facepalm::facepalm:
     
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