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*write up* hood scoop removal and dis-assembly

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas' started by Detective_Dan, Mar 9, 2013.

  1. Mar 19, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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    benbacher

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    They absolutely can. My mesh is M0 matched to my grill. I reinstalled my plastic insert as well
     
  2. Mar 20, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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    I just researched the Ford Raptor hood and found the hood vents are functional letting hot air escape from the engine bay. They supposedly have baffles to block some water but it still gets some water in the engine bay. The vents are placed so that water doesn't hit any fragile engine components. This truck was built to flat out perform from the factory. I doubt their engineers just through hood and fender vents on the Raptor for the hell of it.

    I say this mod has merit. Nice job and good idea!:thumbsup:
     
  3. Mar 20, 2013 at 1:08 AM
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    My Lancer Evolution has a huge open hood vent. Drove it though storm, rainstorms, etc. There is absolutely nothing dangerous in having the vent open. Find it hilarious that some people are scared of having a real hood vent. lol.
     
  4. Mar 20, 2013 at 2:16 AM
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    Having the vent open and running through a rainstorm is no more worse than opening yout engine compartment, spraying with with degreaser and then cleaning off with a water hose! I did it to mine a long while back and used zip ties to hold the mesh to the skewp, didn't have any hardware laying around and the zip ties have been holding up perfectly fine. On the negative, my engine is SLIGHTLY dirtier than before... but my truck ain't built for show, its built to be a truck and used as such. Good write up OP
     
  5. Mar 20, 2013 at 4:29 AM
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    ^^+1 to this. I have had my scoop insert out for four years. Has my engine started to disappear because of ALL that extra dirt and grime and rain that supposedly gets in there? NOPE. It makes me laugh seeing all the haters to this simple mod. If you don't like it .. don't do it. That simple! As stated before, good write up OP. :)
     
  6. Mar 20, 2013 at 5:14 AM
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    Exactly. Sti's and evo's have huge open vents for their intercoolers (stock at least)


    You don't see those hydrolocked every time it rains lol
     
  7. Mar 20, 2013 at 5:22 AM
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    You won't damage anything with the small open space of the scoop, the water will fall down in the crevices to the ground or evaporate.

    Good work Detective.. :cool:
     
  8. Mar 20, 2013 at 6:22 AM
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    Nice write up/mod. I've always wondered if you can open that thing up, now I know.

    Now all i need to do is figure out is how to tie that into the air filter for some Ram Air goodness. ;)
     
  9. Mar 20, 2013 at 8:02 AM
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    It won't work as ram air. It's in a low air pressure area of the hood
     
  10. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:08 AM
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    I put hood vents in my Typhoon because of the high under-hood temps and will never do it on a vehicle again. WAY too much of a PITA having vents in your hood. Sure it lets a little bit of heat out but it also lets everything else in.

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    Nice write up...thanks!
     
  12. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:18 AM
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    I've had mine open and did it the same way the OP opened the scoop for 4 years through washes rain and mud...barely any water goes in thru the scoop :notsure:

    The only way I see alot of water getting in there thru the scoop would be you holding the water hose on it :rolleyes: we all know non of us are that stupid lol :laugh:

    Nice write up :thumbsup: I agree it lets alot of the rises heat escape fast and I feel like my truck "cools" down a bit fast since it can escape
     
  13. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:51 AM
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    For any of you non believers/haters, here is my engine bay after two weeks with the scoop opened. Detailed the night it was removed, haven't touched it since. Pic taken last night



    image.jpg
     
  14. Mar 20, 2013 at 10:59 AM
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    wat?
    water doesnt come up from the road surfaces or through that big hole in front of the engine...:D

    i've had mine like this for years. you can visibly see heat dissipating out of the scoop. is that all it does? sure. is it only a few degrees? sure. the only thing i've seen different is more hood shaking on the highway. if so much water came in the scoop that it would cause my issue, my engine wouldnt be caked in mud right now.
     
  15. Mar 20, 2013 at 1:06 PM
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    And boom goes the dynamite
     
  16. Mar 20, 2013 at 5:05 PM
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    No worries with the open scoop....I've had a VERY vented hood on my car for close to 13 years and the engine hasn't disappeared as of yet:

    [​IMG]

    Oh wait, yes it has:
    [​IMG]

    :D

    Tacomas shouldn't have a problem. The engine comes with a cool plastic cover whereas my S2000's engine did not.

    Open hood scoop should be of no issue. While moving, as mentioned earlier, it's a low pressure area so not much will be entering the scoop. While static, unless rain or snow is coming 'down sideways' or the truck is doing a major bro-lean, water won't roll up into the scoop.
     
  17. Apr 3, 2013 at 12:59 PM
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    Good write up for showing how to remove scoop, but opening it up I'm not sure about.
     
  18. Apr 3, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Ignore the guys saying OMG DIRT GRIME AND RAIN!
    I had a Subaru WRX with a functional hood intake and it never led to any issues.
    Your engine is going to get the dirt and grime anyways from the front grill and undercarriage, I would do this mod to reduce engine bay temps.
     
  19. Apr 5, 2013 at 1:42 AM
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    Yeah i agree, ignore the nay sayers. For those arguing about the open hood scoops being closed off to the airbox so water and grime doesnt get on your motor thats not always the case. My 1989 rx7 has an open hood scoop to the intercooler, where do you think everything goes beyond the intercooler? Case closed.
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  20. May 4, 2013 at 11:24 PM
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