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Do you get a glare off the hood scoop?

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by PCRIDE4RUNNER, Mar 29, 2018.

  1. Mar 29, 2018 at 9:05 PM
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    PCRIDE4RUNNER

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    I haven't really got a chance to super clean my new 2018 TRD off road, waiting for weather to clear. I've been able to run it through the touchless carwash but still not real clean. Anyway I've noticed the sun glare hits the hood scoop right into my eye! Anyone have this problem? I can imagine the glare worse with a nice and clean hood.

    I did see one 4runner where they did a mat black vinyl skin on the hood and I'm sure would have taken care of any glare, not that it was their main purpose.

    Wasn't sure if the glare was a common 4runner thing...
     
  2. Mar 29, 2018 at 11:58 PM
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    Bob

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    It's a common issue with the hood scoop on Tacomas, and like you mentioned, a popular fix is to cover the hood scoop with some sort of vinyl decal.
     
  3. Mar 30, 2018 at 12:05 AM
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    Even better, get rid of it entirely. Besides throwing glare, it reduces your view over the hood. Post up some pictures and advertise your hood for swapping, an SR5 or Limited driver will take it off your hands. I traded mine away and got $100 for my trouble.

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  4. Mar 30, 2018 at 11:07 AM
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    I have this issue, a hood pair of polarized sun glasses or tiniting your windshield help.
     
  5. Mar 31, 2018 at 5:54 AM
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    Toytec Ultimate lift, SSO Slimline bumper and 10,000# winch, emblem blackout, hood scoop wrap.
    6S2A8472-1.jpg I did a vinyl wrap on mine just because of the glare. Only had it a few days, but it works for glare, and I like the look.
     
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  6. Mar 31, 2018 at 4:05 PM
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    I like that wrap. When you do these vinyl wrap, do you take it into a vehicle wrap place or do it yourself?
     
  7. Mar 31, 2018 at 4:30 PM
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    I don’t have an issue with the glare from my scoop. The wrap looks good though
     
  8. Apr 1, 2018 at 6:18 AM
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    I took mine to a window tinting place. Was only 125.00 for materials and labor.
     
  9. Apr 1, 2018 at 7:01 AM
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    My truck is black, not sure it will look good wrapping the scoop. It on a white truck it looks like it is factory
     
  10. Apr 1, 2018 at 7:41 AM
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    I get glare off of the scoop really badly. Plan on taking it in to get wrapped.
     
  11. Apr 1, 2018 at 9:19 AM
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    The scoop or the whole hood? I am thinking an entire mat black hood would look good.
     
  12. Apr 1, 2018 at 4:56 PM
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    I am going to get around the scoop wrapped all the way to the back of the hood. For me, the glare seems to come off the backside of the scoop where it angles back to meet the rest of the hood.
     
  13. Apr 1, 2018 at 8:05 PM
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    This is my 2nd 4R with a skewp and I’ve never noticed the glare. Maybe it’s just me and my brain doesn’t process it.
     
  14. Apr 3, 2018 at 12:08 AM
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    Mine glares too, but only at certain hours. I want to get mine wrapped, I really like the scoop (it’s adds 10hp!) but hate the glare.
     
  16. Apr 10, 2018 at 10:34 AM
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    I love the scoop, they look to plain without it. No issues with glare at all.
     
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    Mine most definitely does glare with the sun in the right position. I also get some glare off of the flat part of the hood next to the scoop under some circumstances.
     
  18. Apr 15, 2018 at 8:55 PM
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    If anyone wants to get rid of their scoop hood, I would gladly trade my non scoop SR5 MGM hood. Located in NJ.
     

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