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Hood Scoop LED Light Bar

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by AH1006, Feb 9, 2018.

  1. Feb 9, 2018 at 3:15 PM
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    AH1006

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    Does anyone know of an LED light bar that would fit in the hood scoop opening of 5th gen TRD Off Road
     
  2. Feb 9, 2018 at 9:02 PM
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    Ummm, why? Isn't that a functional scoop? You would block airflow.
     
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    Not a single Toyota (US) truck or SUV has a functional hood scoop.

    Personal opinion, you'll get a lot more light out of a 32" light bar mounted in the grille than what you could mount in the scoop.
     
  4. Feb 10, 2018 at 7:43 PM
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    Silly me.

    Sorry, this is my first Toyota and a non-functional hood scoop is new to me.
     
  5. Feb 11, 2018 at 11:13 AM
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    Its all good man. Yeah the flat ass hood on these vehicles creates a low pressure area. You'd need a massively tall scoop to actually force any air.
     
  6. Feb 11, 2018 at 11:56 AM
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    Yep, I've already got a light bar behind the grille.
    I was thinking about some additional light higher up without going up on the roof.
    I think that one day I stumbled across some web site that offered a bracket for the hood scoop light bar but I haven't been able to find it again so I was hoping perhaps someone else knew.
    I did check and there is an insulation pad that covers almost all of the inside of the hood so the scoop's only function is to slightly decrease forward vision and to look cool.
     
  7. Feb 12, 2018 at 8:02 AM
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    That was the web site I had stumbled across a few weeks ago and couldn't remember, Thanks very much
     
  9. Feb 14, 2018 at 9:32 AM
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    We like this idea. Will be considering it for our own project.
     
  10. Feb 14, 2018 at 12:11 PM
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    I didn't get that too when I first got my 07 Taco, and wanted to remove the plastic that was blocking air from coming into the scoop. But I read it would just be problematic to let elements in thru the scoop.

    Anyway, the scoop is still functional to me. It reduces hood vibration.

    People do have different opinions on which hood looks better. You'll see quite a few TW threads with folks wanting to swap scooped hoods with non-scooped, and vise versa.
     
  11. Feb 14, 2018 at 2:19 PM
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    JBTRD

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    The hood scoop is funtionable as a good reflector for the sun early in the morning blinding the crap out of me.
     
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