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Posted: 8/30/2010 5:24:37 AM EDT
I don't see any models on the Yota website with it. I know it probably had no real functional purpose but it made the truck look so much cooler.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:42:22 AM EDT
Not entirely sure. I got my 08 Tacoma this weekend though and it is AWESOME. Strongly suggest getting one regardless if it has a scoop or not.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:49:44 AM EDT
Did you check on the TRD sport models?

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Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:50:46 AM EDT
Originally Posted By IIRC:
Did you check on the TRD sport models?

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this, the sport model has the scoop, not the off road

and mine serves no purpose what so ever
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:55:43 AM EDT
I thought the scoop looked stupid.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:06:04 AM EDT
It's on sport and prerunner models if I recall correctly.

My TRD offroad (and the REAL tacomas imo) don't have the non functional scoops.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:07:52 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
I don't see any models on the Yota website with it. I know it probably had no real functional purpose but it made the truck look so much cooler.



You should put a spoiler on the back as well when you get it.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:09:21 AM EDT
Only the TRD Sport models come with the cosmetic scoop and limited slip diff. The TRD Off Road comes with a rear locker. I really like the new colors on the 11's and the honeycomb grill looks totally badass. I wonder if it's possible to have a dealer order one and install it on an older taco?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:09:26 AM EDT
Is it a truck or racecar?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:10:12 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 6:12:16 AM EDT by pathfinder74]
I know it's stupid... but I think it makes it look cooler... just me I guess

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
Originally Posted By IIRC:
Did you check on the TRD sport models?

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this, the sport model has the scoop, not the off road


Not seeing it on the TRD on Google images...
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:12:58 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 6:15:29 AM EDT by unseenSNIPER]
Check the TRD Sport models.
And READ the options page: TRD Sport Extra Value Package: Sport Suspension with Bilstein Shocks, 17" Alloy Wheels with P265/65R17 Tires, Hood Scoop, Color-Keyed Grille Surround/Bumpers/Power Mirrors (Access Cab models only)/Door Handles/Overfenders, Smoked Headlamp Trim, Sliding Rear Window with Privacy Glass, 115V/400W Deck Powerpoint, Fog Lamps, Remote Keyless Entry, Cruise Control, Variable Speed Wipers, Overhead Console with Compass and Temperature Gauge, Sport Seats with Driver Lumbar Support and Sport Fabric Trim in place of Standard Bucket Seats (passenger-side fold-flat feature delete), Metallic-Tone Instrument Panel Trim, Leather-Wrapped Steering Wheel with Audio Controls and Shifter (A/T models only), Dual Sunvisors with Mirrors and Extenders, Tailgate-handle integrated backup camera [1] linked with an auto-dimming mirror with monitor [1], TRD Sport Graphics
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:14:01 AM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I thought the scoop looked stupid.


this, they're the ghey. Complete after market thought, lets add this crap......and people will buy it!
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:15:40 AM EDT
what does it do?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:31:06 AM EDT

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
what does it do?


vents gasses and keeps the engine compartment from blowing apart. theres simply too much power for a regular hood.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 11:27:35 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 11:29:13 AM EDT by pathfinder74]
Originally Posted By torstin:

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
what does it do?


vents gasses and keeps the engine compartment from blowing apart. theres simply too much power for a regular hood.


Is his true? I know thats what. They're purpose is but it's not necessarily needed right? Having it may have a slight benefit though?



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Link Posted: 8/30/2010 11:30:15 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
Originally Posted By torstin:

Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
what does it do?


vents gasses and keeps the engine compartment from blowing apart. theres simply too much power for a regular hood.


Is his true? I know thats what. They're purpose is but it's not necessarily needed right? Having it may have a slight benefit though?



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Not true. But I agree with you OP, I think it adds a nice touch.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 11:37:18 AM EDT
Unless it's to provide clearance for the optional TRD supercharger, it's useless.

Tacoma seems pretty lame compared to the current Frontier:

- less HP/torque
- C-channel frame vs. fully boxed
- plastic "composite" bed vs. steel w/ factory spray-in bedliner
- no more limited slip rear ends (simulated via brakes)
- rear drum brakes (what is this, 1985?)

On the plus side, aftermarket support is much better than Frontier.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 11:57:36 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
I know it's stupid... but I think it makes it look cooler... just me I guess

Originally Posted By jmzd4:
Originally Posted By IIRC:
Did you check on the TRD sport models?

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this, the sport model has the scoop, not the off road


Not seeing it on the TRD on Google images...


It's not just you, I think it looks nice on the truck.

I couldn't give a shit less how many guys want to whine about it. If you are buying the truck for someone else, then I guess their opinion matters. Otherwise, it's all just personal preference.

The scoop itself is completely non-functional. It's only there for appearance purposes.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 12:31:23 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I thought the scoop looked stupid.


I couldn't agree more.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 12:53:22 PM EDT
PepBoys has glue-ons for $20. Get a set of chrome flames while you're at it. Also, pick a Latin American nation and emblazon its flag across your back window.

Then your truck will be awesome.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 12:58:27 PM EDT
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 1:01:43 PM EDT
Sport package.......non functional.........but it's mine and I like it



wish I'd had the scratch for the supercharger..........maybe next time
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 1:03:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 1:09:02 PM EDT by DarkCharisma]
Shit, that hood scoop added 150lbs-ft torque! The Tacoma will be a gutless wonder now.


...oh wait, it already was

On topic, GOOD. That hood scoop ruined the otherwise good looks of the truck.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 1:06:28 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 1:07:27 PM EDT by LvFreeRDie]
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Unless it's to provide clearance for the optional TRD supercharger, it's useless.

Tacoma seems pretty lame compared to the current Frontier:

- less HP/torque
- C-channel frame vs. fully boxed
- plastic "composite" bed vs. steel w/ factory spray-in bedliner
- no more limited slip rear ends (simulated via brakes)
- rear drum brakes (what is this, 1985?)

On the plus side, aftermarket support is much better than Frontier.


Personally I think the Frontier is ugly. I agree that Toyota needs to update the motor. Rumors of that next year or the year after. Also would be nice if it had a steel bed and rear discs, but I'm not sure where you're coming from with the limited slip rear end, at least on the TRD Off-Road models. They have limited slip, rear e-locker, and a very good electronic system. A lot of the Tacoma guys claim the new 4wd system is nearly as good as a front and rear locker.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:22:41 PM EDT
At least I'm not alone despite still being the minority.
Do they sell spinners for the TRD?
I have looked at the Frontier. Similar looking to the Chevy Colorado which I like as well. But the Taco just has a bigger beefier look to it.
As far as metal beds go, I always remember the Toyota truck always having rusted out beds and wheel wells. I'll take the composite. I'm not dumping busted up pieces of concrete into the bed from 100ft.

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Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:23:45 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I thought the scoop looked stupid.


Me too!!!
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:30:05 PM EDT
Hood scoop on TRD sport package but when I was looking at the TRD off road I told the salesman that I wanted the scoop and he could just swap hoods with another TRD.

He said no so I said no deal.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:33:29 PM EDT
Originally Posted By WUFMAN:
Sport package.......non functional.........but it's mine and I like it

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/WUFMAN/jul2008015.jpg

wish I'd had the scratch for the supercharger..........maybe next time


This charger?

Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:35:18 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Unless it's to provide clearance for the optional TRD supercharger, it's useless.

Tacoma seems pretty lame compared to the current Frontier:

- less HP/torque
- C-channel frame vs. fully boxed
- plastic "composite" bed vs. steel w/ factory spray-in bedliner
- no more limited slip rear ends (simulated via brakes)
- rear drum brakes (what is this, 1985?)

On the plus side, aftermarket support is much better than Frontier.


I spend a lot of time Many miles from paved roads. The farther out I go the less I see of anything but toyota pickup trucks.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:35:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By sledhead907:
Originally Posted By WUFMAN:
Sport package.......non functional.........but it's mine and I like it

http://i45.photobucket.com/albums/f94/WUFMAN/jul2008015.jpg

wish I'd had the scratch for the supercharger..........maybe next time


This charger?

http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h179/airforcedude23/IMG_9752.jpg?t=1283218383


Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:44:33 PM EDT
Originally Posted By DarkCharisma:
Shit, that hood scoop added 150lbs-ft torque! The Tacoma will be a gutless wonder now.


...oh wait, it already was

On topic, GOOD. That hood scoop ruined the otherwise good looks of the truck.




Those body style Tacos are actually pretty peppy with the 5 speed.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:50:38 PM EDT
Originally Posted By GTwannabe:
Unless it's to provide clearance for the optional TRD supercharger, it's useless.

Tacoma seems pretty lame compared to the current Frontier:

- less HP/torque
- C-channel frame vs. fully boxed
- plastic "composite" bed vs. steel w/ factory spray-in bedliner
- no more limited slip rear ends (simulated via brakes)
- rear drum brakes (what is this, 1985?)

On the plus side, aftermarket support is much better than Frontier.


I test-drove Frontier and Tacoma back to back. Tacoma felt faster and accelerated to speed better than Frontier. Frontier engine did feel more refined (smoother).

The reinforced C-channel frame on the Tacoma does fine.

The composite bed will never, ever rust, and takes abuse as well or better than a steel bed.

Every single Tacoma built from '09 onward has brake-based traction control, and can simulated limited slip (which, since it requires no traction on the other drive wheel to work, functions more like a locker than limited slip). The 4wd TRD OR models have ATRAC, which is brake-based four-wheel limited slip, and apparently is amazing off-road. (I have a 2wd, so I don't have experience with the current generation 4wd.)

The rear drum brakes work just fine, have less un-sprung mass than equivalent discs, and have a simple and relatively foolproof parking brake mechanism. With the standard electronic brake distribution and antilock brakes, the truck makes good use of all of its available braking. I've been very, very impressed.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 5:52:26 PM EDT
Is the hoodscoop made by tapco?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:02:17 PM EDT
Agree on the lameness of the non-functioning scoop. OR > Sport BTW. Here's mine:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/tharden/Avid_2.jpg
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:08:55 PM EDT
I drive a mid 90s taco. I checked out one of the new 4 door models. Damn I wish had the cash to upgrade. They're making them a fair bit bigger now than they did in the 90s. I could use the extra width for my fat ass.

Too bad I'd have to shell out $30k to get one. fucking pricey.

Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:13:12 PM EDT

Originally Posted By ASH5:
Agree on the lameness of the non-functioning scoop. OR > Sport BTW. Here's mine:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/tharden/Avid_2.jpg

Damn that looks nice, I'm loving that olive drab paint. I saw a Dcab yesterday in that color decked out with TRD rims and BFG All Terains that looked flipin sweet.

I got mine when the only decent color was silver, now there's three identical tacos in my neighborhood.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:13:24 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 6:13:35 PM EDT by tyman]
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I think the scoop looks awesome.


You and me both, brother!
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:14:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 8/30/2010 6:16:03 PM EDT by Ragin_Cajun]
Originally Posted By chapperjoe:
what does it do?


Increases aerodynamic drag.

Originally Posted By ASH5:
Agree on the lameness of the non-functioning scoop. OR > Sport BTW. Here's mine:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/tharden/Avid_2.jpg


NICE!
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:19:14 PM EDT
Here's mine back in '06. I like the look of the scoop.













Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:20:42 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I thought the scoop looked stupid.


Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:23:35 PM EDT
Originally Posted By Kalmar:

Originally Posted By ASH5:
Agree on the lameness of the non-functioning scoop. OR > Sport BTW. Here's mine:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/tharden/Avid_2.jpg

Damn that looks nice, I'm loving that olive drab paint. I saw a Dcab yesterday in that color decked out with TRD rims and BFG All Terains that looked flipin sweet.

I got mine when the only decent color was silver, now there's three identical tacos in my neighborhood.


Thanks. That color is Pyrite Mica and it's looks great in the sun; It's a combo of brown, gold, and green and looks pretty slick in person. Most of the Tacos I see on the road around here are white or silver so, I like having a unique color.
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:39:53 PM EDT
Is the scoop actually functional when you have the supercharger installed?
Link Posted: 8/30/2010 6:49:46 PM EDT
Originally Posted By VTHOKIESHOOTER:
I thought the scoop looked stupid.


Really? To each his own. I happen to like mine.

Link Posted: 8/30/2010 7:22:40 PM EDT
On toyotanation.com there is an ongoing hood swap thread, so whether you have a scoop or don't, whether you want' one or don't, you can swap hoods with another member. http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/showthread.php?t=322442
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 5:22:08 AM EDT


Very nice. I like the grill without the Yota emblem.

Originally Posted By ASH5:
Agree on the lameness of the non-functioning scoop. OR > Sport BTW. Here's mine:

http://i14.photobucket.com/albums/a312/tharden/Avid_2.jpg


If you're going to put a cap on it why not just get the 4 Runner?

Probably not a good comparison but I see it as being just as useless as a sports car that can go >100mph since we live in a country where the speed limits is never more than what, like 80 at the most?
I think sports cars are about as useless as the hood scoop... sure they look cool but what do they really do aside from self gratification....
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 5:54:24 AM EDT
I love the hood scoop. It makes it look a bit more like the sexier Hilux.

Toyota also needs to ditch the rear drums in favor of discs. The 2011 Ford Ranger gets rear disc, probably the first of the compact pickups to do so.
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:04:10 AM EDT
Do the 4X4 still come with push button 4 wheel drive or do they come with a secondary gear box and stick?

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:16:44 AM EDT
Originally Posted By metroplex:
I love the hood scoop. It makes it look a bit more like the sexier Hilux.

Toyota also needs to ditch the rear drums in favor of discs. The 2011 Ford Ranger gets rear disc, probably the first of the compact pickups to do so.


Ford's bringing the Ranger back?
This?



Looks like a hybrid of every truck currently on the market including that ridiculous looking Avalanche/Ridgeline... I hate Fords.
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:48:32 AM EDT
Originally Posted By BlackSwan:
Do the 4X4 still come with push button 4 wheel drive or do they come with a secondary gear box and stick?



It's a push button 4WD system nowadays.

Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:58:32 AM EDT
how does the hood scoop handle heavy rain?
Link Posted: 8/31/2010 6:59:30 AM EDT
Originally Posted By pathfinder74:
Originally Posted By metroplex:
I love the hood scoop. It makes it look a bit more like the sexier Hilux.

Toyota also needs to ditch the rear drums in favor of discs. The 2011 Ford Ranger gets rear disc, probably the first of the compact pickups to do so.


Ford's bringing the Ranger back?
This?

http://blog.healyford.ca/images/2011-ford-ranger-geneva_SHOW.jpg

Looks like a hybrid of every truck currently on the market including that ridiculous looking Avalanche/Ridgeline... I hate Fords.


I'm a ford guy till the end, there is no way in hell I would take that even for free.
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