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All,

Anyone ever created a functional hood scoop for a first gen? The thought occured to me on the way to work seeing the new tacos with a scoop.

Would it be possible to create a functional scoop into a CAI? Or better yet, has someone (or a company) already created something like this?

Thanks for the information!

Edit: Ive looked around on google but haven't really found what I was looking for. I have a Stock 00 Desert Runner.
 

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i know that 4x4parts sells the ducted hood for the first gen frontier. unfortunately those hoods were stock on turbodiesel navaras and as such the opening was designed to work with the top mounted intercooler. maybe it will be cheaper to go that route and maybe figure out the ducting for the intake

 

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Have you searched on here?

Some have added scoops but most are not fully functional.

To do it correctly, find a scoop that you like. Then mock it up on your hood and mark where you need to cut. Then cut the opening. After that you need to figure out a way to run some ducting from the hole to the CAI and possibly the TB too to keep it cool. After all of that, just rigid mount the scoop and bondo/prime/paint.
 

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Man that was a fast reply. I was just on my way back to say I found the 4x4 website and saw those kits. Since they were made for an 01 to an 04 I figured they would be roughly the same.

I imagine one could not run a pipe from the intake and connect it to the existing air intake? The idea is to eliminate bends in the pipe and keep it as smooth as possibe correct?

I saw this as a way to kill two birds with one stone.
 

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There isn't enough room under the hood to have a large straight pipe. Your best bet is to make some kind of foam mold and cover it with fiberglass and bond it to the underside of the hood. Then "disolve" the foam and it should be pretty smooth.

This method should have some good results since the air is already being forced in so as long as it is there, it will be used and your intake and filter will help force the turblent air into a laminar flow.
 

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does it matter how long the "pipe" is? Like If I created a fiberglass tube to connect to the air intake will that create problems?

The reason I ask is that with my knowledge of CAI's the point is to provide a smooth, less restrictive path (and shorter path, correct me if I am wrong) for air to flow. Removing all the accordion pleating in the pipes so to speak.
 

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does it matter how long the "pipe" is? Like If I created a fiberglass tube to connect to the air intake will that create problems?

The reason I ask is that with my knowledge of CAI's the point is to provide a smooth, less restrictive path (and shorter path, correct me if I am wrong) for air to flow. Removing all the accordion pleating in the pipes so to speak.
The hood with the ram air will be seperate from the CAI. The CAI is the smooth tube that is susposed to keep a laminar flow. The filter is what helps align the air waves to acomplish this.

Now for your hood and ram air fiberglass mod, this can be short or long, it doesn't matter. The one thing you want to do is provide enough space so that the air can flow and keep all your edges/corners smooth and broad. You don't want a 90deg if you can work in an 45 and a 45.

Before you start this project, you should figure out the space between the engine bay and the hood. This will tell you how much room you have and where to run your custom fiberglass tube. You may find that everything is too close and you are screwed but hopefully not.

In the end the moral of all of this is that it doesn't matter how the air is acting before the filter but afterwards, it should be as straight and smooth as possible.
 

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there we go, that makes perfect sense now. For a second I was confused as all hell. Thanks for all the info, gonna see what I can do.
 

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i don't know if it will help or not but here's a ram air hood for a dodge
see how the opening is directly above the air filter?

 

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Been thinking about this also. A 2 inch cowl would be sweet also. I like the scoops but wonder how it will be in the rain or high water.
 

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Sweet idea,

What about dual nostrils one being fake and the other right on top of your intake? Help even out the look and keep it fuctional/clean?

 

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I was interested in doing it because I thought what is the point of doing a CAI mod if you don't have a hood scoop? Seems the best source of cold air would be directly in front of the vehicle eh?

Anyway, I bought this 00 Desert Runner and knew it didn't have a whole lot of power or the greatest gas mileage. But damn it looked cool as hell. Now I figured what better way to may it look better than to put a scoop on it? Might as well make it functional at the same time.

If you guys get something mocked up let me know. I have some friends here that do that kind of thing but I have to round them up. I like the idea posted above about having a dual nostril setup. The one on the right could be positioned directly over the intake. Also instead of making the second one fake, combine the two vents and outlet them on the intake side of the engine bay.

What do you you think?
 

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I wish I would have thought about this about 3 weeks ago! I had my hood down to bare metal for repaint.Woulda been nice to add a scoop or 2,but was in a hurry to get it done.Have been looking at big nasty peeling clearcoat for too long.
 

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I've been wanting the Navara hood for a long time. Maybe after student loans kick in I'll get one.But I'll prolly carbon fiber the scoop out to match my grille bar...
 

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That Navarra hood with the scoop on 4x4parts will not work with your '00. You would have to change your headlights and grille(possibly fenders) to make everything fit. I would just install a scoop to your current hood and then figure everything out.
 

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You can do that because your truck is an'01-04. He cannot because he said his truck is a 2000. '98-00 trucks have square headlights and different grilles. That hood only works for your round headlights.
 
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