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TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica #101017 Feb 10, 2:48pm Feb 10, 2:48pm
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TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica
cooltoy2000 over at nc did a gb a while back for a shop to make replicas of the TRD m sport hoodscoop. they were supposed to make fiberglass, carbon fiber and kevlar fiber versions. after delays with their subcontrator and the seemingly lack of interest, only 5 were actually produced.

from what i have seen and been told the fitment is almost oem. on a scale of 1-10 the final product fell into a 8-9. here's what cooltoy2000 said:

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OK! I have fitted all the scoops and the fitment is 8-9 out of 10 (with 10 being stock). I give my seal of approval. It is as good or even better then one can expect from something that was manufactured from a picture. Rather great actually considering they had only a few images to work from.

I first fitted all the scoops with using just the stock bolts, without using the metal air diverter. They fit great. Then I took one put on a silver one, as it would be on the car (with the diverter and tightened down). What I noticed was that the shop sis not account for the extra thickness of the diverter and the scoop sits jut a bit high, thus creating a thin gap along the point where it contacts the Hood. The gap is a bit larger on the drivers side then on the passenger side. I think this can be easily taken care off by shaving (sanding) down the foot on which the scoop sits a few millimetres. I think we should each do this on our own, as probably not everyone of those feet is exactly the same. So by doing it ourselves we can custom fit it to each of our cars. They may also be a chance that on some of the scoops the feet might be a touch too short, so a washer might need to be placed there to compensate. It would be pointless to have the shop do it, as you would have to have your car there. I do not consider this to be a big deal.


anywho, the shop is putting production on the backburner unless there's a flood of interest/requests. personally, i prefer the look which makes a subtle statement over stock and not as aggressive or bold as a c-one style (and it fits better.

if we can provide this shop with enough request they could ge the ball running. here's the contact's info:

Keith Croucher
Marketing Director
Tech Works Engineering Inc
kcroucher@techworkseng.com

for pix (i have a few in my documents) can someone help a brother out and tell me the process of attaching them? i tried and only got the url option or attaching only 1


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101018 Feb 10, 3:13pm Feb 10, 3:13pm
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belongs in for sale/gb forum

Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: GTStick] #101019 Feb 10, 3:17pm Feb 10, 3:17pm
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Originally Posted by GTStick
belongs in for sale/gb forum


well, it's not an active gb but should be considered as an "aftermarket review" and a request to boost interest.


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101020 Feb 10, 3:21pm Feb 10, 3:21pm
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yeah if there was a hoodscoop i would buy it would be a TRD sport m (or replica). but the prices they were offering were a bit high 200-250...when hoodscooops reg. cost 100-150...


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yoru such a clown, i wish you lived in nyc, i would love to just give you the beating that youve probably never gotten in your life.
Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101021 Feb 10, 3:44pm Feb 10, 3:44pm
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lets try this again (me thinks you can only do one at a time...)

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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101022 Feb 10, 3:46pm Feb 10, 3:46pm
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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101023 Feb 10, 3:46pm Feb 10, 3:46pm
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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101024 Feb 10, 3:48pm Feb 10, 3:48pm
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It looks a little crooked, like the highest point is slightly off center idunno


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101025 Feb 10, 3:51pm Feb 10, 3:51pm
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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101026 Feb 10, 3:52pm Feb 10, 3:52pm
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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: Evan] #101027 Feb 10, 3:55pm Feb 10, 3:55pm
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Originally Posted by Evan
It looks a little crooked, like the highest point is slightly off center idunno

it's the light refraction or reflection causing the "off center". it took months of revisions and modifications to get it almost perfect. even so, i've seen too many imperfections in c-one style scoops that eventually changed my opinion of them. this is definitely more suited to the car's lines.


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101028 Feb 10, 3:58pm Feb 10, 3:58pm
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Yeah, I really love the TRD M Sport hoodscoop...looks sharp.

Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101029 Feb 10, 4:06pm Feb 10, 4:06pm
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More pics of one that went to UK.

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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101030 Feb 10, 4:14pm Feb 10, 4:14pm
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whuddup, cooltoy2000. how do ya put all the pix on one post?


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101031 Feb 10, 4:57pm Feb 10, 4:57pm
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Copy the URL. Press the image button just below the reply window. Then paste the URL, then press OK. Code will pop in to the reply. Press ENTER to create a space and repeat the process until all the pics are in your reply.

Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: Evan] #101032 Feb 10, 7:48pm Feb 10, 7:48pm
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This scoop is available in prime for $200 an you dont have to persuade anyone to make it: web page Linked Image

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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101033 Feb 10, 9:22pm Feb 10, 9:22pm
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Can you do it in Carbon Fiber? That is what he wants.

PS. I am glad you edited your post. wink

PSS. To bad you were not selling yours 9 month ago. I would not have gone through the pain of having one made, and would have just bought one of yours.

Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: cooltoy2000] #101034 Feb 10, 9:46pm Feb 10, 9:46pm
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PS. I am glad you edited your post. wink


Yea, that was just wrong. I promise to behave now spineyes

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PSS. To bad you were not selling yours 9 month ago. I would not have gone through the pain of having one made, and would have just bought one of yours.

This one was available in November 2002 -I just don't plug my stuff much because it is usually pricey and beyond the budgets of most Celica owners. thumbsup
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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: Tater] #101035 Feb 11, 9:27am Feb 11, 9:27am
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PS. I am glad you edited your post. wink


Yea, that was just wrong. I promise to behave now spineyes

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PSS. To bad you were not selling yours 9 month ago. I would not have gone through the pain of having one made, and would have just bought one of yours.

This one was available in November 2002 -I just don't plug my stuff much because it is usually pricey and beyond the budgets of most Celica owners. thumbsup
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[/quote]ack! double the price? wish i could've taken advantage of the other gb at $207 for carbon fiber. feel like i got kicked in the groin puke me thinks i'll hold off on an actual carbon fiber Hood for that price. guess it's time to win the lottery... cry tater, on another more serious note, are you planning on fabricating a m sport wing? ya seem to have the headlights and scoop now. thumbsup


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Re: TRD M Sport hoodscoop replica [Re: JAIMEJAMES] #101036 Feb 11, 12:53pm Feb 11, 12:53pm
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Originally Posted by JAIMEJAMES

ack! double the price? wish i could've taken advantage of the other gb at $207 for carbon fiber. feel like i got kicked in the groin puke me thinks i'll hold off on an actual carbon fiber Hood for that price. guess it's time to win the lottery... cry tater, on another more serious note, are you planning on fabricating a m sport wing? ya seem to have the headlights and scoop now. thumbsup [/quote]

$400 is pricey for a Carbon Fiber hoodscoop. Trying to compete on price with product that is manufactured in sweatshops is imposable for me and I dont even try. For that kind of dough you can pick a nice Carbon Fiber Hood. And on that wing, have you been looking trough my shop window or something? laughsilly

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