How to Install a 2010-2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Hood & Hood Scoop, 5th Generation

How to Install a 2010-2019 Toyota 4Runner TRD Hood & Hood Scoop, 5th Generation

Hello, this is going to be ReveMoto’s 5th Generation Toyota 4Runner TRD PRO Hood conversion. The 5th generation runs from 2010 and up. Basically, 2010 to 2019. The difference between the TRD Pro and other versions is hood with hood scoop, the front bumper, the wheel package and the running boards. Also, if you are looking to know how to remove
or install hood. This video will serve that purpose. Most hoods are basically the same for any car, they are just held on by 4 bolts and a couple hood hinges. The tools needed are going to be a flathead screwdriver, a socket wrench with 12mm and 8mm sockets and panel clip pliers. Of course, you will need a hood with hood
scoop. This is a CAPA certified steel hood and the hood scoop is OEM plastic with accessories. In this video, we are going to start with
the hood scoop. First step is to insert the black trim into
the scoop. I snaps on easily and is pretty secure once you get in. After you do that, you want to make sure the back is clean. We uses rubbing alcohol but water works just fine. Some of the accessories that come with the hood sccop are the foam liners with adhesive on the back. Peel off the paper and apply the foam liners
along the edges. The purpose of the foam liners is creating
spacing between painted surfaces. Also protects the surface from over tightening the screws. Especially when the hood scoop is plastic, you can crack it if you tighten it too hard. The foam liners work very similar to a gasket. The other accessories are these four metal nuts that you use to tighten underneath the hood as well as these four rubber spacers that you are going put on the studs when you tighten the bolts. The four rubber spacers serve as protection
for the hood scoop. So when tighten those bolts on your not going
to crack the plastic when you are applying pressure, securing the hood scoop to the hood. So, this is where the 8mm socket and socket
wrench come into play. Those small nuts, you want to tighten by hand
to make sure they get on the studs. Once that is done, just secure with your socket
wrench. It’s pretty simple, straight forward, like
most of this job will be. If you do lose some of those nuts, you can
buy them at any local hardware store. We are going to use some editing magic to
speed up the video. Make sure that those plastic clips are pushing through the hood. It helps the hood scoop hold in place. So, this is when we get into the hardest part of the job, the hood. You want to lift it open, obviously You want to start by removing the accessories on the hood. We started with the water nozzles and water
hose for the windshield. You can use your flathead to pry out the prongs,
it’s very easy. For this hood, there is four pieces to the
water line, there is a small plastic piece connected to the nozzle, or I should say rubber
hose connected to nozzle. That is two pieces, you want to keep those together. There is a hard plastic tip where the hoses meet. You can just pull those out. The other two parts, the long middle section and the longer section that goes to the reservoir. You want to unplug the clip on the passenger side and remove the second clip from the hood bracket. If you do not remove that clip, it’s just a little hard to get the bolt off. Because it is sitting right next to the bolt. So remember we are just removing items from the hood, we’re not removing anything off the actual frame of the car. It’s really important you take stuff off the
hood only, you don’t want to do any extra work. Nobody like extra work. You want to work smart. The hydraulic struts are very easy, just get
the flathead screw driver and wedge it between the metal clip or steel clip; just wedge it
and twist the screwdriver. You do not want to take off the clip, what
you want to do is just loosen it. It will pop off. Once you do that leave it sitting on the round
portion of the strut. You can just, not so much force but push the hood off the strut. Removing the hood, It is a steel hood that
is heavy. You want to have someone help you. When you are loosening the bolts, you want
to hold the corner of the hood. You can see the tech holding it there. It is heavy, sometimes that corner can hit
the cowl or windshield. It will damage both or it can damage itself,
because corners can chip easily. Especially if it is a sharp corner, it may
bend. Make sure you are holding that corner up. This is where you use the 12mm socket on your wrench. Just loosen the bolts, one you loosen one
side it will put more pressure on the other side. Especially when you take off the bolts. The person to remove their bolts will have
an easier time than the second person. Once its loose, you want to twist them out
by hand. Make sure you put them in a safe place . We definitely recommend someone helping you with this. Call a friend to hlelp you hold the hood up. its pretty large and heavy. Sometimes you can do it alone if you wedge the hood in the front with a stick to hold it up. This car is raised up and it’s a littler more
difficult. Have a friend help you out because it is heavy and you do not want to hurt yourself or your car. So, on this part it’s, straight forward. We are going to remove the accessories from the bottom of the hood and install lit into the new hood.So, there is a bunch of plastic clips that hold up the windshield water hose. You want to use your panel clip pliers. If you are like us and don’t have any or lost it. You can use your flat head screwdriver to pry the prongs out. It may save you some time if you buy the clips brand new from the dealership. But definitely recommend re-using anything you can, it will save you some money, but it can be tricky getting the prongs out with
a flathead. It definitely takes a little bit of elbow grease. Re-apply the nozzles. Some hoods, if you are not working on a TRD Pro 4Runner. Some hoods have different length nozzles for each side. If I remember correctly, they are the same
length on both side for this 4Runner. If you do mix it up and put them on the wrong side, its super easy to fix. You can just pop them out and switch it. It’s super easy. That is why we recommend on this hood not to pull the rubber hose off the nozzle. I just makes it easier. We want to do this as quick as possible, it’s pretty quick job. Again, the hood is heavy, hold the corners
of the hood. You don’t want to smash that against your
windshield. I know I sound like a broken record but it
happens a lot. You do not want to do that. Put in the bolts by hand. Once you secure them in as tight as possible
by hand. You should insert the hydraulic struts. You can snap them on and make sure you push
the pin in. Once you do that, it will relive a lot of
work for you. It will hold the hood up, which is awesome
because the hood is heavy. Once the bolts are in and secure on both sides
by hand and both struts are up. Use your 12mm socket and tighten the bolts
as much as possible. Once you get the bolts are securely fastened, you are pretty much done with the hardest part of the job. It’s just maneuvering the giant hood. After that is in, you want to plug in the
windshield wiper hose. Reconnect the hose for the windshield water line. It is very easy. Again, its a hard plastic, you just insert
it into the rubber and you clip the hose on to the clips. That is it, it’s super easy. You should have no issues, because we did
not remove the hood bracket. I know I stress that a lot but its a super
easy job. If this were a collision, it would be a bit
different. When you close the hood, don’t slam it. Gently close it, you don’t know if it will
line up correctly. If you do have any spacing issues, just simply open the hood and adjust the bolts on the bracket until you get the correct spacing. If you guys made it this far in the video,
thank you. I know voice overs can be a little boring. If you like the video leave a like please. If you need anything whether its a conversion
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