3D4D bonnet scoop

You can ask your Fortuner related questions here. Also feel free to show us the modifications you did on your vehicle.
Post Reply
LR 4WD Full Lockers
LR 4WD Full Lockers
Posts: 706
Joined: Fri Jul 22, 2011 11:27 am
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: 3d4d Fortuner 4x4
Real Name: Rian
Location: Wonderboom Suid

Mon Nov 25, 2013 2:41 pm

I have a 2010 Fortuner with the smaller off-set bonnet scoop for the intercooler. Is it possible to replace this with the later model's wider scoop "centre" without to much modifications? I have not measured the later model's scoop hight, it seems a bit flatter, although its wider thus I presume that the intake air volume should be the same or even more? If possible, should the bonnet also be cut? Who has done this and what is the pro's and cons?
High Range 2WD
High Range 2WD
Posts: 17
Joined: Mon Apr 15, 2013 4:10 pm
Town: Pretoria
Vehicle: Hilux
Real Name: Jacques
Club VHF Licence: HC319

Tue Mar 03, 2015 8:20 am

I do note that this an old post, but did anyone successfully replaced the 3 slot with a newer 4 slot scoop?

If so what work/change is needed?
User avatar
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 62
Joined: Mon May 23, 2011 5:46 pm
Town: johannesburg
Vehicle: hilux d4d
Real Name: Corne

Tue Mar 03, 2015 9:11 pm

Very good question. I contemplated buying a bonnet from a scrapyard but the lines on the new ones differs. The new scoop does increase the effieciency of the intercooler as the 3 fin gives way to little air to the fins. Possibly the 4 fin is also not very efficient but still a huge improvement over the small 3 fin.
User avatar
LR 4WD Rear Locker
LR 4WD Rear Locker
Posts: 460
Joined: Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:56 pm
Town: Pretoria North
Vehicle: Toyota Hilux 3.0 D-4D, leveling kit, 17" with A/T BFg's, sadly stil some Tupperware, wish list growing by the day
Real Name: Antonie
Location: Pretoria North

Wed Mar 04, 2015 8:48 am

Your biggest problem will be to get just the scoop. There are no pirates available and salvage yards only sell them with the bonnet for the new face lift models. Toyota charge between R2500 - R3000 for just the scoop alone iirc.

Iff anyone find some of these scoops for cheap ill take x 5 please

"Must be a Toyota, must be a diesel and must run on BFG's"
High Range 2WD
High Range 2WD
Posts: 11
Joined: Mon Nov 23, 2015 7:00 pm
Town: Johannesburg
Vehicle: Hilux dc
Real Name: Mark

Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:17 am

will it really make such a difference? or just the look?
Posts: 6
Joined: Wed Nov 25, 2015 2:01 pm
Town: Roodepoort
Vehicle: 3D4D Fortuner
Real Name: Johann
Club VHF Licence: HC241

Tue Jul 12, 2016 10:42 am

I had this discussion on another forum and the most sensible answer was: According to the manufacturer there is no difference in power from the 3 vane to 4 vane...so this must be cosmetic?

Sent from my SM-G920F using Tapatalk
User avatar
Posts: 16711
Joined: Wed Oct 24, 2007 7:31 am
Town: Brackenfell
Vehicle: 2010 Hilux D4D 3.0 D/C 4x4
Real Name: Thys
Club VHF Licence: HC102
Location: Brackenfell

Tue Jul 12, 2016 11:42 am

An extra 5cm of bonnet scoop is not going to give such an increase in power that it will be noticeable. Remember you inter-cooler has a plastic cover onto which the scoop seals to prevent water from flowing into the engine bay. This plastic cover also needs to be changed, as well as the inter-cooler to have a noticeable effect.
Thys de Jager
CEO and Refreshments Manager at Team Offroad.

2010 Hilux 3.0 D4D D/C 4x4 with GOMAD "Brood" Canopy. Tripod.
1997 Jeep Wrangler TJ 4.0 Sport. The original SFA. AGA... Gooi kole
email: thys@teamoffroad.co.za

Like Team Offroad on Facebook...
Low Range 4WD
Low Range 4WD
Posts: 173
Joined: Sun Jan 24, 2016 1:13 am
Town: Griffith
Vehicle: 07 Hilux SR5
Real Name: Luke

Tue Jul 12, 2016 3:54 pm

Will be doin this soon!Image Link Broken

Sent from my SM-N920I using Tapatalk
High Range 4WD
High Range 4WD
Posts: 43
Joined: Thu Sep 04, 2014 9:27 pm
Town: Alberton
Vehicle: Hilux 4.0 V6 manual
Real Name: Gustav

Wed Jul 13, 2016 1:12 pm

A larger front mounted intercooler will be a better option.
Post Reply

Return to “Toyota Fortuner 4x4 Forum”