No, I do not have a compressor/supercharger. I have the hood scoop to aid in moving hot air out of the engine compartment to keep eng temps cooler. Will be installing additional vents as well. Air in through the scoop and out through the vents. Has helps significantly at reducing engine compartment and intake temps and in turn coolant temps are better.
This is the truck I wheeled for year on 35's with stock gears. Put over 200K miles on it between 2000-2015, many of those miles offroad and
driving long distances to and from trails.
If it matters, and likely it doesn’t, my buddy has an lx450 with 5.29’s and 35’s. It drives nice, pulls a camper fine. Runs at 3k rpms at 70.
Lots of good info in this thread. I'm running a 97 LX450 on 35's. I'm looking into both regearing and hood venting for cooling. So appreciate the posts in this thread commenting on both. Hard to find folks with 35's with driving experience at 4.88 or 5.29 giving real world comments. So 4.88 on 37's and 5.29 or stock on 35's ???
Also, was the hood scoop a mod to the stock hood? Or did you find a replacement hood with the scoop already built in. Engine temps are a real concern for me. Temp gauges read normal and the truck has driven fine, but the amount of heat coming off the motor and hood is concerning. Vents would be a simple practical solution I think.