Originally Posted by andy2003
That's awesome we had a 01 emerald green sport that we traded in on the 08! Still one of my favorite vehicles I've ever had!! I'm having issues loading pics through image shack I'll edit this post later with some. Sounds like your off to a great start can't wait to see some pics! Search deck plate mod and gray wire mod on here. I don't think the 3 inch lift wont hurt a thing (mpg) either. I want to do it to my Tacoma as well! Have a good one.
I searched those 2 mods and I'm unsure about the gray wire mod. The button on my 01 4runner dash is supposedly to lock the transfer case, and not the rear differential like the trucks. I also see nothing on the differential itself indacating that it has an electric or vacuum locker.
I would like to know the differences between the truck and 4runner regarding this.
As for the deck plate mod, I think I'll make some adjustments to the Volant I bought first. The Volant is a sealed box...poorly sealed, and thus very loud. I added a 3" piece of rubber inlet hose that fits perfectly over the fresh air duct coming out of the inner fender that fits into the stock box.
I'll go back and seal up the big rectangular opening on the Volant box so that just the hose from the fenderwell is going in, as opposed to the gaping hole 2" to 3" from it.
The inlet tube also seals poorly and needs some foam added, as well as some silicone around the lid when I'm done.
It does seem to breathe better at lower rpm too. Maybe a hp or 2, and an extra couple miles per tank, we'll see.
I find when I search for things here I get alot of related threads, but never the original post or how to's also.
Does anyone know if disabling the door/key beeper on the 96-02 models is the same as the 89-05? Which was removing a plastic square cap off the circuit board, a small magnet inside it made a connection when activated.