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02 Taco deckplate mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Bs 02 Taco, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. Jul 9, 2008 at 2:26 PM
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    Bs 02 Taco

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    Does anyone have the specs on the deckplate mod for an 02 4x4 Taco?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2008 at 3:03 PM
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  3. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:11 AM
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    Janster, you ROCK!!!
    I have the 2.7 engine, do you know if this will work for me?
    And once you completed the mod yourself, did you ever need the plug?
    If so when did you actually put it on?
     
  4. Jul 10, 2008 at 7:25 AM
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    I left the plug off most of the time.
    Whenever I'd go offroading - I'd put the plug back in.

    Here's some threads... (2.7L)
    http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/archive/index.php/t-215206.html
    http://forums.off-road.com/toyota-tacoma/210541-deckplate-mod-question-2-7-liter.html
    http://www.customtacos.com/forum/showthread.php?t=33045

    Hope that helps...
     
  5. Jul 10, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    FWIW i've RARELY put my plug back in...even offroad or in monsooning rains...and only once did i find the slightest bit of mud that squeaked by the filter...

    im running an K&N filter and ive had no issues with not closing it up...i even occasionally go thru the car wash with it open
     
  6. Jul 10, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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  7. Jul 10, 2008 at 3:20 PM
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    Thanks a lot, you have been a great help
    I think I am going to give you a great rep :)
     
  8. Jul 11, 2008 at 1:23 PM
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    Gentlemen, will this modification void our 5 year/60,000 mile powertrain warranty??? I would hope not.
     
  9. Jul 11, 2008 at 1:32 PM
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    only if you have a problem that toyota can directly link to your modification
     
  10. Jul 11, 2008 at 9:15 PM
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    Pink slider.
    Unless you get water in it I dont see how making an engine breathe better will hurt it.
     
  11. Jul 12, 2008 at 5:18 AM
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    Put the cap in and you've the stock airbox back.
     
  12. Jul 12, 2008 at 5:55 PM
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    Well, I did it today! 4" deck plate, and the K&N 33-2054 drop in filter. Have not driven it yet, but I did start it up and let it run for a minute, and it didn't sound any different. I will keep you posted on if I think it makes any difference versus the stock set-up. It would be cool if i got another mile per gallon. Dream on, right?
     
  13. Jul 12, 2008 at 6:33 PM
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    Rain will not be a problem with this modification, will it? I only plan on screwing the "plug" in when I hose out the engine compartment about once a year.
     
  14. Jul 12, 2008 at 6:53 PM
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    Rian wont be a problem! Enjoy the new mod! :)
     
  15. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:11 AM
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    Have most of you that have done this mod taped off the entrances to the 2 silencers? Is there a performance gain to blanking these off? If so, do you think some foil air conditioning tape would be a good thing to use to blank these off? It is a very heavy duty foil tape used for sealing duct work.
     
  16. Jul 13, 2008 at 9:24 AM
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    Congrats on your mod, I did mine yesterday as well!
    There is a noticable sound diference at WOT and it feels like a turbo type kick in as well
    It took longer than 1 hour as well, but I broke my brand new Dremel in the process so I had to use a hand file...
     
  17. Jul 13, 2008 at 12:06 PM
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    Yeah, I would like to see someone do the whole job in 1 hour. B.S. Did you blank off the silencers coming off of the intake tube ? This is supposed to help with air flow.
     
  18. Jul 13, 2008 at 12:15 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    "blanking off" the resonators will give no performance gain at all. :)
     
  19. Jul 13, 2008 at 12:37 PM
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    Like Chris said, I dont think it does anything...
     
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