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Another Deck plate question

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by Bambigular, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:22 PM
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    Bambigular

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    I don't go offroading or romp through water, just street driving. I live in So Cal, so I don't see a lot of rain. Will I be able to just drill a giant hole in my intake as if I was going to do a Deck plate mod, but not put in the deck plate? The Mod instructions say close the plate if your going through water and if your not going through water leave it open. Will this work or am I just dumb? and does this mod throw any codes up for increase air flow?
     
  2. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:33 PM
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    Your right..a big ole hole in your intake box probably won't pass the visual inspection.
     
  3. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:34 PM
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    I had the deckplate mod plus K&N filter on my 96 3.4L....
    Never got any codes.

    I left the thing open most of the time - so I guess you could cut a hole in it and leave it.

    But...I'd highly recommend putting the deckplate in there just in case you need to close it from time to time. I mean - in dusty conditions, you'll wanna close it up or else your air filter's gonna get nasty real quick. Or maybe even in the winter time, close it off.
     
  4. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:35 PM
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    in theory it would work...but like you just said...a visual inspection would bring issues...

    thats why a deckplate is good...right before the inspection...pop the cover in and make sure its all painted up nice and black and you should be fine
     
  5. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:43 PM
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    I did the mod on mine and aside from the deck plate being cleaner that the air box you can't really tell there's anything modified by glancing at it,
     
  6. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:52 PM
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    I did the DP mod on mine and left it wide open when it got smogged. In my experience, they rarely do a visual inspection.
     
  7. Feb 9, 2009 at 9:59 PM
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    With this mod, was the power noticeable, I got a k&n drop in already and felt a different admittedly compared to the crappy cotton filter.
     
  8. Feb 9, 2009 at 10:19 PM
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    I think you mean the crappy K&N, but that's for another thread. Anyhoo, I had better throttle response and my butt dyno told me it had a little more power.
     
  9. Feb 10, 2009 at 2:59 AM
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    if nothing else...it sounds better :thumbsup:
     
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    Better throttle response.....with deckplate + K&N on my 96 manual.
     
  11. Feb 11, 2009 at 9:36 PM
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    Your right, I did my modified deck plate (just a big hole no plate) and the throttle response is better and a little bit of pick up. The price was right too..zero $$$!
     
  12. Feb 12, 2009 at 6:28 PM
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    Can you explain your response?
     
  13. Feb 12, 2009 at 7:47 PM
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    the deckplate has dyno proven results that are equal to or better than CAI for the truck :thumbsup:
     
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