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CAI, deck plate mod, air filter....

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by MadeInMaine, Jul 17, 2010.

  1. Jul 17, 2010 at 6:37 AM
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    MadeInMaine

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    Hey guys....

    2 parts here....

    1. So I am going to be changing out old air filter for a new one... does the brand really matter? no name brand vs. big name brand? does it really change MPGs/HP/sound of exhaust?

    2. Also, does a CAI (such as AFE, Volant, TRD, etc) really have that much a difference versus the deck plate mod? whether you think it is ghetto or not, I don't care. I want to know about results...

    What are your thoughts?
     
  2. Jul 17, 2010 at 7:12 AM
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    I'm installing a drop in k&n and doing the deck plate mod today. I may be wrong but I think the mod will only work on a 1gen airbox.
     
  3. Jul 17, 2010 at 8:54 AM
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    The deckplate mod only works on the 1st gen Tacomas..
     
  4. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:11 AM
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    BradleyScottETC

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    The Deckplate Mod can be done on 1st gens AND the 2.7L. It is superior to a short-ram cold air intake in that it does the exact same thing, for a 1/32 of the price, and it is re-sealable if need be.

    The HP gains are minimal and not very noticeable, if at all.

    However, selecting a good drop-in, and removing the charcoal air filter are beneficial. Many people on this site are partial to the AFE Pro Dry S, as it is a washable non-oiled drop in as opposed to it's more expensive counterpart, the K&N (what I've always used) which is an oiled filter.
     
  5. Jul 17, 2010 at 9:58 AM
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    are you speaking of just the air filter itself, or the entire CAI unit?
     
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