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deck plate mod suggestion?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jcmartinez17, Jul 9, 2010.

  1. Jul 9, 2010 at 2:26 PM
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    jcmartinez17

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    i wanna do a deck plate mod for my truck but having a hard time find a deck plate. Would it be possible for me to do the mod without the deck plate? like just cut a whole in the air filter box?
     
  2. Jul 9, 2010 at 2:31 PM
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    tacomaman06

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    you could do that....essentially the same thing/idea. but....i would order a deckplate online and do it so you can close it up if needed. go to overtons.com...or ebay. get a 4 inch plate.
     
  3. Jul 9, 2010 at 2:32 PM
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  7. Jul 9, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    $1 on ebay... + $5 shipping= $6 for 6 horsepower.
     
  8. Jul 9, 2010 at 7:05 PM
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    tacomakid96

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    Haha x2. I just took my deckplate out and got onto the highway today after work and holy crap I missed it haha it will be off for a while now
     
  9. Jul 9, 2010 at 8:02 PM
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    jcmartinez17

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    thanks guys, you convinced me to get the deck plate...now to find a cheap way to regear hahaha
     
  10. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:10 PM
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    I am gonna do this to my tacoma. its a 2.7l so what size deckplate should I use?
     
  11. Jul 10, 2010 at 7:31 PM
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    Same size for the 1st gen v6?
     
  13. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:29 PM
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  14. Jul 23, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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    can someone post a pic of a deckplate?

    i have no clue what this is/does lol
     
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    Look at build!
    heres what it looks like installed:
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  17. Jul 23, 2010 at 6:06 PM
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    pefect, thanks

    the old story of underflowing and restrictive air boxes
     
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    Yes, that's it exactly. These 1st gens have a somewhat restrictive, elbow shaped intake tube that goes into the fender well. The intention was good because it is a source of fresh cool (non engine compartment) air.

    When you add a free flowing muffler, along with the deck plate opening, it is possible to pick up a little HP and MPG. We like that. :D
     
  19. Jul 28, 2010 at 12:37 PM
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    Since when the deckplate is open it has a hole in the filter box, is it bad to have the hot air going into the engine, since the air under the hood is pretty hot?
     
  20. Jul 28, 2010 at 7:22 PM
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    Actually, it is not as exposed to much hot air, if at all, compared to most cold air intake system designs. The opening is on the front side where fresh air is coming in all the time through the grill area.
     
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