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Deck plate mod, WTF?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by cheese7882, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:10 PM
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    cheese7882

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    I was going to purchase a CAI K&N for my '97 tacoma with the 2RZ, I was reading reviews and came across the deck plate mod. After figuring iut what it is, is it really true? All I need to do is do the mod and i'll basicly have a $10 K&N CAI for my 2.4l? If thats the truth, then I'll do that tomorrow while i'm at work :D
     
  2. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:13 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    yeah i did it to my V6 and its pretty cool just dosent look as good as a CAI
     
  3. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:17 PM
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    Ive got a 99 with a 2.7 and i made my own version but it does make a diffrence. Get a good filter and check it often they get dirty fast!!!!!!:eek:
     
  4. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:18 PM
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    I'll take function over form, i'm a glock man :) But you say it really works? even on a 2.4l 4 banger? it wont rob my fuel economy will it?
     
  5. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:19 PM
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    Max-4_Yota

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    i dont reckon, dont think it hurt mine
     
  6. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:21 PM
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    So all i gotta do is drill out a 4" diameter hole and glue on a deck plate huh? I just put a new fram filter in, but i can always put a drop in K&N i guess.
     
  7. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:23 PM
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    yeah i would get a drop in K&N, its recommended
     
  8. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:25 PM
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    got the dremel, where do I get the sensor safe silicon? Kragen?
     
  9. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    advance auto parts or places like that its only bout $5, i got the permatex- its the blue tube that says sensor safe on the front
     
  10. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:29 PM
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    sweet. then tomorrow at work, i shall make a ghetto K&N intake :D
     
  11. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:30 PM
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  12. Jan 29, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    Did it with my 2.7L..dropped in a K&N filter (more air is comming in...you should use a better filter than OEM)...It works great. I notice a slight increase in acceleration!
     
  14. Jan 30, 2010 at 12:35 PM
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    I went from 15 on winter gas before the deckplate to 17 with deckplate (I also aired up the tires, don't know which one was more effective.) I also have the 2.4, so both these numbers are a little disappointing, but any increase in MPG is good. Mine is 100% stop and go city driving, which probably contributes to my bad gas mileage. The best I've gotten is 21 in the summer.
     
  15. Jan 31, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    built my deckplate mod today at work. A couple of my coworkers just shook their heads. I have high hopes for it personally. It was not that difficult to make at all. I had a little trouble, but I didnt have the right bits for my dremel, but I made it work anyway. I cant wait to put it in tomorrow. My air box is rippled so I glued the hell out of it to make sure it sits in there nice and tight. I also bought a K&N drop in filter. How often should I clean the filter and with what?
     
  16. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:46 AM
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    question about the mod - when it's raining out, do I need to pull over and close the hole? Even with the deckplate closed, how tight is the seal? I'm thinking it could become more of a hassle than anything.
     
  17. Jan 31, 2010 at 7:50 AM
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    getting there....
    i have driven in torrential downpours, and wheeled my truck thru mud pits/creek crossings......and never even screwed the deckplate back in. no water even got close to getting in.
     
  18. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:09 AM
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    if i would get the afe pro dry s filter. highly recommended on from a lot of people here. and you dont have to mess with oiling the filter. i love mine
     
  19. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    getting there....
    same here.
     
  20. Jan 31, 2010 at 8:15 AM
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    I have an 03' 3.4L V6 and I did the deck plate mod and lost like 2-3 mpgs. I went from getting around 300 miles per tank to getting 260. I put the dang thing back in. I did notice a little increase in horsepower though. Does it work better with an afe or k&n air filter? I juts have a regular one until it goes bad and then I will get an afe.
     
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