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Deck plate mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by BigKatTaco, Oct 21, 2010.

  1. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:16 AM
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    BigKatTaco

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    i have a 03 dc taco and i was wondering what the deck plate mod is that i keep seeing in alot of the threads...
     
  2. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:19 AM
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  3. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:20 AM
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  5. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:37 AM
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    i'm just removing my elbow, saves from having to spend $10 on the deck plate, and keeps the airbox original
     
  6. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:52 AM
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    You saw the threads.... did you read any of them? The answers were right in front of your nose.:p
     
  7. Oct 21, 2010 at 11:57 AM
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    Your complaining about a $10 deck plate? Come on some of us made the mistake of buying a $300 CAI before we joined TW now that's something to complain about. :p
     
  8. Oct 21, 2010 at 12:59 PM
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    lol no complaining....it's just money i don't need to spend if i don't have too lol


    actually, first i'm going to see where the elbow comes out in the fender and see if there's any risk of water getting up there at all

    if there is then i might do the deck plate mod, after all it is only $15 lol
     
  9. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:08 PM
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    I don't think your going to have a problem with water getting in the elbow unless you dunk the whole front end. I'm modifying my CAI so that i can use my cone filter and CAI tube with the stock air box. i hit a puddle about 4" deep at 15mph and got water all over my filter. I like going in water and i don't want to hydro lock my truck so i got to do something.
     
  10. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:18 PM
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    shit i hit a puddle of at least 2 feet water went over the hood and my deck plate was still fine....not saying i would ever do it again.
     
  11. Oct 21, 2010 at 1:25 PM
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    And that's why I'm modifying my CAI so I can hit a puddle without freaking out.
     
  12. Oct 22, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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    Was it OPEN or Closed?

    If you know you're gonna be running around in the mud & water, you put the LID ON and close the airbox. If you're driving around on the street and want breathability & better throttle response - you remove the LID and open the airbox.

    Why take chances? Close the box if you're running around in water.
    OR
    Just cut a damn big hole in the airbox and leave it open. That's totally a personal preference.
     
  13. Oct 22, 2010 at 6:42 AM
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    I did the mod last week. Has anyone found water in the airbox after driving in heavy rain with the plate open?
     
  14. Oct 22, 2010 at 7:10 AM
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    I drove over 200 miles in rain this past weekend, heavy at times, and had no water whatsoever. And, as other members suggested, if you are freaked out, stop, pull over, put in the deckplate, and take a deep breath out. :)
     
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