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Deck Plate Mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by takamineman, Jan 9, 2012.

  1. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:33 PM
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    takamineman

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    I'm considering the Deck Plate Mod for my 03 3.4 and I'm slightly concerned...does this not let too much crap get in to the intake? I know more cool air would be great but I don't want to do anything to tear it up!!
     
  2. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    steve o 77

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    nope its fine. Ive had mine open for over a year now through some pretty huge downpours with no problems.
     
  3. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:34 PM
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    Your filter will stop anything from going down the intake. Do it. You won't regret it. And if you do, you can always just screw the deckplate in.
     
  4. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:42 PM
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    Some people install a screen over the deck plate area for "large debris". I didn't and I haven't had any problems.
     
  5. Jan 9, 2012 at 1:43 PM
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    Even though your entire intake system looks like someone wiped their ass with it :D
     
  6. Jan 9, 2012 at 2:02 PM
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    Watch out for rodents...perform a monthly visual mouse check, especially in the winter and especially if the truck has been sitting for at least a week.
     
  7. Jan 9, 2012 at 2:39 PM
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    Not sure what air filter you use, but the stock replacement filters are pretty thick. Doubt anything can get through there except for (obviously) H20, dust, and (the aformentioned) fecal matter:D:D
     
  8. Jan 9, 2012 at 2:49 PM
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    My entire engine bay looks like that.:D
     
  9. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Hey in another thread I heard you're supposed to reset your intake computer when you do this by pulling the fuse. Is this gonna mess up the way my truck runs at all? have you guys done this? I just bought a deck plate, now all i need to is put it on, but i don't wanna go and screw up my truck by resetting shit i'm not supposed to.
     
  10. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:19 PM
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    do it. it really cant hurt anything and you cant really screw it up. its easy and worth it IMO
     
  11. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    yeah pull the fuse and put it back in. it doesnt screw anything up just makes the computer reset itself
     
  12. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:28 PM
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    I didn't do this, the ECM will adjust on it's own. My throttle response was better after two days of driving. You can do it if you want, it won't hurt any thing.
     
  13. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    Thanks man, I was just a little leary because the guy in the other thread said it took him a full tank of gas before his pickup was completely normal again.
     
  14. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    Oh, and also, did anyone get any better gas mileage by chance? it doesn't seem like it would help, but i've heard it can.
     
  15. Jan 17, 2012 at 8:59 PM
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    make sure you pull the small one. not the big one
     
  16. Jan 17, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    i didnt really get better gas milage. but it sure sounds good and i can feel a little more power :D
     
  17. Jan 17, 2012 at 11:20 PM
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    I have noticed no increase in mileage. Just better throttle response and better sound. If anything it has reduced my mileage because I have been liking the noise.
     
  18. Jan 20, 2012 at 9:15 AM
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    Has anyone had any problems with snow, like busting through a 3 foot snow drift? And also can air be TOO cold for your intake, say about -40? will that cause any problems? I just wanna be sure before I do this...
     
  19. Jan 20, 2012 at 4:47 PM
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    if you have problems with it, just screw the cap back on
     
  20. Jan 21, 2012 at 10:45 AM
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    That's the beauty of the deck plate. Just screw on the lid and it's like it never happened.
     
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