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Deck Plate Mod

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by RedManRocket, Jun 8, 2016.

  1. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:05 PM
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    RedManRocket

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    I thought about a cold air intake, but I was told that unless you have a turbo or a supercharger it's practically worthless. So then I was referred to the deck plate mod for the slight power and most of all, the sound!!
    So let's begin.
    First you're going to need to order a deck plate, I happen to get a white one because it was for a good price(no one will really see it anyways).
    To remove the air box there are three 12mm bolts and the 10mm clamp on the air box hose. I suggest an extension on the 12mm it will make it easier.
    The intake tube doesn't have a clamp, it just slides out. So after taking the clamp off the air box remove that hose un-clip mass air flow sensor on the air box and just pull sideways.
    Now you have your deck plate and the air box.
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    Unscrew the inner plate so you can trace the inside with a sharpie. Keep the deck plate towards the intake tube so that the windshield washer reservoir doesn't get in the way when trying to remove the plate.
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    Traced with a sharpie(should've used silver, oh well).
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    I used my Dremel with a fancy cut-off wheel for this. You could replicate this with a small saw if needed. Just drill a hole big enough for the saw tip to fit through and go at it.
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    (Take out your air filter if you haven't already and wear safety glasses the dust gets everywhere)Just do the best you can cutting a circle, it doesn't need to be perfect because we didn't trace the full diameter of the deck plate, so there's room for error, just try not to go to far outside the line.
    Now you have this, if you're cool you might have managed to cut all the way through.
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    I didn't... but a rubber mallet made easy work of that problem.
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    Now check for fitment, you should have something like this.
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    I put a grinding wheel attachment on my dremel and used that. If you don't have that you can use a file/and or sandpaper, that will take longer though. But you have the tools you have and that's that.
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    After grinding for a while you should have a shape, probably not a circle, but close! Close enough is all you need. Just take off little by little and check where the fitment is and is not good. You don't want to overdo it or you'll be left with a useless piece of plastic. Make sure you take off any chunks that are hanging or any leftover plastic, this will ensure good fitment of the deck plate and keep that crap out of your intake.
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    This Taco dust got everywhere ughhh...
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    Clean yourself and the air box up, make sure you get all the dust and flakes(I used my air compressor and a water hose to get everything out). Now go find some silicone sealant, this is what I found.
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    Wasn't squeezing out at all. It was sitting in my shed for years, I guess it's just a container of rubber now...
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    Backup silicone, it's almond color, eh whatever.
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    The deck plate doesn't come with screws so just go find some short screws that fit the deck plate holes. This is what I found.
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    Fit the deck plate onto the air box and make sure the holes are going into plastic(you might have spots that you ground too much and the hole won't be on plastic, make sure they are).
    Get a drill bit slightly smaller than the screws and make pilot holes, this plastic will crack easy. You can mark the holes with a sharpie, but mine was snug so it wouldn't move while I was drilling.
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    Once you get the first two holes drilled, put two screws in partially, just for extra measure in case it wants to spin on you while you're drilling. If you marked the holes you don't need to do this.
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    Finish drilling the holes and remove the deck plate. Grab your sealant and apply generously, you can always wipe off the excess.
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    Make sure you get silicone all the way around the holes to ensure there won't be any leakage.
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    Now push the deck plate in and make sure it sits evenly. Now you can put your screws in, tighten them in a star pattern to make sure it gets even pressure all the way around.
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    You can take your inner plate out now and keep it in your glove box or somewhere in your truck.
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    This what it looks likes like when it's installed, make sure you put everything back the way you found it, especially your mass air flow sensor plug.
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    Now enjoy a the new intake sounds and exhaust rumble, and the few extra ponies(they are not too noticeable but they are there). So when you go off road or somewhere really dusty like the dunes, put the inner plate back in and you're good to go. An easy and simple mod, about $10 or $15 I believe. Enjoy!!
     

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  2. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:19 PM
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    Clearwater Bill

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  3. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:39 PM
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    It actually has nothing to do with swimming pools. Made as an access point for places on marine craft such ar boats and the like.
     
  4. Jun 8, 2016 at 7:58 PM
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    Loco38SUP

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    I installed a deckplate mod on my 2001 1st gen back in the day. Its theory is more alluring than what it actually does.

    Looks like you did a good install though.

    RJM
     
  5. Jun 8, 2016 at 8:05 PM
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    RedManRocket

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    Thanks!! Yeah it's no turbo or anything, but the sound, you can tell the difference.
     
  6. Jun 9, 2016 at 3:50 AM
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    Clearwater Bill

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    You are correct. I'm old, and it was late. :anonymous:

    In my defense, it does look similar to a skimmer box access. And, I do have two deck plate installations. One in each of my kayaks. :thumbsup:
     
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  7. May 4, 2019 at 11:40 AM
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    Danny72

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    Just got all the materials I need for this Mod!!!!!
     
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  8. Nov 10, 2019 at 11:46 AM
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    devanHI

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    Hey guys,

    I've got a deck plate, hole saw and silicone in my cart ready to purchase, but I cannot find the secondary filter. Any one onkw where to find the Amsoil filter? I can't find it, are they not making it anymore?
    Do I need a secondary filter? Or was I misunderstanding other posts.
     

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