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Deck Plate Mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 01YotaTaco, Dec 4, 2009.

  1. Dec 4, 2009 at 10:33 PM
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    01YotaTaco

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    Decided to do the deck plate mod on my 01 Taco and i love it. It changed the tone of my truck, made it crazy loud, and gave me wayy better throttle response. Thanks to all you guys that told me about it.
     
  2. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:39 AM
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    kingston73

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    It's one of the best cheap mods you can do to your truck. Glad you like it!
     
  3. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:52 AM
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    da0023

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    my air box has the grooves in it, is it still possible to do the deck plate mod and still be able to seal off the deck plate?
     
  4. Dec 5, 2009 at 6:55 AM
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    higherlux

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    yupp :D
     
  5. Dec 5, 2009 at 7:06 AM
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    I don't remember where I found it, maybe Yotatech forums or CustomTacos, but there's a write up with pictures of the 2.7L airbox getting deck plate mod'd. Just use sensor safe silcone sealant and you're good, and let it sit overnight before you install the airbox and drive the truck.
     
  6. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:05 AM
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    STLharry

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    Very Much so :):)
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  7. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:24 AM
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    gatorboyy13

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    I have read alot on this and would like to do it, but i am a noob when it comes to stuff like that do you think it would be easy for me?
     
  8. Dec 5, 2009 at 11:43 AM
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  9. Dec 5, 2009 at 1:52 PM
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    Gettin Exhaust monday so it should be real nice after that.
     
  10. Dec 5, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    so, it will make the truck louder, correct? seriously thinking about doing this if it's easy enough.

    Just need to find where I can get a deck plate....
     
  11. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:30 PM
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    Ive done it and its great I wish I would have had it when I went to colorado for my truck to breath. You can get them at a marine or boat shop I went to a boat store the guy didn't know what I was talking about but then I found one in his inventory.

    Most and I have one that is 4 try to find one that is 3 inch diameter should be good enough.

    :cool:
     
  12. Dec 5, 2009 at 3:40 PM
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    not many boat stores in ohio ha ha.

    might have to order one off ebay
     
  13. Dec 5, 2009 at 8:15 PM
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    Do it, you'll love it. It's real easy and there is a ton of info. on how to do it if you have questions.
     
  14. Dec 6, 2009 at 6:59 AM
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    chris4x4

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    I did that, but still had more gain with the deck plate.
     
  15. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:17 AM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    I got just over 5 hp with the Deck plate. Nothing outside the error margine of the dyno with the elbow mod.
     
  16. Dec 6, 2009 at 7:43 AM
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    The thing I like about the deck plate is that once you put the plate in, it's back to factory stock. I could see if you just cut a hole in the air box and left it like that not doing it, but going the whole way and installing the deckplate makes the change reversible.
     
  17. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:36 AM
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    what should i buy to seal off where the grooves are?
     
  18. Dec 6, 2009 at 8:37 AM
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    chris4x4

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    When installin gthe deck plate, use a sealant. Run a bead around it, and it should seal everything. I use a "Sensor Safe" Blue RTV.
     
  19. Dec 6, 2009 at 9:31 PM
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    ROTTIRUNNER

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    I've been meaning to do this I just have to find a boat shop.:rolleyes:
     
  20. Dec 7, 2009 at 4:14 AM
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    DaytonLax14

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    same here. i will probably be getting one off ebay
     
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