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Deck Plate Mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Scosh, Feb 1, 2010.

  1. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:15 AM
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    Scosh

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    Ok so I plan on doing the deck plate mod on my 02 prerunner soon. I just wanted to know what are the pros and cons of this mod. Does it make your truck sound different and is it noticeable? And is this mod worth it? I plan on going buy a deck plate after school today.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:18 AM
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  3. Feb 1, 2010 at 4:27 AM
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    Deckplate mod.
    I did mine saturday at my work and then installed it the following morning when I got off work. It is really easy to do and with the deck plate, if you screw the cap in its back to factory.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2010 at 1:04 PM
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    did you notice any difference in sound? i was supposed to go buy a deck today, but its pouring down here:(
     
  5. Feb 1, 2010 at 1:22 PM
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    I did it on my 2000 V6 and it did have a noticeable increase in growl. Acceleration feels a bit more snappy as well. I also removed the two silencers after the air filter.

    Also, although I don't think fuel mileage is actually affected, just having a better sounding engine makes me drive harder, which, in turn, lowers my mileage (just fyi)!
     
  6. Feb 2, 2010 at 2:03 PM
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    Is there any substitute other than using a deck plate? I do not feel like ordering it and there are no shops down here that sell them.
     
  7. Feb 3, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    i'd just order it online bro. Its worth it in my opinion, i lucked out cause I live 30miles from the coast so there are a few boat shops around here. Its cheaper than a CAI and if you use a K&N drop in or something similar you'll get the same results. I'm happy with the mod. Save yourself some time and get the right bits if your using a dremel and use the sensor safe silicon too. I forgot the name of the stuff I used but it was in a blue tube and it was a gasket sealer or whatever. I was working a 24hr shift, but I let the glue set for about 13 hours and never got a warning light from it. If all else fails, factory air boxes are cheaper, especially if you go to a pick n pull type place. Also you can look into an elbow mod as well. I think it does the samething. I dont know what type of air box you have, but if its ribbed like mine, just use engough to fill in the voids. If you want a photo I can take one an show you.
     
  8. Feb 3, 2010 at 9:57 AM
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    all the actual deckplate does s\is give you the ability to close it back up

    just cutting a hole in the airbox will accomplish the same results but without being able to close it
     
  9. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:09 PM
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    I got mine off ebay for $1 + $8 shipping. We actually used to have a boaters world here, in about the most landlocked place in the country, but it closed (go figure). I checked Cabelas and Bass Pro. Bass Pro didn't have anything, I think Cabelas carries a 5" or 6", not sure how big the V-6 will accept.
     
  10. Feb 3, 2010 at 4:15 PM
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    The picture would help:)
     
  11. Feb 3, 2010 at 5:30 PM
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    Here's the one I got

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    And here it is installed

    [​IMG]
     
  12. Feb 3, 2010 at 7:16 PM
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    Deckplate mod.
    ^ the same mod as me, he just beat me to posting a pic
     
  13. Feb 4, 2010 at 2:03 AM
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    Got mine off Ebay. They're $5-$10, Use a Dremel to cut it out and seal it with "sensor safe" silicon. I used a 4" which fits good on the 3.4L. I never really noticed a sound difference, but if you don't like it you can always put the cap back in and it's just like stock. Just buy a good air filter and make sure you clean out all the plastic shreds from you air box after you cut it out.
     
  14. Feb 4, 2010 at 4:13 AM
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    Just ordered a 3 inch deckplate from ebay.
     
  15. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:35 PM
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    Nice. make sure you use a quality air filter too.
     
  16. Feb 4, 2010 at 6:43 PM
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    The silicone i used was Permatex Sensor Safe silicone its in a blue tube and can be bought at about any auto parts dealer.
    ive got pics on my profile if you want to look, its a 4"
     
  17. Feb 5, 2010 at 3:49 AM
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    Scosh

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    I bought the k&n air filter.:)
     
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