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deckplate mod advice and detection

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by ARBman, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:50 PM
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    ARBman

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    from talking to you guys i have decided to do the deckplate mod, first off can i just take the air box out and cut the hole and install the deckplat and keep every thing else the same
     
  2. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    check out the build thread
    yep, unscrew the bolts holding the air box in and just detatch it, take out the air filter and cut the hole, most people do the 4in size which is what i did. Make sure after you cut the hole u wash it out thoroughly to get all the plastic shreds out of the box. Put some sensor safe sealant around the hole and stick the plate in there. Put the box back in and if the check engine light goes on its most likely due to the sealant but mine went away after 30 minutes. goodluck!
     
  4. Jul 1, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    so i need the screws and the sealant to install the deck plate.and i have the stock papper filter would it help if i put a K&N filter in
     
  5. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:04 PM
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    I have an AFE pro dry filter and i like it, and all the instructions for the deck plate mod say to screw it in but the sealant holds it in very well so i didn't even do screws, but yes the sealant you can find at any checker/o reilly/auto zone store for under 5 bucks
     
  6. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:34 PM
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    i have the v6 could i fit a 5 inch
     
  7. Jul 1, 2010 at 2:41 PM
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    check out the build thread
    i have the v6 as well, you probably could but a 4 inch hole is big enough and you wont see any performance increase between a 4 and 5 inch deck plate
     
  8. Jul 1, 2010 at 3:45 PM
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    ya, so did u take the silencers out of yours.so u leave the center of the deckplate in right
     
  9. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:02 PM
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    i left the silencers in, and by leaving the center of the deck plate in do u mean leave it screwed in? no you leave it unscrewed so u allow more air in
     
  10. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:18 PM
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    oh ya i see what u mean i just went out to my boat and was looking at one.dose it make alot of nose or dose it sound B*D A*S
     
  11. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:20 PM
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    It gives it a growl to it, yes. I love mine. I'm running a stock air filter as well. Just leave it out when you are driving, and put it on when offroad. I'd leave the silencers in. Also, use a 4" deckplate.
     
  12. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:27 PM
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    ya i don't quite under stand what the deckplate dose fill me in
     
  13. Jul 1, 2010 at 4:31 PM
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    Better throttle response, about a 6 HP gain, and possibly a small improvement on your MPG (Depends on driving style and whatnot, but about 1-2 MPG increase usually). It's cheap and has awesome benefits. My favourite mod on my truck, by far. Also, when your RPMs get to 3k and above, it's louder and has a nice growl to it. It sounds pretty good. Keep the top unscrewed while you drive the streets. When you hit the dirt to offroad, screw the top back in. More air flow, meaning the engine can breath better as well.
     
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    In order to let MORE air into the airbox (provides more power and fuel efficiency) a hole needs to be cut in the filter box to let more air in. The problem with a big hole in the box is that water, dirt and leaves can get in the filter box which will clog and shorten the life of your filter. Also if water gets sucked into your engine, it usually does not end well for your engine. A deck plate ring will let air in through the opening in the custom made hole as well as water and other debris. If you plan off-roading or driving through big puddles or streams, you should fill the hole with the deckplate cap. The cap is water tight and keeps crap out although you'll be back to the original stock airflow and performance. Open for power, closed to keep clean
     
  15. Jul 1, 2010 at 7:50 PM
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    ok went to advanced and got the sealant going to the boat shop to get the deckplate tomo
     
  16. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:12 PM
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    You'll wanna make sure you got a good cutting tool. That plastic box is harder to cut than it looks. Good luck man. Let us know how it goes
     
  17. Jul 1, 2010 at 8:24 PM
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    ya i was thinking along the lines of a sawzol
     
  18. Jul 1, 2010 at 9:49 PM
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    i used a dremal and it wasnt too bad
     
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