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Deckplate Mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 747, Jan 3, 2009.

  1. Jan 3, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    747

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    I did the airbox (deckplate) mod yesterday, but hesistated to block/remove the larger "silencer" as described on the following webpage: http://www.trdoffroad.com/articles/deckplate/index.php

    Looks like it serves as more than a "silencer"...there's a line-out running from the "silencer" to another engine component.

    Question: Can the "silencer" be removed, and instead run a new (longer) line from the main air intake tube to the unidentified component (i.e., take the "silencer" off, and replace it with a tube)?

    Here's the "silencer" I'm referring to: [​IMG]
     
  2. Jan 3, 2009 at 5:46 PM
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    Cobra69

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    I'd just get a T Vaccum connector and connect it to the other hose next to it.
     
  3. Jan 3, 2009 at 6:01 PM
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    Any idea on what the "silencer" is...checked the FSM, but couldn't find anything.
     
  4. Jan 3, 2009 at 6:04 PM
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    It quiets down the huge sucking sound you hear when you step on the throttle.
     
  5. Jan 3, 2009 at 6:05 PM
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    lift, wheels, tires
    i blocked both of them off and it dont do anything just makes it louder
     
  6. Jan 3, 2009 at 6:07 PM
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    yup, i had the K&N intake on my truck ............took it off cuase i hated the throttle noise everytime I took off.
     
  7. Jan 12, 2009 at 4:52 PM
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    So what did you do with the hose coming from the silencer?? You just cap it off or something??
     
  8. Jan 12, 2009 at 4:57 PM
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    added a T connector and connected the two lines.
     
  9. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:06 PM
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    Oh. Sorry I must have missed that LOL. Do you know what the hose line is for??
     
  10. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:15 PM
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    I think it just a vaccum line.
     
  11. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:20 PM
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    OK. Thanks for your help buddy : )
     
  12. Jan 12, 2009 at 5:50 PM
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    NP........sorry i couldn't give you a definate answer I really not sure what they go to. I can tell you I never had any problems when I T'd mine off.
     
  13. Jan 12, 2009 at 6:51 PM
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    getting there....
    those are actually for cooling valves down i think.
     
  14. Jan 13, 2009 at 9:13 AM
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    Hmmm, sounds important, maybe tie it in to the main line by bushing down the (original) hole for the silencer?
     
  15. Jan 13, 2009 at 2:51 PM
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    getting there....
    that would work....or even a "t" fitting will suffice.
     
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