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Deckplate: worth it or not

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Prerunner2511, Dec 29, 2011.

  1. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:34 AM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    I've heard some great things about the deckplate mod. I really wanna try it but the thing is I dont wanna hack up a perfectly good airbox if I am not going to get anything out of it. I just want some feedback from people that have installed one and know what it is capable of.
    Thanks,
    AJ
     
  2. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:45 AM
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    Rucas

    Rucas 1st gen > 2nd gen

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    do it.
    its worth it over an aftermarket intake. A lot cheaper, and will do the same thing.
    Just take your time and theres not much to screw up.
     
  3. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:49 AM
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    jberry813

    jberry813 The Mad Scientist

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    ...too much shit to list.
    And if you don't like it, you just keep the plate installed and it functions like a factory airbox.
     
  4. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:51 AM
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    davidpick

    davidpick NWXPDTN

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    ^^^ this. total mod costs ~$15-20 and an hour of your time. asking if an after market cold air intake is worth it is an actual question. if you don't like this, spin the cap on and it's completely returned to normal!

    one thing i did on my deck plate mod is put a piece of large-hole metal mesh behind the plate opening (held in by the screws) so that no *large* debris or animals could get in there and make a nest/screw anything up.
     
  5. Dec 29, 2011 at 11:59 AM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    i'm realy considering it. I think I am going to do it and I was going to put the screen in it, id already thought about rats nest :) and jberry that anti bro things is the best thing I've heard all day :rofl:
     
  6. Dec 29, 2011 at 5:53 PM
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    SunDevilTacoma

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    Chris4x4, lord of TacomaWorld, says he's had it dyno'd and the results are real. Just do it, you'll be glad you did.
     
  7. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:01 PM
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    JohnnYp

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    wish I had a factory air box :( stuuuupid CAI ....
     
  8. Dec 29, 2011 at 6:09 PM
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    TACOMABOSS

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    i did it and im glad i did
     
  9. Dec 31, 2011 at 12:58 AM
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    LarrysWorld

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    Wish I knew how to do this deck plate mod.
    Any threads on how to make it out there?
     
  10. Dec 31, 2011 at 1:10 AM
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    IDtrucks

    IDtrucks Just out for a rip are ya bud?

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    Where can I buy the deckplate?
     
  12. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:22 AM
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    Prerunner2511

    Prerunner2511 [OP] washed in the blood and wrapped in camoflauge!

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    you can get them at about any marine supply store
     
  13. Dec 31, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    Southern01Taco

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    You can also get them at bass pro, cabelas, and other stores like these.

    I have the deck plate mod and I did notice a slight gain. For what it costs, it is definitely worth IMO.
     
  14. Dec 31, 2011 at 7:24 AM
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    krlang

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    I did it on my 2wd 2.4 and it definitely gives a bit more pedal. And a little sound too. :)
    I put stainless screen on the back with a hose clamp. Easy mod and I can cap it in the winter to keep all the salt out.
     
  15. Dec 31, 2011 at 9:36 AM
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    Madjik_Man

    Madjik_Man The Rembrandt of Rattle Can

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    Some questions (probably answered in the other 4,000 deck plate mod threads)

    1. Assuming I don't do the "right foot" mod once this is done, is there any loss or gain in mpg?

    2. In that thread above he removed the EFI sensor and he said the computer is still trying to recalibrate. Did everyone else have this experience? I have a 5MT, will this affect me like it did that guy and his 4runner?
     
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