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Elbow Mod (with pictures)

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by jking3002, Sep 5, 2011.

  1. Sep 5, 2011 at 1:13 PM
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    jking3002

    jking3002 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    The elbow mod is similar to the deckplate mod in that it creates an easily sealed hole in the stock airbox and according to gadget's website, it adds about 5-6 HP.

    Their are a few differences between the two mods-

    1.) The elbow mod is free
    2.) The elbow mod can be converted back to 100 percent stock without the purchase of a new airbox.
    3.) The deckplate mod is easier to adjust on the fly and there are more write-ups

    I decided to do the elbow mod because I'm cheap, and with my current rig (a Prerunner) I don't see a lot of offroading in my future.......

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    The elbow is located on the left side of the airbox where there is piping from the box into the fender (blue arrow) Once inside the fender the tube twists at a 90 degree angle, and this is very restrictive.

    In order to take the elbow out you will need a socket wrench with a 10 inch extension and 10mm and 12mm sockets.

    Remove the three bolts holding the airbox in place with the 12mm socket (marked in red; you will need the extension for the bolt near the passenger side headlight).

    Move the airbox out of the way (being careful not to rip out any wiring harnesses) so that you can fit your wrench and 10mm socket onto the two bolts to the left of the airbox (marked in green) Remove the bolts and then slowly work the elbow out. You will have to twist it around in order to get it out. Be gentle- if you have to yank you are doing something wrong.

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    This ^ is what you are removing!

    With this and my K and N drop-in I am seeing significantly better acceleration and throttle response.
     
  2. Sep 6, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    Turp

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    Nice post. Somehow I missed this on a V6 but the same applies for the 2.7. I opted for the snorkel removal for the same basic reasons: Free, removes restriction, and no water filled off-roading.

    My results on the 2.7 seemed to mirror yours.
     
  3. Sep 6, 2011 at 1:00 PM
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    Good post
     
  4. Jun 23, 2012 at 11:12 PM
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    chris66

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    sorry to bump an old thread but for this did you just remove the elbow? i removed the elbow but wasnt sure if i was supposed to leave the tube in or not. did you remove it?
     
  5. Sep 3, 2012 at 8:47 AM
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    Did it make a sound difference at all?
     
  6. Sep 3, 2012 at 5:11 PM
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    Wait doing this would stop the cold airflow coming from the fender into the box and just let the box breath more right?
     
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