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Discussion in 'New Members' started by alfhasg35, Oct 11, 2010.

  1. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:47 PM
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    alfhasg35

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    hey peeps.. i'm new to the forum.. my name is Alf.. i just bought a 1997 Taco this evening.. 2.4L stock truck ...

    back in 1995 i purchased a brand new Tacoma when it first came out. It was a 96 and I babied it.. i read a mini truckin magazine article about a company named E.L. Prototypes and on a whim i followed the address in Baldwin Park and met Eric, the owner.. i ended up being the second person to own all of his stuff at the time which was an intake, overbored TB, Match ported intake manifold and chip.. i also ended up getting a stage 3 kevlar clutch custom built by clutchmasters at the time and i was running a 75 shot of NOS.. this was way back in like 98.. anyhow.. i ended up shaving the whole truck, lowering on DJM suspension, and topped it off with Blitz Type 03 , 3-piece JDM baller wheels... my truck was dope.. sold it cuz i had a kid.. now.. i drive a modded out g35 coupe and i just bought the taco as a daily.. was thinkin about getting some breather mods but i cannot find E.L. Prototypes ...????

    i haven't run a search yet... but any suggestions...???

    thankx...

    Alf

    they didn't have these cool car/truck internet forums when i modded out my tacoma... this makes things easier..
     
  2. Oct 11, 2010 at 7:55 PM
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    OZ-T

    OZ-T Quite an experience to live in fear , isn't it ?

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    Welcome Alf
     
  3. Oct 12, 2010 at 12:09 AM
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    himmie

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  4. Oct 12, 2010 at 11:11 AM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Welcom aboard! try to deck plate mod along with a drop in filter.
     
  5. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:06 PM
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    alfhasg35

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    i have been reading up on this mod.. i ordered a 4" deck plate yesterday already.. haha

    even though my taco is my daily, i can't help but do some stuff to it.. i've already ordered some bilstein shocks, rotors, and pads... i installed a radio, bluetooth, speakers, alarm, power door locks and i just got home from buying a leer camper shell.. i'm an electrician so i need this truck for work and a single cab doesn;t have a ton of room.. i also picked up some stock 98 steelies and perfect hubcaps... i love this truck all over again...
     
  6. Oct 12, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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  7. Oct 12, 2010 at 11:35 PM
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    01Tac0ma

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    Nice im still savin up for lift and some different wheels. I was hooked on modding from day one.
     
  8. Oct 12, 2010 at 11:53 PM
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    Don't forget the drop in air filter for your deck plate mod. I'd go with an afe dry filter. Easier to clean.
     
  9. Oct 13, 2010 at 6:04 AM
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    Other than easier to clean, are there any advantages of getting the afe over the k & n.?? I know it's just an intake, but I have a very similar mod on my g35, and I already have a k & n drop in that I have to clean, so I already have the cleaning kit..
     
  10. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:12 AM
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    Well... no. The k&n actually has a very very slightly higher air flow. However, you don't have to oil the AFE. A few people here have over oiled the k&n and messed up there MAF sensors. So, most people here prefer not to worry about it and get the AFE.
     
  11. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:13 AM
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  12. Oct 13, 2010 at 9:27 AM
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    Welcome to TW, sorry I can't answer your question.
     
  13. Oct 13, 2010 at 12:00 PM
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    alfhasg35

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    the over oiling of the k & n seems to be an issue on a lot of vehicles i guess.. that is a problem for some people on the g35 also... the maf sensors don't like oil.. hmm.. the AFE is almost double the price of the k & n... what to do........
     
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