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Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by j_cyrus, Jun 13, 2009.

  1. Jun 13, 2009 at 2:20 AM
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    j_cyrus

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    Looking for a little bit more performance out of my Taco. It has the 3.4 in it, 99 model. Is the deckplate mod worth doing on this engine? I planned on buying an AFE pro dry. Already have a Flowmaster dumped behind the axle. Any other little things I can do for a little bit more performance? If I get the AFE, is the deckplate mod still worth it? Plan on doing the Grey wire mod this weekend. Also, the clutch is a bit noisy, it squeks(sp?) is there anything I can do to make it stop? My friend was telling me there was a different spring setup you could do, or something like that. Anyone know anything about that? If I were to purchase headers, which would be the best brand to go with?

    Any tips or suggestions are welcome.

    Thanks in advance,
    Jake
     
  2. Jun 13, 2009 at 2:22 AM
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    Burgman

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    I have a 2nd gen but i hear the deck plate mod is a great mod to do and its dyno proven and with the AFe you should get the most out of your intake
     
  3. Jun 13, 2009 at 2:23 AM
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    Thanks for the quick reply. I guess I'll hit up the local boat supply shop tomorrow. I'll try it out anyway. Thanks.
     
  4. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:52 AM
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    definitely do the deck plate mod.......best bang for your buck on the first gen tacomas that there is.
     
  5. Jun 13, 2009 at 5:13 PM
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    j_cyrus

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    bump, anyone else?
     
  6. Jun 13, 2009 at 6:15 PM
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    STLharry

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    x2. no question
     
  7. Jun 13, 2009 at 6:27 PM
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    moto932

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    just did the deck plate mod and dropped in an afe pro dry s filter. definitely notice an increase. sounds pretty awesome too. cant beat it for 10 bucks
     
  8. Jun 13, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    You got to pay to play, how much are you willing to spend for added performance? The only proven gains for more HP other than the deckplate mod is to slap a supercharger or turbo on it.
     
  9. Jun 13, 2009 at 6:42 PM
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    I just got some TRD headers! and I think that there the best header for the 1st. gens. As far as quality...
    I cant wait to get them in!!:) There sappose to give a good noticable gain, especially when used with a good exhaust.
     
  10. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:09 PM
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    im still toying with the notion to get a set of trd headers for my 04.
     
  11. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    DO IT ^^^^^. itll be loud. and itll sound REALLLLLLLLLLLLY good with that super aero turbo exhaust
     
  12. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    You should. I have been in these trucks with the TRD headers installed. The Dyno doesnt show too much hp gain (12 or so), but the torque, and midrange power improvement can very much be felt. Power is gained right off idle.
     
  13. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:12 PM
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    yeah, i just got to save for them, but as for mods for my truck, besides small stuff......that will probably be the last for performance, and besides that.....so tc uca's are in its future also.
     
  14. Jun 13, 2009 at 7:13 PM
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    cool........im not really looking for too much more power, but some extra torque is always welcome.
     
  15. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:27 PM
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    Yep! I cant wait to Install them. Im still waiting for my Y-Pipe bc the idiots put one of the flanges on backwards and so I had to send it back.

    Im just thinking about doing the Install and then taking it down to the local muffler shop to get the welding done. Im fairly confident I can do the Install...:) I hope!
     
  16. Jun 13, 2009 at 9:29 PM
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    Thats the only reason why im doing it. I think this is it for performance mods... I thaught about S/Cing it, but I really dont need it, if you know what I mean.
     
  17. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:01 PM
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    i don't off road too much. what happens if i just cut a hole in the airbox and left it open all the time? installing the deckplate just gives you the option of closing the hole if necessary, ie. off-roading, dusty or wet conditions, right?
     
  18. Jun 13, 2009 at 10:05 PM
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    also, anybody know if this mod would void any warranty?
     
  19. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:31 PM
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    See, im wondering the same thing. I never go off road hardly. I meant to get the deckplate saturday, but I never got around to it. Maybe tomorrow. I got a lot of shit I plan on doing. Anyone want to trade their set of black mirrors for a set of chrome? I'm going to end up painting them if not. Smoking tail lights, deckplate, painting mirrors, and probably powder coating the stock wheels all this week hopefully.
     
  20. Jun 14, 2009 at 12:35 PM
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    yes....techincally you can just cut a hole in the box and leave it open permanently. i have the deckplate, but i never install the deckplate itself, even when offroading/mudding, cause i usually forget to put it in for the time being.........but it has never had any negative effects. only a tiny bit of mud has ever gotten into my airbox...not even on the filter.
     
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