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questions about the deckplate mod

Discussion in '4 Cylinder' started by TacoNinja12, Oct 3, 2010.

  1. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:04 PM
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    TacoNinja12

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    so im looking into doing this but i was wondering some things. has anyone got any real data on it? Should i get a cold air intake or do this or not worry about it. people say you get more power but is that just more top end hp or bottom end or what? basically if youve done this let me know what you are getting, but give me more than "i did it i like it" if you have numbers then share them with me
     
  2. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:06 PM
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    08pretaco

    08pretaco Almost there

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    well all i can personally tell you is that would you rather waste 250+ plus on something that will work as well as something that costs $15?
     
  3. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:12 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    On this first gens, dynos are showing an 8 hp gain on the v6, and about 5 on the 2.7. "CAI"s dont get that much, and cost way more.
     
  4. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:31 PM
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    TacoNinja12

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    ok sweet, is there a noticable difference or is just somethingthat people do when they get bored or what? cause im bored and i'll do it today probably if i knew it was worth it
     
  5. Oct 3, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Moderator

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    Everyone I know, as well as myself, has felt a minimal difference. Gives a more throaty growl, and a little better mpg.
     
  6. Oct 3, 2010 at 1:02 PM
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    ok im doin it, i gotta go pick some stuff up now... i'll let everyone know how it goes
     
  7. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    My mpg went down... cause it just sounded so good and I couldn't quit stomping it. After I settled down I notice better mpg by about 1-2 and probably more power (butt dyno certainly says so). Also remove the silencer and plug the hole... that's where the noise comes from.
     
  8. Oct 4, 2010 at 10:42 PM
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    Just do the deck plate mod and get an airraid intake tube
     
  9. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:03 PM
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    thebaugh23

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    how do you modify the deckplate? can i do it in the garage? what tools would i need?

    brushguard.jpg
     
  10. Oct 6, 2010 at 7:12 PM
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    does anyone regret the mod?
     
  11. Oct 7, 2010 at 5:37 PM
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    Snowman

    Snowman I have a problem for your solutionÂ…

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    Thats one huge plus about the deck plate mod, if you dont like it for whatever reason you can simply snap the cap in and leave it. it would then essentially be the same as stock.
     
  12. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:21 PM
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    05RedTaco

    05RedTaco Nom Nom Nom

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    You can't really "feel" 5whp, unless well... your butt dyno is calibrated REALLY well...
     
  13. Oct 7, 2010 at 6:22 PM
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    Yeah... I wish 2nd gen airbox would be better designed so I could fit a deckplate on it...
     
  14. Oct 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    So is there a vid i can watch or steps i can get?
     
  15. Oct 10, 2010 at 10:14 PM
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  16. Oct 11, 2010 at 1:53 PM
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    I got a 4 inch deckplate...then decided against installing it. Instead I took a 2.5 inch hole saw and drilled a hole in the front of the air intake box. So far I haven't noticed much power increase, but I do get a beefier sound. One of these days I might enlarge the hole in stick in a 3 inch deckplate.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2010 at 1:59 PM
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    I'm guessing CAI's are more useful on other trucks than ours, otherwise, why are they so popular, besides sales hype?
     
  18. Oct 11, 2010 at 9:01 PM
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    Not everyone is fortunate enough to have the airbox setup we have to allow for it.
     
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