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Should i close off elbow with deckplate mod?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 98fourbangertaco, Aug 15, 2010.

  1. Aug 15, 2010 at 10:49 AM
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    98fourbangertaco

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    I done the deckplate mod to my 2.7 a couple monts ago, I was thinkin I might should close off the elbow so all of the air comes in through the deckplate but most all of the air proably comes in through the deckplate anyway because it is forced, any opinions
     
  2. Aug 15, 2010 at 11:02 AM
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    I don't think you need to shut off airflow from the original , unless its making your truck run lean...
     
  3. Aug 15, 2010 at 11:06 AM
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    moto932

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    i wouldnt. its cooler air than what comes in through the deck plate
     
  4. Aug 15, 2010 at 11:26 AM
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    Janster

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    Air will take the path of least resistance....which will be the hole from the deckplate.
     
  5. Aug 15, 2010 at 12:17 PM
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    Barnone

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    It appears that the intake air temperature is less since I've done the deck plate mod according to my SGII and I am moving.
    Hard to say for sure.
    I did not remove the elbow since I might have a reason to put the deck plate in.
     
  6. Aug 15, 2010 at 6:11 PM
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    Thanks guys, thats what i thought janster, i figured 99% of the air would be forced through the deckplate anyways and i wouldnt matter what you did with the deckplate
     
  7. Jun 6, 2015 at 7:46 AM
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    I'm in the same boat, considering chopping the elbow instead of plugging it, though. That mod is similar to the deckplate install but doesn't increase airflow as much.
     
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