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Some Deckplate Help

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas' started by tacoman101, Nov 17, 2009.

  1. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:10 PM
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    tacoman101

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    I think Im going to do the deckplate mod to my truck. Its a 2.7 liter 4 cylinder. When you do it, do most people take out the entire airbox and then cut the hole, also whats the best size of deckplate to go with with my engine, and what is the best tool to cut the airbox with, thanks
     
  2. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:12 PM
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    most people cut the hole with a dremel...but its usually done on the v6 airbox...not sure what will fit a 2.7
     
  3. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:13 PM
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    do you think I could just use a razorblade??
     
  4. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    more than likely
     
  5. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:21 PM
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    k, i just didn't know how thick the airbox was was, to lazy to go check. So does anyone else know what a good size is to cut?
     
  6. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:24 PM
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    3 inch will work on your airbox....maybe a 4 inch will as well....not too sure really. i cut mine with a keyhole saw...didnt have a dremel at the time. a razor blade aint gonna work too good man...just a heads up.
     
  7. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:25 PM
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    A razor blade is NOT going to cut through the plastic. You'll end up going through a case of blades and cut up fingers before you'll get that hole cut. Borrow or buy a Dremel and get it done in 15 minutes or less. You'll probably need a 3" or 4" deckplate, any larger and it won't fit.
     
  8. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:30 PM
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    i used a 4 inch on mine
    and i used a router
    razor blade aint gonna do it
     
  9. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    X2 on the 4" and a Dremmel. Get some sensor safe silicon sealant too.
     
  10. Nov 17, 2009 at 4:47 PM
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    i dont think a razor blade would be fun at all. i used a 4 inch plate on my 2.7
     
  11. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:07 PM
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    ok, i'll go with a 4 inch and probably go with will's key saw ideas. so do people take the airbox out to cut it
     
  12. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:11 PM
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    Yes. That prevents any plastic peices from going into the intake track, and gives more room to work.
     
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    yep......alot easier to shake out the shavings so they dont get in the motor....and you have to take it out for room to cut it anyway.
     
  14. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:29 PM
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    alrighty and has anyone had there check engine light come on after this mod, I was reading about some real pissed off people on TTORA from this mod
     
  15. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:31 PM
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    Make sure you use a Sensor safe sealant, and let it dry before reinstalling, and driving the truck.
     
  16. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:33 PM
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    I still need to do this mod :(
     
  17. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:34 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    Hang in there...After ThanksGiving I should have some time to do it, or help ya. Do you have a deck plate yet?
     
  18. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:37 PM
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    I know right? I have known about this for years and have yet to do it.
     
  19. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:38 PM
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    Nope, haven't had a chance to go out and buy the stuff yet. Will definitely have time now though.........I'll probably pick everything up (except the dremel) over Thanksgiving weekend since I have a 4 and a half day weekend. And thanks buddy.
     
  20. Nov 17, 2009 at 5:40 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Thor

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    All you need is a Deck Plate (4") and some Black spray paint. I have everything else.
     
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