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Still thinking mods for my 1st Gen

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by summerboy1958, Dec 12, 2009.

  1. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:04 AM
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    summerboy1958

    summerboy1958 [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I'm sure there are threads out there on all these topics, but I hope y'all will bear with me and chip in comments.

    I have V6 2001. I'd like to do the deck plate mod. Is there a preferred size? I read about both 3" and 4". I plan to couple that with an AFE pro dry S. Is one better than the other?

    On my old Subaru, I removed the resonator chamber (I think thats what it is called) to help improve the air flow. Any comments/threads on that?

    I saw a thread on removing the secondary air filter on a 2nd gen. Any 1st gen folks that have done this?

    I saw a thread about throttle body spacers. Do these things actually provide any benefit?

    Thanks for your input.
     
  2. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:08 AM
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    tacomaman06

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    4 inch deckplate will work great....and the afe pro dry s is a great filter....its what i run. no secondary filter on the first gen motors to speak.........and tb spacers are better as paper weights....save your money.:)
     
  3. Dec 12, 2009 at 11:21 AM
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    cole47

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    4" decplate...i run the KN filter but afe has a better rating, DONT waste your money on a Throttle Body Spacer, coming from a guy who dropped 100 bucks on one a last year, it does nothing but make an annoying ass whistling sound. And get a good exhaust to get a little more sound.
     
  4. Dec 12, 2009 at 12:55 PM
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    Toyota1998

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    ^^^what they said. I don't have the deck plate mod, i went with the CAI, but it seems like they pretty much do the same thing. Don't waste the money on the throttle body spacer....unless you get a carberator.
     
  5. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    kingston73

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    The deckplate is a great mod, along with the afe, but I tried the resonator reroute and it didn't seem to do much of anything, it didn't really even make the sound any different. Up to you, just my 2 pennies. And like everybody else said, don't waste time or money on a throttle spacer.
     
  6. Dec 12, 2009 at 7:11 PM
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    STLharry

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    Yup, 4" plate and perhaps a muffler/exhaust system?

    I have a Flowmaster 40 series and I like it quite a bit.
     
  7. Dec 12, 2009 at 8:08 PM
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