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Theory on deckplate and elbow mod

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by doodle66, Feb 25, 2010.

  1. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:44 AM
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    doodle66

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    I just did the deckplate mod on my 03 v-6. it did increase throttle response a lot. I am going to fabricate a new scoop to to come out of deckplate, down around radiator support then end up drawing cold air from high on grill. this scoop will not require any cutting. because of the bending needed to place scoop in the grill, i was wondering about the amount of air it would actually move. After doing a little research, as long as the stock elbow is left open, the air will have an exit port as it is being forced in the grill scoop. the engine will simply draw what it needs with no restriction. another added benefit of the venting is a simple heat transfer to keep the stock air box cooler so the air will always be cooler than drawing from engine compartment. I have realized that you need to have a massive amount of forced air to make any difference. the intake will only pull in what it needs, no more, unless you are forcing air at an extreme rate, like maybe 100 + mph, and even then the benefits are very mild. so COLDER air is the key. My take is, let a lot of the coolest air i can find roll through the air box, and let the MAF do the rest. i will post pics of the scoop when finished, it will be the first thing i have seen on here for first gen. owners to get clean cold air from the front with no cutting.
     
  2. Feb 25, 2010 at 6:59 AM
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    Fuzzyman81

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    I'll be curious to see what you come up with
     
  3. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:16 AM
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    It's not gonna b easy, but it will be right. I will use factory bolt holes to make it easy to install.
     
  4. Feb 25, 2010 at 7:21 AM
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    I was thinking about something similar. Cant wait to see how it turns out!!!:)
     
  6. Feb 25, 2010 at 9:17 AM
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    I've had the same thought about ducting from the grill to a deckplate (haven't done a deckplate yet). Yes, looks a little tricky, but doable.

    I was also wondering about the effect of the existing elbow intake being left left open when a deckplate is installed. I had wondered about closing off the elbow, but what you say seems to make sense regarding keeping the air as cool as possibe.

    Cool, literally.

    Subscribed.

    :popcorn::popcorn::popcorn:
     
  7. Feb 25, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    if close the elbow off, when u close deckplate during wet wheelin or hard rain / carwash, you wont have any airflow from anywhere !!!!!
     
  8. Feb 25, 2010 at 10:15 AM
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    From what I've read up on doing the deckplate mod basically cancels out the elbow. The air will come from the path of least resistance. 4" hole>1.5" 90 degree angle lol. So yeah closing the elbow wouldnt help i dont think. Plus if you want to put the deckplate lid in youll still have airflow :)
     
  9. Feb 25, 2010 at 12:43 PM
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    I didn't mean permanently...I understand the deckplate concept.
     
  10. Feb 28, 2010 at 9:01 AM
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    i got my pics up of finished product. (cold air intake 1st gen) remenber its a prototype
     
  11. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:11 PM
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    where are the pics?
     
  12. Feb 28, 2010 at 5:14 PM
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