Yes, it can be done easily with a 4" deckplate. I have done it myself when I used to own a 2.7L. I would recommend it, every little bit helps with that engine. since the power is in the higher rpms anyway and the engine is already screaming, the added noise from a deck plate is not a big deal.chrisryn64 said:is it possible?
and if so are there any good guides with pictures, all the ones I've seen are for v6 engines
I agree it can be done with a 4" deckplate.I have a 95.5 xcab 2.7. I did it and it looks exactly like the pic you posted. I used a dremel with the little cutting discs to cut the hole. The only thing that sucks is I cant put the cap on or take it off with out unscrewing the bolts to the box and lifting it up a couple of inches so the cap will fit between the washer fluid deal and the air box. So I now have the proper rachet/long extension/socket in my glove box.ewarnerusa said:Yes, it can be done easily with a 4" deckplate. I have done it myself when I used to own a 2.7L. I would recommend it, every little bit helps with that engine. since the power is in the higher rpms anyway and the engine is already screaming, the added noise from a deck plate is not a big deal.
http://www.yotatech.com/~corey/tech/jackson_deckplate/deckplate.htmstandinit said:Im new to the whole mechanic thing here and was wondering just exactly what a deckplate does and where might i get one
It depends on the plate. Some have wider flanges on the outside than others. If you are fortunate enough to live on the seacoast where there are a lot of marine outlets you can shop around for one with the smallest outside diameter.Tacoma4Life06 said:Guess I'm gonna have to take back my 3" to trade in for the 4" now that I know it's possible on the 2.7L.
yeah, just check that post I had a little ways up the page with the pic and link. Click the link and scroll down to posts #11 and #12, they basically tell and show all the things that are any different from the V6 procedure.Tacoma4Life06 said:Hey man. Just wondering. Did you end up doing a write up on the install of your 4" Deckplate? I would love to have one before I go at my truck. Even if it's something that you just write up real quick so I have something more specific to look at and use when doing the same thing on mine.
Thanks a lot. Chris.