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Marlin crawler

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by Red Chevy Girl, Mar 31, 2003.

  1. Red Chevy Girl

    Red Chevy Girl 1/2 ton status

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    I talked to Marlin Crawler a couple of days ago and he mentioned that he knew of at least 3 chevys that he had made them for that where local in California, so what I'm wondering is if anyone on here has one or knows someone with one. I'm looking into putting a dual case crawler in my chevy so I would like any input on this.
     
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    with Toy cases?
     
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    m j 1/2 ton status

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    go 203 range box
     
  4. Swanson52

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    I have a buddy with one behind a stock Toy 4cyl and 5 speed, in an 83 Toy running 5-something gears and 37" Swampers. He has broken 2 of them; one in some sand/mud, and the other on rocks in South Dakota. /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
  5. zakk

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    If i had a 'Yota I'd run:

    22RE motor with FI
    stock Toy 5 sp.
    dual 4.7 cases with an Inchworm adapter
    1-ton full width axles
    42" TSL's
     
  6. Blazinaire

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    there was a K5 running in Cal-Rocs in the january issue of Offroad Adventures on page 18 that runs dual toyata t-cases. Can't tell you much more about it than that /forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
     
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    They run the Toy. cases or he machines the gears for your case?
     
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    Personally I wouldnt run the MC in a fullsize theyre just not strong enough.I know a person who runs one in a heep with a inj.350 and he has broken input shaft and cracked the case.
    Another reason is the customer service at Marlin shop has a lot to be desired.I dont know if you have ever been to his shop ,but Im surprised he is still in business.I live not far from his shop and alot of the guys that I know wheel in Toyotas and they wont have anything to do with Marlin.Just my opinion for what ever its worth.
     
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    Let's see, their "big" input is a 23 spline, our Doubler standard input is 32 spline........
     
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    Marlin himself is a VERY NICE GUY. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif He really wants to help people. It often works to his disadvantage because he promises more than he can deliver.

    Toy cases are pretty dang strong, some people can break anything (MISF broke the Titainium pins they put in his back). I don't think I'd use one in my Sub, but I've no worries about using two in my Yota.
     

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