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Wow! Really slow.  I cannot fathom that kind of torque.
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Who needs a winch? Put a big rope around the tire and let it spin. :king:
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Hey guys! I do have some updates to get posted but until then here is our latest video of the Tacoma showcasing some impressive downhill control:

 
                                                                       

YouTube - Downhill with NO driver in a 2016 Toyota Tacoma

                                                                                         
 

Let me know what you guys think about this video!

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Who needs a winch? Put a big rope around the tire and let it spin. :king:

Been done for years, it's called a "Bush Winch". If you have duals on the drive axle it's as simple as a bar between the rims and the cable wraps around rims.  If you think hydraulic winchs are powerful, imagine a winch powered by a 500hp motor with 1800ft/p of torque.

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Got an update on the front bumper! We are now collecting demand for our 3rd gen Front Tube Bumper!

Information on our site where you can sign up if interested to be notified of updates:
Marlin Crawler | 2016+ Tacoma Front Tube Bumper

And a thread in our Armor section I created:
Marlin Crawler's 3rd gen Front Tube Bumper is now in Pre-Production!

Please check out the product page on our website for full details and thank you for your interest in our new front bumper!


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I love the bumper design! I opened the Marlin Crawler email about the two discounted bumpers 20 minutes after it was sent and was reaching for my credit card when I saw both had already been sold. Looking forward to the versions for older Toyotas becoming available!

It looks like the absolute perfect bumper for my mom's 1988 pickup; the design seems to be just what I was trying to find without really realizing what I was looking for. Please pardon my ignorance if this has been discussed before or if this is the wrong place to ask; I'm admittedly rather new to off-roading: I was wondering how these bumpers would hold up in the unfortunate event of a collision with a deer? We're trying to also protect the truck while it's on the road, but without a very heavy, "cloddy" plate-steel bumper.

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Got an update on the front bumper! We are now collecting demand for our 3rd gen Front Tube Bumper!

Information on our site where you can sign up if interested to be notified of updates:
Marlin Crawler | 2016+ Tacoma Front Tube Bumper

And a thread in our Armor section I created:
Marlin Crawler's 3rd gen Front Tube Bumper is now in Pre-Production!

Please check out the product page on our website for full details and thank you for your interest in our new front bumper!



Wish we could run similar tube front bars here DownUnder.....such a bar would be deemed "illegal" by the fun police here. :(

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Wish we could run similar tube front bars here DownUnder.....such a bar would be deemed "illegal" by the fun police here. :(

what  makes it illegal?
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what  makes it illegal?

1. Forward leaning center hoop...we cannot have that due to possible pedestrian risk.
2.  cannot have more than 2/3 of the tyre height exposed from the front (even thou many disregard this with other bars, but bit hard with a tube front bar design with small wings)
3. Must be airbag compliant, testing and engineered.

Don't get me wrong,  Mikes bar is awesome and I wish we could run similar on our Hilux's (here in Australia) due to lightweight, strength, clearance benefits.....but we are over legislated locally here in regards to such things...especially when there is a segment of government and community trying hard to legislate against front bars in general.

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1. Forward leaning center hoop...we cannot have that due to possible pedestrian risk.

Pedestrian risk? what's that?

Keep it TOYOTA!

In the past years, I used to get a lot of calls from Jeep owners wanting to go slow like the Toy trucks.

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Definitely staying tuned to this thread!

 
 
 
 
 

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