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I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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I like this. I like this a lot.


BigMike revolutionizing the Toyota offroad industry ----->        :horseride:
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I'm guessing a fab knuckle out of plate?
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Hard to tell. When I look up "#RCLT" on Instagram there's just a bunch of southeast asian women with big tiddys :dunno:
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Hard to tell. When I look up "#RCLT" on Instagram there's just a bunch of southeast asian women with big tiddys :dunno:
Ok You made Me laugh with that one.  :rofl2:
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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I actually have been looking into making my own IFS portal setup :D but nothing to share at the moment. One thing is that I do not like how they designed their kit. I'm expecting some unknown roadblock that required them to make what appears to be poor design choices from the surface. But then again this whole Tonka craze is a poor design choice so.... All I'd like to say now is that I will be investigating it further this winter.

I think this says it all
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Since the last week of June I've been working hard on something I've never done before. Went wheeling only once.. Have completely neglected my Tacoma.. Had wind taken outta my sails finishing up a particularly challenging project... It's been an incredible ride for sure.

An all-new, industry-first future awaits... #RCLT


My guess
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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My guess

Yeah I would roll with that. I wonder if the steel city runner has these
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I'm starting to think BJen is right. I don't see a portal box in the shadow :dunno:
« Last Edit: Jan 13, 2019, 10:08:11 PM by 300k »
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I'm starting to think BJen is right.
Get used to it :)
I am 1/5th of Perfect Fit
SqWADoosh [04:19 PM]: *sigh* I guess Chris is right and I just need to wait until I'm in a place where I have a tow rig and trailer before I get this caliber of truck
Mudder [08:28 PM]:   not try to be a jerk, but are you serious bestgen?
Prismo [06:11 PM]:   Done, time to relax or as Bestgen says....FREEDOM!
HogCanyonHopper [06:54 PM]:   I like my little rod. it gets the job done
H8PVMNT [03:30 PM]: I can go both ways.

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Get used to it :)

Now you've reminded me of that time you tried to set the record "strait" with your "small amount of combustion gasses" tangent.
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My guess


I'm surprised its easier to CNC and fabricate that versus having a beefier casting made? I would also say a solid cast unit would be stronger.
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Get used to it :)

I don't know how a spindle lift would be an industry 1st. plenty of examples of that type of product such as https://www.amazon.com/Maxtrac-Suspension-706840-Spindle-Toyota/dp/B00D3XX78I/ref=asc_df_B00D3XX78I/?tag=hyprod-20&linkCode=df0&hvadid=241994092016&hvpos=1o5&hvnetw=g&hvrand=3661701485054940711&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9031297&hvtargid=pla-569013313586&psc=1
A portal type hub would be a great way to keep factory axle angle while providing a lift.I hope that's what it is, that would be awesome
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my 3rz swap. http://board.marlincrawler.com/index.php?topic=97722.0

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He didn't say spindle lift he said a plate knuckle. I seriously don't see where a portal box could be in that shadow.

Maybe if he didn't  put that stupid white spot right in the way we'd know!
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Front diff relocation bracket, with bash plate.

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I thought it was control arms that moved the hub further forward?  Didn't he say that in an earlier post?
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I thought it was control arms that moved the hub further forward?  Didn't he say that in an earlier post?

Wouldn't that put more strain on the CVs?
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Not if you were running hi-angle cv shafts...
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Yeah I would roll with that. I wonder if the steel city runner has these

This......if you look carefully at what little you can see on that 4runners front end.....you will see that there is something different and definitely funky goin on.  😚👌

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This......if you look carefully at what little you can see on that 4runners front end.....you will see that there is something different and definitely funky goin on.  😚👌

Def not stock
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I can't wait to see how the gen ii RCVs hold up. Also curious what spindles they're running

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RCLT has officially been announced!

I kindly invited you to follow the below link for full details:

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Goooooood morning Crawler Land!

Couple quick updates:

1) In analyzing the current state of my Tacoma, I'm estimating it to be 70% completed of my overall vision for this truck. Because my time for the Taco has been greatly limited since last summer, it definitely has been stuck a rut for a bit but it's about to start heating up with things I've been working diligently on for quite some time. This spring will bring really nice updates to this thread :yesnod: and this off-season should be the last of major upgrades so I can finally begin to enjoy wheeling this truck without constantly being mentally bombarded with things to improve.

2) We posted a new video to YT that I wanted to share here of a customer (Teddy :wave:) driving the Tacoma with no throttle up "The Wall" of the Poughkeepsie Gulch trail in Colorado at near street tire pressure. Enjoy!

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Goooooood morning Crawler Land!

Couple quick updates:

1) In analyzing the current state of my Tacoma, I'm estimating it to be 70% completed of my overall vision for this truck. Because my time for the Taco has been greatly limited since last summer, it definitely has been stuck a rut for a bit but it's about to start heating up with things I've been working diligently on for quite some time. This spring will bring really nice updates to this thread :yesnod: and this off-season should be the last of major upgrades so I can finally begin to enjoy wheeling this truck without constantly being mentally bombarded with things to improve.


Any news on the last 30% of modification you need to do to complete this awesome truck?

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have you had any issues with the factory t-case?

I know you stated that if there were more substantial issues with the actuator that marlin would introduce a fix.

just looking for a status on this

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Hello tim87, :welcome: to :turtle: land! :wave:

have you had any issues with the factory t-case?

I know you stated that if there were more substantial issues with the actuator that marlin would introduce a fix.

just looking for a status on this
So far so good! It shifts in and out of both Low Range and 4WD without any trouble. Toyota's release notes for the then-new 3rd gen included improvements to the t/case shifting performance, however looking through the detailed transfer case notes I cannot find anything different (perhaps it was a programming/electronic improvement). So maybe Toyota did improve upon the electronic shifting of the chain drive t/case.... ....and/or also please understand that I care about this truck and therefore do NOT drive it in the mud or sand. I expect the shifting performance of the factory t/case to last for many, many years to come.

While I'm here, I might as well post another YT video :gap:

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