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As promised, here is our first MarRack Stress-test Video

It's a known fact that stock tie rods fail with as little as 33" tires, and the stock steering rack fails with as little as 35" tires. Testing this with both 40" tires and the incredible torque from a 580:1 gear ratio was a great way to warm up the MarRack for some wheel'n.

So, what do you guys think? We are planning additional stress test videos in a few more demanding situations, such as more throttle and wheel speed...

« Last Edit: May 14, 2018, 09:39:37 PM by BigMike »
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Awesome, Mike! You were pulling on that wheel much harder than anyone should :clap:
:)bestgen4runner [12:45 PM]:   I am so stupid.

Truer words have never been spoken...

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And the CV boots haven't ripped apart yet...……….




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Hellllllllllllllllllllllllllllllo build thread!

Sorry, only here for a quick update. I've been busy really, really enjoying this truck. Started May at 17,329 miles, now at 23,355! Heading out for more this weekend!

After climbing the following in Utah, I thought to myself for the first time... wow... this Tacoma has, for the first time, surpassed my 1981 Hilux Rock Crawler in some ways. Rear tires in sand with an undercut ledge. Never thought it would climb it. My camera man had to turn into a spotter so sorry no video footage. I'll say this: The MarRack got a serious workout with some skinny pedal and essentially FWD 40" tire hop



The engine was flooded with oil and shaking at idle but still had good power once revved up. Took more than half an hour for smoke to clear out the exhaust. Good news for my fellow 2GR-FKS friends: I *think* I've found a fix for the excessive high-angle smoking :D Will definitely be posting about it!

Took the steepest line possible right in the center





Got a ton of updates to post and falling behind week by week and love'n the hell out of this truck





Here I am watching a customer experience low gearing of the TacoBox for himself. Afterwards I realized this was the first time I've had someone drive my truck off-road. Of course there is zero fear with the Marlin Crawler engaged; Go nuts, floor it lol You won't get very far hahah





I've got many more Moab + southern Utah wheeling pics to post to my Trip Report Thread (once I get that thread caught up)
« Last Edit: May 29, 2018, 06:02:20 PM by BigMike »
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Recently on Facebook a few pics from the Texas short-course timed competition have surfaced. Thank you to the Jamboree for sharing these!







There were a few people filming my run but so far I've only found this one 39-second clip from where I got out of the truck for a few laughs right in the middle of the race. (If anyone knows of a full-length video of my run then please let me know!! Thank you!!) I stood on the front-right tire while it was still in gear and moving :D


Update Dec 2, 2018: I forgot to add another video here!


Rich from the Toyota Truck & Trails Podcast filmed this casual TacoBox demo earlier this month and just recently shared it too


We've put together a small (but growing) TacoBox YT Playlist here. Currently has 8 videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlZHPeT0qMldxTtB41htd3A-0zBP8dAhc

Might have some time later this week to post up some updates! Hope everyone has been having a good spring season!

Catch ya on the trail!!

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« Last Edit: Dec 02, 2018, 11:43:37 PM by BigMike »
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badass Mike! I cant wait to get one myself and start tricking it out MC style!
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More info on this fire pit please!
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I just noticed in post #782, the OEM taco tcase mount has "GM" on it. Say it isnt so...
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Awesome work there Mike!!  :thumbs:



All that time with the front end tore apart, and the upper a arms are still needing paint!!   :rofl2:
Just razing you buddy!  :wink2:

With the angle of the CV's, what are the odds of being able to drop the diff a couple inches?  This would give you some less angle on the joints.  Or would the difference not be worth it?
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Your videos should be released on Tuesday’s. Taco Box Tuesday’s.
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What' that vibrating sound just before you start up the hill?
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I am going to put the video on my phone, so I can use it to explain the crawler box.  Don't know if it will help but at least it will save my a lot of breath.

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What' that vibrating sound just before you start up the hill?
Around the 1:20 min mark? The sort of low frequency clicking noise? If so, that is the clutch pedal pivot. It has done that since day one. I've checked to grease it and it's already well lubricated...
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Around the 1:20 min mark? The sort of low frequency clicking noise? If so, that is the clutch pedal pivot. It has done that since day one. I've checked to grease it and it's already well lubricated...


Nope, not 1:20

9:35 is one example.



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9:35 is one example.
Gotcha. That is my ARB compressor cycling. (Until I fit a larger on-board air tank, it's one of two reasons why I'm not a fan of ARBs.)

I'm running the High Output ARB Compressor (their medium sized offering) that despite having a cup-sized reservoir will cycle on every second time you engage a locker. Therefore, when I engage both lockers back-to-back or simultaneously, the comp will cycle.
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 :wave: Hi BigMike! NateDawg checking in. Figured I'd come say hey, eh?

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Gotcha. That is my ARB compressor cycling. (Until I fit a larger on-board air tank, it's one of two reasons why I'm not a fan of ARBs.)

I'm running the High Output ARB Compressor (their medium sized offering) that despite having a cup-sized reservoir will cycle on every second time you engage a locker. Therefore, when I engage both lockers back-to-back or simultaneously, the comp will cycle.
Well now I gotta know what's the other reason you're not a fan of ARBs ???

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so should we start a poll to when the 81 heads to the for sale section lol I truly dig this ride
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Never. Why would he? He has 2 good examples of what Marlins products can do.
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Hi mike!  What’s a guy pay for a 3.4l /a340f auto version of this with two 2.28 crawlboxes and adapter/spines shafts/ couplers to built it with the chain drive drivers drop original as the caboose? Thanks buddy
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Hi mike!  What’s a guy pay for a 3.4l /a340f auto version of this with two 2.28 crawlboxes and adapter/spines shafts/ couplers to built it with the chain drive drivers drop original as the caboose? Thanks buddy
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I have the V1FA trandfer cases. I just needed a parts kit with a set of 4.7 gears.

Everyone tells me the stuff should be on the stores webpage, but no luck.


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I have the V1FA trandfer cases. I just needed a parts kit with a set of 4.7 gears.

Everyone tells me the stuff should be on the stores webpage, but no luck.



I thing you would be disappointed with 4.7's  you'd need 3rd or 4th gear to spin the mud out, 2.28 then your stock case, if you need to crawl put them both in low and you will be stupid slow for overlanding
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I thing you would be disappointed with 4.7's  you'd need 3rd or 4th gear to spin the mud out, 2.28 then your stock case, if you need to crawl put them both in low and you will be stupid slow for overlanding

Well you need to crawl when overlanding as well.  Not only crawl but tow a trailer with you.   With the 4.7 or 2.56( my stock low range) I have a choice of the two.  So if one is still just a little high( fast), I can use the 4.7. 

Having a 2.28 in the taco box would be higher( faster) then my stock ratio, so really would not help unless I used both at the same time.  Yes it would be stupid slow with both in low,  but 4.7 will give me more options in the middle.  4 High. 4 Low(2.56), 4 Low(4.7), 4 Crawl( 2.56 + 4.7).


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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:


Let me know what you guys think about this video!
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Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
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