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Official Marlin Crawler YouTube Channel

We've been having a lot of fun producing new YT videos and would like to share them here in this one thread!

So kick back and enjoy some of our videos, and if you'd like to support our channel, then please consider subscribing by clicking our YouTube Subscribe Link here:

http://www.youtube.com/MarlinCrawlerMedia?sub_confirmation=1



Thank you and Happy Crawl'n from Marlin Crawler!

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We also have the following Playlists created:
Marlin Crawler TacoBox Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlZHPeT0qMldxTtB41htd3A-0zBP8dAhc
Marlin Crawler Round Up Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlZHPeT0qMldsAErwVDWF2gOjyyUdhVrC
Marlin Crawler's 2012 King Of The Hammers Videos - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL1D979E09956C9E6B
« Last Edit: Jul 12, 2018, 05:38:00 PM by BigMike »
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2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
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580:1 Triple Case Demonstration

Watch as BigMike demonstrates his 2016 Tacoma TRD Sport with a Marlin Crawler Triple Ultimate 28:1 8-speed transfer case setup totaling 56 different speeds (48-forward, 8-reverse) and a 580:1 final drive Crawl Ratio.

Thanks to the Marlin Crawler, this truck's transfer case now has 8 different gears for a combined reduction of 27.54:1. Available t/case gear ratios are all selectable as follows:
1.  1.00 * City/Highway driving
2.  2.28 * To demonstrate factory Hilux gear ratio
3.  4.70 * Marlin Crawler Chromoly Total-Spline gear ratio
4.  2.57 * Stock Tacoma gear ratio
5.  5.86 * To demonstrate "Double Low" Marlin Crawler ratio
6. 10.72 * To demonstrate "Dual Ultimate" Marlin Crawler Hilux-style gear ratio
7. 12.08 * To demonstrate "Dual Ultimate" Marlin Crawler Tacoma-style gear ratio
8. 27.54 * Crazy, ridiculous "Triple Ultimate" Marlin Crawler gear ratio

The Marlin Crawler TacoBox provides the following benefits:
- Increased Traction
- Increased Torque
- Increased Control
- Increased Reaction Time
While simultaneously...
- Decreased bouncing
- Decreased risk of breaking...anything
- Decreased trail abuse
- Decreased overall risk to both vehicle, occupants, and cargo


A comprehensive FAQ is posted to the video as a pinned/top YouTube comment. Here is the direct link to read the FAQ: Pinned Frequently Asked Question Comment on YouTube
« Last Edit: Jul 12, 2018, 05:32:35 PM by BigMike »
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2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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See how a Dual Case can take your truck to an entirely new level

Here is an excellent TacoBox demonstration showcasing the speed differences between Stock Low Range, Dual Low Range, and Quintuple Low Range, which is the full gauntlet of speeds you get when you install a Marlin Crawler TacoBox into your auto or manual 1995 and newer Tacoma, 4Runner, T100, FJ Cruiser, Tundra, Sequoia, & GX470.

This video was created to showcase that on difficult obstacles, going fast can actually be slower than Crawling, where you let the truck search for traction in a safe and controlled manner which is only possible with the low gearing from the TacoBox.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Dual Case Engine Compression Braking Demonstration

In this video we demonstrate the difference in Engine Compression Braking with the stock Toyota t/case low range gear ratio (2.57:1) versus our Dual Ultimate TacoBox t/case gear ratio (12.08:1). If you've ever wished for more off-road control, traction, comfort, and reaction time on steep descents, then give this a watch! The Marlin Crawler TacoBox reduces risk, breakage, damage, bouncing, and trail abuse on steep descents.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Using a Starter to verify Dual Case Load Reduction

In this video we demonstrate how much load is being reduced on the drive train by engaging our Marlin Crawler Dual Case Transfer Case System.

Comparisons shown are:
Stock Low Range (2.28:1)
Marlin Crawler Stock Dual Case (2.28:1 x 2.28:1 = 5.20:1)
Marlin Crawler Dual Ultimate (2.28:1 x 4.70:1 = 10.72:1)

For vehicles with start-cancel bypasses, having the Starter function so effortlessly on incredibly steep climbs is just another way the Marlin Crawler adds Control and Security to the driver and truck. You no longer have to disengage gears and trust the brakes to hold you while cranking: You let the Marlin Crawler do the work from the comfort and control of the driver seat!

We manufacture Dual Transfer Case Setups for most 1979 and newer Toyota 4WD trucks and SUVs including Automatic, Manual, Carbureted, Fuel Injected, 4cyl, 6cyl, and 8cyl applications.

To see some historical photos of the World Famous 1980 "Crawler Truck", please see our Vintage Photo Gallery here: https://www.marlincrawler.com/vintage

The Crawler Truck has a 2.7-liter 4cyl Tacoma 3RZ-FE smog-legal Engine conversion with a Triple Ultimate Marlin Crawler Transfer Case setup resulting in a 1,148:1 final drive / Crawl Ratio.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Automatic Dual Case TacoBox Demonstration in 3rd gear (91:1)

Here is Wyatt of RockSolidToys.com showcasing the high level of control the TacoBox provides in his Dual Case 2005 Automatic 4.0-liter Tacoma. In this clip, Wyatt has shifted his A750F automatic into 3rd gear (1.40:1) and our TacoBox into Dual Ultimate (12.08:1 t/case ratio) resulting in a 90.98:1 final drive / Crawl Ratio. This is equivalent to a 182:1 to 227:1 manual transmission setup - a very popular Crawl Ratio range for manual owners - and yet this is only in 3rd gear with an auto!

YES! YOUR LATE-MODEL AUTOMATIC TOYOTA CAN ROCK CRAWL!

Can't decided if you should get a new Jeep or a new Toyota? By installing a Marlin Crawler TacoBox, the gearing of your Toyota becomes more capable off-road than 99% of all Jeeps of any model from any era with any modification. Period.

Don't think your Toyota can off-road like a Jeep? In first gear, the Marlin Crawler TacoBox provides over 3-times more control, more traction, more torque, more reaction time, less bouncing, less breakage, less abuse, and less risk than both a JK and JL Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Remember: Marlin invented the hobby of Rock Crawling with a Toyota!

In this truck shown:
First gear Automatic Crawl Ratio: 229:1
Equivalent manual transmission ratio: 458:1 to 572:1 (depending on torque converter temperature and load)
The TacoBox may be disengaged at any time returning the vehicle back to it's 100% stock on- and off-road driving characteristics.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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MarRack Stress-test: Heavy Duty Toyota IFS Steering System

BigMike took his Triple Ultimate TacoBox-equipped 2016 Tacoma out for the first stress-testing of our new prototype Marlin Crawler MarRack 2005 and newer Heavy Duty Toyota IFS Steering System, possibly the strongest street-legal Tacoma/4Runner/FJ Cruiser/GX470 steering system ever made!

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.

The stress-testing preformed was multiple takes in a climb at full steering lock into a rock that is applying a large load against the tire, trying to push the tire straight. BigMike had to force the steering wheel into the rock to hold the line with his 40-inch tires.

Prototype v2.0 will be built summer/fall 2018 with additional testing needed before a final product can be released. Please follow BigMike's build thread for more info from future updates: https://www.marlincrawler.com/bm2

Truck: 2016 Toyota Tacoma TRD Sport V6 AC 6MT
Gear ratio shown: 1st gear at a 580:1 Triple Marlin Crawler TacoBox gear reduction
Tires: 40" x 13.5" x 17" Cooper Discoverer SST Pro @ 4 PSI
Wheels: American Racing 17" x 9" AX757 Chamber Pro II

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Casual TacoBox Dual & Triple Transfer Case Demo

BigMike showed Rich from the Toyota Trucks & Trails Podcast a few ways to demo the Marlin Crawler TacoBox Transfer Case setup, including redlining the engine in both forward and reverse, a small version of Marlin's famous "Wood Trick", and a 2WD Dual Low Range burn-out at an idle with full brakes being applied.

If you love Toyota trucks and podcasts, then we highly recommend Jason and Rich's Toyota Trucks & Trails Podcast!
http://toyotatrucksandtrails.com
https://www.facebook.com/ttatpodcast/

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Short & simple 235:1 Tacoma Dual Case Demo

Here is a short & simple demonstration of BigMike's 2016 3rd gen Tacoma idling uphill in 1st gear with no driver (aka "Walking The Crawler") at a 235:1 Crawl Ratio courtesy of a Marlin Crawler TacoBox Dual Transfer Case Setup.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Marlin Crawler Performance in muddy conditions

Even the spotter couldn't believe it! This video comes from the 11th annual FJ Summit event in Ouray, Colorado (https://www.fjsummit.org), on July 20, 2017, after having returned from Black Bear Pass.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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The slowest Rock Course Speed Run at the 2018 Texas Jamboree

BigMike shows the crowd at this year's Lone Star Round Up something they've probably never seen before on a timed speed run course: Triple Transfer Case @ 580:1.

2018 Toyota Lone Star Jamboree http://lonestartoyotajamboree.com

Video Credits: John Metzgar and Brad Cooper. HUGE THANK YOU!!
Ending Picture Credit: Ian Womack from System Crash Media

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Downhill with NO driver in a 2016 Toyota Tacoma

Having your truck idle on its on up a hill is very impressive, but doing this safely downhill with no brakes requires an entire new level of control!

Watch as we demonstrate the amazing control and increase of traction that comes with installing our Marlin Crawler Dual Case TacoBox system into a 1995 or newer Toyota automatic or manual 4WD truck or SUV.

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Been hot on the Marlin Crawler YouTube channel since you started spooling up the current content. We must have watched each video at least 10 times, they don't get old. Definitely staying tuned!

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Good think you kept the factory hitch! How often do you use brakes when you’re on the trail? Lol
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Short & simple 254:1 Tacoma Dual Case Demo, revisited

This is a revisit of this similar video on the same climb from last year, this time with 40" tires and a new 254:1 Dual Ultimate Crawl Ratio!

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
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Climbing "The Wall" at Poughkeepsie Gulch with No Throttle in a 2016 Toyota Tacoma

At the 12th annual FJ Cruiser Summit event, our customer and Colorado native Teddy Berger drove BigMike's 2016 Tacoma up "The Wall" on the Poughkeepsie Gulch Trail near Silverton, Colorado. Teddy had never experienced what the Dual Ultimate Marlin Crawler was like, and in this video he got to test it out first-hand with our "TacoBox Supreme" in first gear at a complete idle resulting in No bouncing, No breaking, No trail abuse, No risk, and No fear, for a Slow, Calm, and Controled experience!

Video credit: HUGE THANK YOU to event coordinator Jonathan Harris and his wife for this video and thumbnail image!
Date: July 20, 2018
Location: Poughkeepsie Gulch Trail
Spotter: BigMike

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Walking The Crawler up "The Wall" @ 580:1

Here is BigMike "Walking The Crawler" up The Wall on the Poughkeepsie Gulch Trail near Silverton, Colorado. Special thanks to both Jonathan Harris and Kyle Cummings for the video footage!

At the end we've included various examples of what you must do for this obstacle if you lack gearing and are unable to Crawl: The only option is to keep your RPM high in order to generate enough torque to climb the obstacle which results in uncontrollable wheel-speed, reduced traction, and greatly increased chance of vehicle, occupant, spectator, and trail damage.

The Marlin Crawler adds an extra Low Range which greatly increases torque, traction, control, and reaction time. This extra Low Range is optional; It may be engaged or disengaged at any time by the driver. Therefore, with the Marlin Crawler disengaged, the vehicle will function 100% like stock, and BigMike, like those shown at the end, would literally have no choice but to use a lot of throttle and high RPM to climb this obstacle.

But by having the option of the extra Marlin Crawler Low Range, potential damage, risk, and abuse is instantly avoided all at the flip of an added shift lever.

Ending video credits include Adam Elway, ARCA9, bcochener, drcaduceus, GTC Expeditions, Kyle Cummings, Scott Byczynski, station1bc1, Cleanbean & Ade, and miguel reyes.

Shout-out to our dear friend Woody for saving a potential roll-over at the end! *waves*

Event: FJ Summit XII (https://fjsummit.org)
Date: 7/20/2018
Location: Poughkeepsie Gulch Trail, Colorado

Truck info: 2016 Tacoma V6 6MT TRD Sport
Gearing: Triple Ultimate Marlin Crawler Transfer Case System
Final Drive/Crawl Ratio: 580:1
Tires: 40" x 13.50" x 17" Cooper SST Pro @ 18 psi (very high pressure)
Build thread: https://board.marlincrawler.com/bm2

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

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Rock Crawling Throttle Finesse with an Automatic

Check out this short video of our customer George Otwell demonstrating the smooth throttle finesse you get when a TacoBox is combined with an Automatic transmission.

[[ THROTTLE ]]

Notice how George is able to feather his throttle without gaining significant wheel speed and is able to resume an instant slow Crawl without using any brakes.

The Throttle Response of an Automatic combined with our TacoBox is on par with that of a Manual Transmission Rock Crawler.

Side note: These are 40" tires yet the engine is hardly being revved over idle and is going up this climb effortlessly. As far as the engine is concerned, it thinks these 40" tires have less weight & resistance than factory 31" tires.

[[ BRAKES ]]

Notice how George never had to ride his brakes to control his speed while proceeding up the climb. If you're ever wheeled an Automatic Toyota off-road then this should be very surprising to you.

The TacoBox greatly extends the life of your brakes and greatly reduces load on your torque converter and entire drivetrain.

[[ EVERYTHING ELSE ]]

No bouncing, no breaking parts, no doing burn-outs and causing trail & tire abuse, and no risk to occupants or spectators. The incredible low gearing from the TacoBox enables...

** Increased Traction -- Static friction is greater than kinetic, tires have time to deform and wrap around objects, not bouncing keeps tires in contact with the trail.
** Increased Torque -- You'll never have to dangerously over-rev your engine again, saving fuel and reducing temperatures.
** Increased Control -- Vehicle speed is controlled simply from the low gearing, without having to use any brakes.
** Increased Reaction Time -- When you Rock Crawl with the TacoBox, everything happens in slow-motion. You can feel your suspension and drivetrain loading and unloading and can listen to your truck and safely stop short of catastrophic failure.

[[ VEHICLE INFO ]]

Driver: George Otwell
2001 Toyota Tacoma Double Cab
Supercharged 3.4-liter 5VZ-FE
Built by: Rock Solid Toys (RST) & Otwell Welding & Fabrication
Suspension: RST 3-link Front and Back with 14-inch ADS Coilovers front, 16-inch bback
Axles: 9.5-inch Diamond Axle with 5:29:1 R&P
Tires: 40" Interco
Lockers: ARB Air Lockers F&R
Transfer Case: Marlin Crawler Dual Case TacoBox (MC09)
Body Armor: Built by Otwell Welding & Fabrication
Safety: 4x Innovations interior cab cage kit

Filmed by our good friend Pete Williamsen!

New Instagram: @SlowestTacoma

Check out our new Rock Crawling Videos!
2016 56-speed 580:1 Triple T/Case 3rd gen Tacoma Rock Crawler   
1981 36-speed 511:1 3RZ-FE Rock Crawler
1987 6-speed Supercharged 4A-GZE MR2
Error occurred because of error.
"The worst of both worlds, the best of neither." -abnormaltoy
Things are only impossible until they are not.

 
 
 
 
 

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