Author Topic: Marlin Crawler's New Rock Crawling Long Travel IFS Suspension System (#RCLT)  (Read 54893 times)

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I was planning to SAS my 3rd gen 4Runner in a couple of years, but after finding out you plan to make this kit for 3rd gen 4Runners / 1st gen Tacomas, you are giving me second thoughts. In the end, I want to run 37s, but I don't think the small 7.5" front diff could handle that. I know Brian Ellinger at Front Range Off Road made a custom long travel for his 3rd gen 4Runner and swapped in a front diff from a 4th gen 4Runner using custom diff mounts. Would a 4th gen diff swap be something you consider designing the kit around?
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This is a very good idea you have here. I too would enjoy the ability to keep the ifs but with a bigger diff in my 01 taco
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Would a 4th gen diff swap be something you consider designing the kit around?
It will be part of the kit.

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It will be part of the kit.

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Any word on the pre production schedule for RCLT HD first run?

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It seems I have some free time for the next few weeks.  Ready when you are :)

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The specs on the RCLT (non-hd) mentions nothing about axles and the RCLT-HD says

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RCV Ultimate Axle shafts strongly recommended

  • Does the RCLT (non-hd) version work fine with stock axles? With or without diff drop? I've read many forum thread where people say a lift over 2" rips their cv boots.
  • If I already have RCV axles, can I reuse them? Or do these need to be custom ordered from RCV? If so, what are the custom specs needed for the RCLT/RCLT-HD?
  • Let's say I need to order new axles right now, AND I want to order RCV axles, AND they need to be custom for the RCLT. Are there specs I can order the axles with that will work with my current lift (1.5-3") but also work when I install the RCLT?


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Will the RCLT (non-hd) version require 17" wheels like the HD version does?

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I understand that the focus is on getting the promised products to market for the platforms that you have planned right now. That said, are there any plans to release this product for the 100 or 200 series Land Cruisers? I have an Icon Stage 7 suspension on my 100 right now, but I would totally buy this right now if it was available for my 100. I also understand that it would require just a bit of additional welding to complete a shock mount.

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Well, I now have long travel coilovers, body mount relo kit, and 37x12.50R17s at the house.

So I guess you can say I am pretty serious :P

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Well, I now have long travel coilovers, body mount relo kit, and 37x12.50R17s at the house.

So I guess you can say I am pretty serious :P

With RCLT HD you shouldn’t need to re locate the body mount for 37’s as far as what I’ve read.

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Also... June is the latest hope to release date. Talked to Trevor today. Prices he gave me were 6999 for the kit, 700 for the rack, either 300 or 2000 for axles depending if you do just outers or RCV axles, and then the price for coilovers.

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Also... June is the latest hope to release date. Talked to Trevor today. Prices he gave me were 6999 for the kit, 700 for the rack, either 300 or 2000 for axles depending if you do just outers or RCV axles, and then the price for coilovers.

Oh I am ready for the full monty. No problemo.

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Oh I am ready for the full monty. No problemo.

Yup, just gotta keep waiting.


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yall are emptying my wallet......

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Is it time yet? :)

#giggity

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I want to but not sure I need here on kauai.
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I want to but not sure I need here on kauai.
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Let's goooo! haha.  Getting excited!

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Mid to late August *checks calendar*  Let's rock!

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Middle of September.... probably shouldn’t have a set date if it keeps getting blown by.

Wha, wha,.....wha.

 
 
 
 
 

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