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Whatever happened to Lefty Transfer Cases?
« on: Sep 16, 2019, 01:13:30 PM »
A lefty was a great option for those of us with driver-side drop transfer cases that wanted the strength, reliability, and gearing options of an RF1A gear-driven transfer case, but did not want to make major modifications required to run the passenger-side drop case. Inchworm, Marlin Crawler, and even Trail Gear all had leftys we could purchase, but all of them went away a few years ago. Now the only way to get one is by finding one second-hand (which is nearly impossible).

Whatever happened to them? I know Inchworm had some big government contract and is doing that full-time now, are they coming back to the transfer-case business when the contract is done? What about Marlin? I believe I would eventually buy one but their disappearance has me concerned.
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Re: Whatever happened to Lefty Transfer Cases?
« Reply #1 on: Sep 17, 2019, 02:50:14 PM »
Marlin lefty cases were made with inchworm adapters, and they had issues, so Marlin stopped using them.  Selling rights to inchworm was sold to Low Range Offroad, but inchworm was still doing their own machining.  But Im not sure what has happened to Inchworm since Low Range sold to Trail Gear. 
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Re: Whatever happened to Lefty Transfer Cases?
« Reply #2 on: Sep 17, 2019, 03:11:32 PM »
Marlin lefty cases were made with inchworm adapters, and they had issues, so Marlin stopped using them.  Selling rights to inchworm was sold to Low Range Offroad, but inchworm was still doing their own machining.  But Im not sure what has happened to Inchworm since Low Range sold to Trail Gear.

Is Marlin planning to make their own adapters in the future, or are leftys pretty much dead?

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Re: Whatever happened to Lefty Transfer Cases?
« Reply #3 on: Sep 17, 2019, 03:28:45 PM »
Is Marlin planning to make their own adapters in the future, or are leftys pretty much dead?

No plans to make a lefty gear drive case.  The left hand output chain drive cases are pretty strong, and for gearing reduction on those you can use a TacoBox.
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