Author Topic: Baja 1000- Marlin Crawler "prototype" Transmission  (Read 137481 times)

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That rig rocks! 

I think that once my truck is done, I'd love to do a low budget baja truck!
Miss ya Dean (4THEWKN) & Kyle (KYOTA)!!

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I had a new sticker idea give to us for this. Image the turtle in flight, about 2 feet off the ground, slightly tilted and he is wearing a sombrero.

I like it!! see what you can do!!

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that sticker idea would be pretty cool.

i love it! marlin breaking into baja racing this is so cool.

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Kinda gives new meaning to Crawlin or Haulin

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That rig rocks! 

I think that once my truck is done, I'd love to do a low budget baja truck!

haha, i wish there was such thing as a low budget baja truck... hahaha thats what everyone says.. next thing you know it you spent 5k on just the front suspension alone... hahaha
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OK!  I really meant more of a pre-runner!

It's either that or a sandrail, and I can DD a pre-runner style truck!  I live near Sandlake recreation area!  Just need a 2wd with some suspension, nothing too radical!  Some buddies have done some with some longer rear leafs, dropped spindles and some really good off road shocks!  Sandlake is only 1100 acres!  Not like going to Glamis, or Pismo!
Miss ya Dean (4THEWKN) & Kyle (KYOTA)!!

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my 2wd was pretty clean, and daily driven... never left me stuck... well until i rolled it on the road becuase i was too sleepy and had no business driving @ that time....
i took it wheeling a few times, it handled itself quite well, no rock crawler, but could get out of its own way
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 :biggthumpup: This is cool  :thumbs:

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Hey everyone we are in Baja now, getting ready for the race...everyone is really excited and we are going to give it *ELL!

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Now im jealous.... I remember talking to Angelo about a desert racing trans when i was up there having mine put into my blue taco. Good luck in the Baja guys have a safe race.

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2wd are the best when it comes to offroad racing.. get some long travel in the front and rear, a cage, and your set.... it's like riding a really fast couch... hahaha  heres a truck we built

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Is there a build up or more pics of the truck anywhere?

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:popcorn: 
AR-TTORA founder 22R bored.060,LCE stage II race cam http://pure-gas.org/    32/36weber, :driving: Marlin 1200 NON ceramic clutch, L52SHD+dualcase #2919, cable-locker, Yukon 5.29 gears, 35's, Allpro ebrake, front springs, and high steer, F150rears    RIP Nitro 9-29-07 :(  I sure miss him :down: MarlinCrawlerInc IS NOT affiliated with TrailGear in any way

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Hey everyone we are in Baja now, getting ready for the race...everyone is really excited and we are going to give it *ELL!
Update?

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according to the map  they are in LA  :dunno:
AR-TTORA founder 22R bored.060,LCE stage II race cam http://pure-gas.org/    32/36weber, :driving: Marlin 1200 NON ceramic clutch, L52SHD+dualcase #2919, cable-locker, Yukon 5.29 gears, 35's, Allpro ebrake, front springs, and high steer, F150rears    RIP Nitro 9-29-07 :(  I sure miss him :down: MarlinCrawlerInc IS NOT affiliated with TrailGear in any way

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lat  34* 16.88
long  -118* 59.61

:headscratch:   shouldnt they be racing right now  :dunno:
AR-TTORA founder 22R bored.060,LCE stage II race cam http://pure-gas.org/    32/36weber, :driving: Marlin 1200 NON ceramic clutch, L52SHD+dualcase #2919, cable-locker, Yukon 5.29 gears, 35's, Allpro ebrake, front springs, and high steer, F150rears    RIP Nitro 9-29-07 :(  I sure miss him :down: MarlinCrawlerInc IS NOT affiliated with TrailGear in any way

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check tomorrow

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AR-TTORA founder 22R bored.060,LCE stage II race cam http://pure-gas.org/    32/36weber, :driving: Marlin 1200 NON ceramic clutch, L52SHD+dualcase #2919, cable-locker, Yukon 5.29 gears, 35's, Allpro ebrake, front springs, and high steer, F150rears    RIP Nitro 9-29-07 :(  I sure miss him :down: MarlinCrawlerInc IS NOT affiliated with TrailGear in any way

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Is there a build up or more pics of the truck anywhere?
yea there was a thread on dezertrangers a looong time ago.. the race doesn't start till tomorrow.. right now it's packed down here... hahaha  time to party...
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according to the map  they are in LA  :dunno:

I just got off the phone with Jason. It seems the last time they turned on their GPS was in L.A. at Jason's parents house. As soon as they turn it on in the A.M. it'll update. They are resting up going over details and such. They found a leak in a power steering line, and are trying to fix it. The new paint was getting huge attention in contingency today! Light Force lights was all over it! taking pics and vid of the truck.. Maybe a sponsor?? I'm sure with the press and photographers today the truck will be on a few web sites.. Big Marlin Crawler sticker in place, that will be visible. I will update when I can, Jason is going to call me with updates whenever he gets cell service. By the way it looks, they should leave the line about 12:00 to 1:00 pm west coast time. I won't be able to sleep now for the next 2 to 3 days!! wish i was there!!  

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hey what channels  on cable  will have the race??  ESPN  :dunno:
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hey what channels  on cable  will have the race??  ESPN  :dunno:

I would think Speed or Outdoor?? maybe??? There has been a few lately that I've seen. I'm sure it'll be 2-3 weeks before its on.

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:tantrum:   we want LIVE  coverage  :yesnod:
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i really want to get in a baja buggy now and red line my way through a dessert. that looks like soooooooo much fun je-sus. to bad $ is an issue when it comes to that kinda of stuff   :shakehead:

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:woohoo:  they are on the move to Ensenada  :driving:


i  am guessing Ensenada  is where the starting line is :dunno:
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:woohoo:  they are on the move to Ensenada  :driving:


i  am guessing Ensenada  is where the starting line is :dunno:

Yes.





AAHHH! They have not moved in 20 minutes. At 1:05 it looks like there are about 5 miles outside of Ensenada. #702 is about 35 mile out now.
Taking back America, one part at a time! :madeinusa:

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Next Top Gear challenge...  They did 1000 miles in Africa.  Now 1000 miles in Mexico...

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There on the move again.
Taking back America, one part at a time! :madeinusa:

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Bad news, everybody. You'll notice the truck is South of Ensenada if you check the sat tracking:

http://irctracking.com/2007/baja1000/North/

Unfortunately, it's not on course. The freshly rebuilt engine blew 10 miles into the race. Sounds like a thrown rod. In any case, the race is over for the Fireguys.

More news when I have some,
Patrick
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AR-TTORA founder 22R bored.060,LCE stage II race cam http://pure-gas.org/    32/36weber, :driving: Marlin 1200 NON ceramic clutch, L52SHD+dualcase #2919, cable-locker, Yukon 5.29 gears, 35's, Allpro ebrake, front springs, and high steer, F150rears    RIP Nitro 9-29-07 :(  I sure miss him :down: MarlinCrawlerInc IS NOT affiliated with TrailGear in any way

 
 
 
 
 

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