Nah, I dont really use my crawler. I just installed it to impress people on message boards... Im a web-wheeler.SgtMunger said:Pretty clean install! 4.7 is pretty low, have you taken it out and played with it yet?
No regrets. I got a great deal on the 4.70's and I run 4.56' in the diffs. I could always go lower in the diffs. later if I ever want it lower but I love it the way it is.SgtMunger said:Are you regreting not having gone 4.97:1
Also, whats your rig set up? IFS, SAS, 4:10 5:29, 33's 40's?
I really dont know where your talking about for certain, but there are really no seals other than the input shaft seal/ housing adapter in the front of the crawler. Everything else is sealed with RTV. Also, you need to use RTV on many of the bolts on the tailhousing and the crawler front adapter plate in addition to the input shaft adapter housing. Basicly when in doubt pour on the RTV. I dont really know how Marlin Crawler expects anyone to know this since there are NO instructions of any kind, but thats what Marlin himself told me.joel said:Looks good... I just recently also added a crawler to my Taco and its awsome! But this last weekend, I removed the stock trany mount to start fabing up a new cross member and about a half quart of oil came pouring out of the bolt hole. I haven't torn into it yet, but I can only assume the seal failed between the trany and crawler. Just FYI but you might want to pulling out one of the driver side bolts to see if yours is tight ....
No problem man. When I did mine I was shocked at the actual complexity of the install and the lack of any information regarding the install. I had to call Marlin about five times, and guess the rest of the time.SgtMunger said:I'm asking 20 questions cause I'm getting ready to do the same mod in a couple weeks Thanks for the info!
Inchworm's rear adapter is totally different, therefore the shift rail issue should not be an issue.Wes said:I'm guessing that clearance for the rear adapter/shift rails is a v6 thing?
I swear I didn't see anything like that on mine... I had Jim's rear adapter but that doesn't have diddly to do with the shift rails.
Just asking cause I gotta mess with Rob's this weekend and he's got the v6. I'm still having nightmares from mine
Dude with leaky bolt holes-that don't sound right at all. Marlin's seal between the tranny and crawler is a bad design I think... seems like there have been lots of problems in the past. Supposedly it was redesigned, but I don't know when exactly. Mine runs back into the tail housing and leaks from there to the crawler constantly. I just live with it- runs hot and stinks like shit, but whatever. Maybe RTV that bolt hole or something? If it were compromised in some way you might want to do something like what Hytenor did and use the crawlbox mounts as well to back up the tranny.
I wish somebody in Norcal would do a complete buildup, minibox to crawler so I could help and take pictures, do a real full on writeup. Funny how after the fact its so duh-obvious, but when you're under there its pretty frustrating.