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Can someone explain to me what this twin stick business is? I know it has something to do with teh t-case, but tats about all I know.
 

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4BYnTacoma said:
Can someone explain to me what this twin stick business is? I know it has something to do with teh t-case, but tats about all I know.
There are actually two shift rails that are moved by one lever. By installing two levers you can separate the 2WD/4WD function from the Hi/Lo function.

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The twin-stick allows independent manipulation of the shift rails in the transfer case. One rail controls range selection (high and low) and the other engages the front output. Basically, two-wheel-drive low is attainable.

With the Front Range kit, the modification made to the transfer case is very simple. All you have to do is grind off a tab that causes the right-hand shift rail (4wd and 2wd) to be engaged when the left hand shift rail (range) is moved.
The new shifter has one stick to shift each rail.

Does that explain it?
 

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Hey! I thought I explained it eloquently, and then you come and simplify it like that!

J/k

I basically spent longer saying the same thing.
 

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So you put an extra stick in so you can have a 2 low option? Maybe its because I am a bit newbish, but I fail to see the purpose of going through the trouble so that you can have 2 low.
 

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4BYnTacoma said:
So you put an extra stick in so you can have a 2 low option? Maybe its because I am a bit newbish, but I fail to see the purpose of going through the trouble so that you can have 2 low.
Here's some benefits listed on FROR's site: "The two-wheel drive low range is great for people with a front locker. As those of you setup with a front locker know, the locker keeps pulling you straight when you are trying to turn. With the Twin-Stick, just moving the 2/4 lever into two wheel drive, disengages the front axle, and the locker is no longer pulling you straight. This makes tight turns much easier, while allowing the slow speed control of low range. By having two low, the front axle is relieved from undue stress, and four wheel drive can be re-engaged, even while moving, by just throwing one lever."
 

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I would probably have to tear into the t-case to see exactly what is going on with the shifter. It mostly pops out when I am bouncing, both on rocks and in sand.

The Marlin ones look nice, but I don't know if they are better. I haven't talked to my local Tacoma buddy who has the Marlin to see if he has had problems.
 
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