This April marks our 20th year of changing the Toyota world! To kick-start our celebration of our 20th year anniversary, we are offering $20 off shipping on any $40+ online order! Additionally, if the shipping quote for your order is less than $20, then we'll ship it for free! There are no codes to enter, simply add products to your cart and the shipping discount will apply automatically with the shipping rate quote.
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- Toss $40 worth of products or more into your online shopping cart
- Automatically receive $20 off shipping during checkout!
- Any $40+ order that has a rate quote under $20 will ship for free!
Offer applies to online orders shipped via standard ground service to the lower 48-states and expires at 11:59pm PST Sunday night.
A Brief Marlin Crawler History by yours truly
When Marlin purchased and began wheel'n his little red Toyota pickup in September of 1983, he recalls being teased for driving a "Jap-Tin-Can" as it had a weaker frame than a Land Cruiser and in a sea of many 6- and 8-cylinder short wheelbase rigs it's 20R engine was grossly underpowered and it couldn't make sharp corners on the trail to save its own life.
Marlin has always been a pioneer with this same red Toyota pickup, developing one of the earliest known 20R-22R hybrid engines, coming up with many improvements to the stock steering system, creating his own on-board welder before companies such as Mobi-Weld or Premier Power Welder came around, and even created the world's first Heavy Duty Birfield joint almost a decade before the Longfield was even dreamt of.
Marlin has always had a desire in life for what he passionately refers to as, "Putting Toyota's Back On The Map!" Since April of 1994, when Marlin created the first Marlin Crawler, there is no denying the impact this set like a wildfire to the Toyota off-road world.
Today we find Toyota trucks dominating the Rock Crawling world which Marlin himself founded. Final drive ratios in excess of 100:1 were extremely rare before the Marlin Crawler, and on most platforms it was even impossible. Today, known by the term Marlin created called a "Crawl Ratio", these same inferior Toyota trucks can easily be transformed to have a final drive ratio in excess of 200:1 by fitting just one Marlin Crawler product. In fact in 1996 when Marlin developed his 4.70:1 ratio, his truck had a Crawl Ratio of 2,158:1, or 59 times lower than stock. If you have not witnessed first-hand what his truck can do on the trail then you are truly missing out on the potential of the Marlin Crawler.
It's difficult to imagine another single product that has done so much to advance the Toyota off-road world. The days of bad gearing burning up clutches and Marlin carrying spares literally replacing clutches on multiple vehicles on the same trail are long behind us. This is why we are so passionate about what we do. This is why we are so passionate about the man whose tireless efforts started it all and built the Toyota off-road world we all enjoy today. This is why we love Marlin and his incredible Marlin Crawler products!
Happy Twentieth Year Anniversary Marlin Crawler! There is no doubt in my mind that Marlin has succeeded in gaining World-wide recognition for Toyota trucks. I for one would not be as excited as I still am today, now in my 31st year of four wheeling, if it wasn't for the many Marlin Crawler parts in my own rig. -BigMike
Follow our Vintage Facebook Photo Album to read many cool stories about Marlin's involvement and development of the Toyota Rock Crawling world! Album link, updated often: Vintage "Crawler Truck" Pictures
The Marlin Crawler is remarkable with a winch as it is the first product in the world
to enable your vehicle to precisely match the line speed of your winch. Surprise Canyon, 1997
And most of all, HAPPY CRAWLING!!