1. Welcome to Tacoma World!

    You are currently viewing as a guest! To get full-access, you need to register for a FREE account.

    As a registered member, you’ll be able to:
    • Participate in all Tacoma discussion topics
    • Communicate privately with other Tacoma owners from around the world
    • Post your own photos in our Members Gallery
    • Access all special features of the site

2nd gen marlin gears

Discussion in 'Performance and Tuning' started by 06tacomakev, Oct 29, 2012.

  1. Oct 29, 2012 at 8:57 AM
    #1
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    I have gone to the Marlin site and checked out the goods. Just awesome!
    Am a bit confused with the core charge and such.
    I am just looking for a gear reduction in the T-case. Would like to drop down to a 4:1 ratio. I am an 06 access cab. I am probably just missing something but has anyone else bought the gear set and put it in? Or have people just done the T-case swap?
     
  2. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:23 AM
    #2
    Spoonman

    Spoonman Granite Guru

    Joined:
    Sep 11, 2011
    Member:
    #63328
    Messages:
    7,817
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Jamie
    Calgary
    Vehicle:
    2006 Campster Mobile
    My truck is MAGIC
    I'd like to know how difficult it is. New tcase gears would be great.
     
  3. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    #3
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9126
    Messages:
    6,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan Mathis
    Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma TRD OR 4x4
    parts and stuff
    Can't change the gearing in a chain driven case
     
  4. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:36 AM
    #4
    TherealScuba

    TherealScuba Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2012
    Member:
    #75781
    Messages:
    1,049
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Stephen
    Austin, Texas
    Vehicle:
    99 Single Cab 4x4
    You can not put lower gears in your existing transfercase.
    It is chain driven and does not allow for a reduction gear to be swapped.

    You have 2 options:
    Either adding a crawl box or going with the "lefty" hybrid case which is an older gear driven transfer case that has adapters to turn it into a drivers side drop.

    Time for you to start some reading.
     
  5. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:41 AM
    #5
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    :rolleyes:

    Great, more reading besides the hours of Solid Axle Conversion threads

    thx
     
  6. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:45 AM
    #6
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9126
    Messages:
    6,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan Mathis
    Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma TRD OR 4x4
    parts and stuff
    Read in the RockSolidToys forum and read everything that awsmdc has written
     
  7. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:48 AM
    #7
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    Thx for that too,
    Just looking at the Marlin site again I see the combo is only adaptable to the auto transmission from what I see anyway. I am the 6spd variety
    hmm
    I will check out Wyatts build though
     
  8. Oct 29, 2012 at 10:57 AM
    #8
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    Hey Wrmathis,
    Very nice build. I see where you are coming from. You went with the inchworm setup I see.
    It sounds like to get the crawl ratio I am looking for the chain drive has to go completely
     
  9. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    #9
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9126
    Messages:
    6,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan Mathis
    Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma TRD OR 4x4
    parts and stuff
    My tcase is still chain driven, I just put a crawl box in between the tcase and the transmission
     
  10. Oct 29, 2012 at 11:50 AM
    #10
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9126
    Messages:
    6,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan Mathis
    Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma TRD OR 4x4
    parts and stuff
    Also, I have a 6spd too. No auto here
     
  11. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:32 PM
    #11
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    Have you had any problems with the low ratio and existing t-case.
    Reason why I am asking is the Marlin site suggests possible problems. I could be reading it entirely wrong though lol
    Wouldn't be the first time
     
  12. Oct 29, 2012 at 12:59 PM
    #12
    wrmathis

    wrmathis Dark Lord of the Sith

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2008
    Member:
    #9126
    Messages:
    6,786
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Ryan Mathis
    Lives: Fountain, Colorado/Home: Leesburg, GA
    Vehicle:
    2006 Tacoma TRD OR 4x4
    parts and stuff
    No, did everything that Wyatt has done over and over again
     
  13. Nov 1, 2012 at 5:10 AM
    #13
    awsumdc

    awsumdc Well-Known Member Vendor

    Joined:
    Jan 3, 2009
    Member:
    #12156
    Messages:
    1,592
    Gender:
    Male
    O.C. Cali
    Vehicle:
    SASED '05 Taco
    SAS, crawler box, 14" coilover shocks, 39.5 tires,dual batteries, and a bunch of other stuff
    You shouldn't have any issues with a marlin crawler in front of your chain case. I have run this setup on my truck for years and have put it on many others as well. Never had a issue.
     
  14. Nov 1, 2012 at 8:18 AM
    #14
    06tacomakev

    06tacomakev [OP] Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Dec 29, 2011
    Member:
    #69602
    Messages:
    192
    Gender:
    Male
    First Name:
    Kev
    Victoria BC
    Vehicle:
    2003 tacoma 4x4 dblcb
    thx for that.
    Was cruising the RST trip report you guys just did. Every single sas truck I have been drooling over was on that trip!
    That is quite a contingent of crawlers down your way
    Nice work
    When it comes time to do the work I may just do a drive down the coast and drop my truck off with you guys for a few weeks!
     
To Top