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Anyone daily a Marlin Crawler 1200lb?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by zjdietz, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. Nov 17, 2020 at 3:53 PM
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    Hey all,

    My throwout bearing is on its way out. Currently deciding which clutch to go with (since I might as well do it while the trans is out) and I'm leaning towards the Marlin Crawler 1200lb kit. $360. Seems like a pretty good deal for me.

    Does anyone daily this clutch? Just want to know how it is in traffic etc etc.

    Thanks.
     
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  2. Nov 17, 2020 at 9:41 PM
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    Just got an email saying that they came back in stock today, I assume thats why you posted. I think I'm gonna go with it regardless. I haven't heard of any issues with them and I plan on adding a front/rear bumper, bigger wheels, bigger tires, rtt, etc. They put everything together from the best manufacturers but they have a choice between aisin or seco.... I wonder which i should go with.
     
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  3. Nov 17, 2020 at 9:43 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    Save yourself some cash and just go aisin clutch.

    don’t forget to change your rear main seal while your in there
     
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  4. Nov 17, 2020 at 9:46 PM
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    I actually changed mine when I put a cheap ebay clutch in so all good there. On marlin crawlers website its only a $10 difference between aisin and seco.
     
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    I meant use all Aisin products and skip marlin crawler.

    Still, for how much the gasket is if I have to drop the trans I will change that for peace of mind.
     
  6. Nov 17, 2020 at 11:01 PM
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
  7. Nov 18, 2020 at 12:48 AM
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    Gotcha I mean I just changed the rear main at 200k and I’m at 211k now It wouldn’t hurt. I guess I’ll just go with the Aisin considering what everyone else has to say and price wise.
    How about their pilot bearings? This one didn’t last over 10k miles but it was an ebay part.
     
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  8. Nov 18, 2020 at 9:11 AM
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    I have it, it's stiff the first few times you drive it then you get used to it. If I had to do it all over I would have just gotten OEM or aisin parts instead of MC. MC also burned me with a shit chinese pilot bearing that seized up in less than 40k miles. Luckily I was out my time, but it could have FUBARd my input shaft which would have been $700. Check the parts you get from them to ensure you are getting what you pay for.
     
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    What is the best pilot bearing and where can I buy it?
     
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    a dropped one and a rusty 4wd one.
    The kit I linked comes with an aisin pilot bearing.
     
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  11. Nov 18, 2020 at 3:27 PM
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    I ordered one from toyota, it had japan all over it.
    Better than:
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  12. Nov 18, 2020 at 7:03 PM
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    Thanks for the info. The MC kit comes with a “Japanese Release Bearing.” No idea if that is good or bad haha.
     
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    I guess I’ll go with the Aisin clutch. Any benefits to getting the MC one though? I do have a very heavy truck with my camper shell, drawers, tools, etc. I was thinking the heavier duty 1200lb MC clutch would be better.
     
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    They have a nachi or aisin throw out bearing (release bearing). The bearing I'm talking about supports the snout of the trans inside the flywheel.
     
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    Stuff and junk and things...
    I have the MC 1200 clutch. It works well with the 2.0 SC pulley, tune, and big tires. I don't know if it's that worth it over the standard $200 Aisin that was linked.

    OP, unless you have power adders there isn't any reason to go to a HD clutch.
     
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  16. Nov 19, 2020 at 1:45 PM
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    Guess Aisin it is!
     
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    I have a mc 1200 3.4l super charger, tuned, 35” tires..... daily driver 40k miles on it hopefully she holds up.
     

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