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Flywheel toughness and Marlin Crawler clutch

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by 300k96Tacoma, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 2:27 PM
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    300k96Tacoma

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    I am thinking of putting a marlin crawler clutch in my truck and I was wondering how much firmer this clutch catches. I am getting the flywheel resurfaced and I am wondering if the clutch is going to be harder on it than a stock one? Does this clutch just grab or can you ride it some?

    I have a mustang and know all about heavy stiff clutches and most of them don't allow you to ride the clutch it just wants to grab and go and causes the vehicle to jump when taking off. Is this common with this clutch?
     
  2. Dec 10, 2013 at 7:50 AM
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    Okay I am bringing this old thread back haha. It it clutch time I guess, can anyone give me some thoughts on the Marlin Crawler clutch and how it grabs, ect?
     
  3. Dec 10, 2013 at 7:53 AM
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    Is it ever in stock? Every time I look to buy one it's out of stock.
     
  4. Dec 10, 2013 at 9:45 AM
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    I just installed a Aisin clutch kit, i wanted a Marlin kit but it was out of stock and they could'nt give me a availability date.
     
  5. Dec 18, 2013 at 1:19 PM
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    Looks like the Marlin clutch is in stock on their website. I have a 2.7 4x4. Are the out of stock ones for a v6?
     
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  6. Dec 18, 2013 at 3:21 PM
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    As far as I can tell, it grabs fine. The pedal action is easier than stock. It engages much easier than the Centerforce that I had in my Heep.
     
  7. Dec 18, 2013 at 3:48 PM
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    At the time I was looking Marlin was out of stock as well. Did some research and hear some positive things about CenterForce DF505019 Dual Friction clutch. Bought in Amazon for about 425$. Been on there for almost 5K miles and I love it.
     
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