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Marlin Crawler Clutch question

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by Fati Tacoma, Jan 15, 2011.

  1. Jan 15, 2011 at 3:32 AM
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    Fati Tacoma

    Fati Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Quick back story. 2001 Tacoma V6 4x4... Came home on R&R to a burned out clutch (was letting my Pops use the truck) no big deal, truck has about 80k on it and I bought it used. Bought a 1200 lb Marlin Crawler Clutch online. Brought the truck in and then dropped off the parts a week later when they came. Unfortunately the truck was not done by the time I had to go back so I never got to drive the finished product.

    My dad picked the truck up today and told me that the clutch felt loose (looser than the stock clutch). Considering that the stock is a 900lb and this is a 1200lb shouldn't it feel stiff? Honestly the only after market clutches I've driven where sports clutches on mustangs. They all were very stiff. So my question is should the 1200lb marlin feel stiff? or loose?

    Here is the link for the clutch http://www.marlincrawler.com/clutch/heavy-duty/heavy-duty-clutch-kit-1200-lb
     
  2. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:18 AM
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    Whitfield

    Whitfield Well-Known Member

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    Bobbed Left front ~ Ok not really but I bought it crashed from the kids dad 4-CHEAP. Frame Swap and 04 Clip + 6" lift ~ Woo Hoo!!!
    Stiff or loose are vague terms... Is he speaking of clutch pedal apply pressure?

    Pedal pressure? Hard / soft

    Engaugement action Slow / Quick (Buttery smooth / or on -off Jerky)

    Pedal height @ grab Low (at floor) / Middle / Top (pedal all the way out)


    Generally performance clutches with a greater apply force (stronger pressure plate) are a little grabby. Pedal pressure is usually not an issues with a Toyota hydro clutch assy.


    PS: 80K? Generally stock Toyota clutches should make 2x that mileage unless they are in an around town delivery vehicle or abused.
     
  3. Jan 15, 2011 at 6:48 AM
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    JDBECK23

    JDBECK23 Well-Known Member

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    as I've noticed in his previous posts... Whitfield is spot on! We need a more involved description of the clutch operation.
     
  4. Jan 15, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    Fati Tacoma

    Fati Tacoma [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Whitfield, Thanks for the reply man. I realize the description I gave is crap but I appreciate you giving me a detailed answer anyway. My old man isnt exactly a 'car guy' and i got an 8 hour time difference from him so I will try to get a better description of the issue. What you said makes perfect sense though and gave me a better feeling. Honeslty after the cost of parts and labor I kinda freaked out when my dad said that it didnt 'feel right'

    Thanks again man!

    -Fati
     
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