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Marlin Crawler's New Rock Crawling Long Travel IFS Suspension System (#RCLT)

Discussion in 'Long Travel Suspension' started by BigMike, Feb 2, 2019.

  1. Jan 13, 2022 at 10:49 AM
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    Your rear makes me wish I did a 3-link but I got fixated on "no holes in the bed". My SUA setup in a bit extreme but turned out really good. The trickiest thing on my setup was the remote reservoirs up front clearing the UCAs.

    Glad you are happy with your kit!
     
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  2. Jan 13, 2022 at 11:51 AM
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    Well... Nate seems like a stand up dude. According to him, he has contacted Mike about the kits.

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    Nate is making the necessary changes to his description. We'll see if Mike does the same. As of the time I am posting this, he has not.

    But at the end of the day. I think this is a good thing. I like Nate, and his channel. It looks like I don't need to lose any respect for him. I don't begrudge his opportunity with the kit. I believe he's capable and will, in fact, probably provide a lot of valuable information on the kit over the course of his series.
     
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  3. Jan 13, 2022 at 12:49 PM
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    A Taco would have made the 3-link so much easier haha. Coming into the cab, then getting it sealed in with a removeable cover was a pain. In the end I realized that I can easily run 14" coilovers by moving the axle mount down ~2 inches. Someday I'll get around to that. For my front reservoirs, Radflo included a bracket for them and it has worked just fine. Here's how it looks.
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  4. Jan 13, 2022 at 12:53 PM
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    Agree with this 100%. I've been watching his channel since I started welding/fabricating and have learned a lot from him. His response to you reaffirms my opinion that he's a stand up guy. And good on you for informing him in a way that he didn't just block you or shut down.
     
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  5. Jan 13, 2022 at 1:04 PM
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    Looks good! I am running 14" shocks in the back and getting the full travel without cutting any holes in the bed. My front was difficult because I am running ORIs and while the reservoir itself is huge, the hose is about twice as thick as the radflos and the port on the strut is much lower. The fittings themselves are also very large and clearing the UCAs was almost impossible. I'll take more pics today.
     
  6. Jan 13, 2022 at 1:24 PM
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    I'm curious to see how the ORIs do on a Taco. I mostly seen those used on lighter setups like buggies, etc. Keep the progress pics coming!
     
  7. Jan 13, 2022 at 1:28 PM
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    I am curious too. The remote reservoir is a must because the weight, shock angle, and small shock body will cause the oil to over heat without the extra capacity.
     
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    Brittney and Ian helped me rebuild my lower mounts way before MC and even JDFab came out with theirs.

    I had a conversation with bigmike via PM detailing the failures and weaknesses of the lower mounts, and what my opinions are that can help tidy up everything down there. Pictures were sent too.. Not too long later, MC comes out with that particular kit lmao

    https://www.instagram.com/p/BiwqvVyHANN/
     
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  12. Jan 13, 2022 at 5:03 PM
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    Nice yeah they seem like good peeps from talking to them.
     
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    People love to take ideas and claim them as their own... they were first! I learned long ago, don't share the idea unless you are comfortable with unoriginal folks taking credit and profiting. Of course, some folks can look at the idea, run with it, and take it up another level.

     
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    I ordered Aug 12 and found out today I'm second in line and that my kit "is expected to arrive in stock next week." I'm excited but not getting my hopes up because I've received similar emails. I ordered this because the lead time on the website showed 10-12 weeks and I have a Mojave Road trip planned leaving in just over a week. Oh well
     
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    If yours arrived today then their lead time would drop from 6 to 9 months down to 5 months. That would be a big improvement.

    When I was waiting and asked what my position in line was, I was told that they couldn't estimate my position because they were doing production in batches. But the endless "next week" emails really got to me and after 6 months when they said I could cancel my order I had to take a few deep breaths. For some reason that offer to cancel my order after 6 months really got to me.
     
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    Hmmmm sounds like they really only want the customers that will put up with their BS lies and what not and continually promote them even if their business model and ethics aren't the best.
     
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    This has already been covered, but I'm 1st Gen. There is no kit for me to order.
     
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    They're trying to discredit you because you haven't ordered. It's kinda like you're not allowed to speak on it unless.......(fill in the blank) kind of thing.
     
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