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Official Crawlbox BS thread!

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by HomerTaco, Mar 16, 2016.

  1. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    HomerTaco

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    There has been much discussion in multiple threads on this topic so why not make a reference thread?

    Crawlbox: aka "dual cases". An additional gear reduction case that installs between the transmission and transfer case to allow for a lower gear ratio than the stock transfer case low.

    Hints, tricks, and generally just some good info for those interested.

    I'll post up some pics,links, and additional descriptions soon.

    :turtleride:

    Links to vendor sources:

    1.Marlin https://www.marlincrawler.com/transfer-case/line-ups/tacobox
    2.RST http://rststore.rocksolidtoys.com/shopping/pgm-more_information.php?id=2&=SID
    3. Inchworm http://www.lowrangeoffroad.com/toyo...sfer-case/built-tacoma-double-case-setup.html


    glam shot just because:
     
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  2. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:28 AM
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    Reserved.
     
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  3. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:32 AM
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  4. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:44 AM
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    Good idea

    I have something there is a clunk when shifting gears or a hard start with mine at least it sounds like the crawl box I'm thinking it might be the collar to the trans output it's almost like there is slop from forward to reverse. Other then that my T case itself could have a stretched chain. I've been trying to pinpoint it for a wile now I just haven't pulled the cases because i don't have the time.
     
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    Lot's of stuff (-;
    Ok you've got my attention...
     
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  8. Mar 16, 2016 at 6:59 AM
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    Haven't had mine long enough to know what is "normal" and what isn't. :oops:
     
  9. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:30 AM
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  10. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:33 AM
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    I've got the Inchworm crawlbox on order, hope to see it in the next month or so. I just got an FJ TCase minus the shifter
    I Have a 6-speed truck
    So here are my questions:

    If I can't find a factory FJ shifter cheaply and easily what are my options for twin sticks?
    What other parts should I be accumulating while waiting for the box?
    How does "Clocking" the tranfer case work?
    Does anyone have the drivesaft measurements so I can have my spare front (and rear if I can find one) modded before the install?
     
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  11. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:37 AM
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    I should have a shifter for you, but I opted for the Front Range Offroad twin stick.

    I did not receive a crawl box shifter from lowrange when I ordered my inchworm box, but I'm hoping that was an oversight.

    Craig will have to explain the clocking as I haven't done mine yet.

    You'll need the mount for the transfer case, a DPDT momentary switch for the front ADD, and I'm sure there's something else that I'll figure out we need in the next couple weeks.
     
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  12. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:42 AM
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    balls, another thread to sub
     
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  13. Mar 16, 2016 at 7:42 AM
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    Here's a link to one source for a twin stick:

    http://www.davezoffroadperformance.com/store/twin-stick-shifter.html

    You'll need to fabricate a new crossmember to support the crawlbox so you need the mount:

    https://www.marlincrawler.com/armor/crossmember/crossmember-mount-hd

    Switch for the front actuator & prerunner blank to replace the 4x4 dash dial.

    Clocking raises the t-case up higher & allows for additional clearance.

    Ant's got the measurements for the driveshafts but I'd honestly wait until you get the cases in to do the shafts if possible. Every truck's got it's own variables...
     
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  14. Mar 16, 2016 at 9:26 AM
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    More stick pron:

    Crawlbox and single stick FJ case
    20131128_205257_zps74fcba4b_f3d5db8fef89be9774e0368fc46fd9ce58176581.jpg

    20131130_092209_zps0291b50f_c7defb61acc13abf3355716e2de5318630f845a4.jpg

    Crawlbox and twin stick FJ case
    20140312_220423_zps45b4ed20_09118938f00818d079a6799097d30c9c088520cf.jpg
    20140315_194123_zps2fc46888_7fe07b2512aa92b5609b7304ed3bb0868bcb01cd.jpg

    Oh and there's this too...my slight OCD had to have both H-L shifters in line so I made the twin sticks crossover-twins :D
    20140315_194953_zps1cfaf171_eedb220e282bb073d44e102c6132ffad5e058790.jpg
     
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    Skillz... :cool:

    20140315_194953_zps1cfaf171_eedb220e282bb073d44e102c6132ffad5e058790.jpg
     
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  17. Mar 16, 2016 at 10:08 AM
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    Alot of it is still scraps from the shifter's on the twin stick I got from you

    Reminds me I need to take a pic of my "boot" for the twin stick to seal the tunnel up a touch
     
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  18. Mar 16, 2016 at 10:19 AM
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    Everyone feel free to post up your skid plates and support mounts for the crawl box. I need some ideas!
     
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    I have a spare transmission and mount so I'm hoping to find a spare crossmember I can modify and have prefabbed for my install. I readlly want the install to go quickly and easily by doing as much beforehand as possible.

    Is there a wiring kit or any advice/instructions availible for the front diff wiring?
     

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