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Old 07-19-2007, 10:24 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Any updates from people running Inchworm's lefty?

Title pretty much states it all.

Just wanted to hear from anyone running a lefty to see how well they are doing.

Sounds like easy install.
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Old 07-20-2007, 05:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Title pretty much states it all.

Just wanted to hear from anyone running a lefty to see how well they are doing.

Sounds like easy install.
I'll have to email my buddy Jamie that just converted his PreRunner to 4x4 and used a lefty Inchworm case in his. I'll have him post up his thoughts over here.
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Old 07-20-2007, 10:18 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Title pretty much states it all.

Just wanted to hear from anyone running a lefty to see how well they are doing.

Sounds like easy install.
I installed a 5.7 gear Lefty on my '05 Reg Cab. Used a twin stick shifter. I like the gear ratio with the 5.7 gear. Crawls at an idle up and down everything I've thrown at it. Fairly easy install but took some extra work to get the front diff. to energize.

I also installed Arb air lockers front and back. They're great. I can't wait to try some more challanging trails.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:10 AM   #4 (permalink)
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I responded to you over on TTORA as well, but figured I'd post here so others get the information.

I run Lefty (plus a crawler) in my FJC and it works great. If you are installing just Lefty the install is pretty easy. Your drive lines will work w/o modifying them and it will bolt directly into your truck. The shifter will require a little cutting and welding to in order to make the shifter line up with the existing hole in your floor. Jim includes all the parts you need. I was Jim's prototype customer and I've been running Lefty since December 06. I've got a fair amount of offroad and highway miles on it and it's surviving great! There are a few other FJC's that have installed Lefty and they are working very well also.

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Old 07-20-2007, 11:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Title pretty much states it all.

Just wanted to hear from anyone running a lefty to see how well they are doing.

Sounds like easy install.
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I'll have to email my buddy Jamie that just converted his PreRunner to 4x4 and used a lefty Inchworm case in his. I'll have him post up his thoughts over here.

Yep - I used a lefty in my PreRunner --> 4WD Conversion, and I love it. If you can afford it, I definitely think it's the way to go. I got 5.0:1 in Low-Range, and when I'm in Low-Gear/Low-Range, my truck crawls like a bulldozer. I went with the FROR Twin Stick setup as well, so I have 2-Lo, and 4-Lo. I don't know what kind of vehicle you're thinking of mounting it in, but for the Tacoma, it RULES!

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Old 07-20-2007, 12:31 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Nice looking crossmember. What did you get that from??

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Old 07-20-2007, 01:56 PM   #7 (permalink)
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I thought he wasn't making any Taco t-case crossmembers?

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I thought he wasn't making any Taco t-case crossmembers?

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I asked Jim about this and it turns out that that particular plate is simply a 'stock' item of Bud's that is bent a little differently and fits the Lefty...but still not dual cases.

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Dammit Bud! Let's see some Tacoma stuff
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I e-mailed him and he wont respond. How freaking hard is it to build a crossmember for us SAS guys?? I would build my own, but why when these guys do great work? Is there really no demand for this kind of product?

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I'm running the FROR crossmember and skid currently, which is very nice, but it only protects the t-case. I'd love something to protect my already dented automatic transmission pan as well as give me a flatter belly.
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I e-mailed him and he wont respond. How freaking hard is it to build a crossmember for us SAS guys?? I would build my own, but why when these guys do great work? Is there really no demand for this kind of product?

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for our application, with dual cases and clocked tcase, there just isn't enough of a market. make your own

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