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Old 06-14-2019, 11:14 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Inchworm still around?

I have a clockable inchworm daul case adapter from 2012ish. It had one of the marlin crawler daul row bearings that had the fill slot that the ball bearings liked to sneak out of... Long story short it wiped out the aluminum/puck/spacer/seal housing that goes between the 2 adapter plates and appears to have housed the seal and may help retain the double row bearing?

So on the hunt for this part and inchworm seemed to have joined with low range a couple years ago. A phone call with them this morning said inchworm went out of business a couple years back. So before trying to have a new one machined or buying a new adapter does anyone know of a place that might have parts for this adapter, or know of a part that will interchange between the adapters?
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Old 06-20-2019, 07:20 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Damn, this sucks. I must have bought one of the last clockable doubler adapters. Now I know why I couldn't find a new V6 trans adapter.
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I have not had any luck finding parts for the inchworm adapter. Heard through a company that all the remaining stock was sold to pirate 4x4. But he wasnt sure if it was this site or another company. As far as having another puck machined for the seal housing i cant find any dimensions online for one so kinda up shit creek until i meet somoene that takes theirs apart as im not entirely sure if it actaully helps hold the bearing or not.

So just bought a trail gear adapter as marlin was out of stock like always and advance adapter uses a double row bearing and i couldn't get a straight answer weather it had a fill slot for the ball bearings. Not going through that bearing bullshit again. Found the better bearing without the fill slot for about 70$ but said fuck it, already grumpy about buying any 400$ adapter. Eventually ill eather sell the inchworm or come across the specs and reinstall it.

If i ever get it sorted out i will update since this website has taught me alot and i hate dead end threads.
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I have a brand new one in the shop that I've been working with for my truggy build. I have to take it apart to re clock it eventually here send me the pics of what you need and I can measure it up and get you specs. It might take me a while as I've been building this truck for off and one 3 years now but I can get you the specs for machining it, hell I might be able to do the machining for you(machinist by trade)
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I have a brand new one in the shop that I've been working with for my truggy build. I have to take it apart to re clock it eventually here send me the pics of what you need and I can measure it up and get you specs. It might take me a while as I've been building this truck for off and one 3 years now but I can get you the specs for machining it, hell I might be able to do the machining for you(machinist by trade)


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Didn't Trail Gear eventually by the Inchworm designs? I would compare your new adapter parts to the old and maybe you can figure out what needs to be made to fix the old. I'm guessing they will be similar if not the same.

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Didn't Trail Gear eventually by the Inchworm designs? I would compare your new adapter parts to the old and maybe you can figure out what needs to be made to fix the old. I'm guessing they will be similar if not the same.

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TG may have bought IW, doesn't mean they are producing more IW adapters. Just deleting the competition by owning the design, but no longer making them since they have "their own" adapter.
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Thanx "the 78 outlaw"
LOW Range not front range...... merged / absorbed inchworm , then got trail marted outta the competition...
Last I heard.
Matt is killing the options.
Hope marlin holds out.
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Front range merged / absorbed inchworm , then got trail marted outta the competition...
Last I heard.
Matt is killing the options.
Hope marlin holds out.
Does this mean the Toyota auto to dual case adapters are gone?
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Does this mean the Toyota auto to dual case adapters are gone?
I far as I know yes. I am just going to run a T100 transmission/transfer case to skip all of the bullshit.
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The Inchworm and trail gear adapters i have are 2 totally different animals i dont think any piece other than the mounting studs will interchange. The inchworm is clockable so it is a 2 piece design,it also runs the daul row bearing and runs a seperate seal housing that goes between the 2 halves.

Trail gear runs a single row bearing, and is one solid piece, The machining for the bearing oil ports looks similar, though i have not compared.

Also for anyone that runs into it the hard way like i did the inchworm adapter i have did not allow oil to transfer between the 2 cases. Kinda cool kinda not. Makes it a pain to fill and drain the front case.
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Front range merged / absorbed inchworm , then got trail marted outta the competition...
Last I heard.
Matt is killing the options.
Hope marlin holds out.
Don't you mean Low Range?
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Dang- So on the trailgear website they have direct links to both Low Range and AllPro. Did they all get bought or what?
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Dang- So on the trailgear website they have direct links to both Low Range and AllPro. Did they all get bought or what?
pretty sure all pro did

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I was glad even though allpro is owned by Trailgear now they are keeping their own products for the most part. Good example is their High steer arms. Solid 4340 Chromoly Forged One-Piece Arms..
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I can honestly tell you that Marlin will NEVER sell out to TG!! I know that for a fact, he would rather let it go under!!
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No dought t/m wont be able to china you one....
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Nope, by Low Range which is a vendor for many companies products but a main vendor for TG!!
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Old 06-24-2019, 05:24 PM   #19 (permalink)
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transfer case issues.......

This thread has me worried, but I thought I would post some questions as you all seem to know a whole lot more than I do about this topic.

I bought a very well built 2002 Tacoma truggy, V6 auto with dual cases - an Inchworm and a stock Toyota case. I suspect the truck was built around 2007 give or take and I bought it a few years back. It has been super reliable and a great truck to tackle some really hard trails.

However, this past weekend in Montrose, CO I crunched one of the transfer cases. I am not sure which one just yet as I have not torn it apart, but I am hoping its the rear one. The outputs seem pretty loosey-goosey so I hope its the stock case that bit the dust.

If it turns out it was the Inchworm that broke, what are my options? Doesn't sound like parts exist anymore.

I hope I can put this truck back together as it has been a great truck.
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Pretty much buy a new adapter from marlin,advance adapters, or trail gear. Or Wait for a used one to pop up or have the part machined. I couldn't find any new parts for sale for the inchworm but i'm sure theres somoene out there with a small stash of them just not sure who.
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Read it wrong you have an inchworm crawl box so no idea on that.
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Why don't you take it apart first and see what broke first?
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This thread has me worried, but I thought I would post some questions as you all seem to know a whole lot more than I do about this topic.

I bought a very well built 2002 Tacoma truggy, V6 auto with dual cases - an Inchworm and a stock Toyota case. I suspect the truck was built around 2007 give or take and I bought it a few years back. It has been super reliable and a great truck to tackle some really hard trails.

However, this past weekend in Montrose, CO I crunched one of the transfer cases. I am not sure which one just yet as I have not torn it apart, but I am hoping its the rear one. The outputs seem pretty loosey-goosey so I hope its the stock case that bit the dust.

If it turns out it was the Inchworm that broke, what are my options? Doesn't sound like parts exist anymore.

I hope I can put this truck back together as it has been a great truck.

More than likely it is your back case as it will have substantially more load on it. There are still options with Marlin and Trailgear if not. Go search their websites..
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Nope, by Low Range which is a vendor for many companies products but a main vendor for TG!!
@OOP'S Do tell....

So when my NEW rock assault housing had issues....
Nick sent me to tg for warrenty claims,
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Why don't you take it apart first and see what broke first?
Fair comment. I am waiting for my friend's shop to clear out a bit and then I will tear it apart. Just wanted to get a head start on this stuff if possible.


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More than likely it is your back case as it will have substantially more load on it. There are still options with Marlin and Trailgear if not. Go search their websites..
I think you are right that it is the back case. I just wish I knew what the back case actually is. Not sure if it is an RF1A or not. I emailed Marlin about buying their dual case setup but they said it is not possible to clock if flat. My current set up has the rear case clocked flat with a nice flat belly skid. I would hate to give that up and have the t case hanging down dragging on rocks.
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