|Double check the lower four threaded holes with an 8×1.25mm tap to clean out any paint.
As you have probably already discovered, off roading places heavy abuse on many parts of your truck that don’t get abused when your truck is driven “normally”. One such part is your stock transfer case mount. The stock mount has a soft rubber block and bolts between your transfer case and it’s cross member. It has a tendency to do one of two things: 1) Flex to much allowing your shifters to interfere with the cab, or even worse, 2) fatigue and rip in half! Don’t get caught in the middle of the trail, in the middle of nowhere, with a transmission & transfer case flopping around!
To help avoid such a situation, Locktup 4×4 has created a heavy duty transfer case mount for Toyota trucks and is providing them to us in powder-coated Marlin Crawler Red! This new design replaces the soft & weak OEM rubber with longer lasting USA-made urethane round bushings. These bushings will not split and fail on you, eliminating such worries associated with stock mounts.
In addition, the mounts are USA-made with thick, high quality USA-steel plates that are laser cut and CNC formed for the best fit & finish possible. The welds are high quality; Not some cheap imported mount!
Another trick feature to this mount: If you need to remove your transfer case or transmission, now you only need to remove the two bolts from the bushings to pull the cross member down! This is much better than having to remove the 4 hard-to-get-to and easy-to-strip bolts that engage in the cross member.
Direct replacement of your 1979-95 gear drive transfer case mounts and 1982-95 4-cylinder cross members. Fully compatible with all aftermarket cross members that use stock t/case mounts. Direct replacement with the same mounting height as the stock mounts. Please note they do not work with chain drive transfer cases such as those found behind automatics and G58 5-speed transmissions.