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Merkur XR4Ti control arms
FS/FT 2001 Suzuki Esteem 5 speed
My shed needs emptied Merkur MGB more...
NASA-SE: Spring Brake, Apr 10-11, NCCAR
FS Margay W/Yellow Box Stock $700 obo
2003-2010 Grassroots Motorsports Back Issues
FS: Ultrashield race suit SFI 3-2a/5 XXXL
Wanted: Ford T9 trans
Nismo Racing seat
I just bought something with two spoilers and now I need help (XR4Ti)
My Garage - unmark as sold?
XR: The legend continues
Unconventional XR powerplants: a learn me
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ Briggs World Formula
Learn me: 460 Machine driveshaft adapter (Merkur content)
Logitech MOMO Racing Force Feedback Wheel & Pedals
Learn me: 5.0HO in a Merkur (Or: Death of a 2.3)
Dangerous information! (Or, Pesky European Fords)
2 race suits starting at $1.00
2 full face helmet Sa2005 $15 M2000 $20
FS: Honda/Acura parts, Rad house, Misc kart parts
FS: Mike Wilson 4 W/ BSP Clone
XR4Ti Shop Manual Anyone?
Off-label use of brake fluid
Birel Ar4 125cc Sr Rotax Max Tag kart
FS: Birel AR4 Kart W/ Clone $450
If I had $12K.... (Merkur)
Birel M31 PRD tag kart W/ enclosed trailer
Trailer Hitch & cargo net/cargo cover
fs: Complete Birel Kart Package with spares
Quick IRS audit question
2008 Biesse Kart $1200
Targa Newfoundland
Cheap seat sliders
FS:Mychron 3 W/Accessories & Alfano Tach
FS: MISC karts parts feel free to make offers
Future car culture?
WTB: Merkur Xr4ti manual swap parts&VLSD
Cheapest form of Racing! Race kart Biesse W/ Clone
FS/FT: 2013 KIA Forte SX
Finding the right wheel fitment
FS:Complete HF Clone Engine & Vega Helmet
Happy Holidays Free stuff
FS: 3 coyote karts 5 Briggs engines
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, and Bodywork
Kart Parts, Rims, Seats, engines, helmet and Bodywork
Birel R32 Race kart, Parts, ect...
All Models All Makes Car Show!
FS: One man Kartlift stand
FS: 2005 Margay 1.4 race kart
FS:Margay, Birel, Clone, and L0206 karts
FS: Mychron 4 Tach
FS:Vertical Upright Kart Stand
FS: Goodyear Ultra Grip WINTER/SNOW Tires
FS: Kart Parts/Engines: Kt100 WKA Sr. Pipe with Starter, KPV complete,
FT/FS: 2006 Mazda 5 (5 speed Manual) Get your The Millenium Falcon!
Mine: SVO/XR4TI cyl head
2012 Victory Kart W/ Briggs and Stratton 206
Nissan Frontier V.S. Toyota Tacoma
Kart Garage clean up
FS:4cycle White Chassis,kart stand, extra bodywork
1987 Merkur Xr4ti, mine, $450
Anyone in DFW/Texas want to put together a challenge car?
Merkur V8 swap
NMNA - Merkur à Trois
KYB Shocks and Struts, Merkur XR4Ti

Merkur Readers' Rides

Nov 25, 2009 by QuasiMofo (John Brown) Forum Supporter
Merkur XR4Ti - 2002.00/2003.00 Challenge car

Formerly known as "Miss Piggy", currently being renamed "Lard of the Flies" because of the amazing crap found all over her when we pulled her back out of the barn …

Jan 08, 2021 by Raze (Forum Supporter)
1986 Merkur XR4Ti

1986 Merkur XR4Ti

230WHP / 292TRQ @ 22psi

Upgrades to date (Engine):

  • Holset HY35w ~20-30psi (depending on our mood)
  • 3" Exhaust w/testpipe or cat & Magnaflow
  • 28"x6"x3" Intercooler w/2.5" …

  • Jul 23, 2009 by Foreign Car Parts
    Merkur XR4Ti

    White 1985 Merkur XR4Ti

    Jul 16, 2009 by Foreign Car Parts
    Merkur XR4Ti

    Red Merkur XR4Ti Currently undergoing Ford 5.0 swap

    Sep 15, 2009 by turbojunker
    1986 Merkur XR4Ti

    Just spend all my money buying it. One day I can afford to fix it.

    Mar 12, 2011 by m4ff3w
    1988 Merkur XR4ti

    Picked up a clean and rust free 88 XR4ti. The guy was wanting $1000 because it had a bad "exhaust leak" I couldn't feel a leak anywhere, …

    Jun 10, 2018 by cliffxr
    1986 Merkur XR4Ti

    The car is an 86 XR4Ti. I've had it since 1990. It's been modified ever since. Recent mods include a Boss block (bored/stroked to a 331) with AFR 195 heads, …

    May 26, 2011 by Foreign Car Parts
    1985 Merkur XR4Ti

    My white 1985 XR4Ti

    Aug 29, 2009 by mfvmx
    1986 Merkur XR4Ti

    White Merkur

    Sep 17, 2009 by Wreck Racing
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    24 Hours of LeMons car (under construction)

    Nov 08, 2009 by canzus
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    2.3L Turbo, all stock

    Jan 27, 2010 by 87_xr
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    My project car. Hoping to build for track/autocross

    Jul 18, 2011 by mvt
    1985 Merkur XR4Ti

    D-Street Prepared SCCA Time Trials

    Jun 09, 2010 by flXR4
    1988 Merkur XR4Ti

    Black, full Cosworth suspension, 5spd

    Aug 30, 2011 by darkbuddha
    1989 Merkur XR4RS

    Overview: Purchased dead stock with 59k miles and all original for $1200 in 2006. Found it languishing on a neighborhood street, knocked on the door and inquired, and drove it …

    Sep 16, 2011 by tincetti
    1988 Merkur XR4Ti

    $800 CL orphan, originally purchased as a $2010 Challenge project. Turned out to be too nice to gut for racing.

    Nov 17, 2010 by LordTurbonia
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    Project XRay: My pending 3-door Sierra XR8 clone. Looks like the ass of an ass beast.

    Sep 19, 2020 by crisd
    1989 Merkur XR4ti

    with Ford V8

    Jul 12, 2012 by OEMTim
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    1987 Merkur XR4Ti Iceland Green

    May 14, 2012 by Nathankershaw
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    It is without a heart at the moment as the 2.3 has just been sold and will be replace by a 302 SBF V8. Plenty of character, a little rust …

    Sep 23, 2013 by rcr65
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    The Anti-E30

    Jan 29, 2014 by thyjesster
    1986 Merkur XR4Ti

    Interior stripped Custom chassis 2.3L turbo Full race built (350hp) Full custom cage Aluminum D.O.T approved seat Simpson 5-point harness Variable boost regulator (max 40) Custom removable dash *Credits for …

    Jun 02, 2014 by Advan046
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    Great car that was a pure beater. Appliance White with a manual crank sunroof and funky seating position. Wonderful ice racing champion and at the autocross it drew cheers for …

    Jul 23, 2018 by GPz11 (Forum Supporter)
    1987 Merkur XR4Ti

    Ground up rebuild. Started with clean rust free shell and went from there. Cossie IC, 5031e turbo, Supra LSD, Koni Yellow's, Cossie grille and fender flares, Jag emerald fire green …

    Jul 08, 2017 by Mr_Merkur
    1989 Merkur XR4Ti

    Like many another turbo Ford, this one spends a lot of time in the garage and/or on jack stands. She used to be a daily driver but lately I've gotten …

    Apr 25, 2018 by Henry09
    1988 Merkur xr4ti

    I just Finish stripping the car down. So now the road to became a rally car begin.

    Jun 21, 2019 by TXratti
    1989 None Merkur XR4Ti

    Autocross/ HDPE car with various upgrades. 2.3L turbo Cosworth 2WD intercooler, Saab 900 radiator, LA3 ECU (soon to be standalone), Manual boost controller, Koni Yellow coilover converted front struts with …

    Dec 21, 2019 by Zuelspeed
    1989 None XR4Ti

    80k from new, rust free California car, mostly stock, 5 speed, BBS wheels, 3" turbo back exhaust, manual boost controller... Has to be one of the best examples left(?)

    Merkur Ran When Parked

    Found a Merkur in South Lake Tahoe , CA on July 21, 2014

    Three Merkur xr4ti as well as a bunch of older vehicles including a Volvo p1800 etc. judging by how these vehicles were weathered looks like they have been sitting for a while. Tried driving …

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