1986 Merkur XR4Ti

Started on April 8 by cliffxr

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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, custom grind cam, ProSystems 750 carb on a Edelbrock Air Gap manifold. Trans is a TKO 600RR. Rear end is a David Godfrey 8.8 IRS with 3.55 gears. Brakes are 6 pot Wilwoods up front and 4 pots out back. Although it's street legal, I use it primarily for HPDE events.

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Apr 8, 2009 7:34 p.m.
Sweet Ride! More Pics!
Apr 9, 2009 5:52 a.m.
What a beast! Nice ride.
Apr 9, 2009 5:54 p.m.
omg sounds great!!
Jul 16, 2009 6:04 p.m.
Thanks! I switched to a dual in/out Magnaflow last year and really like the sound. Plus, it packages in real nice.
Nov 7, 2009 2:29 p.m.
Nice ride--voted up! How tight a fit is the 331?
Nov 7, 2009 4:04 p.m.
Thanks! 331 fits pretty tight front to back, but side to side is a breeze. I run equal length BBK shorty headers (89-93 Mustang) and it takes less than 20 minutes to remove them. I also just switched to a TKO600RR.
Dec 7, 2009 12:21 a.m.
I have been zeroing in on a xr4ti for a project car and yours is very inspiring. Well Done!
Apr 4, 2010 1:22 a.m.
Have you taken the Merk to the dragstrip? Wondering what kind of ET it would run. Thanks.
Apr 4, 2010 1:50 a.m.
I ran it against a G-Tech Pro and got a 12.7 at a 117 mph once. Not sure how it would compare at the track.
Jan 7, 2011 5:02 p.m.
Looks great!
Jan 20, 2012 1:59 p.m.
Those are some monster 4 lug brakes! Very trick.

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