just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

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just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by JOSHUATREEE » Mon May 28, 2012 6:11 pm

well went over to a buddys house to do some more work on the car (when does that ever stop :lol: ) and my brother came over with his car. so i thought i would snap a pic of the three of our cars.
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on the way home i remembered a white xr that sat in front of a garage that had stripes on the side. along time ago some one told me that they were special in some way? can some one please set me strait and tell me if this is fact or crap?

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Post by ianmcc » Mon May 28, 2012 7:51 pm

It's a K2/XR4ti.
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Uber rare-I heard less than 10 made?

Check to see if the ski rack is in the back.
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Post by wicked93gs » Mon May 28, 2012 7:54 pm

You guys in the pacific northwest and up in new england have no idea how lucky you are...other XR owners everywhere around you...out here in Nashville its a XR wasteland....I know there is a whole one other XR owner, but I only know that since I met him 2 yeara ago at a ford meet when we were both driving our SVOs....I have never actually seen him or his XR since, I think the nearest other XR to me right now is northern Alabama...so in short...you would never see a pic with 3 XRs in it around here
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Post by JOSHUATREEE » Mon May 28, 2012 8:18 pm

wow thanks ian we might have to swing on by one day and chat with the owner. i found that car back in 2006 and just thought it was just another merk. honestly i dont think it has moved sense i first seen it. after talking with the guys i think that we will get all of our merks to gether (four of us) and rally on over more likely to chat with merkur enthusiasts then one long haired punk kid.

mr. wicked 93, its crazy i was thinking today after seeing that car that "man there are a lot of cars in our area". i know of 7 running cars here in our little city of Spokane and another 4 just down the road in Idaho. i bout mine in 2004 and i have never had this feeling of "searching" for them. every car behind me, every car coming at me, every parking lot,every dealership. feels damn good but then agin my not so common car is becoming more and more common. not to mention do they know what they have or is it just another car to them?
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Re: just another day

Post by divinez » Mon May 28, 2012 8:50 pm

ianmcc wrote:It's a K2/XR4ti.
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Uber rare-I heard less than 10 made?

Check to see if the ski rack is in the back.

Strictly going off the the advert you posted,
The car that the OP posted doesn't quite match up.
The stripes look like they go a little farther forward toward the front then the advert.
No K2 lettering.
Plus the XR in the advert is at least a late 87.5 or early 88, due to the bi-wing and mono-color cladding.
The XR in the OP's pic has gray cladding denoting pre 87.5.
Just an observation.

Would be awesome if it actually turns out to be an actual K2/XR4Ti.
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Post by ianmcc » Mon May 28, 2012 9:06 pm

There are two pics on Merkur tech that show the grey cladding.
(Pics stolen so I can post up em up!)
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by ianmcc » Mon May 28, 2012 9:14 pm

My guess-the pic in the advert was the prototype and the production cars differed slightly.

Here is a pic I have never seen before-from the 87 Chicago Auto Show...
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Post by John Brennan » Tue May 29, 2012 12:10 pm

Sweet pic! :headbang :haha
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by merkurdriver » Tue May 29, 2012 12:12 pm

John Brennan wrote:Sweet pic! :headbang :haha
( x 2 ) I have never seen that pic before! Nice find!

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Post by $KRILLA » Tue May 29, 2012 1:27 pm

Awesome pic might be time for some new wallpaper

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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by thebronze » Tue May 29, 2012 2:57 pm

JOSHUATREEE wrote:well went over to a buddys house to do some more work on the car (when does that ever stop :lol: ) and my brother came over with his car. so i thought i would snap a pic of the three of our cars.
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by JOSHUATREEE » Tue May 29, 2012 5:15 pm

The blue merk with audi wheels is in for sure the red one that's my brothers wont stop bugging his boss for the day off with no anser so we will see if there will be three.
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by whitelx » Fri Jun 01, 2012 4:58 pm

The one with the audi wheels, is it a 5x112 conversion with Scorpio bits?
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by JOSHUATREEE » Sat Jun 02, 2012 12:24 am

Yes sir it is. And I wish I could give details on the current brake project, but I can tell you this. I seen the rotors the other day and they dwarf the current scorp rotors. I don't know if you get on merkur sport but the owner of that car is XR4CHRIS very smart guy when it comes to these cars.
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Re: just another day and rare k2/xr4ti find

Post by lucky87 » Sun Jun 10, 2012 10:29 am

Does anybody have picture of the interior of a k2? i haven't seen them anywhere, but i have some strange seats in my car.

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