CAN-AM X3 TURBO MUD MAULER

— Ultimate build by Pocket Change Fabrication —

Many Maverick X3 buyers go for the X rc rock-crawling models even though they’ll never go rock crawling. X rc X3s sport the new Smart-Lok front diff with four electronically controlled modes, high-end Fox Podium 3.0 RC2 IBP shocks, a 4,500-pound winch, front bumper, HMW skid plate and suspension guards, UHMW rock sliders, four-point harnesses, and front and rear tow hooks. Even though he would replace the Can-Am front winch, Jeff Stroud chose the X3 X rc over the standard Turbo R and X mr mud racer for this Pocket Change Fab X3 build. The X rc’s 30-inch Maxxis Liberty tires on 14-inch beadlock rims were removed, as this X3 would sport the latest and greatest 42-inch EFX Motohawk tires
and MSA 24-inch rims.

Pocket Change Fabrication started with a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R for this Texas Mud Machine build. With 16 inches of lift and 42-inch EFX Motohawk tires, you don’t need the X3 X mr’s snorkels!
PCF’s X3 8-inch lift kit offers high-clearance tubular trailing arms, front A-arms and lower radius rods for $5,300, including Turner Eagle axles. The Turbo R engine is surprisingly stock, except for the N2O booster system.
Treads with checkmark lugs are huge in the agriculture world, so EFX introduces the Motohawk Checkmark in 42×8.5-24. PCF’s 8-inch lift kit includes 5-inch longer springs for the Fox 3.0 Podium RC2 shocks, and SuperATV portals add another 8 inches of lift.

GO BIGGER OR GO HOME

Starting with a Can-Am Maverick X3 X rc Turbo R, Pocket Change Fabrication (PCF) added its 8-inch X3 lift kit, which retails for $5300 and includes heavy-duty high-clearance tubular trailing arms, H-D high-clearance A-arms, Turner Level-3 Eagle axles with blue Hi-Tech boots, H-D radius rods and tie-rods, and H-D shock springs. The PCF spring kit has 5 inches of lift for the Fox X3 shocks, and the custom high-clearance arms work with OEM torsion bars and links. Custom SuperATV 8-inch GDP portals bring the lift to 16 inches to clear the brand-new 42×8.5-24 EFX Motohawk Checkmark mud tires on MSA M34 Flash rims. The Gen 3 GDP portals come in 4-, 6- and 8-inch lifts, and the 8-inch portal reduces gearing 45 percent. They also come in cast- or billet-aluminum housings with 9310 alloy billet steel gears and no-leak seals for $3,899.95–$4,899.95.

The back of the PCF Maverick X3 is a work of art, and a lot of lesser machines will be seeing this view, maybe with the SuperATV Black Ops winch doing some extracting.
SuperATV’s 8-inch Gear-Drive Performance portals have a 45-percent gear reduction, 9310 alloy steel gears and bolt-on installation. PCF’s lower front A-arms are built for maximum clearance.
SDR’s Hi-Bred doors tightly fit the X3 bodywork to keep mud out of the cabin and feature billet-aluminum latch handles. The X3 cabin is surprisingly stock, with a high-end audio system to come later.

X3 GEN 3 STYLE POINTS

PCF also fabricated the custom cage that swoops low in the back to become a bed-protecting rear exoskeleton, bumper, winch mount and radius-rod plate stiffener. The cage also has intrusion bars and extended loops on the front uprights so people can pull themselves up and into the cab. Front and rear winches are by SuperATV, and the Black Ops 5000-pound winches have 50 feet of 6.5mm synthetic rope for $334.95 each. SDR supplied the X3 Hi-Bred bolt-in doors with billet door latches and skins fastened by Dzus connectors. SDR’s X3 Hi-Bred doors are $899.99 a pair and $1,799.98 for the X3 Max. PCF’s aluminum roof keeps flung mud out of the cabin, and the LED light bar is an Amazon special.

And, as if the 172-horsepower X3 Turbo R isn’t powerful enough, the PCF/MSA X3 has a nitrous-oxide system with large N2O bottle for insane mud-pit passes.

CONTACT:

Pocket Change Fab.

506 W. Marshall Ave.

Longview, Texas 75601

(903) 431-3335

www.pocketchangefab.com

MSA Wheels/EFX Tires

3701 E. Randol Mill Road

Arlington, TX 76011

(800) 734-4890

www.efxtires.com

www.msawheels.com

SuperATV

2753 Michigan Road

Madison, IN 47250

(855) 743-3427

www.superatv.com

[email protected]

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