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Your Merkur XR4Ti and Scorpio Specialists Since 1985

We stock more Merkur parts than anyone on the planet!

Think of Rapido as your one-stop-shopping-center for all kinds of Parts and Accessories for your Merkur. We are committed to supporting owners of Merkur XR4Ti and Scorpio.

If you don't SEE the part you are looking for, just give us a call at (541) 544-3333.  We are likely to have in in stock anyway!

 

 

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"Flyin' low ...."
 

Why INTERCOOL ???

  • More horsepower at stock boost levels without detonation.
  • Ability to accept higher boost levels without detonation.
  • Consistent horsepower on hot days.
  • Cooler cylinder head temperature.
All of these reasons for INTERCOOLING a turbocharged engine are valid. Since the electronic controls in Ford Engine Management Systems are designed to retard spark and boost whenever there is detonation, we really do want to INTERCOOL the charge air, and as efficiently as possible. Using our Air-to-Air Intercoolers, Rapido has developed an Intercooler system specifically for the XR4Ti, with a maximum reduction of Charge Air Temperature (in all circumstances) being our primary criteria. We also offer Intercoolers for Turbo Thunderbird and Cougar XR-7 Turbo as well as Intercooler upgrades for SVO Mustang, and for 1987, 1988 Turbo Coupe.

Rapido XR4Ti Air-to-Air Intercooler....07-0102

cooler This is Rapido's XR4Ti Air-to-Air Intercooler for all model years.It features maximum reduction in Charge Air Temperature for both XR4Ti stick shift and automatic. "Turbo lag" is reduced via the bypass valve incorporated into this super efficient intercooler system design. Legal in all 50 states including California (CARB EO D-140-25). Installation by professional mechanic takes approximately 2 hours. The mechanically minded "do-it-yourselfer" should be able to install it in 3 hours. Detailed installation instructions are included. Spend your money wisely the first time - order the Rapido XR4Ti Intercooler!

SUSPENSION MODS

Suspension upgrades and modifications are popular items with most automobile enthusiasts. We feel it is unacceptable to throw comfort out of the window for "pure" handling, unless your vehicle spends its highway miles on a trailer going to and from competition events. With this in mind, and a wealth of personal knowledge and experience, we offer a variety of suspension components as well as complete suspension kits. Now be advised that anytime you lower a vehicle with "semi-trailing arm rear suspension" (i.e. XR4Ti and Scorpio), the rear suspension will go out of alignment (both camber and toe). These are "nonadjustable" from the factory. The result of lowering these vehicles would normally be less than optimum handling, and a severe reduction in rear tire mileage (as much as 70%). In every lowering kit we supply, Rapido provides the necessary components and installation instructions to realign the rear suspension. This is a Rapido exclusive and part of the Rapido lowering kit. Here are a couple of things for you to consider as you contemplate up- grading the handling of your favorite vehicle.
  • 1. Do I want to lower the vehicle - can I afford to reduce ground clearance?
  • 2. Will I retain stock wheels and tires?
Once these decisions have been made, you will be better equipped to ask the right questions vis-a-vis better handling and/or better vehicle appearance. NOTE: never consider lowering your XR4Ti or Scorpio by cutting stock springs, or by installing shorter "custom" springs in conjunction with "stock" shock absorbers that, though represented as "heavy duty", may not be a match to the new springs, spring rates, and the reduced amount of available suspension travel.

Rapido/Koni XR4Ti Complete Handling Kit... 05-0107/A*

suspen Lowers Vehicle 1 3/4" (plus/minus 1/8) from "stock/new ride height". The kit includes front and rear springs, heavy duty valve front struts and rear shocks complete with Rapido's rear alignment kit. This kit also includes 28.5 x 19 mm anti roll bars for superb handling characteristics and complete installation instructions. (*)Also available with KYB and Boge shocks - Inquire.

XR4Ti Exhaust System....07-0101

exhaust Here it is, the Borla Dual Outlet Stainless Steel Performance Exhaust System for the XR4Ti. Our Rapido/Borla stainless steel, dual outlet exhaust system frees trapped horsepower. It is legal in all states, has a distinctive appearance and a "purrs like a kitten" sound. The actual rear wheel horsepower gain is as much as 20 HP. Turbo boost comes up about 300 RPM sooner than with the stock exhaust system. There is no increase in noise level and it has a lifetime warranty. Installation time is about 1 1/2 hour. In addition we also offer our single outlet Exhaust System (catalyst back) for the XR4Ti(P/N 07-0101S) and for the Scorpio 07-0101B. Replace a rotting factory exhaust system and enhance performance (as much as 10HP) for about the same cost as the Ford replacement system- which we also carry. All Borla exhaust systems are "bolt up".  No cutting, drilling or welding is required.

Rapido Replacement Control Arm Bushings....05-0119

bushings XR4Ti and Scorpio. We developed this much needed product to make the front end less "sensitive" and likely to "nibble" or "twitter" at the steering wheel. Designed for the anti-roll bar/ control arm connection, you'll say "Hallelujah!" after installation in your vehicle. Rapido also imports many European Group N Spec Suspension Bushings.Although they are still made out of rubber they offer better performance than the Ford USA Spec Bushings

Rapido All Metal 3-Row Replacement Radiator....07-0135M

radiator Yes! We have both the OE style light weight radiators as well as our all metal 3 row high coolant capacity replacement radiators available. No more non-repairable plastic tank radiators. If this one gets whacked, it's repairable. Order P/N 07-0135M (XR4Ti Stick); P/N 07-0135X (XR4Ti Automatic); P/N 07-0135S (Scorpio); P/N 07-0135MX9 (1989 XR4Ti only). "Identity Crisis: Merkur XR4Ti or Sierra Cosworth ???" merkur
Note: If you would like to get your copy of our 32 page catalog - send $5.00 to our address (see Home). Be sure to include the Year, Model, and Make of your vehicle(s). The following products are very new and do not yet show in our catalog. Although most of these are performance enhancing, many of them will improve drivability of the vehicle and also reliability:
Product # New Product Description
Call Re-manufactured Merkur Engines(**) - Long Block & Short Block
Call Re-manufactured Merkur Transmissions(**) - Automatic & Stick
Call Replacement Merkur Drive-shafts - With serviceable U-joints
Call Battery Saver (no more dead batteries) - Solid state module automatically disconnects battery before voltage drops low enough to prevent startup!
Various Rapido Group Merkur Body Sheet Metal Components
Call Rapido Group XR4Ti Forged Pistons - Rebuilding Your 2.3OHC Turbo Motor? Do It Right The First Time!
Call Rapido Group XR4Ti Valves - Choose from stock diameters, or the popular 1.59/1.89 big valve combination.
E7RY8200A/RAP Rapido Group Scorpio Reproduction Grill - Fits perfectly! No Muss, No Fuss.
10-0107 Rapido Group Headlight Refinishing Kit or Exchange - Night Vision Problems Due to Inadequate Illumination?
Various Rapido Group Replacement Connectors - Broken and/or Corroded Connectors Making Life Miserable?
Call Rapido Group Scorpio Front Fenders - Be sure to call us for your repair panel needs.
00-0102A Rapido Group XR4Ti Indiglo Instrument Face Panel Kit - reverse lighting and digital reostat -- converts 85mph to 150mph!
05-0133 Steering Column Coupler Repair Kit (XR4Ti & Scorpio)
06-1000QK Rapido Group XR4Ti Quad Headlight Kit - Hot Looks! Hot Lights!!! Hot Damn -- I can see again!
07-0147A Power Pulley (for 2.3 Turbo with Serpentine Belts) - reduce parasitic power loss = more horsepower
07-0147B Power Pulley (for 2.3 Turbo with V Belts) - reduce parasitic power loss = more horsepower
07-0161A Annealed Copper Exhaust Manifold Gasket with O Rings - a more reliable seal especially for tube headers
07-0167 Aluminum Flywheel (9lbs) for 2.3 Turbo - faster turbo response, more power, better braking power too
07-0168 Mass Air Conversion for 2.3 Turbo w/Plug-in Wire Harness - more horsepower + better throttle response
07-0169 Windage Tray for 2.3 Turbo - reduce parasitic power loss = more horsepower
07-0170 65mm "Godzilla" Throttle Body for 2.3 Turbo - more air flow = more horsepower
07-0171 Hi Performance Water Pump for 2.3 Turbo - 70% improvement in flow = better engine cooling
07-0173 Super Performance Head Gasket for 2.3 Turbo - increase high boost reliability
07-0176 Gillis and TurboXS Boost Adjusting Valve/Billet Aluminum
07-0177 TurboXS Blow Off Valve/Billet Aluminum
T-001 Scorpio Emergency Hood Release Tool

(**) Up to 3yr/75000 mile nationwide warranty.

For all your Merkur, Turbo Thunderbird, and SVO Mustang needs be sure to contact Rapido Group.


XR4Ti STYLIN!  XR4Ti Indiglo Instrument Panel Face Kit
By Day --> XR4Ti Indiglo Instrument Panel Face Kit - Night
By Night --> XR4Ti Indiglo Instrument Panel Face Kit - Night
Indiglo instrument panel face kit with digital inverter to control intensity (reostat) and color. Also converts 85mph speedometer to read up to 150mph. Do it yourself installation. Parts install over existing instrument faces without damaging the original faces. $97 + shipping. (NOTE: If there is sufficient interest in the same style of instrument re-facing for Scorpio, give us a call. We will have it done in the future.). Order Product #:  01-0102A  
XR4Ti Clear Corner Lights06-1000CCLK
These corner lights replace the XR4Ti fog light, and turn signal, with a one piece clear light. Installation requires the use of a Dremel tool but the work done does not interfere with returning to original lights in the future. Provided complete with bulb, bulb holder, and wire harness, these lights can be installed in less than an hour. Order Product #:  06-1000CCLK
NIGHT VISION PROBLEMS DUE TO INADEQUATE ILLUMINATION??xheadlight_exchange

You can make major improvements with one of our "Do It Yourself" headlight refinishing kits (P/N 10-0107) OR we now offer REFINISHED HEADLIGHTS "EXCHANGE". You will be absolutely amazed at the difference you experience in night-driving visibility. Most drivers report having "twice a much light or more" after installing a set of our "refinished" headlights, even with STANDARD bulbs.

NOTE: If your reflectors are in poor condition (generally from water damage or "exploding" bulbs) our refinishing will not improve the condition of the reflector.

Take it a step further and replace the stock bulbs with a pair of our "SilverStar" bulbs and the difference is "Supercalifragilistic". These bulbs (P/N 06-9004C) are stock wattage so they will not "FRY" your headlight switch or "TOAST" the bulb holders, but they do deliver a much "WHITER LIGHT". SEEING IS BELIEVING, and you will believe!!


Scorpio Front Fendersscorpio_fr_qtr_panel
Sheet metal repair panels are also available from Rapido. Since the stock fenders are welded (rather than bolted) in place, new fenders may not be any more expensive than attempting to salvage reasonably good condition "used" fenders. Be sure to call us for your repair panel needs.
Cosworth RS Hood Louver Set03-0117
The original Cosworth hood louvers were injection molded from a high temperature tolerant resin. Replica louvers made with fiberglass and ABS materials are not compatible with these high temperatures and will not hold their shape. Rapido has chosen to create replica Cosworth RS louvers in cast aluminum. These do not distort from the extreme heat conditions and they may be painted to match your vehicle color, or polished to a chrome like luster. Provided with mounting instructions and hardware. Order Product #:  03-0117
Rapido Reproduction Grill for ScorpioE7RY8200A
Broken-cracked-wired in place, or worse yet GONE! If one of these best describes the condition of your original Scorpio Grill, Rapido has the fix for you. Our hand-laid fiberglass "reproduction grill" , shown here resting on one of our equally beautiful Scorpio (embroidered logo) floor mats, fits perfectly (no muss, no fuss). Installation takes less than 2 minutes (literally!). It is provided in a black gel-coat finish and ready to install "As is" or "paint to match".
Order Product #:  E7RY8200A/RAP
Rapido Replica Grill Panels for XR4Tigrills
Both our Cosworth Replica Grill Panels and our OE XR4Ti Replica Grill Panels are manufactured using hand laid fiberglass in our molds. They are lightweight, strong and absolutely gorgeous. You cannot tell them from the original unless you look at the back side of the part. Our manufacturer is here in the U.S. and specializes in production of fiberglass and carbon fiber parts for Kamanari and Panoz, among others. If you want the best in a fiberglass reproduction Grill for your Merkur, look for the Rapido logo which is laminated in the back of every Rapido grill panel.
NOTE: The Rapido Cosworth grill panel is provided with an aluminum grill opening insert. By popular demand we implemented this as a cosmetic improvement. It is intended to be installed after the grill is painted.
Rapido XR4Ti Evolution IV Car Covercarcover
We have had this car cover tailored to our specifications because we think this is how a car cover should fit. They are tailored from Kimberly Clarks Evolution IV material and have a 4 year warranty. These car covers feature fitted mirror pockets, and grommets are installed for a security cable. If you are not impressed with the one size fits all "KKK" look, this one should please you. Look for the Rapido logo silk screened prominently on the back of the cover.
Coolant Fill Bottle/Resevoirsfillbottles
We keep them all in stock as well as the correct pressure caps. We also stock the coolant level sensor and grommet, and related mounting parts. Don't wait until yours has a "Blow-out". The reservoir is not cheap, but it is less expensive than being towed.
BROKEN AND/OR CORRODED CONNECTORS MAKING LIFE MISERABLE?connectors_021504
Maybe a broken connector on your TFI Module or your Idle Speed Solenoid has created drivability problems. Rapido has the Repair Connector and Pigtail Harness for these as well as for other relays, solenoids and switches in your XR4Ti or Scorpio. We also stock most of the necessary relays, solenoids, modules and switches to replace any that may be worn out or have become "intermittent" in operation.
You want switches?
You need switches?  We GOT switches! switches
Window switches, mirror switches, light switches, ABS brake switches, power seat switches. Whatever your switch needs may be, give us a call -- we got switches!
Assorted Mounts, Bushings and Isolatorsmounts
Motor mounts, Transmission Mounts, Differential Mounts, Strut Mounts, Anti-Sway Bar Mounts, Steering Rack Mounts, Cross Member Isolators, Suspension Bushings, Bump Stops, Strut Dust Covers, and more. If you want it now -- If you need it now, we probably have it in stock NOW.
Rapido XR4Ti Leather Shift Bootshiftboot
The Rapido real leather shift boot is tailored expressly for the XR4Ti. It fits over the factory rubber boot, retaining the much needed heat and noise insulation the the stock boot provides. Top it off with one of our real leather, or carbon fiber and leather, shift knobs. Try it you'll like it! We also have burlwood and burlwood with leather shift knobs for the Scorpio and the XR4Ti as well as leather wrapped steering wheels.
Just a few of our "Go Fast" Goodies
  • Cam Kits (Roller & Standard).
  • Aluminum Flywheel.
  • Windage Tray.
  • 65mm Throttle Body.
  • Blow off valves (Standard & High Flow).
  • Turbo Boost Adjuster Valve (Single Stage & 2 Stage).
  • Superchips Engine Management Chips.
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REBUILDING YOUR 2.3OHC TURBO MOTOR?
DO IT RIGHT THE FIRST TIME!!
Rapido 2.3L Turbo Pistons
Rapido is now offering 2.3Turbo Forged Pistons. We have these "off the shelf" for Standard Bore as well as "20-over and 30-over". These are stock "Low compression" with the correct (combustion chamber matching) "D" dish in the piston top. Since "Hypereutectic" pistons are not suitable for turbocharged engines and the original equipment (OE) pistons are no longer offered by Ford, we suggest these forged pistons may be exactly what you are looking for. Only $454 for the set of pistons, pins and locks. Turbo piston rings (pictured) also available...call for prices. NOTE: For your engine rebuilding needs we also offer gasket, seals, bearings, oil pumps, freeze plugs, high flow water pump AND MORE. We stock ARP rod bolt sets for your stock rods (P/N 07-6002). If you intend to push past the 300HP level, we suggest you consider replacing your stock rods with a set of Sportsman rods (P/N 07-0164).
Rapido XR4Ti Valves
Rapido 2.3L Turbo Valves
We also offer replacement swirl polished stainless steel valves, high flow radiused with hardened tips and undercut stems. Choose from stock diameters, or the popular 1.59/1.89 big valve combination.

Many (not all) performance enhancing products and accessories are illegal for street use and are "for off road use only". It is your responsibility to use them accordingly.

In addition to the items listed in the Rapido catalog (and our very comprehensive stock of original equipment replacement parts) here is a list of some parts Rapido is now importing [I], having manufactured [M], or re-manufactured [R]. Our catalog is representative only.

WE CURRENTLY STOCK HUNDREDS OF PARTS NOT SHOWN, so be sure to give us a call for any of your parts or accessory needs. Remember, nobody knows your Merkur better than Rapido.

  • [M] Fuel injector wire harness - 2.3 Turbo
  • [M] Motor mount heat shield - XR4
  • [M] Engine oil dipstick tube - XR4
  • [I] Driveshaft carrier bearing - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [M] Complete driveshaft - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Differential mount (isolator) - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [R] Air conditioning compressors & hoses - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [M] Front & Rear Fender splash liners - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [R] Tachometers - XR4
  • [R] Rear axles with CV Joints - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [R] Alternators & Starters - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Scorpio springs (stock ride height and lowered)
  • [M] Rear coil spring lifts - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [R] Power steering hoses - XR4
  • [I] Exterior rear view mirror glass lense - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] ABS brake accumulator - Scorpio
  • [R] ABS master cylinder and pump assembly - Scorpio
  • [I] ABS brake relay - Scorpio
  • [I] Electrical relays - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Door and hatch seals - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Sunroof seal - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Rear stub axles - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [M] Misc. coolant/heater system tubes & hoses - XR4
  • [I] Tail lamp bulb holders, plugs and gaskets - XR4
  • [I] Tail lamp assemblies - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Headlamp adjuster parts - Scorpio
  • [I] Door latch striker and rear hatch strikers - XR4 & Scorpio
  • [I] Hatch lift struts - XR4 & Scorpio

ORDERING

Order By Phone (541) 544-3333

It's direct and efficient. Use the Ford or Rapido part numbers and product description; supply your credit card number and expiration date, and the address where your Visa/MasterCard/Discover statements are mailed to you.

At this point in time we are not offering on-line ordering. We want to be able to discuss your parts needs with you, one-on-one. From our experience we know we have the best chance to get you the part you really need on the first attempt, thereby avoiding costly time delays, and additional out of pocket expenses for you. If we can understand your problem, or need, rather than just what you may have been told you need by some third party. We have found that even though a problem may have been accurately identified, the name of the part to be replaced may have been misquoted or misunderstood. Since electrical parts are generally not returnable under any circumstances and all other parts are subject to a 20% restocking charge we think you will agree that our offer of this one-on-one clairification is worth the additional time and phone expense you will incur. If you disagree, or are confidant that you know exactly what you want, simply fax your order to us and it will be processed immediately.

We can also accept orders by mail, but you will need a freight quote first. Then include with your order the proper payment amount (money order, please), complete delivery address information,and a phone number where you may be reached during the day, should we need to clarify any issue.
 
 

Want to Fax us your order? (541) 544-3100

If yes, please fill out the order form and fax it to us. Our fax operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Be sure to include your vehicle year, model, and if auto or manual transmission, along with part number(s) and a description of the part(s) you are ordering. Also if faxing, include your current Visa/MasterCard/Discover number with expiration date along with your name as it appears on the card. Again we need phone numbers and proper delivery address with zipcode.

NOTE: We are not currently staffed or equipped to deal with requests for email responses to your fax communications. If you fax an order, request for price quote, or a request for information, we will respond by return fax. Please include your return fax number with any fax communication.

Terms and Conditions

Prices
All prices are U.S. Dollars and subject to change without notice. Availability is subject to prior sale. All prices are ex-dock our warehouse and exclusive of shipping charges.

Payment
There is a $15.00 minimum invoice charge. All orders must be accompanied by money order or Visa/MasterCard/Discover account number and expiration date. No COD's.

Shipping
We will ship UPS surface whenever possible, or unless otherwise instructed. Shipments by USPS Express Mail and Priority Mail seem to work best for our Canadian customers. Shipments requiring customs documentation may be charged a nominal fee for proper documentation. You may select UPS Ground or 3 day, FedEx 2 day and overnight (even Saturday) delivery to most US locations.

Damage Claims
Claims for damage in shipment must be made by you, to the freight company, as soon as the damage is discovered. Broken or torn boxes should be reported immediately and so noted by your delivery person. Claims for shorted shipments must be made to us within seven (7) days of receipt of that shipment.

Warranties
Many of the products you purchase from Rapido are covered by warranties provided by the original manufacturers. It is the customers responsibility to retain and be able to supply copies of the receipts and records should it become necessary to persue a warranty. Some products are not covered by any warranty (Ford Motorsport for instance) even though they are premium quality merchandise. Rapido does not offer, imply or extend any warranty beyond that provided by the actual manufacturer.

Returns
Merchandise may not be returned to us without prior permission and the issuance of a return authorization number. No returns after 45 days from your invoice. A 20% restocking charge will be required unless due to our error. Freight must be prepaid on all returns. Freight collect or COD returns will be refused.