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2017 Can Am Maverick X3 Beauty And The Beast

Posted in Features on November 7, 2017
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Photographers: Courtesy Of Wolfpack

Wolfpack Motorsports has the hookup when it comes to being on the inside. Take this ’17 Can Am Maverick X3. They built it for a Monster Energy model. When not traveling the U.S. as an action-sports model on the Supercross circuit, she becomes off-road enthusiast Lindsey Bowyer who likes to take her action-sports model friends out to blast around in this golden Can-Am Maverick X3.

Wolfpack, who are located in Santa Ana, California, has a long-standing relationship with Monster Energy, but this build is one that’s seemingly related but not. It seems that Bower loves to the hit the dirt with her (we can only hope) other Monster Energy friends, and she wanted a trick car to do it with. Knowing of Wolfpack through their work with Monster, it seemed only natural that they’d build one for her.

Being in that suspension is one of their bailiwicks, Wolfpack first decided that the X3 was wide enough as it came, but wanted to give it an upgrade in materials and ability. To that end, they installed a set of their fully boxed chromoly control arms and aluminum HD tie rods and utilized the stock spindles, hubs, and even the Fox Shocks that came with it. The shocks are now protected thanks to the Wolfpack aluminum shock covers.

The Wolfpack Motorsports Can-Am X3 is a sight to behold and even better to drive.

With the trailing arm–style rearend on a standard X3, the rear suspension is pretty nice, but it too saw an upgrade as Wolfpack added their chromoly radius rods, but powdercoated them gold to match the cage. A Wolfpack single shear radius rod olate ties everything together.

Gold is the theme as the 15x7 Fuel Offroad Anza Beadlocks are also the color of money. The Fuel Gripper M/T tires (30x10R15) remain black though.

Called the Wolfpack Motorsports Scorpion X3 Cage with Integrated Tail, the cage follows the same low Can-Am profile and ties in the front and rear. Also Wolfpack items are the Custom Doors that replace the open stock units. There are light tabs for a lightbar over the windshield and one along the upper rear opening, along with a top. Speaking of windshields, there’s one on this X3, and it too is a Wolfpack item.

A full seven KC HiLites Pro 6 lights have been mounted above the windshield, while a KC HiLites Rear Chase LED Bar keeps those behind in the know. A bunch of KC Hilites Cyclones LEDs are used for underneath “mood” lighting while a KC Cyclone LED Dome provides, well, lighting. A Switch Pros SP-8100 Switch Panel was installed to take care of all the switching needs. One of which is used to turn on the 4-foot Buggy Whips Led Lighted whip.

The Wolfpack suspension mods help the X3 to fly with no worries about touching down.

Those lights will make is easy for Bower to see to latches on the Pro Armor 2-inch, five-point harnesses when she buckles herself into the Pro Armor G-Force Suspension seats.

And she’ll be glad she has them since the engine has been upgraded too. Queen Racing of Lake Havasu, Arizona, re-flashed the ECU and Wolfpack installed the Big Gun Can Am Maverick X3 EXO Stainless Slip On, which now replaces the restrictive stock unit. The combo allows the engine to now put out 148 hp to the ground.

Long known for their RZR’s, Wolfpack Motorsports proves that with this Maverick X3 they can build killer Can-Am’s too. The Can-Am is pretty nice as it comes, but Wolfpack upgraded what was needed and made it perfect for long, fun rides. We also can’t think of a better seatmate to go on that long, fun ride with than an off-roading Monster girl.

Wolfpack installed a set of their fully boxed chromoly control arms and aluminum HD tie rods.
Wolfpack added their chromoly radius rods and single shear radius rod plate, making the factory trailing arm suspension even stronger than before.
Matching the gold found on the cage, the 15x7 Fuel Offroad Anza Beadlocks are mounted to 30-inch Fuel Gripper M/T tires.
The Wolfpack Motorsports Scorpion X3 Cage has been fitted with a WM windshield. To it they added seven KC HiLites Pro 6 lights to the beefy mounts.
A KC HiLites Rear Chase LED bar has been mounted up, but notice how nicely the aluminum roof fits around it. The roof is also a Wolfpack product.
The Pro-Armor G-Force Suspension seats, with Pro Armor 2-inch, five-Point harnesses, are cocoon like and make it easier to drive the X3 with confidence.
The fullsized Wolfpack Motorsports doors are a welcome addition anytime there’s water around.
Thanks to Queen Racing of Lake Havasu, Arizona, who re-flashed the ECU and the Big Gun Can Am Maverick X3 EXO Stainless Slip On that replaces the restrictive stock unit, the engine now put out 148 hp to the ground.
A Switch Pros SP-8100 Switch Panel was installed into the dash to operate the many lights that now adorn the X3. Can-Am makes a nice-looking dash, don’t you think?
Here Lindsey Bowyer and friend put the windshield and full side doors to the test.
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Pro Armor
Riverside, CA 92504
Big Gun Exhaust
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
KC Hilites
Williams, AZ 86046
Fuel Off-Road
Wolfpack Motorsports
Switch Pros
Queen Racing

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