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Todd Pankratz – Can Am Maverick Max X “Bajito Edition”

Ever buy a vehicle for offroad use and say – “if it were only a few inches shorter/longer or wish it were laid out this way or why the hell did it come like that?”

Todd Pankratz Bajito

Those comments are often in part of the conversations when you ask someone about their new rig but often followed by – I’ll change it one of these days.

This is where Todd Pankratz found himself with his brand new 2019 Can Am Maverick Max X, except he got right to it. Dubbed the “Bajito Edition”  Todd brought the Can Am home to his garage and wasted no time at all. Without any time on the UTV Todd set to cutting the car in half and shortening it 11” for a 123” wheelbase. 

Cut it up!

 

Todd’s background in racing helped with his vision for the Bajito Can Am.

Built in his garage for Baja trips, Todd put in all the creature comforts as well as safety built in for peace of mind. Such as a real cage, fuel cell, on board air, race seats, custom dash, but also some just for the cool factor like a bitchin custom exhaust for a nice raspy growl when on the pipe. 

Todd Pankratz Bajito

So if you see this rig at your favorite Baja taco stand or outside Mikes Sky ranch, do stop and give it a look. It’s one of a kind.

Bajito specs:

Chassis: 2019 Can Am Maverick Max X “Bajito Edition”
Wheelbase: 123”
Engine: Rotax ACE Turbo w/EFI
Cooling: Can Am
Exhaust: Pankratz built 3” diameter 304 Stainless Steel full exhaust with V-bands. 3”X4” SS shorty muffler
Transmission: Can AM XRS-X, EVO Powersports Primary Clutch kit
Driveline: Custom shortened drivelines, Super ATV Billet heavy duty carrier bearing
Brakes: Hydraulic w/ twin piston calipers, Jamar turning brake, stainless steel hard lines, -3 AN fittings
Fuel Cell: Harmon Racing 23 gallon, Harmon sending unit, Harmon 1” discriminator valve
Tires: Tensor 35 X 10R X 15
Wheels: Method MR401-R Beadlocks
Body: TMW doors (modified), all Can AM body panels modified
Front Suspension: Cognito arms, ZRP knuckles, Keller ball joints, Rhino 2.0 Axle/CV’s
Rear Suspension: Cognito arms, ZRP knuckles, Rhino 2.0 Axle/CV’s, Pankratz design sway bar setup. Schroeder sway bar. Pankratz double-walled 4130 chromoly radius rods w/5/8” heim joints
Shocks:
Front: FOX 2.5” Podium RC2 piggyback w/bypass, Eibach springs
Rear: FOX 3.0 Podium RC2 remote reservoir w/ bypass, Eibach springs
Steering: Shock Therapy tie rods and BSD kit, Sparco steering wheel, NRG hub adapter & quick release
Paneling: Fiberwerx dash, Custom aluminum roof panel
Skid Plates: Custom made Aluminum floor panels
Electronics: Evolution Powersports Stage 3R remapped ECU (tuned for 91 Octane), Dual Odyssey 925 batteries, Razorback 3.0 Belt Temp Gauge, 2 front and 1 rear USB ports
Wiring: Pankratz
Lights: Baja Designs OnX6 40” curved LED, Baja Designs S2 Pro LED cornering lights, Baja Designs LED dome lights
Communication: Kenwood TK-7360 radio, PCI TRAX 4 place intercom w DSP & blue tooth, Ipad tablet, Leadnav GPS with XGPS Bluetooth antenna, Mob Armor enclosures and cell phone holders.
Seats: Sparco Pro2000
Safety: Crow 3” Pro Series seat belts
Additional features: Pankratz chassis- modified from 135” to 123” WB.
Creo Industries cage, rear bumper, and roof rack (custom modified)
F911 & L9 fasteners throughout
Dual PCI RaceAir pumper systems
S&B Filters Particle Separator

Special Thanks To: Coyne Powersports, Chip Corfman, Half Baked Powdercoating, Stans Auto Body, Axis Metal Designs, Precision Welding, Method Race Wheels, Tensor Tires, GETSOME Photo and Race-Dezert.

T.martin

Well-Known Member
Beautiful build.

Maybe I don't understand the routing of the breather hose for the fuel cell. It looks like the discriminator valve won't due anything in its current position.
 

Borracho Cantina

Well-Known Member
That is one fancy golf cart. Very cool. Is Todd related to the Legendary Wally Pankratz? My dad used to take me to Ascot when I was a kid. Saw him race there many times. Badass driver.
 

721 racing

Member
Beautiful build.

Maybe I don't understand the routing of the breather hose for the fuel cell. It looks like the discriminator valve won't due anything in its current position.
Thank you T.martin. Actually, the discriminator valve does the same thing regardless of where it's mounted as long as the air flow is in the right direction, and it's not more than roughly 15* perpendicular to the ground. In this case it was for both packaging and aesthetic and air can still flow past the balls through the breather while the car is upright. If the car heaven forbid were sitting inverted the balls would still block the fuel purge except technically there would probably be less head pressure as the valve would be almost parallel to the bottom of the fuel cell.
 

721 racing

Member
That is one fancy golf cart. Very cool. Is Todd related to the Legendary Wally Pankratz? My dad used to take me to Ascot when I was a kid. Saw him race there many times. Badass driver.
Thanks Borracho- Yes, Wally's dad and my grandfather were brothers. So we're second cousins. He is very insightful and extremely talented, and a very funny sense of humor.