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International XT

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International XT
International CXT Commercial Extreme Truck 1.jpg
International CXT side view
ManufacturerNavistar International
Body and chassis
ClassLarge pickup truck
Body style2-door extended cab (CXT) 4-door crew cab (CXT, RXT, MXT)
LayoutRXT: rear-wheel drive CXT, MXT: All-wheel drive
PlatformInternational 7300/4300/DuraStar
International MXT-MV
RelatedFord F-350
466 cu in (7.6 L) DT466 inline-6
365 cu in (6.0 L) VT365 V8
Transmission5-speed Allison 2500HD automatic (CXT)
5-speed Allison 2200 automatic (RXT)
5-speed Allison 2000 automatic (MXT)
Length258.0 in (6,550 mm) (CXT)
272.0 in (6,910 mm) (RXT)
252.0 in (6,400 mm) (MXT)
Width96.0 inches (2.44 m)
Height108.0 in (2,740 mm) (CXT)
98.4 in (2,500 mm) (RXT)
91.0 in (2,310 mm) (MXT)
Curb weight10,500–14,500 pounds (4,800–6,600 kg)
PredecessorInternational Harvester 500
International Harvester Scout
International Harvester Travelall

The International Extreme Truck Series (often identified by the acronym XT) is a range of pickup trucks produced by Navistar International from 2004 to 2008. The first vehicle marketed by International to consumers since the discontinuation of the Scout in 1980, the XT trucks marked the return of International to pickup truck production since the discontinuation of the 100-series pickups in 1975. Two vehicles were based on the International medium-duty truck range, while another was derived from a military tactical vehicle produced by Navistar.

In response to lower than expected sales, Navistar discontinued production of the XT-Series in 2008.[1][2][3] During its production, International produced the XT trucks in Garland, Texas and Springfield, Ohio.

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Oh, here we go... [courtesy horn] Yes! Thats what I call the courtesy honk I just pushed this custom button And it's two super quick chirps of the horn that are not only friendly sounding but it's intentionally not as loud as a normal horn, so I'm gonna show you how and why I did this and in the process I will explain what this red button does But first I'm gonna pull over. 1.3 million people die in car crashes per year so you really wanna be able to communicate with other drivers if you wanna stay safe but if you think about it, cars only have two built in ways to communicate with each other: you got your turn signal and your horn...[normal horn] and the turn signal is fine but the problem with the horn is that it is so one dimentional is like, if your only tool is a hammer, it is really good at one thing, but it sucks at everything else and I don't know about you, but now that pretty much everybody owns a smartphone, 99% of the time I use my horn I'm not trying to avoid a crash, I'm trying to let the person in front of me know: It's time to stop reading that text they just received And that's the issue. I'm not upset. I just wanna be like: Hey, dude, the light is green. No big deal And that might come as a surprise, because I drive a Jetta But i'm not some hardcore angry road rage tough guy but even this Jetta which has just about the most emasculating horn possible sounds angry when you honk it at a light and if you try to do a nice quick honk it doesn't usually register because it bottoms out too quick so I just push my custom-made courtesy honk button and because it's so non confrontational this will never happen to me and this works for communicating in a lot of situations not just at stoplights like if someone is just sort of drifting in your lane you're not sure if they see you or not but you don't want to use your big horn or if you just want to get someone's attention to tell them something if someone needs to move forward in traffic or in a drive-thru it's nice because you don't want to seem like a jerk as they can look right at you in their rear view mirror You can even use it as a way to say thank you and I kind of feel like there should be a standard feature on all cars so you still have your big horn that you can't miss in the case of an emergency but there should be a smaller button right over here for the courtesy honk but the good news is that as an engineer if something isn't exactly how you want it you just make it exactly how you want it so I've been on Amazon and got one of these Adafruit sound boards for 27 bucks where you can upload sound effects via USB with no programming required and then I got three of these cool horn buttons to trigger the sound effects for seven bucks each so i started on this side by wiring this to my cigarette lighter for power and then I used a 12 to 5 volt power inverter to get me to the right voltage for the sound board which is connected to these buttons to trigger the horn sound effects I dragged and dropped onto there and then coming out of the board we have a 3.5 millimeter audio cable that plugs into a $13 amp to make it loud enough which connects to a 13 dollar PA speaker now that we have all the components my buddy Bob from the YouTube channel I Like To Make Stuff came over and we got to work soldering actually I did all the work while Bob just stroked that magnificent beard of his he also made a video about making a custom horn like this that goes into way more detail so definitely check his out if you're actually planning on doing this. This is intentionally more of a temporary setup but I wanted mine to be a bit more permanent in the dash so with the help of my talented buddy Howard we went to town installing this thing now the buttons were in place we connected them through the dash to the PA speaker rebounder to the frame under the hood. We also installed this beast which is the same type of horn system used on trains and semi-trucks basically there's a compressor that fills an air tank to 120 psi which powers the horn but more on this later and the buttons also light up which makes them look really cool at night. I also added one more sound effect that's powered by this button This is designed to be even one knotch nicer than the courtesy honk if you want to be super chill and grab the attention of a pedestrian who isn't even in a car So that's my pitch to make our roads more pleasant by increasing the vocabulary of the standard car horn and now you can do it yourself which leads me to this final button which is only to be use in extreme situations like when two teenagers are taking their sweet time to cross the street in front of you while fidget spinning I wanna thank audible for their support on this video not only are they the best when it comes to audio books but they've been working with me and supporting my channel for a couple of years now while making this video I listen to the book "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman and I loved it" Richard Feynman was a genius Nobel Prize winning physicist who chilled with Einstein and helped discover atomic energy but that's not what makes him so interesting this collection of stories from his life made me laugh out loud a bunch of time it starts when he was a kid and used to take apart radios to make homemade burglar alarm and then in college at MIT he used his engineering skills to pull pranks and then he eventually taught himself how to break into safes and use science to pick up on women he had this lifelong fascination with learning but in a practical sense not in a memorize facts from the textbook sense he's just such an intelligent colorful human being so if you want to listen to "Surely You're Joking Mr. Feynman" or any other audio book for free all you have to do is use the link in the description or go to Thanks for watching


CXT (Commercial Extreme Truck)

CXT with optional dump bed.
CXT with optional dump bed.

The International CXT (Commercial Extreme Truck) is the first variant of the XT-Series to enter production, introduced in September 2004. At its launch, Navistar targeted the CXT towards business owners, marketing the truck as a dual-purpose vehicle. Along with putting it to use towing and hauling, the CXT could be put to use as a promotional vehicle, essentially as a large "rolling billboard".[3]

Sharing a chassis with the International 7300 severe-service truck line (now known as the Workstar), the CXT was equipped with permanent four-wheel drive. Produced in either an extended-cab or four-door crew cab, the pickup truck bed was sourced from the dual rear-wheel Ford F-350 Super Duty (a hydraulic bed lift was offered as an option).[4]

Shared with the 7300 truck line, the CXT was equipped with a 220 hp DT466 7.6L inline-6 turbodiesel, with a 300 hp DT530 8.7L inline-6 turbodiesel becoming an option in 2005. Both engines were paired with a 5-speed Allison 2500HD automatic transmission. As with International medium-duty and severe-service trucks, the CXT was equipped with anti-lock air drum brakes.

In contrast to the 7300, geared towards vocational customers, International designed the interior of the CXT with a number of luxury features. Materials for seats and other upholstery items included leather and ostrich skin. For the rear-seat passengers, options also included a DVD player and satellite radio.[3]

While the International CXT was not the longest pickup truck sold in North America, at 108 inches (to the top of the cab), it was the tallest (remaining so, as of the 2018 model year). At a curb weight of 14,500 lb (6,600 kg), it is (by far) the heaviest pickup truck ever sold in North America, weighing nearly twice as much as a Hummer H1[3][4] and nearly triple the weight of the 2004 Ford F-150. The 25,999 lb (11,793 kg) GVWR was deliberately specified by Navistar; the CXT cannot legally be driven without a commercial driver's license (CDL),if it were two pounds higher.[5] In total, the CXT has a towing capacity of 20 tons.[4]

RXT (Recreational Extreme Truck)

The International RXT (Recreational Extreme Truck) was introduced in 2005 at the Chicago Auto Show. Again intended as a dual-purpose vehicle, the RXT was also targeted for owners who wanted a more "athletic" exterior than the CXT.[5] Targeted at owners who horse and boat trailers along with large RVs, the RXT was offered in both a pickup bed and a low-profile utility bed (for gooseneck trailers).[5] Although similar vehicles had been produced as aftermarket conversions of International and Freightliner medium-duty trucks, the RXT offered such a vehicle directly from Navistar.

Sharing the chassis of the International 4400 medium-duty truck (later the Durastar), the RXT was solely produced with a four-door crew cab. As with the CXT, the RXT shared the Ford F-350 dual rear-wheel truck bed (with an optional utility bed for gooseneck trailer towing). The RXT is powered with a 230 hp VT365 6.0L turbodiesel V8, paired with an Allison 2200 5-speed automatic transmission.[3][5] The RXT is equipped with 4-wheel hydraulic disc brakes.

While the RXT sits nearly 10 inches lower than the CXT, at 272 inches long, it is the longest production pickup truck ever sold in North America. The GVWR of the RXT is 20,500 lb (9,300 kg) with a towing capacity of 12 tons.[5][6]

Project XT

At the 2005 Chicago Auto show, International unveiled ProjectXT, a concept truck.[5][6] Derived from the RXT, ProjectXT was designed with aerodynamically enhanced exterior trim and upgraded interior trim, including dual skylights.[5][6] In a modification of its design, the cargo bed was configured without any intrusion from the rear wheels.[5]

MXT (Military/Most eXtreme Truck)

International MXT on dealer delivery trailer.
International MXT on dealer delivery trailer.

The International MXT (known as either the Military or Most Extreme Truck) debuted as a concept vehicle at the 2005 Chicago Auto Show alongside the production version of the RXT.[5][6] In 2006, a pre-production prototype was shown, entering production as a 2007 model. It is the International MXT-MV tactical vehicle, equipped for civilian use on a purpose-built all-wheel drive chassis.

Although much larger (68 inches longer and over 12 inches taller), the MXT is similar in configuration to the 4-door pickup versions of the Hummer H1. Although it shares its cab with the CXT (and a number of International medium-duty trucks), the MXT sits 17 inches lower to the ground, owing to its purpose-built frame. To optimize ground clearance, its hood and front fenders are purpose-built; the MXT derives its headlights from the 9000-Series trucks and its grille from the DuraStar. Due to its intended off-highway use, the MXT is fitted with four wheels with off-road tires in place of six commercial-grade tires; the narrower rear pickup bed is a custom-built design for Navistar instead of the Ford-sourced unit.

Shared with RXT, the MXT is powered by a 300 hp VT365 6.0L V8, coupled to a 5-speed Allison 2000 transmission. The GVWR of the MXT is 14,000 to 18,000 lbs.[5][6][7]

Along with the standard version of the MXT, Navistar introduced a special-edition MXT Limited, featuring monochromatic exterior trim and luxury interior trim.[8] The consumer version of the MXT is manufactured by Midwest Automotive Designs, a manufacturer based in Elkhart in Indiana that produces conversions of class 5 and 6 commercial trucks conversions as luxury consumer vehicles. The company makes several pickup truck models of the MXT, including the International MXT, MXT Limited, and MXT Hauler.[9]


Shortly after its launch, the XT trucks also became attractive to celebrities. Notable owners include Ashton Kutcher, Russell J. Young, Red Bull, Viktor Yanukovych, basketball star Shaquille O'Neal, and boxer Roy Jones, Jr., while Nick Lachey and Jay Leno are said to have taken test drives.[10][11]


CXT[12] RXT[13] MXT[14]
Length (in) 258.0 272.0 252.0
Width (in) 96.0 96.0 96.0
Height (in) 108.0 98.4 91.0
Wheelbase (in) 175.0 169.0 202.0
Curb weight (lbs)[15] 14,500 10,900 10,500
GVWR (lbs)[15] 25,999 20,500 18,000
Engine 2004-2007: International 7.6L DT466 I6

2008: International 7.6L MaxxForceDT I6

2005-2007: International 6.0L VT365 V8

2008: International 6.4L MaxxForce 7 V8

2006-2007: International 6.0L VT365 V8

2008: International 6.4L MaxxForce 7 V8

Transmission Allison 2500 5-speed automatic Allison 2200 5-speed automatic Allison 2200 RDS 5-speed automatic


  1. ^ 2005 Auto Shows Report: 2006 International RXT
  2. ^ Popular Mechanics-Jay Leno's Garage-A Tonka Toy comes to life Archived 2010-01-24 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ a b c d e BIG At about twice a Hummer's weight, the Xtreme is just plain - The Boston Globe
  4. ^ a b c "2005 International CXT - Four Wheeler". Four Wheeler. 2005-05-01. Retrieved 2017-11-23.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i j - International Expands the XT Pickup Truck Line
  6. ^ a b c d e
  7. ^ 2007 International MXT Preview
  8. ^ GizMag Feb 2007: International debuts Special Edition MXT Mega Image Pickup
  9. ^ "MXT - Consumer pickup truck". Midwest Automotive Designs.
  10. ^ CNNMoney Feb 2005: Monster pickup's kid brother
  11. ^ AutoBlog Jan 2005: Ashton Kutcher and other celebs opt for massive CXT pick-up
  12. ^ "2005 International CXT - International Incident".
  13. ^ "2007 International RXT Crew Cab Base". Archived from the original on 2015-04-22.
  14. ^ "Ultimate Truck Road Test: 2007 International MXT  Ready To Pull a House Down". p. 3.
  15. ^ a b "First Look: International RXT  The Biggest Just Got Bigger, International RXT is a Friendly Sibling to CXT". Retrieved 2015-04-21.

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