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Old November 7th, 2013, 10:24 AM   #1
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I was a member of this site quite a few years ago when i had my Lifted '95 pickup, which has been gone for many years. However, ive come back in the hopes that someone may be able to point me in the direction of a good forum for advice on childrens power wheels. The only site i have been able to locate so far hasnt been active since '10. We would like to purchase our son a power wheels for Christmas, but theres so many! Ive also read that alot of the newer models dont have the power that the older ones did. We are looking for a model that can be easily customized with a lift etc. So if anyone knows where to send me for some good advice on peg perego or power wheels vehicles, it would be much appreciated :)
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Old November 7th, 2013, 11:01 AM   #2
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I think they're all pretty much the same. Just pic one that looks cool to you, your kids will love it no matter what it looks like.

Personally I think the batteries last 10x longer than the old ones, but it is still best to have two or three for a good day out in the yard.
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Old November 7th, 2013, 11:06 AM   #3
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You want a 12V one at the least. I got a 12v Jeep that looks brand new for free for my son it was the only way to get it as supposedly the standard jeep model has been discontinued. People chuck those things out or give them away working all the time. The one I got for him already had a lift and bigger tires right from PW, though they were still the shitty plastic tires.

I already have a PW jeep junkyard going for spare parts, though the parts are pretty cheap to buy from the service centers.

The jeeps are easily modified, but from what I have seen they all are.

I have enough 1x1 tube, I thought of making a gas one using my spare parts.




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Old November 7th, 2013, 11:35 AM   #4
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Go here:

http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/

I have a good friend that has been picking up free power wheels and modifying them, then selling them for about 6 years now. My father-in-law aquired a few of them over the years of grand kids, so I used this site for help in modifying them to run off lawn tractor batteries, then the sealed power chair batteries.
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Thanks for the tips! Im going to check out that website this afternoon. Right now we are looking at a used Jeep Hurricane for $200. Also considering a NEW Ford Raptor for $300. Part of me is leaning towards spending the extra hundred and getting a new one with the warranty. I wish people gave away power wheels around here...ive never seen any, but im guessing they go quickly. Very nice looking power wheels JeepFreak81, your boy is lucky to have one that looks cool.
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Thanks for the tips! Im going to check out that website this afternoon. Right now we are looking at a used Jeep Hurricane for $200. Also considering a NEW Ford Raptor for $300. Part of me is leaning towards spending the extra hundred and getting a new one with the warranty. I wish people gave away power wheels around here...ive never seen any, but im guessing they go quickly. Very nice looking power wheels JeepFreak81, your boy is lucky to have one that looks cool.
I would probably wait until Black Friday and see what the ads look like, the new one for $100 more sounds like a better idea. Unless they'll come down a bit on the other one.
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How old is the Hurricane and the condition? That one was like $450+ new when I was looking.

The nice thing about the Hurricane is it has better tires. Look at one of them in store VS the Raptor and compare the tires. The Hurricane is kind of 'rubberized' but its not the hard plastic that most have. The traction is better in many cases. I do not know what the Raptor has. The Hurricane also has a real FM radio too that is kind of cool.
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We got the dune racer for our son who is 2 (but about the size of a 3 year old) And it's to big for him. Just letting you know it's not for small kids. We put pillows behind his back and he can kinda drive it.
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Get the Hurricane.
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the hurricane is nice. it goes over a lot more that others ive seen. including ours. we got a rzr looking one a few years ago. it works a lot better with both boys in it. with just one it peels out to much and gets stuck.
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Check out my build thread, I included my daughter's power wheels builds, I used modifiedpowerwheels.com, went all out on that one. Find one for free with bad batteries but make sure motors work, then build an 18v. Custom paint to make it there own
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