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Old 11-27-2007, 10:43 PM   #1
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Default Need help locating nephews Christmas gift -18v Power wheels

I was watching the videos on Youtube the other day of kids with the Power wheels that could drift and burnout and was wondering where the heck I could find them. I checked ebay, but am not seeing anything as powerful as those.
Also, are they 6v/12v upgraded to 18v or how are they so powerful. If that is the case I would be interested in getting a kit to upgrade his current 2-person John Deere Gator so it would be capable of that.

I figure a growing kid needs a bigger toy, or a toy with bigger power.
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yes, they are just upgraded to 18v
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Get some rubber for those tires to. Or at least the fronts.
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Do the batteries just plug in? Can I just go to Batteries Plus and get one?
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no its not a plug and play thing exactly unless you take a fully charged jump starter and connect to the power wheels as the battery and go have some fun. it does work.. and if you want power then the escalade my daughter has does peel out and drift on stock battery power...
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Get some rubber for those tires to. Or at least the fronts.
I would imagine that the hard plastic tires sliding across the road are what leads to the "drift" effect in these things. If you put rubber wheels on them, the traction would be too great and you would lose the drifting ability.

Theres advantages to both - more traction and a better ride from air filled rubber tires, or cool drifting from the hard plastic ones.
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i would think tires on the front would be beneficial to the stopping ability, but then still have the back that crappy plastic.
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Seems like a good compromise - then you could still swing out the back end for donuts and such. Let'* face it, with rubber tires all the way around that thing wouldn't have the speed or power to break the grip of them to do cool stuff.
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Seems like a good compromise - then you could still swing out the back end for donuts and such. Let'* face it, with rubber tires all the way around that thing wouldn't have the speed or power to break the grip of them to do cool stuff.
I'd imagine he could still drift with just the fronts, plus I can't see what would be good about not being able to turn. The backs can be left plastic, for drifting fun. I would get all rubber and just swap em out if I wanted to drift, though.
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http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/

All you need to know.

Some very cool stuff.
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