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Power Wheels - Not Just For Kids
I'll bet you know about Power Wheels toys by Fisher-Price, but did you know you can modify them? You can take that Barbie Jeep, or that Jeep Wrangler, or even the Motorcycle, and turn it into the fastest one in the neighborhood. How do I know this? My husband did it. Enjoy the ride!
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What He Did
My husband got your basic Power Wheels Fire Jeep really cheap in the neighborhood one day. My son was 5 at the time, so you can just imagine how much he loved it. After it broke a couple of times, my husband was inside the thing, trying to fix it, when he thought; Hmm, this doesn't look to hard, I'll bet you can modify these things.
He took a tour of the internet and found out that there were many people dedicated to doing just that. Modifying their children's Power Wheels.
The only thing my husband has done to my son's at this point is change the gearboxes and put bigger motors in it. You can give them extra batteries, you can find missing parts like grills and tires, it's amazing what you can do. Fisher Price doesn't recommend it, and you can't really find one website for the parts, but if you know where to look, you can change just about everything on your child's Power Wheels Vehicle.
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Here's the parts you'll need if you decide to do this.
Search For Power Wheels - A starting point
Power Wheels Video
Some of these are pretty funny. You won't believe how fast some people get these things to go.
Links For More Info
- Modified Power Wheels Information
?Forums??Videos? Modified Power Wheels.com :: Power Wheels & Peg Perego upgrades, Modifications, how to fix (powerwheels modifications) 24 Volts! KidsWheels Specializes in Peg Perego and Power Wheels Parts and Machines Authorize
Did you know you could do this? Did you like this lens? Whatever comments you have, I would love to hear them.