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    My Son's 7Slot Build

    Picked this beast up for my son.



    Should be tons for my 18month to handle!!!
    Well okay, but I still think it turned out cool!!! Still needs some trim and LED lights.
    For now it's paint and lights because it's a Christmas Gift. But I'm ordering some plastic rimmed pnuematic tires and have a 12v Magnetic motor with a through shaft that I'm putting in line with the steering and have something worked out to use my R/C controller to drive him around seeing as he's too young to do it himself.
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    love it, was thinking of getting my daughter one.( 18 months as well)
    never thought of the R/C controller though, good idea
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    He's gonna get tickets - the tires are sticking out pretty far past the flares. Love the colour though ...

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    Looks good.

    He'll be used to driving without doors. I hear the old man drives around Exeter without the doors on his XJ.

    Tell me you didn't paint that in the living room?

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    No, small parts in the shop, the tub at work in the warehouse.

    The pnuematic tires will be narrower. Kind of going for a old military jeep look. I cut some decals tonight for it. A white star for the hood, and a few numbers for the fenders.

    Colour is going to match my jeep this spring.

    As for R/C, great resources on this site:
    http://www.modifiedpowerwheels.com/

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    Thats cool man!!!!!!!!!
    GO HARD OR GO HOME !!!!!!!!

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    Looks AWESOME!!! looks WAY better than the teal blue!!!
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    get a cheap quad for parts, you can swap in the tires and axles maybe. swap the engine for an electric motor and have some real gears to change
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    Well A little of an update. This things has gotten TONS of miles on it and now even my second son squeels with glee while riding shotgun with his bigger brother!!! Nothing like a 3yr old who can do perfect 3pnt turns and can thread a needle with the thing!

    But onto the pics and specs:
    Traxxas 775 motor upgrade.
    3 12v batters wire in parallel to keep it 12v and just give him more reserve.
    13x5 Carlisle XTrac Tires on "Beadlocks"
    Slip Clutch Drive hubs.
    Hope to do a ESC soon to save the gear boxes.






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    Judging by the bumper there was a little bit of a learning curve

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    that is awesome!!!!!

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    My son's learning curve wasn't that long. It's his cousins and kids that has put 99% of the body rash on the thing!!!

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    my 9 year old son weighs in at 95 lbs, and he still drives his. the front axle bends but wont break . the hardest thing is that every time he drives it he understands that it might be the last!!best thing i ever bought him.its lasted him 7 years!!!
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    that is so cool
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    Awesome! Already thinking of one for my nephew whos only 8 months Gotta start early!
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    Best part is he says
    "Now that I have my new tires daddy I can go over big rocks!!!" and I didn't prod that one at all, he thought of it all on his own.

    Atta boy, power wheels at 3yr, small honda moon buggy at 6!!!

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    At least someone in the family is wheeling

    That's awesome buddy! Right on
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    Well the boy cruised quite a few miles in it tonight and MAN are those gearboxes taking a beating. I stripped down a Dewalt drill with a seized clutch and I'll adapted the variable switch to the PW and also added to the braking resistor to soften the dynamic braking effect a bit.
    Last edited by JKMotorsports; 09-29-2011 at 11:37 PM.

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    Action Shots!!!
    A boy after my own heart. He was loving the Rock Crawling and kept wanting me to add more rocks yelling I can go over the big rocks with my new big tires just like you daddy!!!!

    BUT it ended on a sour note with a gearbox missing 3 teeth. I knew it was going to happen when I tightened up my slip clutches to full lock with the 13" tires and 775 motors!!!!


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    That's awsome! My kids have one, we got it from my cousin so it's about 15 yrs old. I put a lawn tractor batter in it and the darn thing will go anywhere! My son drives through the neighbours gardens and over curbs and says "Hey dad, I'm going offroading!" Makes me laugh every time.

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