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PW Dune Racer

Postby summersinc » Sun Jan 15, 2012 3:29 pm

We just recieved from Santa a Power Wheels Dune racer 12 volt. We are looking to make this thing go faster, as we also have a PW 4wheeler that goes much faster. We are looking to go 18v or 24v which ever is safer and less Maintennace. I have laying around 2 6v batteries that at the moment are tied together to make 12v. Any help wil be greatly apprieciated. The link below is a picture of the PW Dune Racer for reference.

http://www.fisher-price.com/fp.aspx?st= ... &pid=57998
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Re: PW Dune Racer

Postby wired » Sun Jan 15, 2012 4:20 pm

going up to 24v is going burn up/break things. There is alot of info in the "FAQ's" sections. Check it out and you will probably find every answer you need for an upgrade. Welcome and enjoy.
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Re: PW Dune Racer

Postby madmaxdecals » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:40 pm

Don't go 24 volts if you are looking for low maintenance....going to 18 volts won't require any major upgrades and there is even a section in the batteries and electrical for 18volt upgrades specifically
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Re: PW Dune Racer

Postby salazarjohn » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:45 pm

Hey guys, Not trying to hijack this thread but does anyone know how many teeth the gearbox in the dune racer comes with?

I'm thinking keep it simple, go up 1 or 2 steps in gearbox and go to 18v?
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Re: PW Dune Racer

Postby akadocbt » Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:44 am

salazarjohn wrote:Hey guys, Not trying to hijack this thread but does anyone know how many teeth the gearbox in the dune racer comes with?

I'm thinking keep it simple, go up 1 or 2 steps in gearbox and go to 18v?


Don't know about changing the GB, but going up in motor would work. The stinger is 15T, so I expect the dune is same. I changed out to the HPI 550's. They did great for few times they were used. viewtopic.php?f=9&t=8952
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Re: PW Dune Racer

Postby salazarjohn » Fri Apr 12, 2013 9:24 am

I really would like to make this very low maintenance. I'm kinda burnt out of replacing gearboxes because the first gear always got chewed up on me. That's why I figured just pay the $100 for a pair of 19t gearboxes and take it to 18v. I figure your gonna lose torque by going up in the gearbox but then adding 6v of power should make up for that.

Secondly I have already made up a 18v battery pack that will slide into the battery compartment. Basically consists of a 12v 12ah a 6v 12ah a 30amp circuit breaker and an old connector taken out of a dead PW battery. This way if one of the motors burns out during the warranty period I can just take it over to my local repair center and have them deal with it. (no mods to the unit during the warranty period)
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