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New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby VegasSquidMods » Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:47 pm

This is the New Dune Racer, (for some reason i was calling it Dune Runner)
Its 12Volt.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby mamaISbak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:37 am

So they are at it again... put out a cool toy and then slowly take parts away after changing the color. Kinda sucky.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby Kstorm21 » Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:12 pm

I like the green better. I saw it a few months ago on FP website.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby mamaISbak » Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:00 pm

I'm thinkin' it would look cool in red. :)
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby hypo21 » Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:09 pm

AKA Stinger. Saw one at the PW races looks pretty cool and has monster traction.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby Kstorm21 » Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:23 pm

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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby dozer » Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:31 am

got any pics of the steering and front end.
I bought a kfx on the weekend and was not impressed.
Just want to see if all the newer stuff is weak.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby VegasSquidMods » Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:52 am

@Dozer I can try to get them to you, But if i remember right the steering covered in plastic, I know its got like 1"- 1 1/2" Tube on the front i think this frame is the best to mod b/c if the tubed frame.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby TXANM » Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:13 am

Tire Question: Will these tires retro fit to the Gravedigger? :)
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby VegasSquidMods » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:05 am

TXANM wrote:Tire Question: Will these tires retro fit to the Gravedigger? :)


I truly have no idea if they do, I have not seen a Gravedigger in person, only in pics on here.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby buzz » Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:24 am

VSM, thank you for coming here and posting these. It's good to have someone on the "inside" :-)
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby VegasSquidMods » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:55 am

buzz wrote:VSM, thank you for coming here and posting these. It's good to have someone on the "inside" :-)



Haha. No problem, I got the job b/c of this site. I told them about my Escalade and they dam near hired me on the spot.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby tnfyrfghtr » Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:01 pm

We got one of these for our 4 year old. He LOVES it...
Pros:
Steel Frame
Great 'off road' tires
Easy steering
Roomy enough for 2
Cons:
Not good traction on pavement. I know the same can be said for most PW's but this is worse
The shifter is in a spot where he hits it when he enters and exits.. I can see it prolly being replaced.
The battery compartment is in the rear with a small access door, making it hard to change or use a different battery, but we will fix that!! :twisted:
All in all it's a good buy. It runs for a long time on a charge. The steel frame is a big plus. It goes just about anywhere he drives it. Much like his John Deere, he will probably wear the tires out before he wears it out!
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby Kstorm21 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:37 pm

There's a pink/purple one too. A neighbor of mine has it. Super cool for the girls.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby rayj310 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:05 pm

I bought one for my son. The turning radius sucks. The problem with the wheels is they are very noisy on the street. I called and asked if I could buy different wheels that would be quieter and the customer service agent at power wheels said it's not possible. I told he the wheels were so loud that the kids could not hear me when I yelled "Stop CAR!!!" She reimbursed the entire purchase if I mailed back the connector from the car to the battery and the receipt. Free project car ;-) I didn't expect that.

I replace the front wheels with rubber wheels and much better.
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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby taz11 » Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:16 pm

Really don't want to sound like a jerk on this one but......

The problem with the wheels is they are very noisy on the street.


Plastic nobby tires.......what did you expect?


Free project car is cool.
DRIVE IT LIKE YOU STOLE IT!..........Out of somebody's garbage

I'm trying to get out of PWs.........That idea's not working out real well......

My time on MPW is limited these days. I'm trying to check in everyday.....please be patient when awaiting responses.

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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

Postby x-tremeOCK » Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:17 am

Gees, I've got to try that. "Hello, the headlights on my Hurricane don't work...oh ya, and my tires make noise. Can I have my money back?" ;) :lol:

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