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New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Tue Jun 21, 2011 7:47 pm
by VegasSquidMods
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.

PostPosted:Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:37 am
by mamaISbak
So they are at it again... put out a cool toy and then slowly take parts away after changing the color. Kinda sucky.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Thu Jun 23, 2011 1:12 pm
by Kstorm21
I like the green better. I saw it a few months ago on FP website.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Thu Jun 23, 2011 2:00 pm
by mamaISbak
I'm thinkin' it would look cool in red. :)

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Sun Jul 03, 2011 9:09 pm
by hypo21
AKA Stinger. Saw one at the PW races looks pretty cool and has monster traction.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Mon Aug 01, 2011 8:23 pm
by Kstorm21

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Tue Aug 02, 2011 3:31 am
by dozer
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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Mon Aug 15, 2011 2:52 am
by VegasSquidMods
@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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Wed Aug 17, 2011 7:13 am
by TXANM
Tire Question: Will these tires retro fit to the Gravedigger? :)

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:05 am
by VegasSquidMods
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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Thu Aug 18, 2011 9:24 am
by buzz
VSM, thank you for coming here and posting these. It's good to have someone on the "inside" :-)

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:55 am
by VegasSquidMods
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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Fri Apr 19, 2013 12:01 pm
by tnfyrfghtr
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!

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Fri Apr 19, 2013 2:37 pm
by Kstorm21
There's a pink/purple one too. A neighbor of mine has it. Super cool for the girls.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:05 pm
by rayj310
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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Sat Aug 03, 2013 8:16 pm
by taz11
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.

Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Fri Aug 09, 2013 6:17 am
by x-tremeOCK
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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Re: New From ToysRus: Dune Racer.

PostPosted:Mon Aug 21, 2017 11:24 pm
by hobbyjake
Pretty much everything you would expect from a kiddie wheel.