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jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Tue Jan 17, 2017 3:17 pm
by Art Klobucar
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I was able to modify the stock wheels and install these tires and tubes on my daughters hurricane. So far so good!
Here is the youtube link.

Let me know what you think?

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Tue Jan 17, 2017 7:16 pm
by Bigmac41288b
I'll definitely be watching this one! I've been thinking about rubber tires on my sons hurricane for awhile. I've just heard stories of weak gearboxes that has kept my itch for modding at bay.

Keep us up to date on how everything holds together! It looks great!

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires with stock wheels

PostPosted:Tue Jan 17, 2017 8:27 pm
by Art Klobucar
Thanks, so far so good. Doing the 24 volt conversion then lights. After that paint so should be a fun build!

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:11 pm
by Rob222
Very cool idea with the new tires.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:13 am
by Art Klobucar
New tires tubes and hardaware just under $100. Pricy but i want the finished product to look like it rolled off the showroom floor. Picked the tires and tubes up through walmart.com. Tubes were $6 and change each and the tires were $15 and change for each. Free shipping to the house, best deal I could find aside from used.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Jan 18, 2017 11:06 am
by toycrusher
That was absolutely brilliant! :D I'm making this a sticky topic

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Jan 18, 2017 5:54 pm
by Art Klobucar
Kids already love driving it! Like night and day difference! 5 to 7 psi on the rear better then 10. Ten max on the front for steerability.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Feb 08, 2017 1:59 am
by funkytechmonkey
How do you think it would do with a more aggressive tire like this... def a little more pricey.

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Northern Tool for $32.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Feb 08, 2017 2:28 pm
by funkytechmonkey
How do you think it would handle with something a little more aggressive?

Like these... same size. Have them at northern tool for $28 each. A little MORE pricey :)
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Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed Feb 08, 2017 6:38 pm
by Art Klobucar
They would definitely look good on it! What kind of terrain are you riding on? Flat hilly? Flat ground if they are the same diameter should work perfect. Are you planning on increasing the voltage also? If your in a relatively flat area and everything else is stock i would say your safe. If they are taller which they may be that would give you more speed bud strain the motors so you may want to re gear maybe go down a tooth on the pinion. If you are going to upgrade the voltage i would say add a speed controller. The on and off may hurt the gears. I am in the process of upgrading the motors to 775's and 24 volts with a speed controller as well as steel gears. Will post update and let you guys know how well it performs.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Fri Feb 10, 2017 5:55 am
by Art Klobucar
The benifit to the ones i am running is that in extreme circumstances i can still get wheel slip which saves the gears. After all the updates i do, i may go to the tires in your pic!

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed May 17, 2017 5:45 pm
by ohyunjin
if you are going to do 24v then i would not use rubber tires. i've tried this and it strips the gearing in the gearbox.

i had rubber tires and 24v. the rubber on the tires just gave too much traction and the motor had too much torque on the gearing.

so, back to plastic wheels...or upgrade to variable speed pedal to help with the torque.

maybe someone else has figured this out otherwise...but that's been my experience so far.

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed May 17, 2017 5:55 pm
by Art Klobucar
I have done the variable speed control with a 500 watt controller and went ahead and put in steel gears to prevent stripping. The gear that likes to go out is the one directly in contact with the pinion. Those are the steel gears I put in. Was not taking any chances with break downs!

Re: jeep hurricane on pneumatic tires

PostPosted:Wed May 17, 2017 6:25 pm
by Art Klobucar
Next project almost done! 48 volt razor ground force with 1000 watt set up!