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Old 03-06-2002, 11:58 PM
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My daughter's 3rd Birthday coming up this Saturday and we bought her the Barbie's Cruisin'Tunes 4X4 Jeep. Here I am 3 days before, trying to figure out what some bright engineer designed. "Some assembly required" I'll say!!! I think I would rather build another boat than go through this. I never had any patience to do models and this is just like one of a little larger scale... Sorry, just felt better to vent a little.
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If you get 3 nice golf cart batteries and wire them in series that thing will go 45-50 on gps and have a range of 50 miles
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OH SH*T-I just realized who I told that to!!!!!! Never mind Tim, forget I said anything........(he might actually try it)
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She drove in the Bullet @ 45mph first time out, so why not??? She'd love it!!!
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Thanks! I am now finally getting to the fun part, DECALS!!!
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When my daughter was 4 I got her the smallest Powerwheels quadrunner they made. After a week she wanted to go faster, so I put it in neutral and pushed her untill I couldn't run fast enough to make her happy.
A couple months later I got her the Powerwheels version of the Suzuki 500 Quadzilla with 2 speeds and reverse. She immediatly went to high gear, and found she could run wfo, switch to reverse and turn, then switch back to high/forward and almost do 360* powerslide.
A month later, she wanted to faster yet, so, I re-wired it !!!!
The two 6 volt batteries can be easily replaced by a 12v 750cca garden tractor battery. It would spin the tires in the driveway with my fat ass on it and was now faster than my garden tractor in road gear!
She ran the wheels off that thing. (btw, replacement wheels can be bought thru Sears service centers).
It still sits in my garage. I can't bring myself to sell it. As far as her toys, it was the best money I ever spent. I may have had more fun than she did just watching.
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Went out and bought a new gas grill from Home Depot, never do that again try putting one of those together without instructions.
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You guys sound like Tim Allen.
If it ain't fast enough, re-wire it!

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I hear ya' Shark!!...couple Christmas Eves ago, "Santa" spent a few freezing hours in the garage assembling the Barbie Jeep...

It's always worth it though!!
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