How to build a Jeep fit for Power Wheels Racing

jamie price power wheels jeepThere’s a basic tenant in life which is if it can be race then there’ll, sure enough, be a bunch of people racing it. This apparently includes taking a kid’s sit-on toy car and have ‘adults’ thrashing them around a track.

This is the Mario Kart-esque world of the Power Racing Series. This is where racers tweak Power Wheels vehicles to a budget of $500.

Frankly, this ranks as one of the most ridiculous and yet curiously fun-looking racing formulas I am aware of.

Power Racing Series cars are limited to that total budget of $500 and have to be all electric.

The basis of the machine has to be that of a Power Wheels vehicle but you allowed to add a bespoke chassis and other bits. You are not allowed to take those obvious shortcuts of adding go-kart wheels, rubber, or chassis.

power wheels jeepRacers will generally be fitted with wheels from bicycles and wheelbarrows all attached to a hand welded chassis.

If this sounds like too much fun not to get involved with then you’ll need to check out Jamie Price’s how to that he sent over to me.

His guide to building an awesome looking Power Wheels Jeep that will hit around 25-30 MPH is inspiring and the huge grin on his face says it all.

power wheels racing chassisJamie’s Jeep runs on 24 volt rechargeable batteries and is equipped with disk brakes, has a digital dashboard featuring voltage and motor temp readouts, pneumatic rubber tires, swappable gear ratios, and working headlights and taillights.

Check out his video running the Jeep up and down his street and then his build guide:

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