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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
Order 4 if you need 4 tires!
By Josh Parker
Talk about vague descriptions, and even more vague answers to questions. I was certain each order would contain 2 wheels so I ordered 2. Well, I got myself 2 wheels and find myself scrambling for 2 tires now with a few days before the 4th parade. Just a terrible job describing the product.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful.
Installed without problem
By Mark Owen
Product arrived quickly in one box, but without any instructions. A quick search on YouTube walked me through the setup, but wish I knew about the push nuts. This does not come with a replacement nut so you need to either bend your old one back after you remove it or order a replacement. I tried bending my back and securing the wheels with that, but after a few feet both wheels popped off. I ended up just purchasing a couple of new nuts from the hardware store for a few dollars.
The tire has the same design as the original and rolls smooth. No complaints about it.
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful. See all 72 customer reviews...
New Wheels + New Batteries = New Jeep
These wheels were a perfect replacement and extended the life of this great toy once again! Replacement of all four wheels was relatively easy and took less than an hour. I was able to reuse the axle nuts. If you pop off the plastic cap and then carefully bend the metal disk at only one location using a pair of pliers then you can hammer the disk back to flat (I used a 2 lb hammer and punch). The wheels are quite secure and the jeep has been driven frequently for over a month now.
I also have a tip for the batteries. In March of 2012 I purchased two replacement scooter batteries (search for 12V 10AH SLA Schwinn S180) for $20 each and they are still going strong. Chrome Batteries is now selling a 2 pack for $45. You'll just need to replace the proprietary Power Wheels connector with a 2-wire connector of your choice (search Enercell 2-Conductor accessory cable for an easy option). I charge mine with a standard automatic 15 amp car battery charger that has a deep-cycle setting. There is always one battery fully charged and they last a long time. We've used them for over two years now in all temperatures hot and cold and they still have the same capacity as when we got them. This is our second jeep (I have three boys) and I've never had a Power Wheels battery last that long or hold a charge as well. And, since you've now fitted the batteries with your own connector, you can use them for portable power in other places like powering a USB charger and lights while camping. They provide quite a bit of power for their weight. Maybe a bit much for backpacking, but great in other places.