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Come along for off roading is when you go off roading with someone. This can be done for fun or for competition. When you go off roading, you will need a vehicle that is designed for off roading. This means that it has a higher ground clearance and is able to handle rough terrain.
The Melissa & Doug – Pull-Back Vehicles are soft fabric vehicles that are bound to be popular at playtime and with 4 exciting vehicles there are enough to share. Soft pull-and-go vehicle set for babies and toddlers Includes 4 soft vehicles such as, school bus, family car, fire truck and police car Soft, lightweight pieces are easy for young children to lift and roll Develops these skills: sensory, fine motor, gross motor, logical, creative, linguistic, emotional, communication and self-esteem The Melissa & Doug – Pull-Back Vehicles makes your playtime more engaging and offers unlimited fun.
Wheel them back to get new skills speeding ahead! The “rev up” mechanism inside each of these 4 cars and trucks makes it easy for babies and toddlers to get big acceleration with just a little input – pull back one of the soft vehicles and then release to see it zoom off across the floor.
The action of grasping and pulling back is great for fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination. The activity of “driving” and collecting (pull, release, crawl) benefits large muscle groups and coordination, too.
Get even more “miles per gallon” with a variety of colours, shapes and sizes, illustrated characters and everyday themes to inspire conversations, cognitive connections and imaginative play! Parents and caregivers will be grateful for the removable wipe-clean wheelie insert and washable fabric surface.
This toy nurtures early childhood development in 3 key skill areas such as physical, cognitive and social. With interactive designs and multisensory features, it promotes constructive play and effortless learning, keeping interest high and new skills flourishing throughout the baby and toddler years!.
These are darling toys! Wonderful because they do not bang up woodwork in the house but still make a striking presence in being a quality toy! They are fun also because they do not “hurt” when they run into the child’s foot and capture their attention for more play time.
I think this is a clever toy and something i am coming to respect about M and D toys: quality, child friendly, reasonably priced, stimulating and relevant to child development and age appropriate exploration and discovery and fun!.
My 1-year old loves these cars. Great characters and bright colors. I’m happy for some softer, quieter car options. This gift hopefully will be exciting long term, especially when the kid learns how to pull the cars back to make them go!.
The new Slacker V4 Digital Suspension Tuner with Bluetooth takes suspension tuning to a whole new level. Now you can use your Apple or Android device as a virtual remote display and save settings directly to your profile in our free Service Assistant App.
You can also add a dedicated wireless remote display if you want to keep it simple. The V4 builds on the first 3 generations of Slackers and brings all the reliability and and precision you have come to expect.
Now you can use your phone as a remote display, and save measurements directly to your setup notes(Service Assistant only). The virtual remote also allows you to reset Slacker to zero and place it in Auto Zero mode from your phone.
Manage multiple Slackers securely in the cloud with Service Assistant. The optional Slacker V4 Wireless Remote extends Slacker’s primary display and button functions so you can always have a remote, regardless of whether you have your phone or not.
It can be used in tandem with the Virtual remote for simultaneous, multiple display options or as a dedicated remote for those who just want the basics. Bike setup is key to a fast, fun and safe ride.
Motool’s patented Slacker Digital Suspension Tuner makes it super fast and simple for anyone to quickly take measurements and make adjustments on the fly, all with absolutely no assistance required. Measurements are shown in real-time on both the main unit and the included remote LCD display.
Check your race sag every ride and adjust your spring preload for different riding conditions and experience just how good your bike can be. Whether you are a top pro or a weekend warrior, see what a perfect bike setup can do for you!.
Excellent tool. A job requiring at least two or better three people can now be done by yourself. When I did the first measurement using the Slacker I thought I had missed a step. It was all done very quickly.
Too quickly I felt. On rechecking the measurement I realised that a fairly difficult task had become simple. One issue I have always had is getting a satisfactory level of accuracy. My appreciation of precise is not the same as someone else.
The slacker resolves that problem. Initially I was a little unsure about whether to purchase the tool as it is not cheap ( no criticism ) and I have been burned before by purchases. This one is just worth it.
If anyone is thinking about buying this but is unsure I strongly recommend it. The fact that you are considering the tool means you are more serious about the suspension on your bike. This allows simple adjustment of settings in the full knowledge that your measurement is good not just good enough.
TLDR? Buy this. You’re either someone who cares about your two-wheeled suspension setup or you’re not. If you are, this thing is THE tool you need. The last time I tried to set sag without it, it took three people and 45 minutes.
Now I can do it solo in a few minutes, and way more accurately. Suspension sag nirvana. They also had a ‘customer service opportunity’ with me recently when I had a problem with my Slacker and they knocked it out of the park solving the problem.
Makes checking sag a breeze! The Bluetooth connection is a nice touch! I love the service assistant app! If you’re thinking about buying this sag scale. Do yourself a favor and buy one you will not regret it! It is the best sag scale you can buy! I dialed in my sag so much easier then doing it with the old school sag tool and using two buddies to make sure sag is correct.
The app lets you keep track of static sag, race sag, and a whole lot more!.
The MicroMobile MXT275 15-Channel Two-Way GMRS Radio from Midland is a full 15W two-way GMRS radio featuring a fully integrated handheld microphone. It is designed for those with limited dashboard space to broadcast over 15 GMRS channels and eight high-powered repeater channels.
It supports a distance of up to 50 miles. You can tune into NOAA weather radio to get updates from the national weather service. A mounting bracket, 12V power cord, detachable antenna, and magnetic antenna mount are included.
I just got this last week and installed it over the weekend(took just a few hours) I went ahead anf got the 32 inch antenna as well due to my mounting location. In general I wasnt sure how well the radio would do but I figured the only way to find out was to give it a shot and see for myself.
The other day I was on Medano Pass by myself for a fun trip. While using the scan function I started to hear a group coming from the other direction. I could hear them fairly well and it got better as we got closer.
As. my guess we were about 10 miles from each other there were plenty of trees in the way. Just from that alone I was impressed. I also tried the NOAA Feature and really like it. I was most likely 35-40 miles out from a few towers and still picking up signal.
In general I feel its a great combination for those simply wanting a good radio for group communication in a OffRoad Trip. Yes you could get a more powerful unit but if you dont have the need then I suggest sticking with a lower powered unit like such.
I bought this for my Ram 2500 Power Wagon. The install was straightforward. I went back and forth on the models I wanted. I decided on this version, so that I didn’t have to look down to see what channel I was on, etc.
Mounting the micromobile on top of my radio was not an option as I have seen others do. I have a bulletpoint phone mount that takes up that area and I was not giving that up. I hope to use this in Colorado this year.
I will update my review if anything changes. The mount I used for the Ghost antenna I found on Amazon. I powder coated it to match my truck as close as possible. The mount that came with this kit would not work on my truck.
I will use it on my side by side for something I’m sure. I won’t dock this a star, but I did have a question on how to run the extra antenna wire I ended up with, roughly 10 feet. I called and left a VM with support and never heard back from them.
I am a little disappointed in that. My question to them was can I roll the slack and zip tie it? Or do I need to find a way to run the extra wire so it’s not coiled together. Or do I find someone that can cut it to fit? I have heard that in some instances coiling coax antenna cable could cause some issues.
The MXT275 is the latest addition to the Midland Micro Mobile GMRS 2-way radio line up, with an all in one handset that allows for numerous mounting options. We pushed this unit to the Tx/Rx limits while communicating with the Midland MXT115 and X-talker hand-held in various circumstances and environments.
Communications were consistently readable up to threshold in spite of background static or chop. Like any GMRS, exchanges will vary considerably, as affected by user interface with mic, terrain, buildings and equipment setup to name a few.
Communicating with another Micro Mobile was superior to communication with a lower wattage handheld with fixed antennae. Car to Car was readable at 1. 5 – 2 miles in residential / urban environments.
Good clarity to 5 miles with line of sight over water. Tx/Rx Car mount to handheld cut these numbers roughly in half. The handset is a comfortable size with a solid quality feel and a noticeably tactile mic key.
I appreciate the ability to hold the back-lit display at a comfortable reading distance as opposed to leaning in to read a fixed base unit. The option to select the mic and / or the base unit as a speaker allows multiple installation options.
Bonus: External speaker jack, USB port and weather band with weather alert option. GMRS communications are essential to my business. For my vehicle mount GMRS, the MXT275 just moved to the head of the class.
The Commercial Grade Ratchet Tie Down provides extra stability for traveling long distances. It can be used for the heaviest loads often hauled on a large trailer or flatbed; large equipment, larger tractors, vehicles.
The ratchet offers a overmolded, padded handle as well as overmolded release pawl that is sturdy, and won’t jam when under a heavy load. It has high capacity, high visibility webbing that is extra long for securing.
These ratchet straps were used in addition to axle straps on each corner of a small auto on a car carrier for 1800 miles. These straps did not give an inch or exhibit any kind of defect. This includes when the tongue of the car carrier decided to fold.
yikes. The auto stayed secured and the straps never failed or allowed shifting. I had an extra one so I cradled the tongue to trailer failure along side a come along and limped off the interstate to have repairs made.
Even the welder was impressed with the amount of weight this ratchet strap was holding. Yes. these are the things that you wish you didn’t have to do, or didn’t know how too at times, but sometimes life throws a curve ball.
I started out thinking they were a joke for a low price, but I found out I was wrong under the most extreme conditions.
The length width of strap. The hook design when under strain will open enough to let the strap get pinched between the slit in hooks. Also as big and strong as the ratchet looks, it failed on the first time i put any tension to secure my stuff.
I have swapped it out and used it once now to hold a small generator. So for now 2 stars. At first 1 star.
Handle would flex, eventually it just bent on me and would no longer function. The release wouldn’t work so I would spend more time fighting the release then actually using the strap. Save your time money and effort and go with a different brand.
I have the 1in. straps as well and the handle just snapped after about 6 months.
With the LEGO technology toy model “Jeep Wrangler” (42122), the dream of your own 4×4 is fulfilled. Car enthusiasts boys and girls aged 9 and up will love exploring the iconic off-road vehicle. There is a button for the front steering and thanks to the superior axle interlocking you can overcome any obstacle in the home.
The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler (42122) is the perfect gift for children who love cool vehicles and would like to build their own off-road vehicle, because the model is bursting with authentic details.
The front steering, the powerful suspension that allows enormous axle interlocking and the winch let children experience plenty of off-road adventures with the world-famous Jeep Wrangler. This fantastic model includes lots of authentic details of the Jeep Wrangler, including the clic round headlights, the 7-slot grille, the full spare wheel and the foldable rear seats.
This version of the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is a great gift for young LEGO fans who like to collect toy cars and look forward to the next building challenge. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon measures 12 cm high, 24 cm long and 13 cm wide.
The perfect size to delight as a toy car or ornament. Kids will love the striking black and yellow finish of the prestigious Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. Doors and bonnet can be opened so that the detailed interior of the off-road vehicle is easily accessible.
The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is my first LEGO Technic build for 30ish years. And while some things have moved on amazingly, the original wonder of the LEGO Technic experience remains. As it sits there in its completed glory, I can almost hear my Jeep saying ‘Yeah OK, I’m a yellow/black box but I’m a solid and dependable yellow/black box that will take you where you need to go.
It may get bumpy at times, but you can rely on me. ’ And then I put my hand on it. Not only does it feel solid and reliable but it’s also smooth. I touch my old, wonderful LEGO Technic go cart and feel the sharp edges of the bricks.
Nothing wrong with this but the rounded nature of these new big yellow structural elements and the rear roll bar, combined with the upbeat yellow vibe, make the Jeep seem friendly and inviting. A few seconds later, I’m rocking it from side to side on its fab suspension.
You may find it hard to resist the urge to do this! With springs in the rear suspension, it doesn’t just flop around; there’s a reassuring sense of controlled resistance as it moves. One area of potential improvement could be to give the rear suspension a slightly greater range of motion, but this doesn’t detract from the experience for me.
Yes, I can drive it on the floor but I must admit I love putting my Jeep on a table where I can see the wheels move up and down at eye level as it climbs over books and other random objects (sorry, I mean dried out stream-beds and boulders).
I can almost hear it humming a happy tune as this is what it’s designed for. Axles moving independently means maximum, adaptive four-wheel drive contact with uneven surfaces. Slow and steady really does win this particular race.
Turning it upside down, I’m reminded of the complexity underlying the clean outer form. Updated connecting elements bolt and weld together new and evolved components in more sophisticated ways compared to how things were done in the time before mobile phones.
But my old go cart is just as great. Then, as now, LEGO Technic gets a gold star for both form and function. Before buying it, I watched the official LEGO Jeep Wrangler Rubicon video and wondered how the moving axle/suspension would work.
This core feature was one of the many new LEGO Technic components that made me smile and say things like ‘Wow! That’s so cool!’ out loud as I put the bits together. Rock the wheels from side to side and it just works.
Fluid motion and strong attachment. Great design. Building and playing with this Jeep gave and continues to give me many happy and therapeutic moments. Whether you’re an adult or a younger builder, I hope you’ll get much enjoyment from this characterful addition to the LEGO family.
Lego Wrangler The first impression I got of this Lego Technic Jeep Wrangler set was “excitement”. The background they chose for the box just makes you excited to open it up and start assembling it. Once opening it and organizing the contents, I found the instruction booklet to be very well laid out and easy to follow.
The system of smaller, individually labeled bags to build the set in stages helps keep the pieces organized and easier to find. Being a Technic set, there are many small pieces and more attention to detail.
Once assembly was complete I could really appreciate all the small details of this set. The articulation of the suspension is great, and closely mimics the actual Jeep Wrangler it was designed after.
The doors and hood open and are neat features, as well as the winch on the front bumper. Another cool feature is the steering. The one thing about this set that I did not like is the directional tires.
These are more like an agricultural type tread design than a typical off-road tire found on a 4 wheel drive vehicle. I do like the bright yellow, but I think it would be cool if they offered it in more colors.
Overall, this is a very fun set to build and play with even after assembly and covers a very wide age group. I must add the best part of all LEGO sets is the fact that we spend time as a family without any electronics involved, is for sure a must in my family and LEGO is a stamp in my household for this reason.
This seems like a pretty good set for $50. It’s got lots of fairly well-working and inventive features such as steering with a surprisingly awful turning radius, Folding rear seat, spare tire/wheel that is interchangeable with the model’s wheels, opening hood, side doors that screw up the side mirror’s position every time they are opened, a mostly decorative winch, and oscillating axle suspension, front and rear.
As usual with a technic vehicle of this style, the wheels are huge and the body is jacked up. My complaints about this set are: 1: the engine is just a flat brick and a sticker that says “Jeep V6” on it.
This sucks. 2: the model’s color is not smooth. The front and rear bumpers and the roof rack are a mixture of dark gray, pale gray, and black. All over the model, orange and blue can be seen when looked at closely.
It would be great if this were not the case. And 3: The rear suspension is way too stiff and has very little travel, and the front suspension is freely oscillating and has double the travel of the rear suspension.
And, quite a bit of interior bits can be seen in-between the wheels and the wheel wells. The giant black spot on the box where this would be seen on the real thing does not help at all. But, overall, I guess that this is a unique and good set.
The Impulse wheel features a ground breaking bead-lock design that allows users to change tires or foam when necessary without worrying about the tires coming out of the bead. Pro-line Badlands tires are known for having a sweet Motocross inspired tread and the all-new Badlands Mx43 tires kick that up a notch with a bigger and bolder Knobby tread that matches modern MX tire design.
These tires have been developed from the ground up for extreme X-Maxx punishment with an all-new ultra-durable compound that prevents tire ballooning even at high speeds. The badlands Mx43 features Pro-line’s ground breaking proprietary pro-loc technology that creates an ultra-secure bond to Pro-line’s impulse pro-loc X-Maxx wheels while still being removable when required.
The reinforced tire bead fits into a uniquely shaped channel on the wheel and the bead-lock screws actually pass through the tire rubber before being pinched by the outer bead-lock ring to create the maximum possible mounting security.
The badlands Mx43 is a true all-terrain tire that will find traction on any surface but is best suited for loose & loamy dirt, mud or grass.
Nearly everything about the X-Maax is twice as expensive as the average 1/10 scale monster truck; these wheels and tires were no exception, but I am blown away by the build quality. I’ve gone through two sets of 8s rated Traxxas mounted tires in the past couple months (tires ripped in half, foam disintegrates) on dirt and silt surfaces.
At first glance, the badlands appear to have been cut off a motocross bike. the tread and bead are that thick. The wheels are hefty and durable as well. Lose wheel nuts have done little to no damage.
As an added bonus in the dirt, these tires free up the reared of the truck, allowing it to turn sharper. With the extra heft comes the extra weight, keep an eye on the stock motor temperature, 1/5th scale conversions.
no worries. If you want a mount and forget it wheel/tire combo. this is it.
These are some wicked tires, no ballooning. My Xmaxx is a little slower because the tires do not balloon, but do they grip. just do not stand within 30 feet behind the truck when taking off. Unless you want to get showered with dirt and gravel.
Over all, I recommend these Xmaxx Badlands even at the higher price.
Overlander Tent, Tan, Polyester, Jeep, Wrangler, Each. The perfect camping solution for JK Wrangler owners! Smittybilt Overlander tents are constructed from heavy-duty rip-stop polyester waterproof and polyurethane impregnated on top for the ultimate in durability.
They include anodized aluminum tent poles, along with stainless steel hinges ideal materials for whatever weather you encounter. The aluminum telescoping ladder extends up to 6 1/2 ft. and may require an optional ladder extension for lifted Jeep Wranglers.
What really makes them unique is the included LED strip light powered by the attached solar panel!.
I purchased this tent to complete a simple towable camper to pull with my Goldwing (pulls it like it isnt even there). It is mounted on a small steel trailer that fits and holds it perfectly. It is smaller than most motorcycle campers, but has more than enough room in it for two to sleep comfortably.
We got an extra large double flannel sleeping bag and it is nice and cozy (romantic too)! Have not had an opportunity to use it in heavier rain yet, but we stayed dry during light rain. I will likely treat it with Scothgard just to be sure.
Highly recommend this tent. Be creative and enjoy it. We also purchased a nice privacy shelter to use as a shower/toilet/changing room Since you cannot stand in this tent. Plenty of headroom sitting up, just no standing.
I researched RTTs to the end of the internet, and landed on the Smittybilt being the best investment. I have a small family (wife, two young kids) and the size and quality of this tent are perfect for our overlanding trips.
I’ve only had the tent out a handful of times, but so far, I’m really happy with it. The money I saved on the tent allowed me to buy a high quality roof rack, and an onboard air compressor (ARB single piston) I installed it on my 2013 Jeep Wrangler JKU via a Rhino Rack Backbone with Pioneer Platform.
I do notice a bit more weight, but nothing that significantly affects off-road performance. After all of my research I couldn’t justify spending 2X-3X on a tent, if my sleeping experience was not going to be 2X-3X better.
The quality seems very good. The materials are fairly standard in terms of fabric, seams, zippers, etc. Mattress is a little slim, but that is a cheap/easy fix with egg crate or other sleeping mat. We bought the annex too.
Can’t say enough about how luxurious it is to have the annex. It’s quite big, lots of space to dress. Could easily sleep two more people. Cover is really great – the velcro attachment is strong, keeps tent clean, and really easy to install/remove.
Highly recommend this tent if you’ve never bought an RTT. Don’t waste money on a super expensive tent – start with this tent – find out if you like the set up or not – then if you really feel like you need an upgrade, sell your Smittybilt (they will sell fast) and upgrade.
I’ve used this tent twice now and love it. My wife can set it up alone within 5 minutes. I’m 6 foot 4 and I can lay down the long side or the wide side and have enough room to sleep comfortably without touching the side walls.
My wife, 2 kids, and I sleep in it with our dog and still have room to keep a pile of spare blankets on the side Incase it gets colder. The mattress is comfortable and has a removable liner that makes it easy to wash.
The shipping was quick and painless. We had our tent at our door within 3 days. The front awning ties down good enough to handle the 30 mph winds we had on our 2nd trip. I would highly recommend.
Falken Tire has reinvigorated the all-performance sport utility and light truck tire market with the introduction of the new all-terrain, all-season, all-purpose WildPeak A/T. With an aggressive stance for maximum traction, the WildPeak A/T stands out from the crowd, featuring a symmetric five-rib pattern and rigid block designs allowing for exceptional on-road response and optimized off-road handling, coupled with two stiff, extra-wide steel belts for stability.
First I will start with the not amazed part. The tires are stated as 37″ (36. 6) I believe to be exact. I replaced my Federal Couragia Mud 37’s (36. 8) with these new falken ones. My federals were worn about 70%, but still had life, the wife just wanted we to swap them out.
Well at full tread the federals ran with my tune setup, and tire aize adjusted said 36. 5 I believe. Mind you that’s new. Speed forward to 70% worn, and ive now adjusted the tire size in the tune to 35.
5 to adjust speed correctly. Now swapping out the for the Falken Wildpeaks, and you would think a tire size for the tune would be 36. 5, or maybe even 36. 25, but it’s not. 4 adjustments later I am at 35″ even.
That’s a half inch under the used 37’s I just had on. It made no sense, and my mind was boggled. Mind you the tires are all aired the same, and no differences besides brand of tire and a (. 20) difference in tire size.
Was a bit disappointing, and not happy, but we will see if I buy these again or not. On to the great stuff though. The tires run soooo smooth its amazing. I pulled out of the parking lot, and that was the first thing I noticed right off.
Outstanding on road feel. Also another great thing to note is that these come with a 55,000 tread warranty. You really can’t beat that almost anywhere. Very impressed with that also. The install was a bit of a hastle.
I had ordered these on Walmart website, which by the way is better than doing it in store. I did this for a better price, and to set up an install date. Well the install date was coming up, and only 3 of the 4 tires were delivered.
I called Walmart help line, and was told by the gentleman on the phone that the last tire was only 40 minutes away, and that is will be there tomorrow for the install date. Well install date came, and no 4th tire.
You can’t install only 3 new tires, so I had to call the Walmart Auto Center and have them cancel my install appointment. Was not thrilled, and has to wait two extra days tell the 4th tire was finally delivered.
Was able to go in after work to get this finalized, but definitely was a big hassle. Depending on if I purchase tires through Walmart again, I might just pick them up to be installed elsewhere, but we will see.
As an all around tire, it shouldn’t be expected to do everything perfectly. But some say it’s the best in its class, and I’m pleased with it. I feel confident off road. Occasional highway use is fine too— there is less noise than I expected.
But if I used my Jeep as a daily driver instead of a weekend joy toy, I would have left the Michelin LTX Defenders on. They are smoother, quieter, and the better road tire. I should note that I got these Falkens as part of a 5 wheel package on this site, and they came mounted and balanced from the MO warehouse.
I won’t do that again. They were so badly balanced that my wife though there was something seriously wrong with the car. Several had to be remounted and all had to be rebalanced locally to be useable.
Immediately noticed greater stability, a softer and smoother ride and increased traction after replacing the worn all terrains of a brand I can’t recall. Only instant dislike is that they are a little louder.
These tires were installed on a 2002 Ford Excursion 7. 3 diesel with 18″ wheels on 2006 Super Duty axles, steering and suspension using Icon 2. 5″ coils in front and 5″ Pro Comp leaves without blocks in the rear.
The front tires rub slightly when turning, but only on non-level terrain. We used bungee cords to retract the wheel wells so they no longer rub. We have towed with these tires and have had no issues.
The improvement in ride quality has been surprising. The tread is deeper and more aggressive in person than they seem in photos. Our local shops said these tires were unavailable in the U. S. but we found them from Walmart for a better price than Amazon and they were delivered in a few days.
Delivery left them piled in the middle of our driveway and it would have been great had they been stacked, leaned, or at least put to the side. Purcell charged us about $30 to mount and balance each tire.
They did not tell us how many ounces any of the tires required but so far they have been perfectly smooth even at interstate passing speeds of over 80 mph. The tread wear warranty is 60,000 miles and it is hard to imagine such a soft, smooth riding tire could last that long under a heavy truck.
So far, these are our favorite farm truck tires and we would buy them again over Yokohama Geolandar A/Ts, Cooper Discoverer AT3, Pro Comp All Terrains, Toyo A/Ts, Toyo M/Ts, Goodyear and BFG All Terrains.
Tow-tally Awesome When the people of LEGO city get stranded on the side of the road, it is up to you to make sure they get home safe. Not everyone is savvy enough to make it as a tow truck operator, but you will no doubt succeed.
Just make sure you don’t pull off any bumpers! Product Details Finding the perfect LEGO set to live out your favorite stories is hard for sure, but you will be one step closer with this LEGO 42128 Technic Heavy-Duty Tow Truck.
This set includes all the instructions, pieces, and characters that you will need to be the coolest car-chitect in the world!.
An excellent construction kit, absorbing and time consuming probably takes about 20 hours to put together. I find these very relaxing to build. Lego was new when I was a child and a light up brick was about as sophisticated as it got.
I dont have the imagination to make something like this on my own but thankfully it comes with very detailed step by step instructions and I have really enjoyed building this. I have previously done the Land Rover & Mack Truck kits.
This truck gives you a lot for the money. Tons of working functions and the pneumatics work great and are fun to play with. The non pneumatic functions seem tedious to play with in comparison, but they are still nice to have and add a lot.
It might seem like a lot of money for a toy truck, but the mechanical nature the of this truck, especially the pneumatics, makes it something really quite special. I’m really impressed with it as an adult and I’m sure my nephew will go nuts when he sees it! Easily one of the best products Lego has released in a long time.
The Cross 2 from Thule is ideal for all four activities – cycling, jogging, walking and cross-country skiing. The trailer is compactly foldable and can be easily stowed away. The seats can be converted into a reclining seat with a single movement.
The Thule VersaWing system allows quick and easy changeover between different activities regardless of the set used. The adjustable leaf springs ensure a smooth ride. The comfortable upholstered seats are removable and easy to clean.
The XL cargo space can be stowed away for more legroom when jogging. The Thule Click n’ Store offers a convenient way to carry your walking, jogging and cycling set on board when you want to switch between different activities.
We had an old chariot we bought second hand. But a we used it daily, we decided to upgrade for all the bells and whistles. By far, the best for anyone who is active. We have used everything except the ski accessory so far.
They have taken the pre-thule models and made it that much more user friendly. The ease of folding and taking the wheels on converting to jogger and stroller is great. The sunshade design can adjust or be removed (great for multi climate like on the west coast) and having the reclining seat which is one of the sport features, was a nice bonus.
My little guy is very comfortable. I was really disappointed with the bike light it came with, 1 – it is battery operated and in this day an age usb is the way to go and 2 it it has never worked from the onset.
We have had the sport for a couple of weeks and no mater what batteries I try it is not working. Considering the price you pay I was not impressed. The rain cover is easy to use, but the screen mesh kind of just sits on top and does not clip to anything that I can see.
Maybe user errror. Would be nice if that could also be removed. But it is a huge improvement from what we had. Also, the side panels are a bit dark, the older model my little guy could see out of much better, so that could be improved.
Love the handle bars being able to fold down and makes for easy storage even in our smaller hatchback. And the back storage which can be folded up when not in use is nice. I bought the running wheel and the two organizers, expensive, but when you are in this far, you really want to ensure you have everything u need to make it work for you.
We use it daily as a stroller and running stroller, bike usually once a week. Carry some groceries in it, take our little guy to daycare. So glad we upgraded. All the bells and whistles are really nice.
We used our old one from when our little guy was 4 months in the sling which was so comfy for him, he would sleep for hours and the suspension make a difference! I would say if you are thinking about it, definitely worth it.
But I do think they can tweak a few things. We bought ours in store and the customer service was great! It was nice to make a purchase in shop and see the floor models.
While the product line states “The ultimate trailer, jogger, and stroller with great performance, comfort, and style for athletes and their kids. Includes Standard, Comfort, and Sport Package”, it does not actually include the jogging kit or skies, which was very surprising.
To pay an extra $400 above the base model and not actually have any significant extra product is extremely disappointing. The first line of the Features page indicates “4 activities – designed to excel when you bike, jog, stroll, and ski”; again though, neither jogging nor ski kits are included.
At the very least, I would expect somewhere on the page for it to specify this, as the product description and the pictures on the product page suggest otherwise. Save your $400, and get the base model with the additional kits you’ll have to purchase anyways.
At least when you buy children’s toys they specify “Batteries not included”, you’d expect the same level of transparency from such a high priced product. Would not buy again, would not recommend to my family/friends.
We live in the mountains so we need something that is stable through different types of terrain: gravel, dirt, snow, ice, sand, pavement, grass, etc. I love the different trailers options so that we can stay active through the 4 seasons.
We have the Urban Glide Stroller & Sapling Child Carrier – both made of high quality materials – and our experience with Thule products have been far beyond our expectations. We decided to go with a brand we trust and are familiar with.
Even though we only have one child, we purchased the double sized trailer for more space + the option to have a friend’s child ride with. This trailer does not disappoint! It has superior suspension that gives my son a comfortable ride without being jarred from side to side, has an amazing turning radius (ability to turn on a 2-lane bike path without having to veer into the bushes), and is very stable through uneven terrain (even with my son’s weight just on one side).
With no doubt we have the safest and most reliable trailer for our son.
The Badland APEX 12000 lb. winch is designed to help you tackle the toughest terrain with confidence. Equipped with 80 ft. of 3/8 in. UHMW synthetic rope, forged alloy steel hook and wireless remote, so you can confidently adventure farther off the beaten path.
Engineered with a powerful series-wound motor and durable machined all hardened steel planetary gears, Badland APEX pulls fast and hard keeping cool under the toughest conditions. Receiving waterproof ratings of both IP68 and IP69K, this winch is not only dustproof and waterproof, but also tested to stand up to 1450 PSI water streams for peace of mind, day in and day out.
First off, I would say this winch is very competitively priced and good build quality for what you pay. I struggled to get this winch to fit behind the bumper of my WJ jeep grand Cherokee. I spent quite a bit of money on a custom fabbed “hidden” winch bumper that was supposed to allow the winch to hide behind the grill and bumper, but because this winch is so large and not round, it was an extremely tight fit that required me to cut and saw away quite a bit of my grill and bumper area.
Secondly, I had to remote locate the control box. The control box itself is also HUGE with the supplied cover that comes with it. This cover is way to big in my opinion to gain any advantage from remote locating it.
I ended up getting a different cold air intake tube that freed up some space where the stock air box was in order to mount the huge control box in its place. Lastly, after finally getting this thing installed with many hours and hacking away on my jeep, I gave it its first test pull this week under load.
Disappointed to say that the motor will only pull in the rope and will not reverse feed out. This is due to a bad contactor in the control box. I didn’t even get to use the winch once before this defect occured, which is well past the 90 day warranty period of course.
You might ask, how much is a new control box, $193 plus shipping and tax. I can say that while this is a really good value for what you get, the trouble and hoops I went through to make this winch “work” was all for not now that its only partially functional.
Very disappointed because this unit had the potential to be an awesome addition to my Jeep.
So I’ve had this winch since it was first available. I replaced a 2 year old same capacity superwinch ( which failed under load ). It’s done a ton of work, I purchased an extra line with it which is still in the box.
It’s pulled a 7000 lb vehicle up a 40% slope of mud in a torrential rain. I used it to slide a 20 ft conex box 200 feet to a concrete pad. I’ve e used it to pull logs from cut trees and to pull bushes out of the ground for landscaping.
It’s recovered atvs and motorcycles that have run off ridge roads. Most recently it pulled three vehicles buried up the frames in Beach Sand. A land rover tried to pull out a Ford f250 and both were stuck.
I hooked up to the Land Rover and from 90 feet away, pulled them both out while they were still connected together. The other truck an f150 was like pulling a toy from a baby. From the durability and performance of this winch, I purchased badlands winches for 4 atvs.
Probably not a better winch for the money out there. If mine died tomorrow, I would toss it and purchase another as it’s more than paid for itself in recovery fees and work performed. At least a dozen people have seen my winch working and said “I’m getting one of those” so HF probably got a few sales from that.
I would trust this winch to be reliable enough to get me (or someone else) out of a dangerous situation.
Got my Badland mounted, with some custom controls. This winch is really something ! Well built, easy to use and comes with all kinds of extras in the box, some I didn’t use but nice to have extra stuff.
The free spool works like butter along with the engage/disengage lever. Pulls strong, the wireless control is a really nice feature too. I mounted it in my 2002 Chevy Silverado Z71, I used the Rough Country hidden winch mount.
Since the control box was hidden as well, hard to get to and I couldn’t find a place I liked under the hood for it, I made a custom wire harness and switch panel. I also mounted a light above the winch under the crossmember that comes on when the main power switch is on, nice to see the spool and rope.
I also replaced the rocker remote switch with a toggle and safety guard , both the main power and remote switches have indicator lights so I know whats on. There is a video on Youtube where a Jeep owner put this winch through some very intense use.
He had nothing at all bad to say about it after a year of use. Can’t wait to get out and really put it to work !.
For superior traction in harsh terrain, look no further than the PATAGONIA M/T off-road tire. Whether it s rocks, mud, snow or sand the PATAGONIA M/T is one tough tire and will provide maximum traction in any terrain.
Designed to be at home rock crawling, exploring the desert, mud bogging, playing in the dunes, or a casual drive through mountain trails, the PATAGONIA M/T has all the attributes to overcome any terrain.
The high-void tread design is engineered to provide aggressive biting edges while promoting self-cleaning. Staggered, off-center tread blocks provide increased traction while enhancing on-the-road performance.
The PATAGONIA M/T s 3-ply sidewall? provides additional protection against impact damage, while stone ejectors combat stone drilling, especially useful for rock crawling and all-terrain exploration. Built to tackle rugged terrain anywhere you may want to explore, the PATAGONIA M/T will allow you to push your vehicle to the limit.
This off-road tire is available in LT and flotation sizes for both import and domestic 2X4, 4X4 and AWD vehicles.
Been running F350s, D2500s, Jeeps, 4x4s etc. for 10 years using every tire under the sun—BF, Goodyear, Cooper, Calvary, Thundertrack, Nitto, Eldorados, etc. THESE TIRES BEAT THEM ALL. They are mud terrains but they ride like luxury street radials.
Very soft tire however the wear life so far has been great. Great looking and performing 295 MT knobby tread but is quieter going down the road than my last set of 265 all terrains. When I got them mounted, the head guy in the shop commented how easy they were to balance out of the box for mud tires.
I currently have them on a 2016 Jeep Wrangler JKU with stock rims and a 2” front 1” rear leveling kit. I will never buy another tire again as long as they keep making these. Real guy here with a business that depends on off road service—no BS.
High traction off pavement tire with overall appeal. Have tested in a variety of terrains. Far quieter than swampers or federal couragia tires I have run in past. Aggressive voids work well in sand and mud.
Lighter weight than many similar models (48 pounds each for 31/1050/15 models ). Have done difficult slick rock trails at 15 psi. Will try on extreme difficult with 9 psi once pandemic is over- I dont run hog canyon trail 7 alone.
Might displace Goodyear Wrangler MT as my favorite. These do wear faster than some but with light weight of my Samuarai Im not too concerned. And suspect they will last far longer than a set of Chinese mud tires on the Cherokee that were completely racing slick smooth after just over a year.
Id recommend trying on a daily that sees weekly trail use.
Ordered online, shipped to store and install scheduled online, just FYI, all good. Put these on my Tundra last week. Looks great, super aggressive tread, but on and off road was the real test. On road, very little noise, but smooth riding, surprisingly! Stopping was good, and climbing over rocks was excellent.
Took the tires on a little 20 mile section of Colorado off road, they performed very well, had a few spots the side lugs helped out! Going over cattle guards was the smoothest I have ever experienced with any tire ever.
Super happy, the price was amazing, full set installed on a truck for less than 700$. My truck is a rednecks head turner.
For superior traction in harsh terrain, look no further than the PATAGONIA M/T off-road tire. Whether it’s rocks, mud, snow or sand the PATAGONIA M/T is one tough tire and will provide maximum traction in any terrain.
Designed to be at home rock crawling, exploring the desert, mud bogging, playing in the dunes, or a casual drive through mountain trails, the PATAGONIA M/T has all the attributes to overcome any terrain.
The high-void tread design is engineered to provide aggressive biting edges while promoting self cleaning. Staggered, off-center tread blocks provide increased traction while enhancing on-the-road performance.
The PATAGONIA M/T’s 3-ply sidewall? provides additional protection against impact damage, while stone ejectors combat stone drilling, especially useful for rock crawling and all-terrain exploration. Built to tackle rugged terrain anywhere you may want to explore, the PATAGONIA M/T will allow you to push your vehicle to the limit.
Let monster truck fans recreate favourite stunts with the LEGO Technic Monster Jam Grave Digger(42118) building kit. Authentic features include huge tyres, sticker details and more. Twice the fun! The monster truck toy rebuilds into an off-road buggy so kids can enjoy 2 building challenges and heaps of vehicle roleplay action.
With a pull-back motor, the monster truck and off-road buggy speed along easily, just like the real-life vehicles. Looking for the best gifts for kids who love monster truck toys? This set is ideal for kids aged 7 and up who love Monster Jam shows or awesome toy vehicles.
Cool features include the bendable flag which moves up and down and red headlights, just like on the real Grave Digger truck.
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Reviews From Real Customers
Like many people, Lego has been a part of my life since I was a little kid. It had been a long time since I had built any, and the Technic line didn’t exist when I was an active builder. I was a little intimidated by it! My first build honestly felt really difficult despite being a small kit, mostly because I didn’t know the pieces and expected bricks XD.
This was my second Technic build, and I feel so much better about it now. It prompted a third (the skid loader which is really fun) and I’m now eyeballing the excavator, because I love construction equipment and big vehicles.
You don’t get much bigger than monster trucks! Not in terms of personality and fun factor, at least. I grew up with Bigfoot and Grave Digger on TV and remember them fondly. My partner and I purchased a monster truck each, and we now race them on the sidewalk outside or in the hall of our apartment.
The pull-back action on these is fantastic — you don’t get a short pull and then the clicking of it being fully wound. You can give it a really long pull, and the speed and distance it goes is truly impressive! It makes for easy stunts and lots of fun with obstacles like loosely stacked lego/wooden brick walls or sticks and rocks to roll over, and of course it’s perfect for ramps.
We usually hit the end of the hall before they stop. Honestly, our biggest concern on the sidewalk is losing one into traffic, as it’s a really high traffic area and they could easily zoom right across the street, even with parking spots on both sides! We have a ball hockey net up to prevent tragic accidents.
I’d love to play with these with my nephew, but our city’s been in lockdown for over a year now. We’ve sent him videos though. He says he doesn’t like building the technic kits, but this one interests him, mostly for the finished product.
(He’s 10, started Lego at 5 or so). My cat is terrified of it. Our dog REALLY wants to chase it and eat it. Since Lego doesn’t come in Barium colour, we’re not big on the idea. I would actually recommend this kit over the smaller Technic kits! The price point is still good, it’s not a long build (I put 2hrs as I listen to audio books while I build so am slower, plus I don’t organize the pieces because ADHD brain says it’s more fun to hunt for every single one, sigh), but a really satisfying one with a nice big monster truck to show for it.
Displays really well on shelves, but thanks to the heavy fenders it also holds up to plenty of crashes into walls, other trucks, flips off ramps, cats, etc. I expect they’ll get battered a bit, but they protect the rest of the truck.
Next week is my son’s birthday, and he loves anything related to LEGO. So, I saw this Monster Jam Grave Digger monster truck building kit at the store, and I had to buy it. He loves building trucks, and this set is perfect for him, mainly because it is age-appropriate.
The kit has 212 pieces, cool Grave Digger graphics with ghost and fire details, giant tires, a movable flag, and red headlights. He can create and build his world of Monster Jam stunts anywhere, anytime! The Lego Monster Jam Grave Digger monster truck building kit is also a 2in 1 toy.
Not only can he build his truck, but he can also create an off-road buggy; how cool is that? Crash, bang, and ride on any surface; he has full control of his stunts. There is also a free LEGO Building Instructions app to find Instructions PLUS.
This interactive guide includes zoom and rotates tools to help kids get building. I can’t wait until he opens this set up. That boy is going to have a good time building his LEGO Monster Jam Grave Digger.
I am an experienced Technic builder, having built and modified Technic sets since the 1980’s, although I am not your average target audience, being an older female Technic fan. Overall, this set took me about an hour to build.
I was disappointed in the build. Some of the instructions were confusing. At times it was hard to see where the pieces went (and this is from an experienced builder) There are a couple of small additions I think would have added to the aesthetics.
There is room to put a drivers seat and a steering wheel to make the truck look like a truck, even though the steering wheel would only be for looks and not actually work. Play value wise, I think this set would have benefitted from a ramp so that you could make the truck tackle obstacles.
I would still recommend it for a friend, but think the set could have been better for only a couple of dollars more.
PATAGONIA M/T For superior traction in harsh terrain, look no further than the PATAGONIA M/T off-road tire. Whether it’s rocks, mud, snow or sand the PATAGONIA M/T is one tough tire and will provide maximum traction in any terrain.
Designed to be at home rock crawling, exploring the desert, mud bogging, playing in the dunes, or a casual drive through mountain trails, the PATAGONIA M/T has all the attributes to overcome any terrain.
The high-void tread design is engineered to provide aggressive biting edges while promoting self cleaning. Staggered, off-center tread blocks provide increased traction while enhancing on-the-road performance.
The PATAGONIA M/T’s 3-ply sidewall† provides additional protection against impact damage, while stone ejectors combat stone drilling, especially useful for rock crawling and all-terrain exploration. Built to tackle rugged terrain anywhere you may want to explore, the PATAGONIA M/T will allow you to push your vehicle to the limit.
The Kenda Klever A/T KR28 has an additional layer of protective rubber to enhance tire pressure stability and air retention. It has long-lasting wear and uniformity due to its double steel-belted construction.
Its unique tread design and aggressive sidewall warrants traction for all conditions without sacrificing comfort and performance.
Love them! Watched the Youtube promo’s and kodo’s on the Kenda Klever tires, read reviews and decided I wanted to give them a try. Just put a set of the Kenda Klever R/T 35×10. 5/17R’s on our 2012 Jeep JK Wrangler Unlimited Sahara.
We live in the mountains of Colorado. Drove I-70 from Frisco to the Walmart Service Center in Evergreen on 35×12. 5/17R that we had for years. They were horrible to drive on! Wandered severely in and out of truck ruts and asphalt seams on the highway.
We would get the ‘Death Wable” if we hit potholes. Had to hold the steering tightly with two hands when driving on those tires. After having the new Kenda Klever’s installed, no more wandering, no more death wable and was able to drive with one hand on the wheel without concern or effort.
That night drove from Denver to Frisco in a heavy snow storm, wet roads mostly but near freezing temps. Tires were wonderful at speeds of 65 to 70. Tires cut thru standing water, did not hydroplane and kept a firm grip on the road.
I would recommend the 10. 5 wide tire over the 12. 5 if you plan to use these tires in the mountains on snow and ice. The wider 12. 5’s don’t grip near as well as the 10. 5. With the 10. 5 you have more weight of the vehicle on the tread of the tire, better grip for snow and ice.
With the 12. 5 more weight is distributed on the tread, better for sand, not for mud and snow. The Kenda Klever has completely change the way our Jeep performs on the highway. Can’t wait to cut their teeth on the trails this summer, and believe me we will.
Oh, and they look great on our Jeep as well. Highly recommend!.
3rd. time I buy Kenda Klevers! I knew the brand Kenda from my motorcycles and mountain bikes. The first time I bought the original “A/t” design I did not know what to expect. I loved them, my Tahoe was always sure footed and the tires never slipped off road to so when they wore out I bought a second set.
I needed tires again in 2021 and I was a bit hesitant when I saw they had changed the thread design to the new “A/t2”. Now, I actually like it even more than the originals! They work great on all surfaces and look nice and more aggressive without being loud on the road like a mud tire.
Same great traction as the originals on all the surfaces I have encountered in Arizona. I kept the 2 least worn Klevers A/t from my previous set and mounted them on my off road trailer! once or twice I have had nails on the thread but were easily repaired and did not leave me stranded or even require me to change the tires, I could always drive to a shop to have it fixed.
Tires are doing great so far on my 2014 F150 XLT Supercrew Ecoboost. Considering they’re AT tires and fairly aggressive they’re not loud at all and have a smooth ride even at 90mph. Only have about 500 miles on them so far so not to sure about longevity but they still look brand new.
Also have good grip and handle well on gravel and unimproved roads. I think I should get 40-50k miles on them before they need to be changed. I’ll update this review later on down the road if anything changes but so far so good.
I’ve had Kenda tires on all my dirtbikes (KX250, CRF250, KTM 65, YZ450F) and my 2015 Nissan Altima for the past 5 years and have never had any problems with any of them and they’re always a lot more reasonably priced than all the other name brand tires.
Kenda as a company has definitely come a long way!.
General Grabber A/TX tires are constructed for both street and off-road driving. Offering state of the art technology in the industry. Lets get started with comfort balance technology that will maximize comfort in the not so perfect roads.
In addition this technology will minimizing the bumps and bruise off-road in the trails. Duragen technology brings cut and chip resistance in cold weather. For the off-road enthusiast and beginers you are sure to appreciate the traction notches for grip in any terrain or condition.
Five rows of multi angle traction tread to turn your weekend from fun to amazing as you now have the confidence to climb and attack any boulder, slope or rugged trail. For the extreme off-road crew General Grabber A/TX is equipped with alternating shoulder scoops to master additional grip in all terrain.
Order the General Grabber A/TX tires today and get in those trails.
Although these are LT tires (275/60R20) 8 Ply they win in being the heaviest tire @57lbs each. The Positive @ 50K Miles on tires Great snow traction Decent Dry Road Traction Wet Road is ok could sketchy at times it has declined as tire wears Hydro plane Resistance – Adequate at this mileage Braking is good Great Wear Ability at 50K I’m just half life.
Only 1 puncture whereas previous tires Yokohama Geolander GA015 and Good Year SRA’s each had (3) at this mile mark as well as being needed to be changed. Has really good offroad traction, which I rarely I drive.
Handles well when heavily loaded Negatives: Stock Size tire my mpg’s dropped about 1-1. 5mpg. Some wheel shake at around 65, as well as an unevenness at this speed, truck has 150K on it which may be due to suspension parts.
Moreover, the ride has a more truck like feel because the tires are so heavy vs 45 or 50lb tire. *The best analogy I can make with these tires, you are exchanging a pair of sneakers for solid pair of hiking boots.
You are exchanging mpg or durabilty, dry road & wet road for offroad and Snow & ice.
I’ll start by admitting my folly. I ordered five of these near the end of getting my 1988 RAM 50 running again. After receiving them and having them mounted and balanced (stock wheels and yes they clear nicely,) I had a delay before finishing and driving the truck.
This time delay went past the warranty for defective parts. A few months later the truck was finally running and the tire shop didn’t mention the issue of the tires not being centered at the time they put them on.
After driving on them, the truck wobbles on these tires. Because I waited, I’m stuck with these poorly made tires where I only have 2 tires good out of 5. Now to describe the tire. I love them! (Yes, I’ve been driving on them trying to get some value before getting rid of them.
) They have a sturdy bead and great carcass that is smooth on nearly every surface from gravel/rocky roads, to quiet on the highway. Good traction in rain, light mud, snow, and provide confidence with careful driving on ice.
They handle well when you’re in a hurry, and also when your carrying a load. To wrap up, the forewarning is simply to refuse the tires if made too far from center, right when you install them (as they have a 90 day defect warranty.
) It’s a good tire that’s worth the wait/hassle of finally receiving a decent set. Noting that my rating would be 5 stars if the tires could be inspected before leaving the factory so the customer isn’t stuck with these types of headaches.
I had my tires studded during the install. Most of the studs are installed to deep, there is no added traction at all. The studs are in beyond the tread surface. I called my installer and they said that tire is known for not taking studs well and that I should talk to tire buyer.
com because the installer claims they did nothing wrong and won’t help me out. I contacted tire buyer. com three days ago and so far the response is, thank you for contacting us, your request is being reviewed.
As far as the tires go. I think they’re great. They handle good, very little road noise and great in the snow. I live 2. 7 miles in on a private road full of steep hills, sharp turns and in some places, pretty big drop offs.
It’s rarely sanded so it’s always covered in ice. Without studs or chains, I’m out of luck.
Lego Technic’s all-wheel Xtreme all-terrain vehicle is powered by a 3-motor Smarthub and controlled by the intuitive Lego Technic control+ app. The sophisticated app technology enables super-precise movements and functions.
At the same time it offers endless authentic game combinations with realistic sound effects. Users can choose between different control screens to drive forwards or backwards, steer, accelerate or avoid obstacles.
You can also get real-time feedback such as speed and tilt, and prove your skills in the Challenges and Achievements section of the app. The rugged, app-controlled 4×4 off-road vehicle has extra high independent suspension, huge wheels with massive tires and a fresh color pattern with ingenious sticker details.
With the complex transmission mechanism and sophisticated technologies, Lego builders learn about the world of technology while improving their responsiveness, cognitive thinking and problem-solving skills.
The all-wheel Xtreme all-terrain vehicle is 19 cm high, 33 cm long and 22 cm wide.
I’m a Lego parent that has witnessed greater than 50 sets coming into our household since my last set, the old Millennium Falcon maybe ten plus years ago. I was becoming a little jealous of how much fun my kids were having so wanted a piece of the action.
I was drawn to the Technic (never owned or built before) and in particular the Land Rover Defender primarily to experience something challenging (I suppose I’m a novice to intermediate builder) but also loved the overall design.
The reviews and apparent value considering the piece count sealed the deal. I was super excited when it arrived and really wanted to take my time and enjoy the build experience. I really hit the jackpot with this set.
The packaging and presentation was sublime. Instruction book and the number of bags (bags within bags) were a little over-whelming but again this was the challenge I wanted. It took me 7 days spread out with an hour on weekdays after work in the evenings and 4/5 hours on each of the weekend days.
I honestly enjoyed every minute of the build and even caught myself smiling on numerous occasions where I sat back and reflected on what a great decision it was to invest in this set. Seeing every element come together was excellent.
When it was completed I was like my kids calling every family member in to look at my creation to show off all the features, gears and engine. Everything was smooth and working well with one exception; the pistons of the engine were not working.
I know some other reviewers were frustrated after such investment of time but I was actually delighted as it gave me a new project to root cause the error. After twisting and turning the vehicle upside and down trying all the different cogs, reviewing videos and learning a lot more about the build, I was systematically able to root cause the issue all the way back to step 11 (out of 800+ steps), wow, right at the start of the build – which makes perfect sense… I was so rusty and eye sight not what it used to be! Perhaps lucky (although I didn’t mind ‘starting over’) I was able to remove ca.
20 pieces and get to the fault and rectify. Oh the joy when I saw those pistons go up and down and all my efforts being paid off. Pros: + Challenging + Time to Build + Design & Appearance + Engine & Gears + Features Cons: None.
Thank you Lego, I can’t emphasise how much I enjoyed this and really well done to all involved in this design.
This was a special build somehow. It really achieved the feeling of a curated journey by LEGO and designer Milan Reindl. The build experience was delightful and complex and indeed rewarding. For me, this build ticked all the boxes: complex gearbox, super bouncy suspension, all wheel drive, and lots of details that bring this model to life.
Of course, the finished product is also fun to play with. It is true that before heading into the third set of bags (conveniently numbered as part of the build experience) it was necessary to pull back and make sure everything was in order.
Much has been written already about the “dreaded clicking noise”, but with some careful adjustments after taking the necessary time to understand this complex gearbox our model is now working as it should.
Was I concerned about achieving the kind of finished product we have come to expect from LEGO? To be honest. at times! The gearbox is confronting and managing an impressive amount of torque and there are a number of key gear meshes that need to be as free as possible.
I suspect we are approaching the upward capacity of LEGO technic gears with what designer Mr. Reindl is asking them to accomplish in this complex design! All the more reason to take care that everything is running as smoothly as it should and is positioned perfectly.
I hope all who have taken on the challenge of this build are similarly able to hone their building skills to ensure their Range Rover is completed in top notch working order. Indeed, a challenging build to be sure, but I believe the build journey of this particular model will remain among the more memorable as a result.
We have been fortunate to enjoy other technic builds over the years; each of which have constantly set the bar very high for the subsequent generation of offerings. I believe this set is no exception.
I will say this – I can imagine potential builders running into problems achieving the technical intentions LEGO had for the set in the early assembly. My advice would be not to give up! Put the wheels on a few steps early 😉 and make sure you are on the right track.
Taking the time to understand how this model works is not only part of the point of a Technic LEGO set, it will help you achieve LEGO’s intended standard for your model. Enjoy! Thanks for reading and stay safe everybody.
Customize the suspension with the ARB Old Man Emu Coil Springs 2in Lift. This lift is designed to provide the most control and handling of your 4×4 while also providing a safer and more comfortable ride on and off-road.
With a 2in lift, you can expect to be able to increase the overall carrying weight and expand your towing capacity for those times when bring something else along is necessary. Adding to the adventure of your 4 x 4, the vehicle suspension system provides a more stable base for those times when holding up the weight becomes an important factor.
The ARB Old Man Emu Coil Springs 2in Lift is specifically designed for each (make, model and load carrying capacity) because no two are alike. The ARB Old Man Emu Coil Springs 2. 25in Lift is for a better fit, form and ride on your on or off road 4×4.
I got to say, I desperately needed something stronger than the stock springs since I’m loaded with over landing gear and a roof top tent. I got a 2 inch lift to boot. Now my 2 dr JK sits a bit high in the rear, not bad though since a have 2 inch spacers in the front.
When I load it up, 2 coolers, 3 gallons of fuel 2 gallons of water, fire wood in the trash bag, and personal gear, it’s level ! No need for shock replacement.
These springs are much more dense and sturdy than factory ones. I had added a set of belstines adjustable shocks which gave me the perfect height I was looking for but I was still hitting bumps and would feel the soft bounce.
Now it matches the rear which is set up for towing my travel trailer of 4K lb fully loaded. I definitely recommend this product.
We have an older 2003 Jeep Liberty that would always bottom out on bumps and potholes. Installed the spring lift with new shocks. The 1. 5 inch lift looks and does great and is really all you would want to put on a stock Liberty.
Any more and you would have problems with your front CV axles. I installed the complementary front springs EMU-2926 as well.
In conclusion, Off-roading is a great way to explore the great outdoors and have some fun while doing it. There are a few things to keep in mind when off-roading, such as being aware of your surroundings and being prepared for the worst.
However, as long as you take the necessary precautions, off-roading can be an enjoyable experience for everyone.