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The Escalade and old Power Wheels Grave Digger (not the 24v Bravo model) shares the same electrical and gearing system. They're both popular for demolition derbies cause they're indestructible. Two totally different looks but both turn heads when they're spotted on the road. Here's some recommended combinations from our techs and past happy customers:

1. Stage I Kit - So your kid blew a motor or gear and you want to spend just a little more to get a little more out of the car. The Stage I Kit is exactly that. You'll get a 10-15% speed gain and have all new motors and gears to start with. If your stock battery is worn it may pop the breaker, so be prepared to replace it if needed with our longer run time 12v that has a higher amp fuse. This kit is also capable of 18 volts if you find you need more speed later.

2. Stage II Kit and 18v Battery Conversion - This combination will give you about 60% more speed and more run time, plus the durability of hardened steel first gears. This is a great economical upgrade and extremely reliable. Some folks start with just the 18v Conversion Kit, use that til the motors die, then do the Stage II upgrade.

3. Stage IV or V Kit and 24v Battery Conversion - Max it out! More then double the speed of your car with this plug n play combo. This is the most popular set-up for Escalades and Gravediggers.

If your Escalade battery compartment is too small for 18v or 24v batteries (sizes in the product descriptions) you can use our Battery Extension Cord to relocate them under the seat or speakers.

We recommend a Brake Reduction Module with any speed upgrade unless you have hills to contend with.

Light it up! These cars look HOT with lighting added and it's not hard. Use your imagination selecting colors and placement! Go to the Lighting Kits section to see more options!
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Axle Thrust Bearing Axle Thrust Bearing

Replace the washers on your axles with Thrust Bearings to add just a bit more speed, efficiency, and reduce motor amp draw. It's not a huge gain, but could give you that competitive edge. And that's why it's only $1.50 per wheel.

On front wheels put between the wheel and steering linkage to reduce the friction rub. Do not put the cap nut on so far that it binds. Leave just a hair of play.

On rear wheels put between the wheel and cap nut / axle nut to reduce the rear axle spin. Rear axles are not supposed to spin and increase resistance on the motor when they slip in the chassis. Adding thrust bearings will reduce or eliminate this occurrence. Do not put the cap nut on so far that it binds. Leave just a hair of play.

Will not work on hollow rear axles.

Our Price: $1.50
.437" Reusable Wheel Collar .437" Reusable Wheel Collar

Stop killing yourself trying to take off cap nuts and then realizing you don't have a new one to replace it. This reusable collar fits all solid axle vehicles front and rear. Just tighten the set screw with a 1/8" Allen Key. For best results file a flat spot to the axle where the set screw will touch and use threadlock on the set screw.

Not for use on rear hollow axles.

Our Price: $1.50
Escalade Rockstar Wheel Cap & Steering Wheel Stickers Escalade Rockstar Wheel Cap & Steering Wheel Stickers

Give your Escalade that Bling it needs! These waterproof, UV resistant vinyl stickers cover the bland grey center cap of your wheels and the center circle of the steering wheel!

You get: 4 wheel cap stickers and 1 center steering wheel sticker

(steering wheel colors may vary but the fit is all the same!)

Our Price: $4.50
Volt / Fuel Gauge In-Dash Volt / Fuel Gauge In-Dash

Add a volt meter / fuel gauge to your ride on with style!

Works with 6, 12, 18, or 24 volt vehicles.

Installs in minutes. Simply cut a hole in the dash where you want to place the gauge using the provided template. Connect the 2 wires to the battery leads that run behind your dashboard. That's it! How cool is that?

Gauge is 1 1/8" high x 1 7/8" long. Includes 7 1/2" wire leads.

Our Price: $9.00
Brake Reduction Module Brake Reduction Module

Every time your kid lets off the throttle the car slams to a halt, bashing their head into the windshield and putting unnecessary strain on the gears. That's because of an electrical braking built into each Power Wheels. And as you increase voltage the effect gets stronger. Bad!

This simple addition will greatly reduce the braking affect by simply adding it in-line to your existing wiring! Works with any voltage vehicle using a plunger-style foot pedal switch.

Installation:
1. Access the 3 wires under the gas pedal.
2. Identify the wire coming from your foot plunger connector in the same position as we've pictured (outside wire closest to the middle connector).
3. Cut about 3" from this wire in a place where you have room to install the Brake Reduction Module.
3. Crimp the Break Reduction Module to the wire. It is not directional.
4. If you want to screw it to the car you can. A little bounce won't hurt it.
5. Re-assemble car.

THIS WILL INCREASE THE STOPPING DISTANCE OF YOUR VEHICLE. DRIVE RESPONSIBLY!

Our Price: $10.00
Dual Motor Temperature Gauge In-Dash Dual Motor Temperature Gauge In-Dash

Know when to say when with this temperature gauge designed to read both of your motors' temperatures at the same time/

Works with 12, 18, or 24 volt vehicles. 24 volt vehicles will require our Voltage Reduction Module (If you already have a VRM for our light kit you can tap into that).

Installs in minutes. Simply cut a hole in the dash where you want to place the gauge using the provided template. Connect the 2 wires to the battery leads that run behind your dashboard. Then tape or rubberband the temperature sensors to the motors. That's it! How cool is that?

Gauges read in Celcius. Max temperature for our 550's and 775's is 76 degrees. If using a different brand check with your manufacturer.

Gauge is 1 1/8" high x 1 7/8" long.

Our Price: $15.00
Sale Price: $10.00
Savings: $5.00
Key Start for Ride-Ons Key Start for Ride-Ons

Bring another level of fun and realism to your ride-on. And get an extra level of control over the use of your kid's car. The car will not start without the key inserted and turned.

Installation is simple. Drill a hole to fit the key housing within 12 inches of where the battery lead passes. Most cars can put them to the right of the steering wheel and tap into the wires under the dashboard. Insert the key housing and tighten the nut. With the battery unplugged, cut either the positive or negative battery lead... either one. Not both. Strip 1/4" of insulation from the ends of the wires. Insert into the housing key wires and crimp. Color doesn't matter.

Key start works with 12v, 18v, or 24v systems. Never turn the key while depressing the gas pedal as it is bad for the housing and for controlling the car.

Kit comes with everything you need including 2 keys, 12" of heavy gauge wire, and crimp connectors.

Our Price: $11.00
Four Point Safety Harness Four Point Safety Harness

Teach your child the good habits of using a safety belt with our 4 point harness specifically designed for ride-on cars. The 4 point attachment gives the look of a race car and is easy enough for your child to operate on their own unlike carseat belts. The wide polyester straps are resistant to UV wear and resist stretching from water exposure. One clip easy on and off. Very simple installation with a Dremel tool or other cutting device to slot the seat in 10 minutes. Follow the video installation instructions linked on this page.

This harness does not replace safe driving techniques and common sense. Be sure to properly adjust your harness' straps as shown in the installation video. Driver and parent assume full liability for any injuries sustained while operating their ride-on car.

Kit includes one 4 Point Harness for one person and mounting hardware. Seat not included.

List Price: $25.00
Our Price: $19.99
Savings: $5.01
Battery Extension/Relocation Cord Battery Extension/Relocation Cord

Relocate your batteries to another compartment in your vehicle easily with this extension cord. We left one connector off so you can snake the wires through the vehicle's channels and then crimp the connector on when ready. 4 feet long from connector to connector.

Our Price: $25.00
Ride-On LED Lighting Kit for 12v, 18v, or 24v models Ride-On LED Lighting Kit for 12v, 18v, or 24v models

You don't need to be an electrician to add lighting to a ride-on car anymore! Our universal lighting installs with some simple hole drilling and attaching wires as indicated in the simple instructions. No soldering or electrical calculations required. Wire as many LED lights as you want into this system as your heart desires. Our LED lights are BRIGHT and will not reduce your run time. See the examples shown on the MLToys website and then send us your pics once your kit is installed! With hundreds of these kits in use today don't let your kid be the only one left in the dark!

Kit includes:
- 2 White 23mm LED's pre-wired for headlights or foglights*
- 2 Red 23mm LED's pre-wired for taillights*
(If you want colors other then red and white put a note in the order comments and we'll gladly switch them out with our other options).
- 1 On/Off switch for the dashboard or center console
- 2 Power Distribution Blocks that accommodate as many lights as you add with no soldering.
- 2 Splice connectors to tap into your vehicle's power without cutting the main wires!
- 6 feet of extra wire (in addition to 3 feet on each LED already).
- Complete easy wiring diagram and instructions.
- MLToys Customer Support if you need help.
* You can add on as many of our additional LED's, underglow LED's, and Knight Rider LED's as you'd like. They are sold separately on the Mltoys website. Light 'em up!

If you're running your vehicle at 18 or 24 volts be sure to add on our Voltage Reduction Module so you don't blow LED's. Instructions included in the lighting kit. Again, no soldering required.

Requires:
- Drill with bits up to 3/8"
- Utility knife or Dremel Tool
- Wire cutters/strippers
- Electrical tape
- Common Sense
- Phillips Head Screw Driver

Our Price: $40.00
Sale Price: $32.50
Savings: $7.50
12 Volt Extended Run Time Battery w/ Black Power Wheels 12v Connector 12 Volt Extended Run Time Battery w/ Black Power Wheels 12v Connector

Our 12 volt battery has 12 amps of running time, compared to 9.5 amps of a stock Power Wheels battery. That means over 30% more run time! Battery also includes a fuse holder with 40 amp fuse and standard 12v Power Wheels female plug. Uses your stock 12v Power Wheels charger (just add 30% to your charging time).

This battery is NOT the same dimensions as your stock battery. However, it will fit into all current vehicles that currently use a grey 12 volt or 2 red 6 volts. Some models will required the white battery strap to be unscrewed.

Length: 5.95"
Width: 3.96"
Height 3.74"

Includes a 1 year warranty against defects from MLToys.

Batteries can not be sent 3rd, 2nd or Next Day Air for hazmat purposes. Orders placed as such will be switched to Priority Mail.

Our Price: $49.99
Stage I Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade Stage I Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade

This is the Stage I Performance Motor/Gearbox kit for all Powerwheels Escalades. Will also work on older Jeep Wranglers with 14" Wheels and Power Wheels brand Grave Diggers. Not for the 24v Monster Jam Grave Digger. The Stage I kit is a great way to add more speed without breaking the bank. Kit includes:
- 2 Modified 550 motors pre-installed in gearboxes with pinion gears.
* Torque sleeves on both motors.
* Quick-change wire connectors that require no soldering to install and allow fast install/removal of gearcases!
- Gearboxes are the newest 7R high strength design.
- Modified Gear Ratio for even more speed.
- 2 Cap nuts to re-assemble vehicle.

Motors are safe for up to 18 volts but it is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED to add the Heat Sinks option if you do run 18 volts. Still helpful for 12 volt vehicles too.. We strongly recommend using Metal First Gears when running 18 volts or more.

Just like when modifying a real car, modifying a Power Wheels voids all warranties. MLToys bears no responsibility for damage to vehicle, persons, or property incurred by modifying a vehicle. Be Smart, Be Safe, and Have Fun!

Our Price: $125.00
Sale Price: $110.00
Savings: $15.00
18 Volt Conversion for 12 Volt Power Wheels w/ charger 18 Volt Conversion for 12 Volt Power Wheels w/ charger

This kit converts any 12v grey battery Power Wheels to 18 volts and allows you to go back to 12 volts whenever you want. It also increases run time 33% over the stock battery. Includes an 18 volt charger that will recharge the batteries in 7 hours. Indicator light to let you know when batteries are charged. Perfectly designed to work with our Stage II motor/gearbox kits.

Kit Includes:
A 12v 12amp and 6v 12amp battery wired to 18 volts with 40 amp fuse and Power Wheels style connector
1 18 volt charger w/ Power Wheels style connector

Spade Connections or Soldered Connections:

Spade connections give you the flexibility of easily changing a single battery from your pack to replace a bad one or change to a different voltage.
Soldered connections give the strongest physical attachment and the best possible electrical connection for reducing amperage draw.


Make sure you have room in your battery compartment. Will fit in all 12V Wranglers, F-150, Hurricanes, C7 Corvettes, Porsche GT3's, Dune Racers, Stingers, as well as most Mustangs. Just unscrew the white battery retainer bracket and toss it aside.
Side-by-side the batteries measure combined:
Length: 5.95"
Width: 5.9"
Height 3.74"
End-to-end the batteries measure:
Length: 11.9"
Width: 3.96"
Height 3.74"

They can be put side-by-side, end-to-end, or standing on edge.

For Non-Power Wheels brand vehicles you'll need to change your vehicle's connector to the 12v Male Connector linked on this page.

Batteries can not be sent 3rd, 2nd or Next Day Air for hazmat purposes. Orders placed as such will be switched to Priority Mail.

Our Price: $130.00
Sale Price: $112.99
Savings: $17.01
24 Volt Conversion for 12 Volt Power Wheels w/ charger 24 Volt Conversion for 12 Volt Power Wheels w/ charger

This kit converts any 12v grey battery Power Wheels to 24 volts and allows you to go back to 12 volts whenever you want. It also increases run time 33% over the stock battery. Includes a 24 volt charger that will recharge the batteries in 6 hours. Indicator light to let you know when batteries are charged and conditioner so you don't ruin the batteries over the winter.

Kit Includes:
2 of our 12v 12amp batteries wired to 24 volts with 40 amp fuse and Power Wheels style connector
1 24 volt charger-conditioner w/ Power Wheels style connector

Make sure you have room in your battery compartment. Will definitely fit in all F-150's and Hurricanes as well as most Mustangs and
12V Wranglers. Just unscrew the white battery retainer bracket and toss it aside. New Corvette owners can relocate batteries under the seat.

Spade Connections or Soldered Connections:
Spade connections give you the flexibility of easily changing a single battery from your pack to replace a bad one or change to a different voltage.
Soldered connections give the strongest physical attachment and the best possible electrical connection for reducing amperage draw.

Each battery is:
Length: 5.95"
Width: 3.96"
Height 3.74"
They can be put side-by-side, end-to-end, or standing on edge.
If your battery compartment doesn't have this much room consider using our 24 Volt Dune Racer Conversion Kit instead which separates the 2 batteries into 2 different compartments.

For vehicles not made by Power Wheels you'll need to change your car's battery connector to the one linked on this page (sold separately).

Batteries can not be sent 3rd, 2nd or Next Day Air for hazmat purposes. Orders placed as such will be switched to Priority Mail.

Our Price: $145.00
Sale Price: $126.99
Savings: $18.01
Stage III Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade Stage III Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade

This is the Stage III Motor/Gearbox kit for all Powerwheels Cadillac Escalades. Also fits older Wranglers with 14" tires and Power Wheels brand Grave Diggers. Not for the 24v Monster Jam Grave Digger. The Stage III kit is specifically designed for vehicles running at 18 or 24 volts where these motors are significantly faster then the original motors. This setup is for die-hard speed addicts only. Kit includes:
- 2 massive 775 size Modified motors pre-installed in gearboxes with pinion gears.
* Torque sleeves on both motors.
* Spade connectors soldered to motors means no soldering required for you to install!
- Aluminum Vented Motor Mounts to keep the motors from twisting on the gearcases.
- 2 Hardened Steel Pinion Gears
- Modified Gear Ratio for even more speed.
- Gearboxes are the newer 7R high strength design.

Motors are safe for up to 24 volts. They're potential is not seen unless you are running at least 18 volts. We strongly recommend using Metal First Gears when running 18 volts or more.

Just like when modifying a real car, modifying a Power Wheels voids all warranties. MLToys bears no responsibility for damage to vehicle, persons, or property incurred by modifying a vehicle. Be Smart, Be Safe, and Have Fun!

Our Price: $175.00
Stage II Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade Stage II Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade

This is the Stage II Performance Motor/Gearbox kit for all Powerwheels Escalades. Will also work on older Jeep Wranglers with 14" Wheels and Power Wheels brand Grave Diggers. Not for the 24v Monster Jam Grave Digger. The Stage II kit includes Lightened Hardened Steel First Gears with Ball Bearings for added gearbox durability. Heat Sinks are added to our Performance 550 motors to help handle additional heat loads created by 18 volts use. These gearboxes have been built using our Race Grease to reduce friction and motor temps. At 18 volts this kits has a higher top end then the Stage III or IV kits but not as much off-road power or long term durability. Kit includes:
- 2 Modified 550 motors pre-installed in gearboxes.
* Torque sleeves on both motors.
* Quick-change wire connectors that require no soldering to install and allow fast install/removal of gearcases!
- Heat sinks added to both motors for cooler temps and longer run times.
- Hardened Steel First Gears running on 2 ball bearings each.
- Hardened Steel Pinion Gears.
- Race Grease for even more top speed.
- Gearboxes are the newest 7R high strength design.
- Cap nut to re-assemble vehicle (if required on your model).
- Installation and Break-in Instructions.

Motors are safe for up to 18 volts. We strongly recommend using Metal First Gears when running 18 volts or more.

Just like when modifying a real car, modifying a Power Wheels voids all warranties. MLToys bears no responsibility for damage to vehicle, persons, or property incurred by modifying a vehicle. Be Smart, Be Safe, and Have Fun!

Our Price: $210.00
Sale Price: $185.00
Savings: $25.00
Stage IV Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade Stage IV Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade

This is the Stage IV Motor/Gearbox kit for Cadillac Escalades, older Jeep Wranglers using 14" tires, and Power Wheels brand Grave Diggers. Not for the 24v Monster Jam Grave Digger. The Stage IV kit is specifically designed for vehicles running at 18 or 24 volts The Massive 775 motors provide insane amounts of torque for off-road and handle 24 volt loads without a care. The weakest link in the gearbox, the First Gear, has been replaced with a hardened steel first gear which also has 2 ball bearings for maximum efficiency. The thicker-then-molasses stock grease has been replaced with our Teflon Race Grease designed to coat the gears and shafts to make them more slippery and create less heat buildup. The gearbox housings and remaining gears are the newest, most durable design that Mattel has designed. This setup is for die-hard speed addicts only. Installation is simply removing your old gearboxes and putting your Stage IV in its place. Kit includes:

- 2 massive 775 size Modified Motors with Internal Cooling Fans pre-installed in gearboxes.
- Torque sleeves on both motors.
- Spade Connectors for easy wire installation.
- 2 Hardened Steel Pinion Gears with Lifetime Warranty*.
- 2 Hardened Steel First Gears with Lifetime Warranty*.
- 4 Steel Ball Bearings.
- Modified Final Gear Ratio for even more top speed.
- MLToys Teflon Race Grease for even more speed, motor durability, and more run time.
- Gearboxes and nylon gears are the newest 7R high strength design*.
- One cap nut for re-assembly (if required on your vehicle model).

Motors are safe for up to 24 volts. We strongly recommend using Steel First Gears when running 18 volts or more.

* For warranty details on gears and gearbox housings please see our Warranty page. Just like when modifying a real car, modifying a Power Wheels voids all warranties. MLToys bears no responsibility for damage to vehicle, persons, or property incurred by modifying a vehicle. Be Smart, Be Safe, and Have Fun!

Our Price: $265.00
Sale Price: $230.00
Savings: $35.00
Stage V Super Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade Stage V Super Speed Motors/Gearboxes for Escalade

The Stage V kit is specifically designed for the Cadillac Escalade and old Power Wheels Grave Digger running at 18 or 24 volts. The Massive 775 motors provide insane amounts of torque for off-road and handle 24 volt loads without a care. The weakest link in the gearbox, the 72 Tooth First Gear, has been replaced with our 66 Tooth Hardened Steel First Gear spinning on 2 ball bearings for maximum efficiency. The 16 tooth pinion has been replaced with a 22 Tooth Hardened Steel Pinion. Our new gear ratio makes a significant speed gain over the Stage IV kits AND reduces wheel spin! The thicker-then-molasses stock grease has been replaced with our Teflon Race Grease designed to coat the gears and shafts to make them more slippery and create less heat buildup. The gearbox housings and remaining gears are the newest, most durable design that Mattel has designed. This setup is for die-hard speed addicts only. Installation is simply removing your old gearboxes and putting your Stage IV in its place. Kit includes:

- 2 massive 775 size Modified Motors with Internal Cooling Fans pre-installed in gearboxes.
- Torque sleeves on both motors.
- Spade Connectors for easy wire installation.
- 2 Hardened 22 Tooth Steel Pinion Gears with Lifetime Warranty*.
- 2 Hardened 66 Tooth Steel First Gears with Lifetime Warranty*.
- 4 Steel Ball Bearings.
- Modified Final Gear Ratio for even more top speed.
- MLToys Teflon Race Grease for even more speed, motor durability, and more run time.
- Gearboxes and nylon gears are the newest 7R high strength design*.
- One cap nut for re-assembly (if required on your vehicle model).
- Written and video instructions.

Motors are safe for up to 24 volts. We strongly recommend using Steel First Gears when running 18 volts or more.

* For warranty details on gears and gearbox housings please see our Warranty page. Just like when modifying a real car, modifying a Power Wheels voids all warranties. MLToys bears no responsibility for damage to vehicle, persons, or property incurred by modifying a vehicle. Be Smart, Be Safe, and Have Fun!

Our Price: $280.00
Sale Price: $250.00
Savings: $30.00