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Old 05-08-2007, 03:28 PM #1
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Hey Im just upgrading from a Ion to a Etek. The gun is brand new and comes in tommorow. Is there any upgrades that I should be looking into for the gun. I heard something about a cure bolt and a ti ram rod i think it was called. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:53 PM #2
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The Ti (Titanium Rammer) will take away kick from your Etek although if you must know, PE Techs hate them.

The Cure Bolt is supposedly softer on paint.

You don't need either but they're nice to have.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:54 PM #3
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if you want upgrades.... get:

virtue
cure or HS bolt
ti ram
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:57 PM #4
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New barrel or TI Ram.
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Old 05-08-2007, 03:59 PM #5
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There's not much you can do, but play with it and see what you want.

If you're breaking paint or scared you might, then get a Cure Bolt

If you don't like the stock barel, get a new barrel

If you think it kicks too much, get a Ti rammer

If you don't like the stock board, get a new board.
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Old 05-08-2007, 04:32 PM #6
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from an ion...
you will no longer have the "luxury" of just being able to stuff your hopper in the hole, instead you will have to use an allen wrench to loosen, then tighten the feed neck around your hopper every time

i used quotes on "luxury" 'cause it isn't really better 'cause it doesn't fit most hoppers

because of this you may want a clamping feedneck
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Old 05-08-2007, 07:06 PM #7
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Ok thanks for the advice I think I'll just play with it and see if I feel I should upgrade anything. The accuracy is a problem to judge because when im just praticing or what not I shoot white box which is cheap as dirt. My biggest problem with the old ion was how much air it used so I heard this gun is super effiecient.
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:10 PM #8
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Would the orange spitfire bolt or the cure bolt be better for my ETeck?
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Old 05-08-2007, 09:34 PM #9
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why do PE techs hate TI rammers?
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:17 PM #10
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i sold out... i got a ti rammer, a virtue, and im about to order a cure. lol. but the virtue and ti rammer are amazing.
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Old 05-08-2007, 10:19 PM #11
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why do PE techs hate TI rammers?
cuz they didnt make them and they arent making money.
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Old 05-08-2007, 11:21 PM #12
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It's pretty much preference. I liked the stock bolt, and the rammer doesnt bother me. I had the same question before when i got my Etek. I played around with it and realized I needed a new barrel. So i got a Kaner kit. (not the best buy, get some other barrels if you plan on it). Also, I wanted a faster board, and more programming options, so I'm deciding on a Tadao and Virtue board right now. Also, I'm gonna get an RF chip soon too since I have a pulse.

But again, its on preference, what u feel needs upgrading. If you feel the gun is just right stock, leave it that way and spend the money elsewhere.
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Old 05-09-2007, 07:29 PM #13
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Just like the ION, get a new feedneck so you don't have to use tools to get you hopper off.
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Old 05-09-2007, 08:20 PM #14
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for Sly barrel kit.

I also am going to look for a good clamping feedneck based on an earlier post.
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Old 05-10-2007, 02:54 PM #15
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ive heard bad things about sly... someones strait up snapped, its in the barrel forum. never personally used one tho. I think i would rather have a stiffi or a DW barrel. Plus with DW you can use freak inserts which is badass.
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Old 05-10-2007, 03:19 PM #16
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I had a Freak for my Shocker, I'm MUCH happier with the Sly. I guess if it snaps I'll be pissed I really like the short, interchangeable backs much better than the inserts.

I had upgraded to the Star frame, but that's only because I mangled my stock frame and you can't by them as parts Other than a clamping feedneck I can't think of anything else I'd upgrade on this gun. I love it and still think it's a great value.
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