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Old 05-26-2007, 10:52 AM #1
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Planning on buying an E-Tek next week, please help.

I am buying an E-TEK EGO next week and I know very little about it except that it rips. What kind of upgrades can I get for it and how do you compare it to other guns you have had, is it worth the purchase? What problems have you had with it?
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Old 05-26-2007, 10:58 AM #2
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all im getting for the gun is the cure bolt and white ccu kit and sly barrel then save up for a new board but all stock its a really good gun
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:02 AM #3
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Thank You dTownImpulse! I plan on getting it virtued out.
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Old 05-26-2007, 02:55 PM #4
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you dont need a board. the stock board ramps to 15 just fine and has good semi. just get a Ti rammer, and a barrel kit maybe.
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:32 PM #5
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i didnt say buy one its something that you could do which thats what im doing i just bought a tadao board, XSV gold ccu kit, sly barrel and cure bolt and its a very nice gun
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:39 PM #6
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Originally Posted by hurleypunk_90 View Post
I am buying an E-TEK EGO next week and I know very little about it
Well, there is your first problem.
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Old 05-26-2007, 03:41 PM #7
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Everyone has their personal opinions on what ups to put in the gun. I have a cure bolt, ti rammer, and 14" freak kit for my gun, and it kills. Some people claim that you need a new board, some say you don't. Personally, stock board is fine w/ me. It has all the options I need, and I use 15bps capped mode (fire mode #2) all the time anyways. I have heard like 2 or 3 reviews about the bump piston upgrades, and they are suppose to make your gun stupid efficient, but I haven't done enough research to buy them yet. I have also heard that the violent trigger is amazing. You really don't need any upgrades because this thing is great out of the box, but there are some that are nice to have. If you play at the same place all the time and they never change their paint, you probably won't need a barrel kit as the stock is amazing for a stock. The cure bolt isn't really needed unless you want to ensure that your gun doesn't blow brittle paint up in the barrel, which rarely happens anyways. The TI rammer makes a difference, but the stock rammer wasn't bad at all to begin with. It all depends what you want to do with the gun. I would say get a TI rammer first, the cure bolt second, and a barrel kit third if you need it. After that, it's a matter of what you want to do. You're looking at around $100 for the bolt and rammer, and the kit will ? depending on what you get. If I assume you're getting your ETek for around 550ish, and you put another 100 ontop of it, you're already in the mid 6's. After a barrel kit and a new frame/board, you might be in the mid 8's or more. With the release of the EGO 07, the 05 and 06 market resale value is probably going to drop, so picking up an 06 might be something to think about as an alternative.

As far as gun comparison, you might want to check out the vs thread. Plenty of comparisons in there to get you a ballpark.

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Old 05-26-2007, 09:08 PM #8
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my ups on my etek are
hard shell bolt.
tadao board.
ti rammer.
cp reg
planing on getting a violent trigger
neva had problems with the gun or the ups just get use to it being loud. but the ups i got really did help.
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Old 05-26-2007, 09:34 PM #9
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my ups are

cp reg
cp trigger
cp 3 piece barrel kit
ti rammer
maniac board and frame
kila dirty bolt

yes i upgrade wai to much
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rmachine138 - I'm getting my ETek Ego brand new in box for $450 from the east coast distributor of bunker king and he also is a manager at boston paintball. I'm sure he could tell me everything about it considering he as an ego himself. I think I may just leave it stock. 15 balls per second is about normal for me at the moment. I don't know what I want to do, I could either buy a new gun or wait for the 2008 stuff come out.
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Old 05-26-2007, 11:52 PM #11
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i just traded my etek today for a dm6, but it ripped with a ti rammer, redz pepperstick and a virtue. good luck man
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Old 05-27-2007, 09:16 AM #12
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Upgrades for it.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=1657520
FAQs about it

Done.
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Old 05-27-2007, 11:16 AM #13
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I was offered an olive one but I'm thinking I could either buy a black one for a little more depending where or just wait for the 2008 ego's and dm's to come out. I think I'll pass on the olive.
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