I just purchased a Black M98 Custom RT and A Flatline Barrel. As of now I do not have a tank to run this gun. If I go N2 are the LP internals worth it? If I go CO2, is a Tippmann XChamber a good one to go with?
Anything else as far as upgrades go that I am missing.
The is my Woods Ball gun, I have an Angel for playing Speedball. I just want to take advantage of the Flatline, and not worry about smashing my Angel on a rock in the woods.
1. Ninjas are mammals.
2. Ninjas fight ALL the time.
3. The purpose of the ninja is to flip out and kill people.
Save your money and get 1) a Palmer Stab and 2) the LP kit from tippmann. I run the RT too and I noticed there is a lot of shoot-down with CO2. Best bet is to go nitro all the way. LP kit will make your gun more efficient (runs the gun at ~325psi instead of ~800 or whatever) and it also quites and maybe cuts down on the kick back.
The palmer is not really necessary on a nitro-run 98 but if you want the best performance and your nitro is a preset tank then definately go with the palmer. If you dont want to spend the $85-$100 for the palmer then I am sure you can get a decent reg for less.
I went from CO2 to nitro recently and to tell you the truth - life is beautiful with nitro. One thing with nitro and the RT - nitro WILL starve your RT (as stated by Tippmann pro-shop techs) BUT you can call Tippmann and they will send you a larger macro line for the RT (or you can get a macro hose on your own and do the mod yourself).
i've heard that the tippmann x-chambers aren't as good as sub-zero's and other ones. if you go to www.paintballgear.com you will see that you can get x-chamber kits for the model 98 with sub-zero's and other ones.
for Co2, the tippmann Xchamber kit and what not, sucks. The tippmann X chamber is only 2 stages, and is the same size as the SubZero 4 stage. Go with either a 4 stage X Chamber, or a Palmer reg, which would help you out on Co2 also. Or you can get a Pro-Team assualt Xchamber/Foregrip where your Co2 screws directly into the X Chamber. I have it and i love it, but i am going to replace mine soon. The Pro-team X chamber is awesome for balance, it is perfect, but it is only a 1 stage X chamber, so the performance isnt very good. For the money, get the ACI SubZero.