Find fields & stores near you!
Find fields and stores
Zipcode
PbNation News
PbNation News
Community Focus
Community Focus

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 12-15-2009, 03:22 PM #1
AustinHembo
`~`
 
AustinHembo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
AustinHembo plays in the PSP
AustinHembo is reppin' sidebar 4 life
AustinHembo plays in the APPA D4 division
Gen 5 Timmy upgrade....LP Poppet or Eigenram

I was thinking about upgrading my new protege, but I really only wanted to try one upgrade for now. It seems the LP Poppet and Eigenram both supply a smoother, quieter cycle, but which one would you recommend picking up if you could only have one?

I know the LP poppet does hinder efficiency a bit, but I was reading reviews on the Eigenram and was worried about stories where users could not get their FPS high enough (I like to sit right around 290-295).

If you could have one, which would you pick and why?

I thank you in advance for your help. Any links to point me in the right direction are much appreciated.
AustinHembo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old Sponsored Links Remove Advertisement
Advertisement
Old 12-15-2009, 03:43 PM #2
Dirty J
FAT CITY
 
Dirty J's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: ATL
 has been a member for 10 years
Dirty J plays in the PSP
Dirty J plays in the APPA D3 division
Dirty J supports Empire
I wouldn't change a thing... in my opinion. This is the 5th generation of a gun that came out 10 years ago... Bob has refined about every part of the gun...

I rock mine stock... only upgrade is a board...
__________________
FAT CITY PAINTBALL<----------- Follow us on Facebook
Follow us on Twitter --------------> FAT CITY PAINTBALL

FOR SALE: Empire Axe - unique color swaps
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
Dirty J is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 05:35 PM #3
Six_Shooter
,,,(^_^),,,
 
Six_Shooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Great White North
Personally I'd change the board and/or eyes before the poppet or ram.

I've noticed the biggest improvement with those two changes. Tadao M8 and 4C.

The other changes I'd make,is the ASA to a gear drive, and the feedneck to a Lever Lock, but this are more for convieniance than changing how the Protege works.

Out of the box though the Protege is an AWESOME marker.
__________________
Bob Long Vice
Bob Long Protege
Bob Long Classic -Project

"Originally posted by gamer565: I can't believe its not butter, cause it sure shoots like it."

"Originally posted by lucasicool: im more excited than rebecca black on a thursday night!!!!"

Last edited by Six_Shooter : 12-15-2009 at 05:41 PM.
Six_Shooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 05:39 PM #4
ghostkiller
COA
 
ghostkiller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: california
ghostkiller owns a Planet Eclipse Ego
ghostkiller supports Team VICIOUS
i would go lp poppit cuz stock ram is nice and nothing wrong with it
__________________
Edge Anarchy
Santa Clara Paintball
ghostkiller is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 06:35 PM #5
awsome-o 2000
 
 
awsome-o 2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
all you should get is the lever lock clamping feedneck (comes in handy more than u think), and the 4eyes if u need high rof.

if u want to get better at paintball save the money for paint.

if u want to have good equipment but not be as good at paintball, buy upgrades.
__________________
crossfire 45/45 tank with a ninja reg'd and myth burstdisk F/T - http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.p...1#post72198591


My eBay feedback -http://feedback.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewFeedback&userid=jimstett&ssPageN ame=STRK:ME:UFS
awsome-o 2000 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 08:32 PM #6
Stewey956
"It's Not A Shocker"
 
Stewey956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Stewey956 supports Cereal Killerz 2
Stewey956 donated to help Peyton Trent
Stewey956 supports Team VICIOUS
Stewey956 supports Bob Gurnsey
Stewey956 supports our troops
Stewey956 supports Pev's Paintball
Feedneck, eyes, and board before Eigenram or LP Poppet.
Stewey956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 09:15 PM #7
D-man[WarLlamas]
Old and in the way
 
D-man[WarLlamas]'s Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Tulsa, OK
Annual Supporting Member
D-man[WarLlamas] posts videos on PbNation
D-man[WarLlamas] plays in the APPA beginner division
I have a Vice with both - it's doesn't work with both! Until the bugs are worked out of the ram maybe get the LP poppet? I would really consider leaving it alone and upgrade the board and eyes.

Just my $0.02
__________________
__________________
Jolly Green - AES
Paintball Adventure Games -- Custom Soft Ears $10 PP'd/shipped -- Soft Ear Hardware alternative


- - Buy my swagg: - - - - - - XSV Axe Pro for sale! - - -
D-man[WarLlamas] is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2009, 09:29 PM #8
Leafy
Uses the man pedal
 
Leafy's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Sandown, NH/Worcester,MA
Leafy helped look for balloons
I'd take the ram, seems to work perfectly well if you have the stock poppet and/or at least 2/3 of a brain.
__________________
WPI class of '12 ME
Team Captain: WPI Engineers Paintball
Take my drop box referral and we both get an extra 250 Mb free!
Gear Bag Sale!

Feedback More Feedback
Leafy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 01:13 AM #9
AustinHembo
`~`
 
AustinHembo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
AustinHembo plays in the PSP
AustinHembo is reppin' sidebar 4 life
AustinHembo plays in the APPA D4 division
I forgot to mention I already had a feedneck, on/off, 4c eyes, barrel, s-class trigger, and pillow bolt. Thank you all for your input though! I think I am going to aim towards a board next (a shiny Yakuza OLED perhaps?) and just stick to buying paint for the time being. Anyways, thanks again.
AustinHembo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 01:26 AM #10
gamer565
*****es love cannons!
 
gamer565's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: OK
Annual Supporting Member
gamer565 is playing at Living Legends VI
gamer565 is playing at Living Legends VII
gamer565 posts videos on PbNation
gamer565 is reppin' sidebar 4 life
gamer565 has achieved Level 6 in PbNation Pursuit
gamer565 is one of the top 100 posters on PbNation
gamer565 is Boss
Just save your money for paint/admission/gas
__________________
Jolly Green (╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻

gamer565 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 02:47 PM #11
The_Insanity
Paintball Addict
 
The_Insanity's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: That place....there
I just dropped an LP poppit into my protege a few days ago, played w/ it a couple days after, it was awesome.

i know this because i basically ignored my gun. normally, im focusing on little things its doing that are getting on my nerves. lol.
__________________
Protege
Vents with Flame Lens
Smoke Pinokio
Redz Pepper Stick Barrel Kit
Throttle 45/70
The_Insanity is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 08:15 PM #12
woody06
 
 
woody06's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Lincoln, NE
I tried the lp poppit and I didnt really notice that big of a difference. So I switched back. Now the only things that arent stock are the eyes, trigger and asa.
__________________
www.muddywaterboys.com
Heavy Gunner

Proudly Sponsored by Lapco:
http://lapcopaintball.com/store/

Play UWL
www.playuwl.com
woody06 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2009, 08:27 PM #13
Stewey956
"It's Not A Shocker"
 
Stewey956's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Austin, Texas
Stewey956 supports Cereal Killerz 2
Stewey956 donated to help Peyton Trent
Stewey956 supports Team VICIOUS
Stewey956 supports Bob Gurnsey
Stewey956 supports our troops
Stewey956 supports Pev's Paintball
Quote:
Originally Posted by woody06 View Post
I tried the lp poppit and I didnt really notice that big of a difference. So I switched back.
I've heard of that happening.
Stewey956 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2009, 03:17 PM #14
djotrebor
otrebor
 
djotrebor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: San Jose
djotrebor is playing at Living Legends III
djotrebor supports Team VICIOUS
Quote:
Originally Posted by woody06 View Post
I tried the lp poppit and I didnt really notice that big of a difference. So I switched back. Now the only things that arent stock are the eyes, trigger and asa.
i thought the same thing at first, but then i shot a friends vice next to mine and noticed a difference. its worth it...
djotrebor is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
Forum Jump