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Old 08-23-2012, 07:40 PM #1
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Banjo question. Help me asap PLEASE

Can you replace the 1/8 banjo fitting with a 5/32 fitting? Why not or what happens if you do? If anyone has done this please help.
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Old 08-23-2012, 10:35 PM #2
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Theoretically you can, but it would not be a smart idea because you would be limiting the amount of air that can travel through your hosing even further. You may be able to counter this limitation by increasing your settings depending on which 1/8" banjo you would be replacing with a 5/32" banjo.

If you replace the front banjo (going to the regulator) with a 5/32, you would most likely have issues with dropoff and inconsistencies in your FPS.

If you replaced the rear banjo (going to the donut) with the 5/32, you would most likely have issues with bps/cycling rates (because the slower pressurization rate to push the bolt forward).

I have never tried to replace a 1/8th banjo with a 5/32, so this is all just in theory.


Edit: Due to a major brain malfunction, all that in red is WRONG. But i'll leave it there for the enjoyment of others.

Using a 5/32" banjo instead of a 1/8" banjo for the middle banjo should allow a higher rate of air flow to allow the air infront of the bolt to escape quicker and also allow a larger volume of air to reach the bolt/ball more quickly.

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Old 08-23-2012, 10:52 PM #3
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I dont think you would be able to, because the barbs are made for those sized hoses.
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Old 08-23-2012, 11:34 PM #4
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The 5/32 hosing would end up being stretched more over the 1/8th barb and have to be replaced more often. It'd probably take quite the effort to get it to fit on the larger barb though.

Edit: Once again, all that in red is completely wrong! The 1/8 hosing would be stretched over a 5/32 barb.

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Old 08-24-2012, 07:23 AM #5
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Theoretically you can, but it would not be a smart idea because you would be limiting the amount of air that can travel through your hosing even further. You may be able to counter this limitation by increasing your settings depending on which 1/8" banjo you would be replacing with a 5/32" banjo.

If you replace the front banjo (going to the regulator) with a 5/32, you would most likely have issues with dropoff and inconsistencies in your FPS.

If you replaced the rear banjo (going to the donut) with the 5/32, you would most likely have issues with bps/cycling rates (because the slower pressurization rate to push the bolt forward).

I have never tried to replace a 1/8th banjo with a 5/32, so this is all just in theory.
The stock front and rear banjos are 5/32 and the middle is 1/8.
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Old 08-24-2012, 07:25 AM #6
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I dont think you would be able to, because the barbs are made for those sized hoses.
Ion banjos dont have barbs. They do the same thing as macroline fitting. You pull the collar back, insert the hose, and release the collar. No barbs
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Ion banjos dont have barbs. They do the same thing as macroline fitting. You pull the collar back, insert the hose, and release the collar. No barbs
I don't thing he means where the hose goes into the banjo, I think he means where the hose attaches to the board. There should be barbs there. If you change the banjos you have to change the size of the hose as well or you won't be able to seal properly if it's too big or too small.
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Old 08-24-2012, 08:56 AM #8
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I don't thing he means where the hose goes into the banjo, I think he means where the hose attaches to the board. There should be barbs there. If you change the banjos you have to change the size of the hose as well or you won't be able to seal properly if it's too big or too small.
Ahh ok that makes sense.
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Old 08-25-2012, 06:09 PM #9
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The stock front and rear banjos are 5/32 and the middle is 1/8.
You are correct my good sir. My brain apparently thought 5/32" is smaller than 1/8" haha. Which then concludes that almost everything I've stated is backwards!
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Old 08-26-2012, 01:39 AM #10
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yes, 1/8 is 1/32 smaller than 5/32........................1/8=4/32
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