One of the few things I don't like about my Epics are the factory feednecks. Set screw does not seem to hold hoppers very well, they wobble around. I don't like to have to shim stuff, want it to work right. So I had the feednecks cut down on 2 of my 3 Epic DV8's (want to leave one all stock), and had them machine threaded for Ion/Mini feedneck. On one of them last weekend, snapped the feedneck off sliding into a bunker
So I was going to extract the broken piece and put another one on it, but thought it would be best to get something stronger. I was at BBT this past week and picked up a DYE feedneck, since the threaded section is substantially thicker on these. Ren was selling them for $20. But when I brought it to my friends machine shop, found out there was not enough material on the marker's feedneck stem to thread it for the DYE feedneck. So I went back to BBT, thinking that i would have to just get the Ion/Mini thread neck, and do my best not to break it again.
But Ren showed me the Eclipse feednecks, they clamp on, no need to have threads machined in. So I just filed down the broken piece flush and countersunk it slightly, and clamped on the feedneck.
So this is stronger than one that is threaded, and can easily be done with a bandsaw, or at home with a hacksaw if u can saw straight. Much better than factory neck, and lower profile as well.