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Old 02-15-2013, 09:30 AM #22
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Zick2.. Cure3+... POPS.. and a Dye UL barrel and lots and lots of paint as well as propper tuning and its quieter and smoother than my CSL!!
How much did you spend?
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Old 02-15-2013, 09:33 AM #23
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I did the following;
Zick2.. Cure3+... POPS.. and a Dye UL barrel and lots and lots of paint as well as propper tuning and its quieter and smoother than my CSL!!
How much did you spend tho
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:04 AM #24
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Depends on whether he bought new or used. I can find just about all of these parts used to cut down on costs. But you really have to patrol around for good deals.
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Old 02-15-2013, 10:48 AM #25
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LP valve is the only "upgrade" worth anything for the 08Ego. The Zick2 and cure whatever, do nothing but lighten your wallet. If you cant shoot brittle paint w/ the stock bolt somethings wrong.
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Old 02-15-2013, 11:17 AM #26
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Sound signature can also be attributed to too "Low" a dwell as well...

Too low a dwell value will short the cycle time of the solenoid...leading to low velocity. People compensate for this lower velocity by raising the inline reg pressure...thus...more pressure to the ball...thus...louder and more recoil...

Making sure everything is balanced well...and a proper paint to barrel match up should help to some degree...but remember...it is a few years old...and things ain't what they used to be....
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I was able to pick up and sls insert and put it in a cure3+ and it made a great difference. still not a quite as most dm's or other spoolies but made me happy. I still have a sls insert if you ever get a cure3+ lmk and ill give it to you
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Old 02-15-2013, 08:41 PM #28
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You going to give away your insert? Dude what a nice guy.
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How much did you spend tho
I got everything of the B/S/T thread here and all up I spent about $80..
Worth every cent!

Oh and before I did all that I bought an LP guide as suggested and that was the biggest waste of money!
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I have the virtue board. And I believe is set on the stock setting which is 9
The stock dwell for a Ego 8 is 12.5. I've been running my 06 Dark at 11.5 for the colder weather with great results, no breaks consistent, and fairly quiet. My 06 Dark isn't exactly quiet, but its not ear shattering. I've found that on the 05/06 Egos that the newer bolts such as the Cure3+ are louder due to the rammer being more exposed when its in the forward firing position. A good paint to bore match will help with sound noticeably and the hush also lowers the sound a few decibels too.
Here are some pictures of a Cure1 and Cure3+ in the forward firing position in my 06 Dark, notice how the Cure1 covers almost all of the rammer slot versus the C3+.

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Sound signature can also be attributed to too "Low" a dwell as well...

Too low a dwell value will short the cycle time of the solenoid...leading to low velocity. People compensate for this lower velocity by raising the inline reg pressure...thus...more pressure to the ball...thus...louder and more recoil...

Making sure everything is balanced well...and a proper paint to barrel match up should help to some degree...but remember...it is a few years old...and things ain't what they used to be....
This is true, but my 06 Dark is still holding up strong. I fixed the leak on my 06 Nexus and its shooting nicely now, but I still need to see it over a chrono to judge it accurately.

To the OP you could try to increase your dwell to 12.5, use a new name brand battery, and try to sweet spot your HPR and LPR regs. Be sure to do so over the chrono and in small increments. Here is a link to a tuning guide that should help.

http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3051249

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I got everything of the B/S/T thread here and all up I spent about $80..
Worth every cent!

Oh and before I did all that I bought an LP guide as suggested and that was the biggest waste of money!
What is the LP guide for? It's low pressure guide right?
Is the stick high pressure?
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I was able to pick up and sls insert and put it in a cure3+ and it made a great difference. still not a quite as most dm's or other spoolies but made me happy. I still have a sls insert if you ever get a cure3+ lmk and ill give it to you
Sounds good man
I'm looking into the cure3+
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So what should I set my dwell at?
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Old 02-16-2013, 07:55 PM #34
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What is the LP guide for? It's low pressure guide right?
Is the stick high pressure?
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So what should I set my dwell at?
The guide is not the "stick" lol. It's simply for different operating pressures. It's a small
Black cylindrical valve behind the LPR that requires full disassembly to access. Set your dwell to stock or a few ms below to decrease a little sound signature. Test the dwell settings with a chrono though to ensure you aren't sacrificing consistency.
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Oops it was a typo I meant stock lol. I know what it is but is the stock high pressure?
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Mine is set at 9, which is stock on the OLED Virtue board. I'll set it at 12.5 which is stock on the stock board and see what happens
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stock is MP.. medium pressure
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stock is MP.. medium pressure
Why is LP better? Would it require a LP tank?

Sorry for the noob questions I'm new to ego's lol
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Why is LP better? Would it require a LP tank?

Sorry for the noob questions I'm new to ego's lol
LP is for Low Pressure valve. Let you run the marker at a slightly lower operating pressure. Decreases the sound signature very slightly and shoots just a tad smoother. I would not expect any big changes though.
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LP is for Low Pressure valve. Let you run the marker at a slightly lower operating pressure. Decreases the sound signature very slightly and shoots just a tad smoother. I would not expect any big changes though.
So it really isn't worth spending money on it
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So it really isn't worth spending money on it
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So it really isn't worth spending money on it
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Personal preference

Like Bump_Pitch said it's personal preference. To me I think I've read more people who say it's benefits do not justify the cost. You're better off spending that money towards a smaller bore barrel. That will help you quiet the marker down the most. A TECHT Hush bolt will do more than the LP valve probably.
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