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Old 01-04-2010, 01:06 PM #400
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What are the first 5 upgrades one should get for the Ion? Ive already got a Q-lock clamping feed neck, 12" CP barrel, CP sling trigger and Virtue QEV. What should be my 5th, 6th, and 7th purchases? I am for sure getting a Tech T L7 bolt and I am also seriously considering a CP shorty reg and a new grip. I want to get a new body (currently have the stock red body) but they are all 100+ it seems. Any good bodies for under $100? Everyone also says get a new board but for some reason I dont think I need to do that and those are all like $100+ as well. I just need help deciding which upgrades to get and in what priority! And no I am not getting a new gun cause ive already spend about $100 on upgrades! Maybe this summer that will be an option but not right now.
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Old 01-09-2010, 08:21 PM #401
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I've had a CP reg for every paintball gun I've owned, love em. Look for a BOLT OUT BACK body, can find em used on the forum for $60 and cheaper

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T-Board or Seventh Element? I've never heard of SE before today, but on the thread I saw that was what everyone was recommending.
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Old 01-18-2010, 06:19 PM #402
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I have heard good things about the Seventh Element boards but I am also a big supporter of Damon (owner of Scenario Dreams) his customer service is amazing and his boards have great programming.
Either board will shoot great, depends on if one board has more modes or options that you like and the price tag
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Old 01-18-2010, 08:48 PM #403
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Bolt: stock or tech t l7
Board: virtue
Trigger: cp sling
Regulator: cp long
Feedneck: low rise qlock
ASA: cp on/off
Barrel: cp one piece
Air Source (tank): crossfire 45/68
Body: warrior sl body
Detents: stock or tech t ones
Trigger Frame: virtue
Grips: russian leigion virtue
QEV: virtue
Gun Lubricant: any
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Old 02-21-2010, 11:30 PM #404
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1.Bolt: firebolt
2.Board: blackheart
3.Trigger: cp
4.Regulator: evil
5.Feedneck: cp
6.ASA: cp
7.Barrel: all- american
8.Air Source (tank): pure energy
9.Body: stock
10.Detents: stock
11.Trigger Frame: stock
12.Grips: stock
13.QEV: 360
14.Gun Lubricant: sleek 33
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Old 02-27-2010, 05:39 PM #405
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Bolt: DW Hollowpoint
Board: Virtue OLED
Trigger: Critical
Regulator: AKA 2-Liter
Feedneck: Critical
Air Source (tank):
Body: DW Negative Ion
Detents: ND
Trigger Frame: Punishers
Gun Lubricant: marmalade
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Old 04-09-2010, 12:55 PM #406
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My Ion XE

Bolt: TechT L7
Board: Virtue OLED
Trigger: CP Rake Roller
Regulator: CP long style
Feedneck: Q-lock
ASA: CP on-off
Barrel: 12in SP Freak kit
Air Source (tank): Pure Energy 45/70
Body: stock
Detents: TechT Fly-on Detents
Trigger Frame: Stock
Grips: Virtue OLED Grips
QEV: SP 360
Eyes: Virtue Blue Laser Eyes
Gun Lubricant: Hater Sauce

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Old 04-09-2010, 04:11 PM #407
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Bolt: Firebolt
Board: 7th Element
Trigger: CP Rake
Regulator: CP Long
Feedneck: Q-lock
Asa: CP On/Off
Barrel: 14in Un1tec
Body: Stock
Detents: Killa
Frame: Stock
Grips: Stock
QEV: SP 360
Eyes: 7th Element Blue Laser
Gun Lube: anything
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Old 04-09-2010, 09:29 PM #408
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ion w/ xe conversion

Bolt: TechT L7
Board: Virtue
Trigger: Critical
Regulator: CP shorty
Feedneck: QLock
ASA: Bloodline on/off
Barrel: CP
Air Source (tank): PMI 68/4500
Body: stock frame/XE conversion
Detents: Killa
Grips: Virtue
QEV: Sp360
Gun Lubricant:Sleek
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Old 04-19-2010, 08:07 PM #409
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Bolt:Tech L7
Trigger:Critical Trigger
Regulator:I Use stock
Feedneck:Any Clamping
ASA:Easy On+Off CP
Barrel:Freak Barrel Kit Red Tip
Air Source (tank):Crossfire 68 45
Body:I Have Red Cover
Trigger Frame:Star Fram
Grips:I have SWEET virtue grips
QEV:360 Qev
Gun Lubricant:Sleek It is recommend it is madefor the gun
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Old 04-21-2010, 10:31 AM #410
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Bolt: SP Firebolt
Board: Stock
Trigger: UFD
Regulator: AKA 2Liter +
Feedneck: Q-Loader Mod
ASA: CP Direct Mount
Barrel: DW Fibur Barrel or Freak
Air Source (tank): Crossfire LP 70/4500
Body: UFD Tactical
Detents: Kila Magnetic
Trigger Frame: Stock
Grips: Dye 3 Sticky
QEV: SP 360
Gun Lubricant: Sleek

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Old 05-07-2010, 10:01 PM #411
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Guys, I am looking for a trigger frame because i kind of scratched up the stock frame taking out the trigger pin. What kind of trigger frames are out there now? Can you give me some suggestions? I guess price range would be $100-$125. Let me know. Thanks
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Old 05-08-2010, 02:44 PM #412
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1.Bolt:new designz skeleton
3.Trigger:new designz roller
4.Regulator:stock w ndz cover
5.Feedneck:trinity clamping
6.ASA:hybrid on/off
7.Barrel:total freak ss inserts
8.Air Source (tank):pure energy 68/4500
9.Body:new designz diamond blue fade
10.Detents:new designz delrin
11.Trigger Frame:stock
12.Grips:hybrid contract killer
13.QEV:new designz
14.Gun Lubricant:shocker lube
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Old 05-09-2010, 02:51 PM #413
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what i got now
1.cp reg
2. cp on/off
3. cp barrel
4. clamping feedneck
5. critical trigger
7.110cu 4500 cf tank, 40cu 4500 cf tank,and a 65cu 3000 regular tank all pure energy
8.empire hopper
9. lucky bolt stage 1
!0. lucky stage 2
11. virtue eyes and virtue board

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Old 07-04-2010, 09:29 PM #414
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all stock baby runs the best
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:27 PM #415
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1. Bolt: TechT L7
2. Board: Stock
3. Trigger: CP Sling
4. Regulator: SFT Shocker stock reg
5. Feedneck: CCM Clamp
6. ASA: CP (I have a unimount though)
7. Barrel: CP 2 piece
8. Air Source (tank): P.E
9. Body: Warrior SL
10. Detents: Stock
11. Trigger Frame: Stock
12. Grips: Sticky 3
13. QEV: SP 360
14. Gun Lubricant: Dow 33
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Old 08-25-2010, 07:48 PM #416
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how much you want for the trigger\
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Old 08-25-2010, 08:34 PM #417
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Originally Posted by bluepants View Post
how much you want for the trigger\
this isnt a bst the person to see if they want to sell items they list
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Old 09-11-2010, 08:41 AM #418
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1. Bolt: stock
2. Board: stock
3. Trigger: cp rake
4. Regulator: stock
5. Feedneck: Hybrid claming
6. ASA: NDZ on off
7. Barrel: dye UL
8. Air Source (tank): 70/4500
9. Body: Stock black
10. Detents: stock
11. Trigger Frame: stock
12. Grips: stock
13. QEV: stock
14. Gun Lubricant: sleek gun lube
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Old 09-17-2010, 12:25 PM #419
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this isn't a "what my ion parts are" thread. this is a best upgrades abailable.
if you think having everything stock as an upgrade then fine, but i doubt you do. on this note

bolt: dw v3

board: nonblack-heart or stock

trigger: vp trigger or ndz wave

regulator: hyper2 or aka reg

feedneck: empire nano

asa: i preffer xsv, but otherwise, i would say the new ndz on/off

barrel: small bore barrel. i like disruptive products and critical

air source: not a relevant factor unless you don't use hpa (use hpa)

body: lucky body or any bob body

kila's are amazing

trigger frame: modded ul frame or element v2

grips: thats a purely prefference thing

qev: clippard cycles faster, but 360 cycles slower although it is easier to disassemble

gun lubricant: i like a mix of gun sav and hater.
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Old 09-17-2010, 03:33 PM #420
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Like penguin said, list BEST upgrades in your opinion, not necessarily what you currently have. My opinions may stray from the concensus:

1. Bolt: stock (my buddy swears by the orange unicorn nano but i prefer stock bolts for any gun)
2. Board: stock if you only play rec, 7th Element for tourney ballers
3. Trigger: critical
4. Regulator: stock (looks fine without reg cover)
5. Feedneck: qlock
6. ASA: CP direct mount or Bob Long Gear Drive
7. Barrel: CP, bore at or under .685
8. Air Source (tank): any ol' hp output compressed air
9. Body: any BOB, the more tool-less the better
10. Detents: Kila
11. Trigger Frame: stock or Element's 45 frame (v2?)
12. Grips: whatever floats your boat (i use dye stickys)
13. QEV: 360, it's just so easy to install/remove and there's minimal difference in cycle speed improvement among the qev's
14. Gun Lubricant: plain dow 33

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