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Old 07-29-2014, 12:10 AM #1
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Best Upgrades and ways to make an Etha more efficient

Just looking for some upgrades worth getting and maybe how i can make my etha a little more efficient or quiet
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:23 AM #2
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does it have the springless poppet installed already?
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Old 07-29-2014, 09:24 AM #3
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does it have the springless poppet installed already?

Yes Planet Eclipse is making all ethas come with spring less poppets as stock
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Old 07-29-2014, 11:17 AM #4
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had to ask since the earliest models didnt have it, i havent read anything good about bolt upgrades, how about the thumb screw for your clamping feedneck? i know its cosmetics and not performance but cant deny how useful that thing is lol
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Old 07-29-2014, 12:33 PM #5
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There are not many aftermarket upgrades available for the Etha yet. The only one I have seen is a bolt made by TechT. Personally, I had a bad experience with a TechT product that was over hyped and under-performed. But I have heard praised from other about TechT products.

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Old 07-30-2014, 10:40 PM #6
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had to ask since the earliest models didnt have it, i havent read anything good about bolt upgrades, how about the thumb screw for your clamping feedneck? i know its cosmetics and not performance but cant deny how useful that thing is lol
I like my clamping feedneck to much its just nicer i think lol
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Old 07-30-2014, 10:42 PM #7
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There are not many aftermarket upgrades available for the Etha yet. The only one I have seen is a bolt made by TechT. Personally, I had a bad experience with a TechT product that was over hyped and under-performed. But I have heard praised from other about TechT products.

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I agree i was looking at getting one with so much news of how the gun is more efficient and quieter but then got some feedback and found they really arent that good and the soft tips break often
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Old 07-31-2014, 08:16 AM #8
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I agree i was looking at getting one with so much news of how the gun is more efficient and quieter but then got some feedback and found they really arent that good and the soft tips break often
The soft rubber tip is the stock one that comes with the Etha. I have had the tip come off (insert dirty joke here) but have been lucky enough not to lose one.
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Old 08-01-2014, 10:08 PM #9
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The soft rubber tip is the stock one that comes with the Etha. I have had the tip come off (insert dirty joke here) but have been lucky enough not to lose one.
ya i know that it is but ive heard they break and stuff like that and it isnt enough of a difference for the bolt to get it
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Old 08-02-2014, 01:01 PM #10
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there is a thread in here about an all metal bolt that is available through planet eclipse that people were saying netted them better efficiency and a much smoother action you might call them and ask about it.
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Old 08-02-2014, 03:49 PM #11
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there is a thread in here about an all metal bolt that is available through planet eclipse that people were saying netted them better efficiency and a much smoother action you might call them and ask about it.
That was a test bolt for field rental ethas. The main difference was no soft tip which is better for rentals, nothing about performance gains.

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Old 08-03-2014, 02:42 PM #12
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best upgrade on a etha is a barrel thats it. espically if you want it to be efficent
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Old 08-08-2014, 09:16 AM #13
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I know my cousin sure would be happy if PE made a bolt that was smoother and more efficient. Too bad the TechT bolt is a flop or I would buy him one for his birthday coming up. I guess I might just get him the boost kit.
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Old 08-08-2014, 05:26 PM #14
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ive been thinking of simply trying some different springs if i can find any that are close to the factory one and see if a slightly lighter or heavier spring makes a difference at all or if it simply renders the marker useless
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Old 08-12-2014, 02:32 PM #15
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I would second what Matt Shabs said: Get a tightbore barrel back if you want to get more efficient. The stock back on the Etha is .693, which is HUGE for today's paint. PE makes a .681 back for the Shaft 4 barrel, which should be loads more efficient. Then after you have gone through a bunch of cases of paint with it, you can try lower the dwell just a bit and see if that does anything for you.

I doubt that an aftermarket bolt would make a big enough difference to justify the purchase. They rarely do.
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