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Old 07-02-2012, 01:14 PM #1
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Question New to Eteks

Okay people of nation just like the title says! im new to the Etek family and i need some insite/help/suggestions!

The main thing is upgrade tips, barrel selection, and if the star frame is really worth it. thanks for the help guys.... and gals? and as always HAVE NICE DAY
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Old 07-02-2012, 05:50 PM #2
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The Star frame make a night and day difference when installed on an Etek/Etek 2. Makes programming so much easier. In my opinion it truly opens up the Etek to it's true capability. As far as upgrades is concerned, look at my signature to get an idea of what all can be done to an Etek.
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:40 PM #3
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Okay will do thanks!
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Old 07-02-2012, 07:40 PM #4
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Can you get a star frame in the eclipse camo?
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Old 07-03-2012, 09:53 AM #5
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No they only came in black, silver, and gold. If you were able to get a Star frame you could have an anodizer attempt to re-create the pattern.
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Old 07-03-2012, 10:44 AM #6
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Good luck finding a star frame. They have been out of production for a while.
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Old 07-06-2012, 04:40 PM #7
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That's what I'm worried about. What do you guys think I could get for an etek 2?
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Old 07-12-2012, 06:34 PM #8
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Actually, I just bought a used etek 2 with a star frame. I haven't had the chance to shoot it yet.... I am waiting on a new oops system. This will be my first non smart parts gun. I am trying this out before I commit to droppin 800 to 1000 on a brand new gun
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Old 07-12-2012, 08:50 PM #9
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Actually, I just bought a used etek 2 with a star frame. I haven't had the chance to shoot it yet.... I am waiting on a new oops system. This will be my first non smart parts gun. I am trying this out before I commit to droppin 800 to 1000 on a brand new gun
If you have a star framed etek 2 there is no reason to drop a grand on a new gun. Unless you hate the etek that is. Which with a star frame, is extremely hard to hate but thats just me.
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Old 07-13-2012, 03:45 PM #10
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i love mine so far but i have only put maybe a bag through the gun. i really want a star frame but i can only find 1 for bout 200 bucks.

on a different subject if i were to put a new boar into the gun what board would you guys suggest? also what bolt would be good for an upgrade?
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PM me I know where a cheaper Star frame is. As far as boards are concerned, leaving them stock will do just fine. Planet makes some really good boards, especially if you get the Star frame. It's board is very nice. A good bolt to buy if you feel like throwing the money down on one would be either a Cure 3+ or a TechT Hush/Kush bolt. Personally I would go with the Cure 3+.
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Old 07-14-2012, 06:36 PM #12
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Yeah I can find the cure bolts easily! Abd I Pm'd you. What do Ÿφό think of the zick kit? Worth it or a waist?
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I am lovin it, i tore it all apart to clean and lube everything that needed it. i did find that it has a zick kit and a cure 3 bolt, but damn is it hard to take the pin loose to remove the bolt. it slides fine, goes back down fine, but its a ***** to pull up.....
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So is it worth it or not???
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Old 07-15-2012, 10:07 AM #15
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The Zick kit for the Etek in my opinion is worth it. It takes some of the kick out of the shot. But it isn't a "huge" noticeable difference.
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Old 07-29-2012, 12:41 PM #17
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Is the Etek 2 RF chip comparable? Or would I have to put in a new board??
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Yes the RF chip is compatible with the Etek 2 on the stock board (I think they are compatible with all Etek/Ego boards, but I may be wrong). What board do you have again?
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Old 08-01-2012, 12:05 AM #19
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I have the completely stock Etek 2. I haven't had it long enough to start doing upgrades to it
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I recently got my star frame and it is truly an amazing upgrade. The trigger is just perfect on it compared to the crap spring trigger. PE hasn't changed the bolt so you can get the newest cure bolt and use the old pin. A zick kit is rather cheap as far as upgrades to. You can pick up one for about 20-30 bucks easily. You will find that the star frame is a little bit harder to find I ended up paying 100 for it, but it is well worth it to get the oled board, magnetic trigger, and qev.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:53 PM #21
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I just bought a used Etek myself and was looking at different upgrades, one specificaly being the frame. looks like the previous owner painted it himself on top of scratches and gouges.
What exactly is the star frame and is it the same as the auroa??
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