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Old 02-11-2013, 10:58 AM #1
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Ego 9 upgrades?

Is it worth getting any upgrades and if it is which ones should I get?
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:02 AM #2
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First thing for the Ego 9 is to make sure you have the plank kit installed. Then I'd recommend a smaller bore barrel. If you are breaking paint with the stock Cure2, try a Cure3+ or the Cure4.

Zick 2 kit is your personal preference. Many people say it doesn't do anything. Some say it reduces tons of kick. Ill say to save your money for the first 3 things I listed. Otherwise shoot lots of paint
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:51 AM #3
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How can you tell if you have it or not?
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Old 02-11-2013, 02:04 PM #4
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http://www.eclipse-owners.com/showthread.php?t=1149

You have to take the solenoid off to check. If you are not tech savvy I would suggest you take it to your shop to check to avoid breaking any wires or any accidents that may harm your gun.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:13 PM #5
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Do they all need the plank kit or was it only some that needed it
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:25 PM #6
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Do they all need the plank kit or was it only some that needed it
SL94s NEEDED it or the ram would eventually snap, but the regular Ego 9 didn't.
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Old 02-11-2013, 05:30 PM #7
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So basically if I don't get it I will just have to keep replacing orings?
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Old 02-11-2013, 06:03 PM #8
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So basically if I don't get it I will just have to keep replacing orings?
Basically, if you don't get it and you have an SL94 with the stock ram, your ram will break and you'll need to track down and buy another one.

The biggest benefit to planking your Ego 9 is that you get a smoother shot and it's not required for the regular Ego 9.
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Old 02-12-2013, 01:19 AM #9
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So basically if I don't get it I will just have to keep replacing orings?
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Basically, if you don't get it and you have an SL94 with the stock ram, your ram will break and you'll need to track down and buy another one.

The biggest benefit to planking your Ego 9 is that you get a smoother shot and it's not required for the regular Ego 9.
The reason the SL94 needed the kit was because of the zick2 combined and the bolt speeds would shred orings on the ram. I would still recommend the kit if possible regardless of weather you use the stock zick1 or upgrade to a zick2.
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Old 02-12-2013, 06:36 AM #10
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I just got an EGO 9 and have ordered the following (bored with cash):

Plank Kit
Cure 3+
TechT Kush Bolt
SL3 Reg
Virture Eyes

To be real with you...the plank Kit is all that you really need. Other stuff doesn't change the sound or the shot enough to justify the cost.
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Old 02-12-2013, 07:51 AM #11
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Ok cool thanks a lot I just ordered one. Does a barrel kit really help or will it waste my money? My ego is three different colors( red, grey, and blue) and I would really like to keep it those colors but its really hard to find a color that will match those. Is there any suggestions?
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:16 AM #12
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Ok cool thanks a lot I just ordered one. Does a barrel kit really help or will it waste my money? My ego is three different colors( red, grey, and blue) and I would really like to keep it those colors but its really hard to find a color that will match those. Is there any suggestions?
I would bore out the OEM to fit Freak barrel backs.
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Old 02-12-2013, 08:28 AM #13
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I would bore out the OEM to fit Freak barrel backs.
contact nerve2030 (here on the nation) to bore your shaft 3 back. I did it here in Mex with a CNC lathe, best money ever spent
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Old 02-12-2013, 09:14 AM #14
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The reason the SL94 needed the kit was because of the zick2 combined and the bolt speeds would shred orings on the ram. I would still recommend the kit if possible regardless of weather you use the stock zick1 or upgrade to a zick2.
http://www.pbnation.com/showthread.php?t=3164937&page=2

It wasn't a rare occurrence. The crucial part is that the SL94 ram would snap, the shredding O-Rings are only minor in comparison.

EDIT: Even though, it was a bad batch that snapped, there's still a chance those are out there. It happened to someone not too long ago on here.
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Old 02-12-2013, 12:36 PM #15
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It wasn't a rare occurrence. The crucial part is that the SL94 ram would snap, the shredding O-Rings are only minor in comparison.

EDIT: Even though, it was a bad batch that snapped, there's still a chance those are out there. It happened to someone not too long ago on here.
I never said it was a rare occurrence lol. I know people had snapping rams in their SL94's. The point to the OP is to buy a plank kit.
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Guys.... the SLrammer needs to be chnaged cause it has a high %of snapping, them comes the regular zick2 and its like water in the desert this days (cant be found ).
To the plank kit point... ALL EGO 09 need a plank kit , regardless of having either torrets installed or the tubing ....the plank was designed over the torrets and tubing to reduce the air flow and therefore avoid the rammer orings to be damaged.

bottom line, get the plank and install it, after that is up to you on the upgrades. IŽll go with the barrel first, freak insert on yor Ego is money (for me)....them shoot lots of paint, then get a Z2 (non SL94)
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I never said it was a rare occurrence lol. I know people had snapping rams in their SL94's. The point to the OP is to buy a plank kit.
I know, but you stated that it would shred o-rings and I didn't want OP to think that he could just change o-rings and save some cash on a plank kit just in case, because if I could save 40 dollars and take a shortcut for my personal gear, I would and have.
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Thank you guys! Is getting a new bolt worth it?i was thinking about getting the kush is it a waste of money?
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Thank you guys! Is getting a new bolt worth it?i was thinking about getting the kush is it a waste of money?
The Kush is a waste of money.

I had one, the "soft" bolt tip is the same hard rubber tip that's used on the Axe and Mini. When you're dry firing it you can hear a minimal change, but with paint in it I wouldn't know it's any different from a Pooty'd Cure except for that TechT sticker on the back of it.

If you want a soft faced bolt go with the Cure 4, otherwise the stock Cure 3 should be good unless you're chilling some already super brittle paint.
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unless you're chilling some already super brittle paint.

If you are playing tournement level and shooting that level of paint get a C4 if not C3 will do fine.
I got a HushPro series and its a little better thatn the stock 09
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If you are playing tournement level and shooting that level of paint get a C4 if not C3 will do fine.
I got a HushPro series and its a little better thatn the stock 09
The stock 09 was a C3... Hell, even my Cure 1 can handle chilled 5 star pretty well.
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