Hello, I was just wondering if there's any relevant differences between the stock bolt and aftermarket stuff for 2k2 timmies. Recently I read somewhere that the stock bolt is essentially the best (might just be someone's opinion), but when I bought my timmy it came with both the stock bolt and what I believe to be an orange bolt.
I prefer the stock bolt in the 2k2/Long bolt intimidators.
Carbon fiber bolts are alright but they tend to crack with time and they may lighten the ram/bolt combination in extreme cases. Like if you use an eigen ram or any other lighter ram and lighter poppet spring, having a lighter bolt may cause you to chrono low and not be able to get up to velocity.
As it stands with upgrades right now having a lighter ram/spring is much more beneficial then just having a lighter bolt. Before those ram upgrades having a lighter bolt helped a little bit but nothing to merit the price in most cases.