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Old 03-17-2013, 10:03 AM #1
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Etek 4 LT or AM

I'm looking to get one of these and I know the only difference is the plastic parts on the LT but its it worth an extra 100 bucks for all metal? Your opinions are greatly appreciated. I do know the plastic is strong cuz it's the same they use on Glock frames so it's not cheaply made.
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Old 03-17-2013, 01:53 PM #2
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I had this dilemma. But honestly I'd just the the LT, It's not like you'll need an upgraded board right away. If so just get the LT with the APE board for that extra 100$. Only reason for the AM would be colors,ability for upgraded board. Like I said get the LT & if truly want spend the extra 100$ on the board.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:16 PM #3
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I think the am is a bit pointless since you are practically buying an ego with an etek solenoid. Besides, the lt is very durable as it is and has a great board as well. No need to drop more money into a stock etek than the lt price IMO.
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Old 03-17-2013, 10:35 PM #4
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The LT imo, there's no reason to pay $100 more for metal parts.
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Old 03-19-2013, 08:19 AM #5
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go for the lt. i have had one for over a year now never let me down even when i jump into bunkers with it
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Old 03-31-2013, 06:15 PM #6
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No problems with my LT so far!! It's strong enough to endure all i' ve putt her trough
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Old 04-03-2013, 05:27 PM #7
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No problems with my LT so far!! It's strong enough to endure all i' ve putt her trough
The plastic that they make the LT out of is actually stronger then the aluminum in the AM. Downside is you can't do much to the colors with the LT.
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Old 04-03-2013, 07:42 PM #8
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I have the AM it's just what I wanted. I sold my 3 LT and the frame and feed neck never broke in anyway. I had a 09 ego frame bend on me going into a bunker so nothing is set in stone.
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Old 04-06-2013, 03:13 PM #9
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Get the LT and use the extra $100 on better paint
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:47 PM #10
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I got a Etek3 LT a few years ago and at that time I was debating on LT or AM, but went with the LT. It is still bone stock.

I am now ready for the Etek4, and that will be the LT as well.

The way things are, why waste money when in a few years you are going to buy again. Eventually, the LV1 will become an Etek...

Save your money for other things.

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Old 06-04-2013, 09:42 AM #11
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I had the etek 3 am and the etek 4 lt I would go with the am it feels better
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Old 06-04-2013, 05:02 PM #12
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I have the etek 4 lt, the non metal parts are very strong and definitely dont think the AM version is worth the extra 100 bucks.
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Old 06-04-2013, 07:15 PM #13
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Having held and shot both the Etek 3 LT and AM the AM feels more high quality in my hands but I am used to high end all aluminum markers so th ats what "feels like quality" to me. On the field however I doubt you will notice much if any difference. Buy whichever fits you best as both are durable, reliable, high quality products. I believe that Planet Eclipse is no longer producing the AM upgrade kit and they are quite scarce so take that into account as you will likely not be able to upgrade to all metal very easily in the future if you decide wo wanted to.. There is also the Etha available from Planet Eclipse if you have not considered it.
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