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Old 05-22-2020, 08:33 PM #1
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Output Pressure for Gtek 170r

Sorry if this question has been beaten to death, but I just bought a new gtek 170r and ninja SL2 with the Pro V2 UL Regulator. Default output pressure on the tank is 800 psi, but wondering if I should take the shims out to reduce the output pressure down to 450 psi.

I've never messed with tank settings before for any marker. What are the pros and cons of higher vs lower output pressures?

Thanks for any help.
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Old 05-22-2020, 11:17 PM #2
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Sorry if this question has been beaten to death, but I just bought a new gtek 170r and ninja SL2 with the Pro V2 UL Regulator. Default output pressure on the tank is 800 psi, but wondering if I should take the shims out to reduce the output pressure down to 450 psi.

I've never messed with tank settings before for any marker. What are the pros and cons of higher vs lower output pressures?

Thanks for any help.
The Gtek 170R runs just fine from 250-800 psi. It is pretty straight forward to change the shims but if you aren't familiar, I probably wouldn't mess with it.

Source: https://planeteclipse.com/kb/guides/...tput-pressures

One thing that isn't a bad investment for your tool kit is an output pressure tester to make sure that your tank is indeed outputing 800 psi. Tanks can creep up in pressure as components wear out which can cause issues and a lot of people are just none the wiser. You can make your own off of an ASA/gauge/plug or find some pre-built online.

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Old 05-23-2020, 10:32 AM #3
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If you feel you can reduce the pressure of your tank safely, I would recommend it.

Please make sure the tank is empty before you attempt it!

Having a lower input pressure will make activating the POPS easier and will reduce unnecessary wear and tear on your HPR. It may also increase your efficiency slightly although it probably wouldn’t be noticeable.
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