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Old November 2nd, 2012, 08:30 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Question about regulators

I'm wanting to make my Fenix work better because I use CO2, I'm new to using an electric gun and I realize using CO2 and shooting a lot isn't a great combo. I've researched the stock regulator on the Fenix is awful. So I've been looking on sites looking for regulators and I just want to know if any regulators fit differently than the stock one? I want to buy a better regulator but if it's too small or big then that's a waste of $..
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:29 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It really is. You're best bet would be to get an HPA tank, and then move up to another marker down the road. Don't worry about investing too much money into your Spyder, as you probably won't even notice a difference.
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:37 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i would get hpa but i live where the nearest paintball shop is probably 2 or more hours away.. i got the fenix because i play big woodsball games with my friends and i wanted to have the advantage on them. sadly we only use co2. what if i got a remote line? and a reg.?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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remote line would solve the problem. but then you cant really switch hands. get an anti siphon tube installed or try getting an angled ASA
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 09:51 PM   #5 (permalink)
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alright, thanks. another question, any idea why the fenix's regulator is not so great?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 10:06 PM   #6 (permalink)
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and if i were to get an ASA, would i need a drop forward? i don't really understand drops..
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 10:24 PM   #7 (permalink)
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you don't need a drop. that's just for if you don't like where your tank sits.

fenix's reg isn't great because its a cheap marker. why put an expensive reg on a cheap marker?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 10:26 PM   #8 (permalink)
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thanks a lot huck, which ASA would you recommend?
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Old November 2nd, 2012, 11:27 PM   #9 (permalink)
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can't say. i don't use co2. never been needed where i am.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 12:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I think I'm going to get a remote line tomorrow, thanks for your help guys
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 01:33 AM   #11 (permalink)
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If you want the best performance out of the co2, and you aren't afraid to spend the money, pick up a Palmer's Stabilizer for your Spyder. They're the best co2 regulators made.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 09:57 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah but it's $100 and I would just might as well get a new gun. I'll pay $60 or under. And do all regulators fit any gun?
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 01:46 PM   #13 (permalink)
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You won't be able to use CO2 on most other markers anyway...
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 05:52 PM   #14 (permalink)
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alright, so if you had a gun that ran on co2, what would you get? i don't know whether to get an ASA, a remote line, or a new reg? i also don't know which ASA or what type of palmers stabilizer to get
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I would spend the money on a mask, or a hopper.
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Old November 3rd, 2012, 07:09 PM   #16 (permalink)
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i have a proto switch mask and halo too. i just want my gun to operate easily on co2
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Old November 5th, 2012, 02:41 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Angled ASAs and remote lines will help a bit and another old school trick is to use extra long lengths of steel braided line on your marker. A PPS reg would solve your problems because they are designed for CO2 and its pressure and temperature extremes while HPA regulators are not. If you are serious about paintball and are stuck with using CO2 I'd invest in the Stabilizer they work as advertised and are well worth the price tag.
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Old November 11th, 2012, 06:51 PM   #18 (permalink)
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You won't be able to use CO2 on most other markers anyway...
sure you can, throw a stabilizer or 2 on there depending on how paranoid you are.

hell if i had a stabilizer and a AS tube id run CO2 through my dm6. id keep the drop on it and replace the hose with steel braided and roll it.


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alright, thanks. another question, any idea why the fenix's regulator is not so great?
really i dont think its the regulator that is the issue. granted its not a super awesome reg but really i think the problem is more than spyder stopped using the angled asas so more liquid co2 can make its way into the reg. pair that with an e-marker that people are hammering on the trigger and you are getting a fair amount of liquid co2 into the reg tearing up the o-rings. after a case or two of this the rings are shot and the reg starts acting up and gets blamed for the issues

chances are you can go get something like a hyper 3 if you wanted and sure it would work for a while but that would only be because the o-rings were fresh, give it a month or two and i think you will be back in the same boat looking for a new reg.

if you are having issues with your fenix reg my first suggestion is to rebuild it with fresh o-rings and see how much that helps.
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