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Old June 4th, 2006, 12:11 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Installing Cyclone on a 98

Is it hard? What would you rate the difficulty? Would it give me a oppertuity to screw up my gun? How long does it take?

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Old June 4th, 2006, 02:14 PM   #2 (permalink)
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For me it was a *****... It depends on how much loctite the person who assembled your marker put on the gas line's connection to the valve/powertube. The guy who did mine slobbered tons of it on, so I had to send the part to Tippy for them to dissassemble it and fix the nut, as it is now circular instead of octagonal. Otherwise, it shouldn't be hard once you have disconnected the gas line from the powertube/valve. Everything else in the installation is pretty straightforward after that. It should take 30 mins if you can get it unscrewed quickly.

Oh and it depends on whether or not you have a 98c or a plain 98. If you have the latter it will take more time and effort, as you have to drill a hole in the side of your gun, and for the former it should be straightforward.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 02:54 PM   #3 (permalink)
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it's really easy to do...just follow the directions, and you'll be fine. took me like 45 minutes...There's always an oppertunity to screw up your gun with really anything you do to it, butt this instalation is pretty straight forward, and you shouldn't have any problems...it does, however, take a bit of time to get the hose out of the valve. You should be fine, though
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh and it depends on whether or not you have a 98c or a plain 98. If you have the latter it will take more time and effort, as you have to drill a hole in the side of your gun, and for the former it should be straightforward.
Its a custom pro with ACT and its about 2 weeks old. So your saying it should be easier?

Does it involve messing with lots of teeny parts? Sorry for all the questions, its just I would like a cyclone over a eletric, I like the lower profile, plus I dnt think I will ever own anything outside of a tippmann. Once again sorry and thanks.

Edit* Any pics would be great
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Old June 4th, 2006, 05:53 PM   #5 (permalink)
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easy install, really easy. Took me around 20 mins to do with proper tools. If you do get a flatline for the marker i think you may have to shave down the plastic shroud surrounding the flatline barrel to make the cyclone fit, not a problem to do assuming you have some sand paper lol! But you didnt make one bit of a mistake going to the cyclone. Id say since youve got a tippy try to keep it as mechanical as possible stayin away from the electric stuff. Im not sayin that the pro-e sucks, im just sayin id rather have the reliablility of a mech marker than having to worry about a battery dying.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 07:33 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Well my battery can die, I have a WAS board but I agree with your point exactly. I would much rather not have to worry about my hopper dieing on me. And that would be just one less thing I have to worry about.

What is the overall process of installing it? (you dont have to get detailed)
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Old June 4th, 2006, 08:32 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Basically you open your gun up, take out the power tube and gas line, disconnect the gas line from the power tube and then take your valve and put it inside the power tube that came with the cyclone, reattach the gas line (with either some loctite blue or some teflon tape to make sure it doesn't leak) and then put it all back inside. On the outside you just attach a little air line for the excess blowback air to feed the loader, and voila! done.
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Old June 4th, 2006, 09:38 PM   #8 (permalink)
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K, thanks alot
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Anytime. I figured, since I'm not using the directions right now, why not give them to someone who will?
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Old June 12th, 2006, 04:47 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Uh quick question. I just got my parts back from tippy ( ) and am wondering whether or not to use loctite blue on the gas line to valve connection to lock the threads. However, my gas line came back with teflon tape (?) on the screw, so I'm not sure if I have to get some loctite and put it on there as well. Will the teflon tape keep the threads locked and not allow gas to escape or will I need to put loctite on it? Also, I'm thinking of getting an expansion chamber later on when I have more money, and was wondering if I should just use loctite purple (weakest one?) instead (if I have to use loctite at all), as I'll be disassembling the valve to gas line connection in 1-3 months time as I'm not sure when I'll have more money. Sorry for the nooby question, but I don't want to mess up my gun right after I get the parts back and right before a big game.
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Teflon tape is fine. I like it better than loctite because it comes off. Don't use red loctite on anything that you don't want a fairly permanent bond on. Blue works for most things. Only use red when you have to because, like you found out, it's a bear to get off.
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Oh woops, I mixed up the colors of loctite... I meant purple (?) the weakest one? instead of red, which I now realize is the strongest. But thanks for the advice!

Edit: I tried screwing it in with just the teflon tape on it, but when I hooked up my CO2 it started leaking air from inside my marker. I think I'll just go get some loctite blue gel and see if that works better...
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Basically you open your gun up, take out the power tube and gas line, disconnect the gas line from the power tube and then take your valve and put it inside the power tube that came with the cyclone, reattach the gas line (with either some loctite blue or some teflon tape to make sure it doesn't leak) and then put it all back inside. On the outside you just attach a little air line for the excess blowback air to feed the loader, and voila! done.
Is mandatory replace the original power tube? I thought similars.
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can i use the response trigger and the cyclone feed. id rather use the cyclone over an electric

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can i use the response trigger and the cyclone feed. id rather use the cyclone over an electric

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yes you can but you really don't want a cyclone, trust me. Spend the money on a nice forcefed hopper like a halo instead.
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because theyr'e not worth the money. A halo will do just as well and better;PLUS it will work on any other marker.
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Old January 5th, 2009, 09:13 AM   #18 (permalink)
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i agree, go with a hopper over the cyclone

the cyclone can turn into a blender if things are not just perfect....or if you start getting into higher bps.....or if the sun and the moon are allinged correctly

halo will be smaller and more reliable and able to go onto whatever marker you get next
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