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Old November 19th, 2008, 06:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Issue installing exp. chamber

Hey Guys, new here. Anyway, onto the important stuff...

98 Custom Pro w/ A.C.T.

Picked up the Tippmann Expansion Chamber/Vertical Adapater kit today.

Upon installation, I noticed that my power tube, which Tippmann refers to as the valve, is not threaded. The exp. chamber adapter is though.

I then noticed that my stock air line simply butted two ends together (air line to power tube), with the ability to tighten it down with the use of that large nut.


Basically, wtf? I had planned on picking up a higher quality Power Tube anyway, but I've got a woodsball game this weekend.

Help!


EDIT: After looking at the Tippmann website and remembering that I have the "Platinum" model, I see that they have a different "easy-to-remove" power tube design. They call it a "self-sealing" thing. I call it crap.

Anyway...I'm guessing I should now call Tippmann and have them send me what I need....Right?

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Old November 20th, 2008, 02:00 AM   #2 (permalink)
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yep that sounds about right.
Till then you have to use what you have stock.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 08:48 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks dude.


Not real happy. I'm trying to be a supportive Tippmann user....this ain't helping their cause.




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Old November 20th, 2008, 11:59 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Just an update:

Call Tippmann and their service guys says, "Yeeeaaahhhhh, the Platinum takes a different kit."

They said to send mine to them and they'll send me the right one.

My thing is, shouldn't it say that somewhere? Even their website doesn't provide any info on some kits being different for the Platinum.


I guess my newest concern is, as I'm upgrading internal parts, am I going to run into further issues? Say for exampmle I pickup a new powertube that says it fits the 98C....will it fit mine?

Crap...
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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tippmanns are not worth upgrading beyond a barrel. if i were you Id stop the upgrades where you are at, and save money for a new marker instead of upgrades, you can get better preformance at a chaper cost if you get a different marker instead of trying to upgrade this one

hope you get the right parts though
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:42 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I was waiting on the first person to say that. lmfao


The money really isn't an issue. (Please don't take that the wrong way) For the woodsball / urban stuff we're playing, I really think I can make the 98 work perfectly.

I just like taking something and screwing with it. It's kinda fun. There's a certain level I'd like to see if I can get it to. So why not?

Maybe once I'm done playing around I'll go pick up an ION or something and give this to my wife.

And no, I don't have money fallout out of dark places. It's just a hobby that I'm willing to blow a couple bucks on.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #7 (permalink)
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alright, i mean if your happy with it then by all means go nuts.

what else do you have planned for it?
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Old November 20th, 2008, 12:59 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Eh, really just the RT and a simple aggitated hopper, and either JJ 14" or Hammerhead 14". Maybe new bolts and tube. Not really into aesthetics or any of that.

Was going remote, but not. Was going HPA, but not.

I don't want 18gazillion bps. I want a consistent, reliable, accurate 7-9.

We'll see!
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Old November 20th, 2008, 02:12 PM   #9 (permalink)
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J&J would be my pick. RT is pretty good, HPA would help a lot, and its always a good idea to switch, if you stick with the sport chances are you will have to someday
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Old November 20th, 2008, 03:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Yeah I think I'll end up with the J&J, only b/c of economics. I'm curious about the rifle bore on the Hammerhead though. Seems like a good concept. Haven't researched enough to know if it's "unique" to them though.

HPA is what I'd really like. But there are quite a few reasons for me to, at this point in time, stick with CO2. Primarily is availability. Only 1 guy within like 70 miles will fill, and he's self-operated and thus unreliable. Also, all my guys run CO2, and I like being able to help each other out w/ tanks and whatnot.

Of course at some point I'll switch. Probably end up doing my own filling. But at this point....not a priority.
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outch, thats expensive, as for the barrel, J&J is the best value on the market, rifeled barrels are a joke, the rifeling works for actual bullets but not for paintballs. paintballs are a sphere, the less spin you put on them the better (rifeled barrels dont actually put spin on a paintball but usually a company will charge more for a fifeled barrel then its non-rifeled counterpart)

iv heard some good things about the hammerhead barrels but i can guaruntee you it is not the rifeling that is making them a good barrel
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hammerhead barrels are pretty good, but as trbo said, it's not he rifling that makes them good.
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Old November 20th, 2008, 10:11 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Hey thanks guys, exactly what I was looking into.
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