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Old September 13th, 2009, 04:15 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Tank Upgrading

I presently use CO2 on my 98 custom with a RT and cyclone, and I am now thinking about changing over to compressed air. I was wondering if anyone has done this and has there been any problems.. I am looking at a high pressure tank. Any input would be great.



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Old September 13th, 2009, 04:21 PM   #2 (permalink)
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no problems, just go find a good tank, actionvillage has a few 68/4500s at $100 right now, great deal, they are plug and play
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Old September 28th, 2009, 08:00 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I presently use CO2 on my 98 custom with a RT and cyclone, and I am now thinking about changing over to compressed air. I was wondering if anyone has done this and has there been any problems.. I am looking at a high pressure tank. Any input would be great.



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You should really read some of the articles in the air system forum. But in short, you will need a high pressure tank for your 98 to fire correctly. To be honest though, if you just buy a nitro tank and screw it in you wont get much of an increase in performance. I dont think the difference in consistency or efficiency will be noticeable for you(especially with two gas fed upgrades). If you do decide to get a nitro tank I recomend investing an good reg. Palmers are most popular on tippys.

heres a good article:
https://www.paintballforum.com/air-sy...hing-else.html
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Old September 28th, 2009, 09:11 PM   #4 (permalink)
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the money he would put into the reg plus selling the marker would easily yeild a much better marker than a regulated inline blowback, HPA tank, good hopper, and a cheap barrel should be the only upgrades to a blowback of any kind, after those the cost is not worth it and the money is better spent going towards a new marker. HPA tank and hopper can go with so you can spend as much as you want on those.

as for what will happen when you switch to HPA, the largest difference is in consistancy, you will not see any spikes and your +/- over the chrono should come down some, accuracy on humid days, you can (not will but can) see a improoved accuracy since co2 is nolonger cooling your barrel down and allowing water to condensate in it. few other things like longer o-ring life and a tank that is not prone to temperature change will also be noted.
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Old September 28th, 2009, 10:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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the money he would put into the reg plus selling the marker would easily yeild a much better marker than a regulated inline blowback, HPA tank, good hopper, and a cheap barrel should be the only upgrades to a blowback of any kind, after those the cost is not worth it and the money is better spent going towards a new marker. HPA tank and hopper can go with so you can spend as much as you want on those.

as for what will happen when you switch to HPA, the largest difference is in consistancy, you will not see any spikes and your +/- over the chrono should come down some, accuracy on humid days, you can (not will but can) see a improoved accuracy since co2 is nolonger cooling your barrel down and allowing water to condensate in it. few other things like longer o-ring life and a tank that is not prone to temperature change will also be noted.
Haha! I like you explanation much better. I agree with your opinion of inline blowback powered markers. In most cases upgrading is not worth the money, which is why I wouldn't even think it would have been worth it for the TS to convert over. But if they wanted to invest the money he might as well invest it all the way. Just never occurred to me that he could still use the tank on other markers D'oh!. Good call on that.
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