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TechT Paintball Is It Really the Price??

#1 User is offline   WVRaider9 

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Post icon  Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:01 PM

Ok, so I've been browsing the net for some new upgrades and mods to my A-5, and I came across TechT. It really got my attention with their Cyclone and trigger systems, along with a new hammer, but I wanted to know if it really was worth all the hype and the price tag.

Tippmann Hair Pin Trigger Kit -- $19.99
Tippmann Cyclone Complete Upgrade Kit with Black QEPH -- $109.99
TechT A-5 Fang Trigger System -- $39.99
TechT Zero-Kick Hammer -- $44.99

Total: $220.95

I needed to know if I should get all of the mods, or if I should only get a couple, maybe a review or to from buyers. Idk, just needed to know whats good and not so I don't waste money.
(FYI, I am mainly a broadsword, with a heavy rate of fire, and the Cyclone Upgrade seems reasonable to upgrade my stock 20BPS to 30BPS, so I kind've wanted to mainly upgrade that, but the other mods caught my attention as well.)


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Posted 21 April 2010 - 07:42 PM

I have a fully Techt cyclone feed on my A5. I can't say that I noticed a marked difference with the qeph or the lightning rod. I will say that the vortex mod keeps you from having to replace the a worn out ratchet and the squishy paddles are easier on the paint. I would say that those are worth the price. The other 2 maybe maybe not. I would go with the qeph next then the lightning rod. If you decide to do both the vortex and lighning rod do them at the same time. I have not used the other mods but if my A5 was still my primary marker I would probably buy one. I hope this helps.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 05:54 PM

Squishy paddles.....HELL yes, never break paint in the cyclone housing ever again.

QEPH....................only if your looking to shoot 20+ bps, otherwise not really needed

vortex mod...........never have to worry about replacing the stock one

lighting rod............same as vortex. If you get the vortex, get this and install them at the same time

fang trigger...........if your looking for a double trigger, this is the Bentley of double triggers

zero kick hammer..nice upgrade, takes all the kick out (what little kick there is) and speeds up your cyclic rate

hair pins...............if you really want to really fine tune your trigger pull, this paired with a fang trigger will do it.


I have the vortex mod, lighting rod, squishy paddles, fang trigger, and zero kick hammer.

if your looking to up your A5, I'd get the fang trigger first and then the vortex mod and lighting rod later on. Anything else really isn't needed.

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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:36 PM

I have an ION with TechT bolt and detents and it has been a great upgrade for me. I would not give any complaints about their products.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 06:39 PM

I have the full cyclone upgrade but only cause I was a noob and figured it would help - didn't realise the trigger pull on the 98C was too heavy (with the crap Tippmann double trigger) to walk it...squishy paddles were great for cold weather.

I bought the Zero Kick hammer over the winter and when I went to play in March I couldn't get the velocity much higher than 210 fps...I had some cheap crap lithium grease from Canadian tire on it, figured that + cold weather was gumming it up....

BUT: I have noticed even now with just oil it takes a lot more force to cock it - it could be the stronger spring, but it may be that my hammer (ACT model, btw) is just a liiiiitle too big for my marker and so it rubbing on it, but haven't had a chance to test velocity again.

Once I get my air line sorted out I figure I can play with it and wear it down through repeated firing - if it's rubbing, my gun or the hammer will grind down to size soon enough.

I'm waiting on a SpecOps order - used MO Money to grab the Fang, I've heard you can set it well enough you can fire almost as fast as an RT with just mechanical :P
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:00 PM

You should never be using any sort of grease on your tippmann, this will just gunk up in your marker and slow everything down. Simple gun oil such at Hoppe's 9 will work just fine.

If you haven't already, I would polish your internals before you try dry firing your marker till the hammer fits. More then likely though, its just the stronger hammer spring that came with your zero kick hammer thats making it harder to cock.
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Posted 24 April 2010 - 08:05 PM

im thinking about taking my backup a5 and decking it out for next season when i have nothing else to spend my money on..

good little list you got cooking up there US ARMY.

seeing how can entertain myself better with a 6 pack compared to my friends right now.. i might go home and polish up the a5 internals.

just did my 98 few weeks ago..

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:07 PM

I tech one of the S.O. employee's A5's (because he's lame and won't figure it out for him self) and I've taken off both the Zero-Kick and Tech-T cyclone component kit and will soon be putting on the fang trigger on it.

The zero kick didn't work at all so I bagged that. There is a reason why those bolts are so heavy in an A5. He was also having problems with the cyclone ratcheting, so I replaced it with some old stock cyclone components we had lying around (the older cyclone parts seem to be a lot more reliable then the newer ones for some reason) and now works good.

As for the hair pin, I've not used or tried that one.

The fang trigger I am now a big believer in. I've been using a JCS double trigger for about 5 years now and just replaced it with the fang and love it. I did have to do some modifications to the set screws they provide to further shorten the trigger pull but after about 30 min of fiddling with it I love it and runs about a million times smoother then my old JCS.


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 08:34 PM

I haven't used the TechT stuff, so I can't comment on them specifically. However, I can say that - in my experience - it isn't worth putting $220 worth of extras into an A-5. I probably have over $700 worth of upgrades into my A-5. For that kind of money, I could have a gun-and-a-half that shoots MUCH nicer, is MUCH lighter, is MUCH quieter, etc.

But that's just my personal opinion. An A-5 does have the "looks-factor" going for it when it comes to milsim. :tup:
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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:18 PM

View PostUS_Army_Guy, on Apr 24 2010, 09:00 PM, said:

You should never be using any sort of grease on your tippmann, this will just gunk up in your marker and slow everything down. Simple gun oil such at Hoppe's 9 will work just fine.

If you haven't already, I would polish your internals before you try dry firing your marker till the hammer fits. More then likely though, its just the stronger hammer spring that came with your zero kick hammer thats making it harder to cock.


The only reason I used grease (and probably not a good choice of grease, I admit) was because I had installed the full cyclone kit last year and for the warranty to apply it REQUIRED you to use grease and not oil on the Vortex piece.

The hammer had no such instructions so I figured to be safe I should do so and found out the hard way when I field stripped my 98C on a rickety wooden table over a mudpit and put the original hammer back in - hence why I have yet to test it with oil/warmer weather/non leaking line -_-.... lol

EDIT: and yes, I made sure to make some effort to polish the internal part where the hammer slides with some steel wool - basically just took off the leaked in anodized coating but noticeably smoother to my fingertips.

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Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:37 AM

View PostSilent-7, on Apr 25 2010, 10:34 PM, said:

I haven't used the TechT stuff, so I can't comment on them specifically. However, I can say that - in my experience - it isn't worth putting $220 worth of extras into an A-5. I probably have over $700 worth of upgrades into my A-5. For that kind of money, I could have a gun-and-a-half that shoots MUCH nicer, is MUCH lighter, is MUCH quieter, etc.

But that's just my personal opinion. An A-5 does have the "looks-factor" going for it when it comes to milsim. :dodgy:



Ya, the cyclone would be the one exception to the no grease rule. I would give TechT's gun sav or, though I doubt you'll be able to find it, Smart Parts Sleek grease. I've been using the former or a while now with no problems and I hear nothing but the best from TechT's gun sav.


......this reminds me, I gotta give my cyclone internals a cleaning and re-greasing.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:32 PM

Ive used most of those mods and from my experience the only things that helped are the squishy paddles and vortex. Everything else is a waste of money. (Other than the fang trigger..never used it so I cant comment on it)
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