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#1 User is offline   DonnCath 

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:55 PM

Vlocity Jr Loader, Lapco feedneck, C series barrel, and ND Trigger. I also got a specops body kit + Airthrough stock. My question is, with all of the ups available, what do I really NEED to change on the Ion? The QEV? I'm sure the stock board will be plenty fast, I just wanted a light, VF marker with an airthrough stock.

I've heard the regs are hit or miss, if I get a bad one, will SP swap it out for me? Thanks.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 07:59 PM

They wont swap out unless its broken...
Honestly imo the downfalls on ions are the trigger, barrel, and feedneck and you upped all those so id say your good.

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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:11 PM

Sweet, I mean a new Ion is like $165, so I expected to have to replace a few things initially. However, I just want a reliable, trouble free marker that shoots when i need it to. I take good care of my gear. That's why from what I've read, those three things are all I've replaced when i bought the Ion.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:20 PM

I would recommend getting a QEV, it does make your marker SLIGHTLY louder, but it makes it more efficient and it also keeps the extra air from being re-routed back through the board, and makes your gun cycle faster. I put a new bolt in mine too, the QEV and bolt together both let you lower your operating pressure. I run around 135-140 which is nice.
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Posted 14 February 2008 - 08:21 PM

Just take good care of it...

Dont take it apart if it doesnt need too...

Lube the bolt...

Because its not a tippmann you have to have regular maintance or it will break..

When you open an ion you expose the ENTIRE marker...its not just a bolt pin to take out the bolt.

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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:31 AM

how hard is it to change the qev?
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 06:37 AM

Easy. All you need is the 1/8" allen wrench. If you installed a trigger, you can install a QEV. Get a new bolt. Paired with a QEV, you can lower your dwell to next to nothing, eliminating kick and improving your efficiency. I recommend the TechT L7.
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Posted 15 February 2008 - 08:12 AM

View PostDonnCath, on Feb 15 2008, 08:31 AM, said:

how hard is it to change the qev?



very very easy

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see the banjo fitting to the left with the arrow pointing down....the QEV just replaces that...so you just cut the little hose a little shorter because it will be a little to long, screw the qev in place of that banjo and your done....took like 2 minutes. honestly it takes longer to break the marker down then to install it
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:51 PM

get a BOB body for it so its easy to lube the bolt and wont have to take it apart much anymore. new bolt, feedneck, and QEV. later maybe a Virtue Board.
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Posted 17 February 2008 - 06:54 PM

You've got everything you need. Go play paintball!
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Posted 18 February 2008 - 04:20 PM

View PostECOracer, on Feb 15 2008, 08:12 AM, said:

View PostDonnCath, on Feb 15 2008, 08:31 AM, said:

how hard is it to change the qev?



very very easy

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see the banjo fitting to the left with the arrow pointing down....the QEV just replaces that...so you just cut the little hose a little shorter because it will be a little to long, screw the qev in place of that banjo and your done....took like 2 minutes. honestly it takes longer to break the marker down then to install it



Man, that REALLY helped me. TY so much.

BTW, does a QEV actually warrant the cost?

Does a QEV actually change something enough to warrant the cost?
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Posted 20 February 2008 - 02:19 PM

no problem!!!

and yea....i mean how much are they? 20 bucks? they help keep the marker clean by acting as a grease trap, and they allow you to lower the pressure going into the gun which in turn gets you more shots per tank....so over the corese of a few games, it will pay for itself

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Posted 20 February 2008 - 08:01 PM

I always hear that it gets you around 200 more shots per fill... I'm not sure what size tank that is paired with, but I assume it is a 68/45. Your Ion is set to go, but I would highly suggest that you buy a QEV.
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Posted 21 February 2008 - 06:27 AM

i have herd the same figure. but that also depends on how well u tune it. what your Dwell is set at and so on
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Posted 24 February 2008 - 08:23 AM

also makes it so the gun can cycle faster because the gas can vent quicker
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