TechT Vortex Mod, Lightening Rod, and QEPH Review (Buy them, NOW)
Posted 12 July 2007 - 10:05 AM
My setup at the time:
A2 Air-Thru Kit
TechT Lightening Rod
TechT Vortex Mod
TechT QEPH (Black)
C-Series 16" w/ Devastator Tip
E-Grip w/ WAS Board
Pure Energy 20 oz CO2
So, I started it off by shooting a hopper full of paint without all three TechT mods installed. It was just your basic A-5 E, nothing fancy. I used CO2 based on the assumption that most A-5 users have CO2 as a power source.
But then, I popped off the cyclone feed, followed the instructions (fairly simple), greased or lubed up the parts, and loaded the marker back up. The next hopper full of paint shot very nicely. With the stock Cyclone, I noticed that the feed skipped a few balls on Burst, Full Auto, and Turbo modes. The TechT mods cut the skipping by at least 75%. I was literally shooting ropes of paint. In burst mode, the marker particularly shined brightly. A nice three-round burst leaving that carbon fiber barrel was a beautiful sight. As for accuracy, there wasn't a noticeable difference. But the marker did seem a bit more efficient.
Basically, these three mods enable E-Grip users to get the most out of their Cyclone feed. You'll notice less skipped balls, and overall faster rates-of-fire. They're great investments.
Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:47 PM
Good write up! I would have liked to hear more about efficiency, as that's a main selling point. I'd also like to know how reliable and efficent all three are with HPA as oppossed to the stock parts. But all in all, you added to my desire for these three products even more.
I wish SpecOps would sell the QEPH. Last time I talked with customer service, during a previous order, I was told SpecOps would not be carrying the QEPH. Will this change?
Posted 12 July 2007 - 01:50 PM
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Posted 12 July 2007 - 08:58 PM
It's more then just forward exhaust on the QEPH, TechT's takes care of backpressure exhaust too. More efficiency. And I'm sure, since dimensions would require some trial & error, research and technical know-how, that info doesn't come free.
Someone prove me wrong, Murphy's Law and all that.
Posted 15 July 2007 - 04:15 AM
Definitely. The QEPH is a much better upgrade, and was designed to work directly with the Vortex and Lightening Rod mods. The QEPH elaborates on the purpose of the QEV, which is to exhaust air faster, enabling faster Cyclone cycle rates, thus increasing ROF.
The QEPH costs a bit more than a QEV, but is well worth the extra dough. The one downside to the QEPH is availability, since it's hardly ever in-stock. I ordered all three parts at once, from TippmannPros, when the QEPH was still backordered. I lucked out, however, as the QEPHs returned to stock the day after I ordered.
If anyone is wondering about the difficulty of installation, it's pretty simple. I do recommend utilizing a clear, flat work space to install the parts, and......do follow the directions.