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Byder Friday, June 23rd, 2006
Period of
Product Use:
6 months3 of 6 people found this review helpful.

1 year
Products Used:
Spyder Expansion Chambers
Marker Setup: Tippmann A5, 16" Smart Parts Progressive, Tippmann Expansion Chamber, Egrip, Daisy Red Dot Site
Strengths: Does what it is supposed to, more in review
Weaknesses: In review
Review: I've been able to use this for a little over 7 months or so of testing. I would also like to note that on some of the reviews it says this ex. chamber increased their gas efficiency by hundreds of shots or something... I personally have not really seen a change in my shots per tank, if it increased it was so small I hardly noticed.


I did not find that the installation was too difficult to assemble, If I remember right the only tools I really needed were a pair of vice-grips, and a large vice. I'm pretty sure you could do it without these tools though. The kit comes with everything you will need which is a big plus (right sized air tube, loctite (sp?) O-ring, instructions) No need to spend another $30 on extra parts just to install it. And it is pretty cheap too, I found mine for as low as $35, while some sites wanted as much as $50. >.> <.< Crazy

I am going to point out that this ex. chamber does what it is supposed to do. It prevents liquid Co2 from entering the gun. Before I got this, I was playing with a stock A-5 in mid-winter during colder months, in the snow, in snow/slush storms (very slippery, I fell like 6 times and the one time it was on a pile of sharp rocks and I got cut up ^.^) ect..
Anyways.. my A-5 would often become encased in a thin layer of ice (good ol' Tippmann durability), after I got the ex. chamber that put a stop to that. It also completely got rid of that cloud of Co2 that would leave my barrel, hence sometimes giving away my position.

The ex. chamber also acts as a second foregrip. For awhile I took the front grip off and used just the ex. chamber. It looked pretty sweet, but it got uncomfortable after so long, so now I stuck the front grip back on.

- - - -Negatives- - - -

I've been trying to think of some weaknesses.. hmm.. Well one thing is that there are better expansion chambers out there, but probably about twice the price. And also the ex. chamber at first made my A-5 kinda akward looking, but after so long I got used to it. One more thing is that it doesn't really make a good foregrip due to it's positioning so close to the trigger, people with big hands may have trouble holding onto it
Conclusion: This is a good product, you should buy it. I give this a 9 because although it is good, it is not perfect. I personally think that my Tippmann wouldn't have been too harmed without an ex. chamber, but I figure why take a chance?
9 out of 10Last edited on Friday, June 23rd, 2006 at 4:42 pm PST

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