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Mahamoti Friday, May 25th, 2007
Period of
Product Use:
Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
3 months
Similar
Products Used:
Stock Ion body only
Marker Setup: Ion
SP Q-lock feedneck
CP On/off ASA
SP 360 QEV
TechT L7 bolt
Freak kit w/14" AA tip
Critical RPM trigger
Tboard verD w/Pulse RF
DXS Pulse w/Bone pack
Crossfire HP 68/4500
Strengths: BOB feature. All-aluminum construction. Gorgeous milling and anodizing.
Weaknesses: New donut o-ring seal could have been done differently.
Review: Got my Powerlyte 07 body (black/red fade) in the mail today, and wow was I impressed! The finish of this product is remarkable, especially compared to the plastic and rubber of the stock Ion body.

Had it assembled and ready to go in less than 30mins, no instructions needed... it really is that easy. Rear donut is replaced by new back cap, body bolts on like stock. The fit was perfect, no alignment problems whatsoever.

The BOB feature is simple to use: Remove the rear screw, loosen the middle screw, pull out the back cap, unscrew the firing chamber. More complicated than the true BOB feature of the Lucky 5.1 or the setup of high-end markers, but compared to total disassembly of the Ion, it's a breeze. No more worrying about pinched eye wires or breaking your battery terminals removing the stock board, just to clean and re-lube your bolt.

As simple as this body makes it to get at the bolt, it could have been made better. The o-ring seal on the back cap is poorly designed, and could have been done with a channel cut around the cap, bordered on the front and back with two large o-rings (for an example of this, see the design of the Foehn body kit). As long as you properly lube the small o-ring and take care when inserting the back cap though, you'll have no problems.
Conclusion: Anyone looking to greatly reduce their headaches cleaning and lubing their Ion should think about this body. It's priced well below similar kits on the market, looks great, and does it's job well. I'm giving this a 9/10; the only thing holding Powerlyte back from a "perfect 10" here is the design of the back cap.
Rating:
9 out of 10
 

Review Comments
Peter31193 Monday, June 11th, 2007 | 6:55 am PST
so you didn't have a problem with your 360 qev being too tall? someone else said they had to mill a little for theirs. i want this body and have a 360 qev.
   

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