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Bassmanc64 Tuesday, December 16th, 2008
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Less than a month1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

Paintball
Experience:
More than 5 years
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Couple of upped Ions, Pm7, newly upgraded ion blows all away in my opinion
Marker Setup: Sp Ion -> Blackheart board , Evil Detonator Reg, Techt L7 bolt, Techt Sleeper body, Techt Spring Detents, CP Trigger, Evil On/off with Shocktech dropforward, Evil Pipe Kit
Strengths: Disassembly is now a breeze, now fully aluminum body instead of plastic, easy install, looks
Weaknesses: Possible issue with Clippard style QEV?
Review: I purchased this body kit after searching for a good body kit that would improve looks, replace the weak plastic stock body, and also improve performance and easy of use. The techt sleeper body does all of the above. Along with the body kit , they also shipped a free container of techt gun grease which works very well and also a set of techt delrin spring detents so you never have to replace detents again and they also improve performance by reducing friction on the bolt allowing you to lower your dwell. After installing the kit (very easy by the way regardless of the currently bolt you're using, I highly reccomend the Techt L7 bolt though it rocks ). They have a video on their site as well to help you install the kit with very clear instructions. After I installed I gased it up to make sure there were no leaks and there was a small leak by what seemed to be the QEV, which was a Clippard QEV at the time.After a little trouble shooting, I swapped out the Clippard for a 360 QEV and the leak disappeared, so I'm not sure if my Clippard was sealing properly or what so that's why I listed it as a possible weakness just for a little FYI for people considering this body. Once I corrected the leak the Ion just ripped!!. I have the dwell at 8, about 160 PSI, maxed the ROF on the blackheart ( 23bps ) and the ion just ripped through pod after pod of paint flawlessly( also note this paint is a few months old so this was kind of crappy paint too!). The consistency and accuracy were phenomenal and in my opinion surpassed the performance of my PM7. Also with the techt L7 bolt their is essentially no kick allowing you keep on target with ease and also making your gun significantly quieter. I have only had it for a short time but I believe that this body with last very well. It's nice anodized aluminum so it's tough and looks good and very unique too because not too many people have them yet. It makes maintenance a breeze since now it requires no tools to remove the bolt. All you have the do is thread the back cap out and push the bolt out, wipe it off, grease, push it back in there ya go. Compared to disassembling a stock ion this is a drastic improvement.
Conclusion: I highly reccomend this body kit. Techt did a fantastic job. It improves essentially every aspect of your ion and especially when combined with the techt L7 bolt, you can make an ion just as good in my opinion maybe even better than Protos and Dyes and with a lot less o-rings to worry about leaking! If you wanna stand out in the crowd and make your ion rip get this kit!
Rating:
10 out of 10
 

Review Comments
burns130 Thursday, February 19th, 2009 | 3:26 pm PST
A comment on your comment "newly upgraded ion blows all away in my opinion." In short, I have had the same experience. I have several years of experience and play 1-2 times a month. My son and I own 2 totally upped A-5's for scenario (I never touch mine anymore...heavy and slow), 1 DP F8, 1 ETEK, and 3 Ions. Two of the Ions are 100% aftermarket (except 1 large banjo fitting in each). I want to believe that my F8 and ETEK are superior and often bring them out during play (I have an autococker powerlyte barrel kit for them). But, I continue to go back to my Ions with the J&J elite kit. My son ususally plays the other upped Ion. I have a different body than you on each Ion (2 Shocktech SSCs) since I also run a high volume NDZ chamber. It allows me to shoot 285fps at 135 psi. With a Virtue board, L7 Bolt, CP reg, Scorpion Body, CP on/off ASA, Clippard MEV and J&J barrel, the Ions come in at just 2 lbs, 2 ounces but they rip...accurate, zero kick, quiet and unbelievable reliable. Anyone who has never fired or played with a 100% upped Ion with the finest and lightest aftermarkets has no clue. They simply echo what they read online with no basis or first hand experience. I more than hold my own on the speedball or intermediate/advanced rec field with the Ions. The Tech T looks like a superb body. Benefit is true BOB but tradeoff is stock PSI which is higher than I run.
   

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