Well, after getting a request to organize the 03 shocker FAQ, and being bored, here she is:Hello, I have a few changes that you shoudl incorporate into the ultimate sticky thread.
Smart Parts Official Website
Shocker Owners Group
Ydnas 03 Shocker Page (has all kinds of info)
03 Shocker O-Ring Diagram
ALL the Custom 03 shockers HERE
Smart Parts Official Owners Manual (Online Version)
Factory Upgrade Page (only applies to shocker SN 1-3900)
Better o-ring guides than the old one HSW made can be found here: http://www.angelfire.com/mech/zds/s...intenance2.html
Where To Buy 03 Shockers and 03 Shocker Upgrades
E Paintball Outlet
These are the SP specialty stores, regular paintball stores IE PB Gear, First Call paintball, also carry shocker stuff. The stores above are recommended above all other stores (for shockers of course).
Q: Are old school shocker parts compatible with 03s?
A: No, the 03 Shocker is a completely new design, it is nothing like any previous Shocker made. It is a completely different gun in every possible way. By all rights it should not be called "Shocker" but somehow due to some morons behind the SP advertising departement it is. The only characteristics that the two share are threads for the vertical feed tubes, ball detents, and barrels. But even then, some of the private label Shockers will be cocker threaded for some odd reason, so the differences become even greater. -Ydna
Q: Are high pressure tanks compatible with 03 shockers?
A: Yes you can use any output tank on any Smart Parts marker so long as the output of the tank is higher then the Max-Flo's operating pressure. This means as long as your tank outputs over 200-psi you'll be fine. All Smart Parts guns come stock with a Max-Flo regulator. -Ydna
Q: Why doesn't the 03 shocker need an lpr?
A: It dosen't need an LPR because the marker already operates the pneumatics at 90-psi (stock bolts only), despite what the input pressure is. But if you've got your heart set on one then you can get either the Evolve LPR mount or the NEW DeSIGNZ LPR mount, both will accept gagues too. -Ydna
Q: Are 03 Shockers Fragile and easy to brake
A: They aren't really very fragile but the board's power button is very easy to break off when reassembling the frame with the body. Besides for that it's fine. -Ydna
Q: When buying a shocker do you get a choice between a vertical and horizontal regulator?
A: As stock (base model ) the gun comes with a vertical Flo and a bottomline Smartvalve to shut off your tank. If you elect to get the Ultimate package for more money, it will come with [at the time of this writing] a gas-thru grip and the bottomline Max-Flo 4500 system, which is the reg and tank. BUt this option costs more...one thing you might not know is that the bottomline (screw-in) Max-Flo as seen on many pre-2003 Shockers and some pre-2003 Impulses is no longer made! - Ydna
Q: Can 2003 shockers run CO2?
A: In a short answer, yes. But they must be anti-siphoned tanks. Some people say shockers will get ruined by CO2, which is only true if the AREN'T anti-siphoned. You won't get as good as performance as if you were running air or nitrogen. - xXblinkXegoXx
Q: If my shocker doesnt have a vert reg, does that mean i need to buy one?
A: Not necessarily. This depends if your tank has its own reg. All max flow tanks, (the kind you get in the ultimate package) have regs. So gas through grips work fine with them. All shockers bought from a store (not used) will come with at least one reg.
Q: Whats the maitinence on a shockers selenoid?
A: Solenoid maintenance is necessary every once in a while. Not too often, though. Roughly I'd say every two months or every 10,000 shots (aired-up shots, not solenoid clicks). I wrote a guide which can be found on my site. (Up in useful links) If the folks at your proshop can do it then so much the better, but it really isn't too complicated. It is a little tricky to do with an 03 simply because of how the noids are mounted to the bodies, but it's not impossible.
Q: Are 03 shockers closed bolt?
A: This is a pretty controversial question. Some people will tell you closed, some people will tell you open. I believe it to be an open - bolt marker. This is because before you fire the marker, the bolt is in the open position. This does not make a difference in accuracy though, because whether the bolt is open or closed before firing takes place before the painball leaves the marker. What does matter though is wheter or not the breech is sealed off when it fires. In this case, the shocker's breech is sealed, giving the shocker the consistencey (accuracy) of a closed bolt marker. - xXblinkXegoXx
A: I would put forth that the gun operates no differently then any other open bolt marker. The only diference is the addition of the o-ring before the bolt, and the difference it makes is neglegeable. Most bolts do a fine job of sealing the chamber by themselves. -Ydna
Q: Where does the air enter the area where the bolt assembly is at? where does the air enter the bolt?
A:Running the length of the body are two tubes for pressurized air, called distribution manifolds. These are where the two small screws are under the bolt guide at the back of the body. The one on the right directs air form the vertical adapter to the solenoid and form the solenoid to the bolt sleeve. Alternatelt, the manifold on the left directs air from the vertical adapter to the fire chamber part, where it is allows to be shunted through the bolt when it is in it's forward position. -Ydna
Q: Can You replace the sp smart valve with your own ASA?
A:The ASA is a standard dovetail-style mount, so yes you can. -Ydna
Q: Can i use different HP regs on my shocker?
A:The vertical Flo is a standard vertical reg, so yes you can. - Ydna
Q: Where is the cheapest place to buy a shocker
is where i reccomend for all your shocker needs. Great service from people who know their shockers, almost always have the lowest prices also.
Q: What kind of Barrel Threads does a Shocker Use?
A: Shockers have there own kind of barrel thread. Called Shocker threads.
Q:What kind of tank should i use with my vert max flow?
A:You should use HP tanks with the stock vertical Max-Flo reg that comes with the gun to avoid shootdown. This means any tank with 400-psi or higher. The onyl LP tank I suggest using is a Crossfire, since it has the greatest amount of flow. -Ydna
Q:If i buy a shocker brand new, what kind of reg will it come with, or will it just be a gas thru?
A:No longer do Shockers come with a gas-thru. At the time all models come with a vertical regulator...the ultimate packages also come with a high-pressure bottomline reg as well. -ydna
*Usernames after each answer is the person who answered them. Answers with no username behind them were by me. Some answers were altered a bit from the original FAQ to fit the question better.
Shocker Or ______
Shocker Vs Timmy
Shocker Vs Nerve
Shocker Vs b2k4
Shocker Vs Vision Impulse
Shocker Vs Rat Jr Impulse
Shocker Vs Angel Speed
Shocker Vs BKO
There. If you have something to add, (which i know people do) please pm me to keep this thread clean (since im not a mod, i cant exactly delete posts). Please only post if you have feedback. Im going to try to get magnus to sticky this.