Dead On Paintball has improved on the stock Tippmann power tube and front bolt. It's very smooth because of a precision Teflon insert running on a precision CNC machined billet power tube. This upgrade will improve air efficiency and should increase cycle rate. It comes with the Response Trigger boss plugged via loctited set screw.
This is compatable with the Tippmann Response Trigger system.
The Dead On Paintball Custom 98 Pro-Seal is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
1 - '02 98 Custom, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Palmer's Stabilizer, 12" Lapco Accushot 3 Piece Barrel Kit, Dead On Pro Seal Powertube & Front Bolt, Response Trigger, Double Trigger, Cyclone Feed (w/ Vortex Kit, Squishee Paddles, Lightning Rod, and X-7 Vented Piston Housing) R/T Cyclone Adapter Kit, Remote Line, Adj. Car Stock, AK-47 Front Grip.
2 - '99 Model 98, CO2 powered, Polished internals, Tippmann Expansion Chamber, 11" Custom Pro Barrel, AK-47 Front Grip, Remote Line, Adj. Car Stock.
3- '99 Pro/Carbine, Bone Stock except a 16" All American Stainless Steel Barrel and a Custom-made Tactical Sling.
Perfect fit in the receiver. Rear bolt O-ring fits perfectly in this powertube.
I got the newer version of this powertube & front bolt. The new version comes with a plastic "Delrin" front bolt.
My old 98 Custom was having issues re-cocking once in awhile. After a few attempts trying different things, I finally realized that the rear bolt was getting slightly hung up because the stock powertube was tight. Even with a new o-ring on the rear bolt, still having problems.
I decided on the Dead On Pro Seal because it is Billet Aluminum, and I had heard good things. I got the kit, installed it and WOW, it is a perfect fit. The powertube fit perfectly in the receiver. The valve & rear bolt o-rings fit smoothly & snugly inside the tube. And lastly, the Delrin Bolt it came with fit perfectly around the powertube.
Looking at the old powertube, once it was removed, I noticed that after years of use it was slightly warped and swollen. The oil I had been using had actually soaked into, and softened the plastic of the stock powertube. Even a week after being removed, the plastic still feels soft & tacky.
When I actually went out and tested it, I was just as impressed. My velocity went up about 25 FPS over the stock powertube, which allowed me to reduce the pressure setting on my Palmer's Stabilizer a little. This should save a little air through the day. My chrono was +/- 3 FPS over 10 balls, however that's more the Stabilizer than the powertube.
I thought my 98C shot very smoothly. In fact, it has never shot that smoothly. My old original M98 always shot pretty smooth, but back in 1998, Tippmann actually sold the M98 with a metal powertube for a short while.
Overall, I think this was an excellent part. Don't think of it as a "performance upgrade." It's really more of a reliability part. Once installed, your 98C should be a bit more consistant, and should function much smoother than with the stock powertube.
Tippmann 98 custom
Dead on pro seal power tube/front bolt
armson stealth barrel
1) faster rof(rate of fire)
3) sturdy then the plastic powertube
Need an electric hopper/loader for max effect
After receiving this product it was easy to install it correctly but it was another thing to make it work with the vertical adapter of mine.I think its my threads problem not the product's, i had to save some thread on the vertical adapter to make it fit and use loctite to make it air tight.
Well its going to be harder to break this one then the plastic powertube that cracked after just srewing it in.
My Rate of Fire increase, sometimes i got 2 shots per pull with the double trigger. So if you getting this you better have an electric hopper because the metal front bolt is unforgiving. It moves smoother resulting in the quicker rof.
Great product just needs an electro hopper!
a little pricy but if you have money for another upgrade for your tippmann this is what you should get next.
8/10 because it cost ,unforgiving front bolt, and if you wish to take the value out the metal powertube your going to be in a pickle
DOP power tude and bolt
palmers stabilizer female reg.
pmi 45ci 3000psi n2 tank
j&j 14&16 inch barrels
opsgear G36C hand guard and rail
opsgear smg mag kit
Increase cycle rate
Improve air efficiency
Likes to break hammer o-rings
Adds a little weight 2-5oz's
Over all this is a great power tube, helped with air efficiency, and cycle rate. easy to install, i thought. adds alittle more weight to your gun maybe 2-5oz's, so nothing to big.
it likes to break hammer o-rings i went throw about 1 every 2 games i played but tippmann now makes a new o-ring which is alot harder to break ,it is a red o-ring so get one of those. but overall i would buy this product again.
If you got the money buy this power tube! its great!
Tippmann 98 Custom
TIppmann 98 Expansion Chamber
Tippmann Response Trigger
CMI Drop Forward with gauge
Dead On Paintball Pro Seal Bolt & Power Tube
J&J Ceramic 16" Barrel
J&J Cermaic 12" Barrel
BT Double Trigger
Ricochet Apache LED Loader
Not made of plastic like the stock one.
Could be expensive for some people
The reason I got this was because I was just getting into paintball and I wanted a durable gun and I was installing an RT and an expansion chamber on my 98 and didn't like the stock plastic one. I got this one so I wouldn't worry as much about breaking anything. It worked just like I thought it would and didn't have any problems with installation.
Great alternative to the stock plastic piece that comes with the gun.
only stock power tube and psychoballistics starfire bolt
I have a Tippmann 98 Custom with a Response trigger, Palmers Stablilizer (High Pressure), 12 inch dye boomstick, DOP drop forward with on/off, and a Halo TSA Backman LCD (very nice hopper, I really like it), 98 custom pro-seal
Smooth operation, increased cycle rate
Makes a metallic "ringing" sound when you fire.
I got this product because of everyone's reviews. That's right. I decided to test you guys and see if this product would live up to what everyone had said about it. And the results are exactly what everyone says. This product is great. It fires very smoothly, and seems to up the cycle rate. The only downside is it makes a metallic ringing sound when you fire, but it's not that bad. I really like it and can't wait to test it in combat!
Just played with it, and the results are great! When I chronoed, I shot 321, up from around 295. Also, I am running my stabilizer at 610 psi, and have now lowered it to about 590 (approximately). It shot great all day, and I did not chop a single ball. And the velocity screw on the gun was set to all the way down. Yes, that is correct. I might even try a lower spring for the striker spring.
Nothing is perfect, but this is very good 9/10
9 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, March 26th, 2006 at 9:47 pm PST
98 custom,CMI 16" QB Tru-Flite,Maddman springs,Ben Tippmann Sealed Bolt System,Psycho ballistics star fire bolt,Dye Stickies 3,DOP aluminum power tube,Cyclone feed
Stout and powerful,better durabilty,great qualty,GREAT AND KNOWLAGIBLE STAFF
This thing is a god send,Imean in no way am I an easy person to impress but DOP has done it.Now with that out of the way on with the review.
first thing I noticed was the quality of this product.It was well machined and the crosshatch on it was intense(very high quality).Installment was so simple took less than 5 minutes.You don't have to be a genious to install this into your paintball gun.On the down side I had to change out my red Maddman spring for the green(less tension) because it turned my paintball gun into a paintball shotgun......LMAO.I went to pick this baby up so I could install my Cylone Feed on my 98C and it works beuatiful.Gives alot of umph to your marker and with the quality of the machining it appears to be Very rigid and solid and take the abuse I will be giving it.The only con I see is the price but now I have one i really don't see that as a weakness i would have easily paid up to 50 bux for it (IMO)this is a well worth it upgrade,so treat yourself to the best and get this product.
A+++++,Great product,great customer service,great upgrade in the firepower department,gun works so much smoother now,Thanks DOP
When i installed my expansion chamber i cracked my powertube and striped out the responce trigger insert but wheni got this it all came together and made is alot easier to install and now i can feel the extra speed that comes with it and my marker sounds great so smooth i just wish they had a titanium teflon coated starfire bolt version
Double Trigger, Trigger Stop
10" Dye Boomstick
12" Lapco Bigshot
Smart Parts Drop Forwad
Dead on Pro Seal Power Tube & Front Bolt
Female Palmer Stabilizer
Pic Here http://www.flametongue.com/dregan/marker.htm
Its not plastic
Well Everything good about this product has been said, so just for my 2cents its works great here also, iv had no problems what so ever out of this product, other then i had really high veloctiy when i got it, 400fps, got me a palmer reg and lowered the pressure of my gun and everything is good now
I recomend this product if u break your old tube, or just dont like plastic in your gun like i dont, i only had my tippman for 2 weeks before i put this in.
tippmann 98C, responce trigger, flatline, 32 deg. night stikk, double trigger, star fire venturi bolt, tippmann exp. chamber, aluminum pro seal, coil remote
works with and without responce
better velocity adjuster
nothing at all
this pro seal is so much better than the a5 pro seal, just look at the ratings and you'll see. this actually makes your gun quieter A LOT QUIETER, unlike the a5 pro seal. it is much stronger than the stock tube, i broke my stock one getting the valve out. that is why i bought this and i am so happy i broke the old one because this is such a good product.
i rated this a 10 because it is a great product. i am glad i got it and u will be to if u get it. it is really worth a 15/10. get this.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, November 24th, 2003 at 5:06 pm PST
Tippmann 98 w/ RT, Teardrop barrel, 2x trigger, vertical adapter, AIM 68 regulator, dead-on pro drop forward, RVA, Madmann green drive spring, and grips from my Kimber .45. Home mods include adjustable trigger stops, polished internals, reworked valve and valve spring, lightened hammer, ported elbow, and ZERO hopper shake(yay).
2002 Vert Autococker (my backup gun believe it or not) with All American barrel, Mac Dev Gladiator reg, Kapp Clippard ram, Shocktech parts: (FGP reg, cocking rod, bomb 3-way, supafly bolt, RAT 3:16 valve, drop forward, asa adapter), nelson springs, Eclipse swing frame, and dye sticky grips.
Both guns use 12v X-board and a Pure energy 68 4500.
Slight increase in efficiency
Slight increase in weight
I accidentally stripped the gas port for the RT on my stock tube so I ordered this one.
After installation, the first thing I noticed was that it took less force to push the hammer into the new power tube. At the range my average velocity increased from 285 to 310 fps. I left my operating pressure at 400 psi and backed down the RVA with a green madmann spring to drop my velocity back to the 290 range. As an added bonus, the lighter drive spring pressure doesn't chop balls anymore. Now it just pinches a ball and I simply recock the marker instead of having to squeegee my barrel. Also, I get a lot more trigger return pressure from the RT. I think there is a better seal where the RT gas fitting taps into the power tube.
Consistency and accuracy are about the same. I didn't notice any change in blowback either.
The not so bad:
The aluminum tube and bolt add noticeable weight to the gun. It's not excessive though, and shouldn't bother anyone.
If your stock power tube breaks, or you just want to get a little more out of your beloved 98, get this. A good upgrade for 30 bucks.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Sunday, February 29th, 2004 at 1:17 am PST