-vertical adapter dosen't fit
- hose threads to big
What can I say? the results are excellent but the installation was as togh as hell. First off, the verical adapter didn't even fit in the chamber!!!!! I had to use Mr. hammer to make it fit. The hose's theads were way too large to fit in the x chamber and the bottomline!!!!!!
I had to fight with it lor nearly 3 hours and after 2 whole bottles of locktite and 2 stripped bolts it finally fit in. But the results were satisfactory.
Unless you are bored or mechanically inclined ( I'm no machine whiz but I'm not stupid). It might be good to skip this purchase. But I would do it again because the results are very good.
the adapter comes in handy
I'll explain in the review below
freezes my hands of
This is an ok product but I'd recomend something else. The only good thing I found with this is if you unscrew the chamber you can put your tank there like a spyder compact or point zero. If you want to do that just buy the the adapter itself.
The down side is that after a while it got cold from using c02 and I had to wear gloves. Also the chamber is very fat and I don't like it but that's just preference.
I'm not too happy with this product. There are lots out there that are better. Don't buy this.
3 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, December 1st, 2003 at 8:51 am PST
I have had this expansion chamber for quite a wile and I am pretty impressed with it. heres what it does, it lets the liquid C02 expand into gas therefor giving you more shot consistancy and accuracy. there are no clumps of liquid to subtley spin the ball. but sometimes in cold weather it does let snow through decreasing the accuracy and fps consistancy.
if i could do this all over again i would just get the virticle adapter and another expansion chamber.
Tippmann 98 custom, with this x-chamber,16in terminator barrel,double trigger,rocket cock,ricochet AK loader,20oz
Gives you the player better velocity
It is one of the best things that tippmann has come up with.The x-chamber is easy to put on, and no plastic parts. The x-chamber works good on the field, and even better in hot places. The x-chamber makes your co2 expand be for it hit's the CVX valve. Giving your marker better performance.
I recommend this after-market part, for the 98 custom for anyone that's looking for some better performance
10 out of 10
Last edited on Monday, August 11th, 2003 at 3:05 am PST
tippman 98 custom, this x-chamber, this vertical adapter, 16inch armson stealth, 20oz CO2, red dot sight
adds consistency to CO2
no more snowflakes coming out of my barrel
too expensive for what you get
pain to put in (my vert adapter barely fit)
Well, sadly i needed a quick fix an so i got it. my gun was shooting snowflakes which obviously wasn't a good thing, this dealy fixed that, though i understand that an anti-siphon will do the same thing for alot cheaper. A compressed air tank only costs $20 more so don't get it if you ever considered going with HPA.
This is in no way shape or form a $60 fix. There simply isn't that much change in performance. For those that have $80 I suggest you go with the HPA tank, It fixes velocity problems, consistency, and there is no damaging liquid running through your gun. If you want to go cheaper, and anti-siphon kit only costs $10 and does everything the x-chamber does. I'm giving it a 3 because I think it's way too much money for what it does.
68/4500 Blue Kiss A.I.R
Evil Pipe Bomb barrel Kit
Comes with the Vertical Adapter and Steel braided line.
This is a great X chamber for the price. It comes with everything you need which is great because you dont have to go out and get all the pieces, you get them all at once. This upgrade is only good on the 98 if you are running Co2 if you are running HPA then there is no point in getting a X chamber it wont do diddly squat since HPA is already gas. Just get yourself a good reg.
I highly reccomend this upgrade to anyone using there 98 custom with Co2. It will improve your gas to shot ratio and will help with velocity spikes and drops at the crono.
All sorts of expansion chambers and regs on the 98
98 Custom - Ballistic Sports EM Kit, LP Internals, GTA Newstyle X/C, Shocktech Medium D/F, Flatline w. Sureshot Red Dot, Lapco Bigshot w. Smart Parts Hi-Viz, Custom Trigger Return Spring, Polished, Honed & Silenced Internals
Aim Paintball Crow Autococker - Stock internals, Intimidator Barrel, CCM Sniper II Kit
PT Professional - Custom Remote Fill Nipple, Hopper Adaptor, Ronin Leg Holster
Fits the 98 perfectly, comfy
None, except it's not a reg
This is identical to the GTA (Genuine Tippmann Accessories) newstyle expansion chamber. I have a feeling that Tippmann hired this company to make them then resold them. Perhaps that deal fell through so they are simply continuing to make them and sell them on their own.
First, the X/C seems to work well. It's hard to tell with the CVX valve if an X/C is working well, but they are all the same on the inside, really. Any X/C will basically perform the same. The key factors here are... it comes with a vertical adaptor (not the LP one, sadly), it comes with a perfect SS hose if you don't use a dropforward, and it fits the 98 perfectly. The finger grooves are exactly spaced the same as the foregrip, the line at the bottom of the X/C makes the bottom parallel to the barrel despite the 98's angled foregrip, the X/C spins in two spots meaning that it's fully adjustible and can point any direction (nice!), and even better you can unscrew it without removing the hose!
Inside, it's just a couple empty chambers, but that's what an x/c is. I like the feel of this thing so much that I don't use a regulator on my 98 despite the fact that it is the only part missing on my gun. I even run compressed air and choose to keep using this as a perfect foregrip. I bought a PMI reg thinking it might fit the 98 as well. Nope. I bought a WGP Ergo reg thinking the fit might be as good, but nope, and the inlet can't be positioned as easily.
This thing is really well made, every possible attention to detail (other than a dummy hole for a gauge, but I wouldn't use one anyways), and it fits any 98 really well. If you have a Model 98 it WILL work, you just need a different hose or a C/A adaptor off a Model 98 for the hose to be long enough. Anyways, if you use a dropforward it doesn't matter either way!
One of the only products I will give a perfect 10! Now, if only they would make a regulator the same shape....