Lighter weight ram for the intimidator. Features 2 piece design, with the back made of modern lightweight Delrin, and the front made of stainless steel for durability. Helps to eliminate much of the recoil from your marker.
The KAPP Intimidator Thumper Ram is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
I shoot a 2K5'd GZ, Excalibur, FL Viking, Texas Storm, Ripper, Ripper 2 and Ripper 3 Intimidators. I run a Halo or an Empire Reloader B (and now a Pulse) with a PMI Pure Energy or Crossfire Tank.
The lightweight, low recoil effect of having a lighter, part delrin ram.
Tinkering required to ensure the valve and regs are set correctly.
I've used the stock ram in my intimidators for the last 5 years. I've gotten to tinkering over the winter and picked up a Kapp Thumper ram for $10. After some manipulation of the valve spring and some adjustments to the LPR, the ram works as advertised. I've been able to drop my LPR pressure a bit and the light ram has led to a smoother cycle with less recoil/kick in the marker. While there's certainly some room for more tinkering it's certainly a great product for the price I paid. KAPP is now out of business which means that the only way to get these Ram's is BST in used condition. They work well with both the older style adjustable ram caps and you can remove the ram bumper and use them with the Hybrid Bumperless style ram caps as well.
A pretty decent upgrade over the stock marker, however it's not for people who don't know how to modify their valve with a lighter spring.
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It did not help with kick what so ever in fact my fps went down so i had to up my lpr to 80 to get the same fps so now i have the same amount of kick just a little less with the same psi as the stock one at 70 psi i sold mine and will never buy another one again
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this ram definatly reduces kick. All there is to. It does exactly what its supposed to. Its not like a massive difference, but it is very noticible. It made the cycle of my gun smoother, so that it didnt kick. I think that this translates to less bounce over the chrono, because alot of the bounce on single shots is from recoil. To me that makes it worth 40 bucks.
it reduces kick. If thats inportant to you, then go for it. It made my gun shoot more smoothly.
stock ram ,Ti. ram, heavier , more recoil , more air. Kapp's is much better all around.
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Lighter ,faster ,=less air.
This ram is what i would consider to be the best available. It does reduce recoil and can lower your operating pressure too. Some may not notice a huge difference , but then again some will. Remember that it is a small part that your replacing with not much weight to either the stock ram nor the kapp. The Kapp is lighter and gave me a slight performance increase from lower lpr ,less kick, and more bps.
Well it does what it was suppose to do, reduces the recoil. I was dissappointed that it did not reduce it as much as I thought it would. I also noticed it was lighter, I would think that the weight would put less pressure on the ram bumper so it lasts longer, I didnlt have to replace it when I used it, about 10 cases.
try if you want too but other markers stock will still have less recoil. I was dissappointed with its performance, for me its not worth the money.
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Very light weight, there is so much less kick.
I love the thumper ram. I have experienced no problems except that i did not grease it yet so it kinda sticks so i ordered some DOW 33, dont use anything else! This ram is great tho, when i had the ram in, i could shoot fast ya, but the accuracy would be so far off because the kick, now when you shoot, you barley feel the gun moving in your hands. This is a great upgrade.
This is a great ram, i highly reccomend this to someone whos looking to dramatically change peformance!
lighter in weight which requires less psi to move it back and forth.
Didnt see a big enough difference to recommend to someone on a budget.
I like the part a lot all around, but i fired my marker with the stock ram and then with the thumper and didnt notice any real difference in recoil. I was able to lower my pressure some though. The biggest improvement i have noticed is in the life of my ram bumpers now. Because the thumper is made of half delrin it has reduced the force of impact on the bumper against the ram cap. Before, my bumpers would be worn down and need replacing awful fast. Now they dont get flattened so much.
If you have the money i would get one, if not then dont worry about it.
because of the metal and delrun mix its very light reducing kick
many people say to get titanium but the reason this thing helps is because its light so its easier to push back and forth also it reduces friction and when the ram hits its sooo light the gun wont recoil as much so your accuracy is better. ive also heard that the stainless ones can hurt the gun because its heavier.
buy it and shut up one of the best things you can do. to the gun anyway
None that i know of, just keep it greased up and you will be okay.
Reduces kick substantially to just about nothing, and blast techs even agree that its a great and safe upgrade., my gun's kick was reduced to almost nothing after putting in the kapp thumper., Prolly the best upgrade available ImO. just keep the orings greased up and u will never have any problems
Get one, maybe 2,hehe! Prolly the best aftermarket ram available to date.