This valve is made from 304 stainless steel. It has been milled out for high easy flow to enhance performance. This particular valve has been made for the Spyder line, to easily replace your stock valve. They do work with your other valve parts.
The Bandit Bolts High Flow Air Valve is older, so while it may be available used and in a few cases new, it is not commonly available anymore.
Alamo City Paintball delrin bolt (two o-ring)
32* spring kit
Empire Reloader II
Good flow, good machining
I installed this valve in my continuing effort to turn my Rodeo into a LP gun. It fits the gun fine, there are no machining flaws, and the port design seems to be pretty good.
With this valve, 32* spring kit, an ACP two o-ring delrin bolt, polished striker, and a drilled VA, I've got my gun shooting 280fps at ~300psi. I'm guessing on the input pressure, because I can't imagine the stock Spyder gauge is terribly accurate, and it actually reads about 250psi.
If you can find it, I'd definitely recommend it. Better design than a magnaport, and it's cheap
Trinity 7D Front Block
Halo TSA Backman Hopper
Bandit High Flow Valve
32* Spring Kit
Kingman IPI frame
Didn't quiet the marker like had expected
Very tedious recocking problems
This valve is machined perfectly. I installed it quickly and easily. The easiest way is to pay attention to the old valve. Im not going to say this is a poor valve. It is well made, and it is inexpensive and there is definately a flow increase. However, After installing and using for quite awhile actually, I noticed that occasionally there would be a slight recocking issue on the first shot after putting my compressed air tank on. After that it was ok. My velocity was already high, so I couldnt increase the pressure. I tried every spring combo and couldnt work it out. So I replaced the stock valve and springs, which seems to have resolved the problem.
If anyone has ideas, or knows of a spring combo that might work for that problem, please comment
It was extremely cheap so you don't have much to lose. Definate flow increase.
Ill give it an eight because of my problem which is probably my fault or my guns fault
8 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, February 5th, 2008 at 7:37 am PST
Spyder Fenix ACS
CheckIt Sweet Spot Trigger
Bandit Bolts HP Fenix Bolt
Bandit Bolts High Flow Valve
32 Degrees Spring Kit (Compact Valve: Medium, Main Spring: Medium @ 264-266fps)
Lapco Cup Seal
20oz CO2 Tank & Pure Energy 72/3000 N2 Tank w/NXE Cover
Halo B w/Rip Drive & Victory Board (feeds my needs nicely)
16" Empire Twister Barrel (Wicked Accurate)
Kila Products Magnetic Ball Detents
Dye 3 E-Sticky Grip
New Designz Low-Rise Pro Clamp Feedneck (Silver)
Nice flow, good construction, easy to install.
I bought this as a package with a bandit fenix bolt, after installing this I noticed a difference right away, I found the air flow is increased as well as good consistant pressure remains, I'd recommend this as a stock replacement for those looking to provide better flow and increase the fps a bit. Good milled construction and it was easy to install, works well with stock cup seal, I found the Lapco to be a little better with the seal.
Great replacement for stock, good for fine tuning your marker.
Icon T PDS, Reloader B, 72/3k, rest is classified ; )
Highest flow you'll ever find.
Doesnt come with a plunger
As part of going LP, i needed a new valve. At the time, money was uber tight, so this $15 little honey looked mighty fine for me.
After purchase and installation, i immedately noticed any/all recocking or veloctiy drop problems were gone. After i used my dremel tool to open up my bolt's flow port to match the valve's, FPS shot up dramatically, saving me tons of shots-per-tank.
Since i didnt have the funds to buy a nice plunger, i instead took the plunger out of my little brother's Piranha Eforce. These PMI plungers are shaved on both sides to offer twice the blowback flow as the stock valve. This would enable me to further save gas, and bring the stock 90% of gas per shot to recock the marker, down to around 60%. After installing a reg and air, that percentage is now hovering around 35-43%.
A stock valve is essentially a cylinder-prism with a + shaped set of holes drilled thru it. On the bottom of the valve the brass fittings secure the valve in place.
-On the bandit valve, rather than a + shaped drill, its a more upside down T shaped, with the upper portion being drilled very wide for super-high flow into the bolt (as you can see in the pbr pic).
I think, in both opinion and experience, that this is the best valve for the cost for any spyder or spyder clone.
03 Imagine Black dust to gloss fade
Tboard, Breakbeam eyes, TChip
Bandit bolt LP
Sweetspot trigger (50g switch)
Assault Block, Modified Stock
Maddman Soft valve spring, 32Degrees Soft main
CP shorty reg
New Designz Low rise
Trinity Drop with on/off
14in Pipe kit, 14in Twilight (all dust ano)
Silver Dragun TES (Tboarded and fully upped)
05 Ninja Karnivor
Rat Impulse (project marker)
Simplicity and durability.
Quality control and customer service are topnotch
Doesn't come with a modded valve pin/cupseal (not needed though)
No flaws whatsoever.
Needless to say my Spyder is highly modified. Before I even played with it for the first time, I started upgrading it. Barrel, bolt, valve. It went from there. The Bandit Valve has to be the best valve made. Nothing can beat it for performance in its price range. It is the most efficient valve you will ever buy. My combination of parts gives me superb efficiency. At 320psi/285fps, I can shoot 8 pods and a halo from my 68/3000. That is utterly stupendous. If you are looking for a valve that will give you great efficiency, then get this valve.
Totally worth the buy. The price is awesome and the results are also.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, December 7th, 2005 at 3:43 pm PST
Empire Twisted barrel
Bandit Bolts High flow valve
Extreme Rage hopper
Pure Energy 20 oz. tank
Shoots far, looks good even if you don't see it great velocity
I bought the bandit bolts high flow valve because i though that it would make my tl-x shoot way far there than it does now(which is pretty far).it defiantly made it shoot farther but not as far as thought it would.It still increased my speed a lot.
It increased my speed a lot
9 out of 10
Last edited on Tuesday, January 31st, 2006 at 6:00 pm PST
Spyder Xtra : Stiffi Carbon Fiber Barrel - Bandit rear cocking bolt - Kingman IPI Trigger Frame - Java Expansion Chamber Kit - Empire B reloader - Bandit High Flow Valve - Shocktech Low Pressure Cell - Armson Pro: Pro Dot Sight - Dark Horizon Spyder/JAVA Titanium Hammer - 20oz Pure Energy CO2 tank & 14oz Brass Eagle CO2 tank.....Yup that's bout it =)
-Works fine with correct setup
-Higher flow compared to stock
I bought the bandit high flow valve and bandit rear cocking bolt for my Xtra. The day before the arrival of both I found out how to remove the venturi from my stock bolt. The following day I removed the venturi and bought some RPS PREMIUM balls to test it out. Also, forgot to mention that I did a little home-modification to my stock vertical adapter (made holes from LPC to valve setup bigger). I decided to test out the stock bolt without the venturi. 0_0 WOW......FPS and accuracy increased dramatically!!! I was pretty shocked, but impressed and thought to myself that damn, if I installed the bandit valve and bandit bolt this marker will be even better. I replaced both the valve and the bolt. To my attention the FPS seemed to decrease and so did the accuracy... After firing a good 30 rounds I placed the stock bolt back on without the venturi. To my astonishment the FPS and accuracy was much better. hmmmm......... I then replaced the bandit valve back with the stock one to see if there was a different. STOCK VALVE SUCKS ASS!!!!
If you want to go cheap and have a somewhat better airflow go with bandit high flow valve. It's cheap, it's friggin easy to install, works with stock valve spring, seal cup, etc. If I had the chance and $$$ I'd be better off with the Maddman valve.....
Spyder fenix Acs, evolution 2, 50 gram switch,high flow valve, system x drop forward, j and j pro 1 barrel
This valve will allow more air flow which gives you more consistancy
There are no weakness to it
This is the best valve for the money i payed 15 dollars for it i ordered it on thurs and it came on mon. I put it in worked the first time didn't have to mess around with it. this valve made my gun more consitsance. there are no weakness to this it its perfect
Buy it it is a cheap upgrade you dont have to drain your wallet.
gameface e-rex pro, richochet ak, check-it bolt, 32*springs, remote, my own custom paint
quality, it fit right, it fit right the first time.took my time .a little oil on the o-rings, no leaks. promptness-ordered thurs night arrived mon. total bill was 20.00 padded envelope said $4.70for shipping+the 15for the valve thier not getting rich off the shipping
buy this valve and you will make out like a bandit. bang for the buck this is the one, you may get better results with a self-contained valve from madman i cant justify the cost. im not trying to be a pro just trying to keep an upper hand on my buddies, if you are looking for a cheap and effective valve look no further
Made out of Stainless Steel, Inexpensive, Great Machine Work.
Zip, Zero, Nada.......
I bought this valve along with my Bandit Bolt for my Spyder Imagine Select. Cant say a whole lot about this valve other than the machine work on it is high quality, it fit perfect, the price is right and it works! This will definately help your marker flow more air to move paint faster!
You cant beat this item for the price and the quality is outstanding. It works!