The Throttle Preset is a technologically advanced yet simple hassle-free regulator and is quickly becoming the favorite style among professionals today. The Throttle Preset is factory set to an efficient 850 psi. This unique design provides maximum unrestriced air flow at a constant output pressure which is more than suitable for any marker available today. As with most preset systems, this regulated air system should be used in conjuction with a good in-line reg, such as our Hyper Reg, so all you have to do is just screw in and play.
The Dye Throttle Preset Air System is newer, so it should be commonly available, both new and used.
I have had my Dye Throttle (68/4500) for 5 years now, in fact I just sent it out to get re hydro tested this week. I have never had a problem with the tank. It has never leaked on me, my gauge stayed "accurate".
I have a CP on-off with my marker and that has proven to be key. It can push the valve far enough that I never had shoot down or incosistency problems and the fact that it is on an on-off purge, I don't have to worry about stripping the threads on my tank as there is no pressure after the purge. In fact I am still on the original o-ring that came on the tank at the ASA.
My entire team has run these tanks, and we all still have them and no one has had any problems with them except my brothers gauge never read accurate....
I am looking foward to another 10 years of this tank.
When i first got this tank i loved it. However, I noticed it will not hold a 3000 psi charge 24 hours. Which means it has a leak but does not affect game play. For some reason they designed the reg in two pieces creating another place to leak. After a year or two the two piece reg starts to separate and the screws that tighten it strip. I still use the tank 6 years later but have to take it off with a special rubber oil filter wrench.
Also this tank does not work with all on/offs. The pin sets deeper in the reg then a normal tank. This may be a reason people have inconsistency and other problems with this tank. I hooked it to a friends timmy (don't remember the reg) an it would not push in the pin far enough to shoot. Does work with old and new cp, smartparts, and tippmann on/offs.
I love this tank but would not suggest this tank. It has many problems and is a failure for a company like dye. It has worked for me for 6 years so I'll give it an 7
I got this tank for a great deal but it had problems first it had the leaky burst disc so i fixed that and now the regulator is messed up and air wont go into the tank i went to a cheap 48 3000 tank and it works great. a a
edit; replaced the reg works wonders
Get a working one
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, May 20th, 2010 at 7:04 pm PST
SP ION XE
Dye Throttle hp 70/4500
Dye Rhino Cover Olive
Techt l7 bolt
High Air Flow
Good Recharge Rate
None so far
Well I had been looking at this tank for a while and i really liked it over other tanks, and when i bought that stayed the same. This thing is pretty durable in my experience, i have dropped it on it's reg a few times (doh!) and it still works fine. I have never had shoot down, or first shot drop off or anything with this tank.
I recommend this tank to any serious paintball player beginner to pro.
Empire Reloader B
CP Continuous Flow Plug
Critical Raze Magnetic Trigger
Dye Throttle Nitro Air System (68ci/4500psi)
Tadao Yakuza OLED Board
Dye Ultralite 2-piece barrel (.688)
** Planned Upgrades:
Dye Ultralite Barrel Backs (.684 and .692)
Empire Magna Loader/RF Transmitter Kit
No Leaks and reliability.
I feel this is a pretty good product due to the fact that it has never leaked on me. It's difficult to provide a complete review since this is my first HPA tank and I have nothing to base this product against.
Time and time again when I go to the paintball fields, I always encounter someone who has a leaky tank. I'm glad I'm not one of them! I primarily purchased this tank since the brand name is well known and that its the same company that makes my paintball marker.
If you decide to purchase this product, I strongly recommend purchasing some case to help protect it since these bad boys are not cheap!
#1 Spyder pilot, Proto 1 piece barrel, standard hopper, 20ounces C02 #2 all black Epiphany with Q.E.V. Freak Jr, 3000 HPA, Drop forward, Cp Feedneck, The eggy, Sp All-American tip, Throtle HPA 68/4500
Looks, reliable, light,
I bought this tank because i wanted something more than 3000, and because it was too heavy. I got dye because it is we'll known. its a bit expensive/cheap depends on which way you look at it. has not failed me, and does not leak. I am very happy with this tank.
I have two of the 91/4500 dye throttle air systems and i love them. They are extremely light weight, lighter than other systems ive used, and in my opinion much more durable. In my opinion the performance is also better than the others ive used. The retail on these tanks are 240-280 which is outrageously expensive, but on ebay and some websites you can find em as low as 140. I got both of mine off ebay for $300 shipped with two tank covers.
Definitely look around for a good deal on one, it is worth it. It deserves a 10 in the air system category because it is the best.
I called in a RMA request as this new bottle leaks and they would not take it back for reapairs - they told me to put into a bathtub of water and to try to find hte leak that way - that some teflon could do the trick - I was disappointed they would not take it back and replace it. I dont have time to fix prodcuts that faulty to begin with so I have decided it is easier to sell it on ebay and believe me there are quite a few and I am sure they all leak
why buy a product that the company wont support - just stick with macdev or crossfire - crossfireinc.com has a reg awap and hydro program. I prefer th macdev due to the aluminum regulator but crossfire is jsut as good
Pure Energy Tanks (All sizes)
A few Crossfires
One or two Guerrilla Air products
Red and Black 06 Ego
Tadao M7 Board
MUST have a good ASA - Regulator threads are soft
Over the years I've used many different air systems. When I first began I used a cheap Pure Energy 48/3000 steely. As time went on I got bigger tanks, lighter tanks, and tanks that gave a lot more shots. After using a wide variety of labels, brands, and sizes, I deduced that my personal favorite was a 45/45.
I had an Ion laying around and took it onto the nation in order to trade it off for a 45/45 tank. After some posting, a man offered me a Dye Throttle 45/45, which I had always wanted to try. After looking on here for a while, I realized that often times these tanks were hit-or-miss. Half the people loved them due to their fast recharge, lightness, and reliability. The other half hated them because their fill nipples or burst disks had blown off and emptied their tank. The man I was talking to claimed he had used it quite often for some time, and in that time the tank had never failed him. So I took a bargain and shipped out my Ion that I never used for a Dye Throttle I hoped would be effective.
About 4 or 5 days later my package arrived. I opened it up to find an incredibly light tank, wrapped in a tank cover he included, with about 1000 psi remaining. I figured I'd take a few test shots, so I screwed it onto my 06 Ego and dry-fired a few rounds. No problems. The stock ASAs on Egos have always been nice, and after discharging any remaining air in the tank I unscrewed it without any complications. Very impressed.
I had heard about the complications with ASAs and the threads of the Throttle, so I decided to test it out. I took my Nerve with the stock Smart Part's ASA (one of the worst ASAs you will find today...truly terrible for any tank threads) and threaded the Dye tank onto the system. Catastrophic. The dye Throttle barely made it onto the ASA, and once I aired it up it wasn't even alligned properly, so the recharge on the marker's HPR was abysmal. After de-gassing the marker I attempted to take the Throttle off. Once again this was terrible. I got it out, but as it came off a flurry of metal shards and bits came out with it, and when I tapped the SP ASA even more fell. I looked at the Dye Reg, and although it could still function just fine, you could tell it had been damaged by the ASA. Never again will I thread this tank onto a cheaper ASA. Although in all fairness, it's not simply the tank's fault. I attempted to use a 70/45 Pure Energy tank in the Smart Part's ASA with similar results.
I recently replaced the stock ASA on my secondary marker (which is my Nerve) to a CP Direct Mount, and the throttle has no problems any longer.
From my personal standing, I highly recommend this product. It's reliable, durable, light, and has never failed me in the recharge department. However, due to the little hassle with the Smart Part's ASA, I must insist that you USE A VERY RELIABLE, VERY RECOMMENDED ASA. I cannot stress that enough.
Besides that, I do realize that some of the regulators on these tanks have problems. Sometimes the product is hit or miss; sometimes it works perfectly, and other times you get a dud that bursts something. However, this has not happened to me, and the reviews on this site are of your personal experience with the item. The only reason I have to dock points is because of its intolerance towards bad ASAs. The soft metal it's made of tears away too easily in bad ASAs, and I think Dye could have developed a reg with more resistance towards this type of thing.
Tippmann 98C (silver), RT, big drop forward, double trigger, rocket cock I, 12" barrell
Tippmann98C (black), RT, Apex barrel, AK folding stock, Trinty AK mag and expantion chamber kit, DOP proseal, Rocket Cock II, Remote line, off set mount rail, red dot sight, cyclone feed, custom black to olive fade paint job, custome made rifle rag
*NEWLY ADDED* Tippmann A-5 hammer, 2 A-5's dually mounted and on a crank system, flatelines on each, i can walk around like a mobile tank mowing down anything in my path.
Looks, light weight
There were two reasons i needed a bigger better air bottle. i play a lot od big games and i now have an A-5 double trouble hammer system. well i was going to get the Cross fire 92ci air bottle but even the factory was out of stock so the company i was ordering from sold me the DYE bottle for the same lower price as the Cross Fire. so i lucked out on that. The first time i brought the bottle down to use it at my next big game the pin valve broke and would not hold air anymore and then it started to leak out of the gauge. i sent it back to DYE to have them fix it. filled it again when i went to use it at my next game and it still wouldn't hold air. I called them again and they sent me a new pin valve. still haven't got to get it filled again since i got it but hopefully it will work. another thing is the threads. they are really soft. i nicked them the first time i tried to screw it into my gun. and i can't find a bottle cover anywhere that will fit it.
The bottle is fine. the regulator is for crap. if you get one get a new regulator. but i still say not to get one.