-Smart Parts Ion, 14" Dye Ultralite, Smart Parts Q-Lock, Kila Detents, CIP Unimount, 68/3000 Crossfire, CP Sling Blade, SP 360 QEV, AKA 2-Liter +, Dye Sticky 3 Grips
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Well after ordering this and constant chats with Smart Parts sales reps for six weeks I finally received this qev. Ever since I got my ion I've wanted to add a qev to it, but was waiting for smart parts to release a banjo style one. The 360 was the answer to what I had been waiting for so as soon as I could I ordered one. After waiting forever I finally got it. Install is very simple, just remove stock banjo from hose, then take some shocker lube or w/e grease you use in your gun and apply some to the barb fitting (this allows the hose to slide on much much easier), take same allen wrench that you use to thread and unthread the stock banjos and thread in the 360, find a rof calculator to adjust the dwell and recharge rates, chrono, adjust pressure or dwell to acheive proper velocity, and your good to go. Just a side note some have noticed the qev is too tall to fit snugly inside the frame to allow the body to sit flush. I did not have this problem but those that did simply tightened the qev more and they were good.
If you dont want the hassle of having to use teflon or loctite to get your clippard style or eclipse qevs to seal then go for this one. Or if you just want the ease of the stock fittings combined with the benefits seen with the installation of a qev go for this one.
SP swivel qev
Kila '06 detents
VP Scythe trigger
CP Micro drop
CP 2k5 on/off
CCM No Pro
Halo B w/ Rip Drive
Screws on like a banjo fitting.
Works great, end of story.
Have to shave a little in the frame (see review).
Didn't actually need a new qev, since the Clippard worked fine, but i was getting tired of removing it and it got to the point where sealing it was a chore (o-rings it came with just didn't cut it). So i kept calling the local shop until they got some of these swivel qevs in. Yay, they got a bunch last week.
Installation = simple. Just like a banjo fitting. But it's got the barb connection instead of the stock banjo's push-in-then-pull-out connection. So the swivel qev is a little longer, meaning you have to cut a tiny bit off the hose. Easy to measure, i discovered - measure the length of the swivel qev's barb then cut that same length off the hose. Perfect.
Played all day Saturday and wow, the qev works great. I was getting 12 pods off a 3k fill, no joke. That comes to about 1500-1600 balls, since a 140 ct. pod doesn't actually hold 140 paintballs. More like 130-135, depending on the brand. But still, nearly a case off a tank that wasn't even filled to its 4500 potential. Pretty sweet. I was getting similar results with the Clippard, though. In other words, any qev = awesome.
Now the only weakness - the swivel qev is just a tad taller than the stock banjo. But that tiny bit creates a hair width gap between the body & the frame. Doesn't affect performance at all but it might bother some people.
Easiest remedy is take a drill with a drill bit that's the same width as the head of the qev (part where allen key goes in), find where the qev touches the frame and drill only slightly into it. Don't need to go deep, since you don't want to punch a hole in the frame.
Works great, installs easy enough. Recommended over standard qevs. SP's swivel qev belongs on Ions, all other qevs belong on cockers.
This 360 QEV has made my ion's drop off nothing. Also my bolt cycles faster than it has ever before. Combined with a new bolt and a new board you will reach over 20+ bps easily. And when you buy a Halo this QEV will be very useful. This is to just get the minimum word count.