T tech fang trigger
APE rampage board
8 stage drop forward
Lapco bigshot apex ready barrel
pycho ballistics drop forward
VL force w/ eyes
dark horizon bolt
Extended battery life
like 8 diffrent modes
None so far other then it took a week to get buy mail
This is easly the best upgrade anyone can get for the 98c/custom pro
it's amazing for only 80$ this makes your gun compete with SOME high end markers
( not all high end markers i dont need you guys flaming me for this) its weather resisnt (whatever that means, ?water proof maybe?) it has 8 diffrent firing modes that shoots from 5-30 bps (AMAZING!) and everything on the board is custimizable from ROF to dwell and debounce its all changeable all though i still ahvent figured out how to yet =(
Best upgrade to the 98c or custom pro around and its relativly cheap only 80$ and it can compete with other more expensive guns
Tippmann 98 Custom Pro
APE Rampage Board
Cyclone feed system
Pure Energy 48/3000 HPA Tank
Built Well, Many nice firing modes, easy to program
Instructions could have more details on installation
I bought the Rampage to lighten the trigger pull on my 98 custom, and to get a higher rate of fire. I got the full drop in kit from tippmannpros.com, as I didn't have an E-trigger before. It came in a nice little box and a baggie with the sear, rod, and magnet. I read the instructions, but it took a little research to figure out how to put it in, because the instructions mostly had programming instructions. This is where I started having problems.
I had to look at a few pictures online before I knew the general arrangement or the components. The wires had little space to get placed (I guess this was Tippmann's fault) and were long. This was not the worst part, however. It turned out that the solenoid was too big, and I had to then take EVERYTHING off of the two shells and file/dremel out the area for the solenoid to get it to fit. It this point, it still didn't fit together all the way and I eventually had to call Tippmann to find out that I had to knock out the area where the battery goes. After I did this, I still had to figure out where the wires went and then I finally got it together. After some minor trouble-shooting, I finally got it working.
The Rampage Board was designed to be a replacement for the old E-trigger, and the instruction sheet reflected this. However, I think that because APE was selling it as a drop in kit, they should have included a sheet telling drop-in users how to install. The solenoid being too big may have been Tippmann's fault, but I had no knowledge of this when buying.
If you can install it right, it works great!
However, there should have been more instructions included.
Tippmann 98Pro Performance upgrades include:
Shocktech super fly bolt(not even sure if it help any)
Dead on Paintball pro seal (super fly and pro seal work together)
Tippmann Cyclone feeder
Tippmann Response Trigger or A.P.E. trigger
Dead on paintball RVA
Lot of firing modes
Turns off and on automatically
It goes through lots of paint
It's got a good selection of firing modes, Here they are...
·Rates of fire from 15 to 25BPS!
·Adjustable Dwell and Debounce
·Programmable Ramping and Turbo mode
To program is pretty easy, just look at this quick guide that comes with it and your set. Once programed you your done, and you shouldn't have to reprogram later, even if you have to change battery's out.
The wires are soldered not glued, and If you ever need to resolder you can.
The over all design of the E-trigger’s are clunky and can be damaged when you reassembling you marker. But this really isn’t APEs fault, but Tippmanns.
The board comes with a protective film, to keep dirt or water off. But it's NOT water proof. I don't want any one dipping their markers in water because of that little over looked detail.
I've seen people asking if they should go with response trigger or E-trigger, so if you’re having trouble deciding, keep these things in mind.
The E-trigger (with APE board) is easy to program, the RT takes some time to get just right.
The E-trigger uses batteries, the RT does not, but uses VERY little air, some would argue otherwise but I’d have to disagree.
The E-trigger (with APE board) can fire at 25bps (if your marker can handle it), the RT out of the box has a max ROF of 15bps, with tinkering and some new parts it can reach 20bps.
The E-trigger is easily damaged by water, dirt, and misuse, the RT is vary durable and can with stand harsh treatment, about the worst thing that could happen is you would have to buy a new RT O-ring.
The E-trigger has many firing modes that you can select, the RT has non, but with practice can be fired in single, controlled burst, and full auto.
The E-trigger is true full auto, the RT is not, the trigger is pulled once per shot.
The E-trigger is legal at all fields, the RT is not, call you local paintball field to find out.
NOTE: If you don't have a soldering tool and a E-trigger already, you need the complete drop in solution. It'll cost you about $20-30 more but you have to have it!
NOTE: If there is some confusion about if your maker is compatible with the Ape or any kind of E-trigger, here's how you tell.
If your marker uses a pull type spring for the sear or your sear looks like this...
the E-trigger will NOT work.
But if your sear uses a push type spring or your sear looks like this...
you're in business. GOOD LUCK!
If you're looking for a good board for you 98 custom or pro, I would have to say go for this one over the others.
I give this a ten because this is the best on the market. But in no way is it a perfect product, nothing in this world is perfect.
10 out of 10
Last edited on Friday, June 22nd, 2007 at 8:40 am PST
7 selectable modes
Power saving off mode
High fire rate
Strong Powershot solenoid
Slightly tight fit
Switch requires tool to change mode
Faster and cheaper than an e-grip or WAS board and includes a stronger solenoid. 7 modes from constant firing rates to trigger speed activated modes. With ACT I've never chopped a ball, but at high speeds with a stock loader, It skips a few ball intermittently. To upgrade a standard 98Custom to the electronic grip, a lttle filing of thhe grip frame is required. Some of the wires have to be well placed for the frame to fit together correctly, The switch is inside the frame and takes a tool to switch modes, but is protected. Many adjustments make the board highly customizable. The off mode saves power and serves as an extra safety against misfires. The first board i got was fried but the customer service was excellent and a replacement was shipped quickly.
Great perfomance for a low price
10 out of 10
Last edited on Thursday, January 18th, 2007 at 11:52 am PST
Custom Pro with milling of letters and cut off front grip.
A5-A2 grip adapted to a 98
APE ramage board
APE magnetic double trigger.
Tiger stripe paintjob
Stiffi Barrel 16"
BT sight rail
Cyclone feed system
adjustibile in everywhichway
None so far
This is a great product, a huge jump up from the GTA e grip.
It shoots at 25 bps, much more than usual. At first i got the board and i installed it and i pulled the trigger, and all it did was go click click. I called APE up and after asking me a few questions, he concluded that it was an incorrect armiture pin that i had ordered from tippmann parts. I sent it in to get installed. I got it back, and i noticed something, i had a new trigger. Apparently, my trigger that got snapped in half ( it was a double, and it turned into a single, i know, ha ha...) wasnt working with the microswitch. They replaced it FOR FREE with the last $40 dollar double magnetic trigger they had. I aired it up, set it on full auto, and damn, it ripped like a machine gun! I love it! I have been using it for 6 months and i have only had to replace the battery twice!
Very good board. It is fast, reliable and efficiant. I definately recomend this product, without a doubt in my mind. The customer service guys know what they are doing, so if you have a problem, they WILL fix it!
10 out of 10
Last edited on Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 at 1:08 pm PST
Just the Stock E grip and a friends WAS board(he still can't get it programed right)
98 Custom Pro E, cyclone feeder, QEV, 20oz pure energy w/ remote, J&J Elite Barrel kit, APE Rampage board.
CUSTOMIZE!!!! adjustable ROF (25bps), TTP and RTP values. Auto on/off
Go through lots of paint in no time!!!
APE Rampage board is awesome! Its got 7 firing modes: semi, turbo+, Full auto, 3-round burst, response, RAMPAGE, and X-mode. That in its self isn't what impressed me though. Turbo+; TTP value can be set to your taste(i.e. I set mine so 2 trigger pulls per second or more and it automatically begins to shoot like its in response). Rampage; same as before... you set it to your taste( my Rampage is set to 3 trigger pulls or more per second and it goes full auto(20BPS) until you slow the trigger 3 or less times per second. X-mode is set so that you pull the trigger 3 times then on the 4th you hold and it transitions to full auto until you release the trigger...very fun! The Board is very easy to program/customize. 1 push button and a multicolor LED indicator to help you know what you are doing. Very easy to follow instructions. Not like the WAS board. I've experimented with the 25 bps and decided it was just too fast for the cyclone feeder even with a qev. I'd break balls quite a bit. So now I have it set to 20 BPS and hardly ever get any ball breaks. People that I play with always ask why my gun shoots as fast as it does and try to figure out what I've done to it. They just don't expect it from a Tippy. Rampage is by far my favorite mode, but I like to switch it up every now and then with Turbo+ and X-mode.
I would definitely recommend the APE Rampage board. I think the guys at APE did an outstanding job with this board. Just keep in mind you will need something that will feed the gun at the rate of fire you set it to or you will chop balls. Happy Hunting!