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#1 Derek

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Posted 08 November 2008 - 08:10 PM

I have a PMR SE with the stock Reg and ASA. I'm using the same macroline that it came with when I bought it. What would I have to do if I wanted to replace the macroline with a steel braided line? I have a steel braided line that came with my old 06 Spyder Pilot, could I make that fit on my PMR?

I don't want to use it because I have C02, I just think it looks better than macroline.


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Posted 09 November 2008 - 03:32 AM

I'm not sure what the threads are for the macro-line fitting in the pmr stock ASA, or if it even has threads. Unscrew it and see if it is the same threads as macro-line fittings. If it is, then the steel braided hose will fit in it too, they use the same threads. You just unscrew the braided hose from your spyder and screw in onto your pmr with some teflon tape on the threads.
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Posted 10 November 2008 - 02:31 AM

I know that my old Spyder had proprietary fittings on the ends of the braided steel line, so it may not be compatible with the holes on the PMR ASA and reg. which (as you would expect on any marker) accept standard fittings.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 03:45 PM

Steel hose fittings can be either metric or English. Some Spyders have metric hose threads. You can buy paintball specific hose that will have the correct fittings for relatively cheap.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 04:43 PM

i dont think it would really work well because it is made for co2 not hpa. it might affect your airflow somehow. i could be wrong tho.

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Posted 10 November 2008 - 06:02 PM

i dont think it would really work well because it is made for co2 not hpa. it might affect your airflow somehow. i could be wrong tho.

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Works fine with HPA. Inner diameter is usually bigger than most "macroline".

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Posted 12 November 2008 - 11:55 PM

The only setback, would be finding the right elbow, if there are different thread sizes
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Posted 16 November 2008 - 06:31 PM

Thanks everyone


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Posted 25 November 2008 - 03:59 PM

i personally would not recommend it..... i have had both for years, and believe it or not steel hose breaks to, it just lasts 3 times as long. When you do have to replace it it is much harder, time consuming, expensive, and a bit harder to find. It will work just fine, i picked up a pmr se a wile back and the first thing i replaced befor using the gun was the asa. I found the quality of that asa to be horribly low for such an important part.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:10 PM

i personally would not recommend it..... i have had both for years, and believe it or not steel hose breaks to, it just lasts 3 times as long. When you do have to replace it it is much harder, time consuming, expensive, and a bit harder to find. It will work just fine, i picked up a pmr se a wile back and the first thing i replaced befor using the gun was the asa. I found the quality of that asa to be horribly low for such an important part.

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The steel hose broke? How exactly did that happen? As far as my experience goes, replacing it is not any more difficult than screwing in a macroline fitting. Just taking off or putting on the macroline itself is 10X faster and easier though.

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Posted 25 November 2008 - 04:27 PM

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