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modifiedspyderimagine04
04-06-2010, 12:14 AM
I'm just seeing if theres a way to change an RSX from running compressed air to CO2?

bigred76
04-06-2010, 02:10 AM
Yeah, you have to get a carburetic converter and run a 3:1 spring ratio, and replace the valve, striker, and bolt with a specially designed cold weather model.






















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No, just screw in the CO2 tank and it'll run for a little while. Anti-siphoning your tank would be the only advisable semi-permanent route. It's just not the best gas to use for the marker, especially if you're already using HPA.

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-10-2010, 09:50 AM
Is there any guns out there that are compatible with RSX to transplant parts to make it use CO2?

oldironmudder
04-10-2010, 10:23 AM
LOL... Bigred is screwing with you. All you have to do is screw in the Co2 tank & have fun.

Im wondering why you would want to convert back to Co2? Is it harder to get HPA or what?

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-10-2010, 10:32 AM
Yeah its hard to get HPA around here. I had to drive 1-2 hours to fill up my tanks + the cost of gas for the car. I didnt know u could use CO2 on an RSX since it has a regulator on it.

bigred76
04-10-2010, 02:05 PM
The RSX has a vertical regulator. It's not a very good regulator, but it's good enough for it's purpose. Just hook up the CO2 tank, and look into ways to have a 20oz Anti-Siphoned to make it so the CO2 doesn't cause as much chuffing or odd issues at high ROF's.

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-10-2010, 08:27 PM
Whats the difference between the regular and the Anti-Siphoned CO2?

bigred76
04-10-2010, 10:51 PM
A/S (anti-siphoned) has a tube that gets the gas straight from the top of the tank. A CO2 tank without one gets whatever's in front of the valve. CO2 tanks are typically 60% liquid, so you're getting only 40% pre-expanded gas when you shoot. which leads to cold regulators, chemical burns from extreme low temps, chuffing, and a whole bunch of other issues.

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-12-2010, 07:27 AM
Wouldnt an aftermarket expansion chamber help a little on the CO2 turning to a gas?

bigred76
04-12-2010, 10:15 AM
Sure, but where are you going to put it? Piggy-backed on the regulator? No, that would not be a feasible solution. An Anti-Siphoned tank is easy enough to come by. Hit up the user "druid" on these forums with a PM, he might just do it for you so long as you provide the parts (CO2 tank and the money for the A/S kit), your ASA from the marker you'll be using it on (so it's arranged properly inside the tank), and some money for his time.

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-20-2010, 10:23 PM
Would I have to worry about the gauge and freezing up?

oldironmudder
04-21-2010, 08:32 AM
If you have a 1000psi or more gauge, dont worry about it. If its say 600, 300 or what ever, get one with a greater range to keep from spiking it & trashing it. Freezing, nothing to worry about.

modifiedspyderimagine04
04-22-2010, 11:31 AM
Well I guess I will need to change it cause the one on the gun up to 600psi! So the regulator wont freeze up then?

PyroTechno
05-28-2010, 12:09 PM
i know this is an old thread, but i'm going to add onto it anyway! You might want to consider swapping the macro line for a steel braid. Macro line DOES FREEZE AND BREAK!!! That's right, first hand experience right here.