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Old 11-14-2019, 03:12 PM   #1
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Is it me or...

Hey guys,
I recently installed a new hop rubber, tensioner and custom arm in my Striker.
The first time I didn't properly seat the tensioner and it wouldn't work, so I took everything apart and fixed it.
Went to test and I noticed the arm wasn't pushing down enough to have any effect, so I took it down again.
I placed a shim (made of silicone, basically a regular cylindrical AEG nub that I had cut in half lengthwise in order to get 2 C shaped shims) between the arm and the tensioner.

I have done it in the past with my arp9 and one of my Amoebas, and it got me thinking.

Is it normal that I have to place shims between the hop arm and tensioner to make it work properly?
Or am I constantly failing at something easy?

Here's a terribly drawn sketch to make it easier to understand.
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:34 PM   #2
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Looks like a cheap and easy way to gain some extra hop! Also, because there is more tensioner (if you count the silicone), it could make the hopup more consistent since any minor imperfections are fixed by the extra "squish." Cool!
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Old 11-14-2019, 03:45 PM   #3
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Looks like a cheap and easy way to gain some extra hop! Also, because there is more tensioner (if you count the silicone), it could make the hopup more consistent since any minor imperfections are fixed by the extra "squish." Cool!
so while trying to fix an issue I accidentally discovered the best hop mod since its introduction?
Wow.

Jokes aside, I came up with this idea because the simple arm + tensioner combination didn't apply enough pressure to lift anything past 0.20s.
It's cheap (all you need is a regular cylindrical tensioner and a knife) and it seems to be effective.
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:07 PM   #4
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I'm not familiar with the platforms you've used, but not enough tension to hop >.2g? That cannot be right...something must be up... Damaged bucking maybe?
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:08 PM   #5
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I'm not familiar with the platforms you've used, but not enough tension to hop >.2g? That cannot be right...something must be up... Damaged bucking maybe?
Unless the hopup is Walmart quality......... 😂
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Old 11-14-2019, 04:26 PM   #6
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The two setups I'm using this "mod" in are:

Ares Striker AS02, stock chamber (perfect air seal), stock debridged barrel, Maple Leaf 50 decepticon rubber, Maple Leaf Omega tensioner, E.S. Custom Works 3d printed arm for the stock chamber, 0.99J as per country limit.

G&G arp9, stock chamber, 185mm inner from my old ICS m4, prommy blue rubber (specifically made for flat hops, no mound nor alignment strip right from the factory, also REALLY soft silicone, 50ish ), prommy flat tensioner (comes in packs of 2, one soft, one hard, using the soft one), 0.98J as per country limit.

Not exactly Wal-Mart stuff 😛
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