The 3k isn't entirely incapable of achieving 100 foot ranges, the 2k does it, and the 3k has a slightly bigger tank and both have relatively the same flow rate as well. If you improve the seal on the 3k, it makes a drastic difference, TRUST ME, and bypassing the goo-tube certainly can't hurt either.
Actually, it's the other way around - certainly can't HELP. The AT goo tubes are part of the high pressure system. Removing them cannot possibly improve firing performance in any way, shape, or form. It might conceivably reduce pumping needed though. Removing the "goo" (which by the way I believe to be colored mineral oil) and leaving the tube intact could actually improve performance by increasing the volume available for air.
No, because you are bypassing an area which generally causes leaks and problems. And Cwxq's analysis of his own goo tube mod, in which he did exactly what you mentioned, he found there was no increase in range, in fact, even a slight decrease (ever so slight).
(d'oh, Jedijoe9 beat me to it)
But, talk is cheap, here is what I mean:
Completely bypassed, one length of new tubing.
These are o-rings between the turret and airtank, adding these in place of the existing seal with lubricant on them and the rear of the turret improves ranges and consistency considerably, it seals very well.
Edited by Blasphemy, 20 October 2008 - 07:46 PM.
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