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    Posted: 25 August 2005 at 11:01pm
I decided to do a good cleaning on my 98, and when I took it all apart, discovered that my power tube was cracked. I called Tippmann, but my warranty is out. Such is life. Now I know that stock internals are best, as I've often recommended. However, I've been searching on ebay, and have seen some good deals on new Tippmann power tubes, such as The  Dead On 98 Pro-Seal. (made out of aluminum so it won't crack again). Now here's my question. *If* I can get this power tube at the same price as a replacement power tube, would I be better off getting it? (If it's more I'll stick to the plastic replacement). Or, since I have to buy a new power tube, would I better off saving up and buying and getting an LP powertube/bolt? 
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i would get the dead on pro seal. thats my opinion
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If you can get the Dead On one for a good price then get that.
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One of our techs have crackd three factory Power tubes. He went to an aluminum one and has had no futher problems.
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some say the dead on is better some say the stock is better i dont think there is really much of a difference but if your breaking them i would go with the dead on. I personaly prefer the the stock.

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the way people usualy break them is skrewing them in to tight or putting the linkage arm in wrong 

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Get a new one from Tippmann. Any after market internals have negative if any effects. Dont get the Pro-Seal, Iv heard plenty of problems with them.

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Im in the same delima, kinda. I would just bite the bullet and get one from Tippmann. They shouldnt cost too much, just the powertube without the valve.
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What is the point of spending money on a powertube when you can get one from Tippmann for little to no cost? Stock internals are the best. Even if aluminum ones never break, even if you do break your stock power tube three or four times, it is still going to be cheaper.
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New Tippmann 98 Custom/M98/Custom Pro Powertube- $7.30
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