Bought a Kublai M4A1 a little while back as my first blaster. Pulled it apart, as you do, to see how things work, put it back together successfully, then decided to build my own gearbox from scratch.
Thing is, I live on an island in the Torres Strait and shit takes time (read: f’n ages) to get here, not to mention I can’t go and chat with people in stores to get advice. If something breaks or doesn’t fit, it’s a good 4 weeks before I can replace it.
I bought the MK CNC box and am trying to figure out what quality parts to put in it. I figure I may as well spend some money if the box is able to take it (otherwise I’d just upgrade the nylon Kublai box). Without spending $200 on a set of gears or $220 on a motor, what are:
- good strong gears to get (I’ve heard there’s some shit metal ones out there. I’m thinking BigRRR 16:1 or 13:1)
- Quality piston/Cylinder/nozzle etc combinations?
- Motor that matches 16:1 or 13:1 gears
The problem I’m having is that it just seems that you have all of this stuff to choose from, and from what I can tell - you just roll the dice and hopefully it’s not crap and fits?
Learning what I can from the forum and YouTube, so appreciate any help or advice or recommendations!