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 Post subject: Trakar Springs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 3:52 pm 
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Has anyone ever used there services to make a spring for their springer? If so is it as simple as finding OEM specs of spring and submitting to Trakar? Also, what is the feedback of springs used...if any?

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 Post subject: Re: Trakar Springs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 4:33 pm 
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Wayne361 wrote:
Has anyone ever used there services to make a spring for their springer? If so is it as simple as finding OEM specs of spring and submitting to Trakar? Also, what is the feedback of springs used...if any?

Thanks,

Wayne


Have not used them for custom springs but have had springs made.
Works like this....
first spring is $100
10 springs $300
100 springs $400
500 springs $1500

Gives you an idea how custom orders are done.....

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 Post subject: Re: Trakar Springs
PostPosted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:37 pm 
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Voltar1 wrote:
Wayne361 wrote:
Has anyone ever used there services to make a spring for their springer? If so is it as simple as finding OEM specs of spring and submitting to Trakar? Also, what is the feedback of springs used...if any?

Thanks,

Wayne


Have not used them for custom springs but have had springs made.
Works like this....
first spring is $100
10 springs $300
100 springs $400
500 springs $1500

Gives you an idea how custom orders are done.....


Makes sense. Might be a better option to see what they currently have and see if it "fits"

Wayne


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 Post subject: Re: Trakar Springs
PostPosted: Fri Feb 27, 2015 5:59 am 
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Would be better and cheaper to buy from Vortek. http://vortekproducts.com
The springs part # is its size. Like a 780125-35 is .780" OD x .125" wire, and 35 coils. From there you can estimate ID, which in that case would be ~.530" but they can vary a bit.
Look at the springs section: http://vortekproducts.com/ourstore/airgun%20Springs Then look at all the different sizes for various guns; Springs, OEM replacements, and those for tune kits. Ideally you should take the gun apart and measure the inside of the piston, the guide, and the original spring. Then choose either a same or similar size, or a stronger one if you want. You can do mods to the piston and/or guide to make the oem or other sizes fit better so they don't twang so much when fired. And/or use Spring Tar. The kits they sell with the white plastic sleeves work too, but very expensive so I only buy the spring. While the gun is apart you should replace the main seal too, because most are trashed right from the factory. I also tune the gun while its apart, which is basically fixing flaws, smoothing rough surfaces, doing mods like buttons to improve it.


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 Post subject: Re: Trakar Springs
PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2015 5:31 pm 
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Chevota wrote:
Would be better and cheaper to buy from Vortek. http://vortekproducts.com
The springs part # is its size. Like a 780125-35 is .780" OD x .125" wire, and 35 coils. From there you can estimate ID, which in that case would be ~.530" but they can vary a bit.
Look at the springs section: http://vortekproducts.com/ourstore/airgun%20Springs Then look at all the different sizes for various guns; Springs, OEM replacements, and those for tune kits. Ideally you should take the gun apart and measure the inside of the piston, the guide, and the original spring. Then choose either a same or similar size, or a stronger one if you want. You can do mods to the piston and/or guide to make the oem or other sizes fit better so they don't twang so much when fired. And/or use Spring Tar. The kits they sell with the white plastic sleeves work too, but very expensive so I only buy the spring. While the gun is apart you should replace the main seal too, because most are trashed right from the factory. I also tune the gun while its apart, which is basically fixing flaws, smoothing rough surfaces, doing mods like buttons to improve it.


Now that was a helpful post. Thanks for that...had no idea the part number corresponed with spring dimensions. Thanks again.

Wayne


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