I may have some bad news for you, but I'm gonna give it to you straight. Cig-a-likes will not give the same performance as a larger device.
I don't carry around something that looks like a garage door opener in my pants because I like the size, it's because I like the superior performance.
In order to get a warmer, more satisfying vape, you may just have to upgrade your gear. If you will be upgrading from cig-a-likes, then it's safe to say you will absolutely have to bite the bullet and get something that looks nothing like a cig. I was very hesitant to get a larger device. I wanted to keep as close to the size and shape of a cig as possible.
I spent a lot of time and money, gradually upgrading devices (and consequently increasing the size) until I finally decided "@#$% it, I'm getting a big honking box mod just to see where this goes from here." Should have done it right off the bat.
Not saying you have to get a box mod to get an incredible vape, but you will have to come to terms sooner or later that the best experience can only be had by a device that is built for performance, not to resemble a cigarette.
I'm pure Ego-T and EGO battery with EVOD heads and i have one Protank (but find cold on the lips lol)
I'm pretty impressed with the amount of vapour I get now using the EVOD and silica wicks so i though cotton would create even more vapour..
I was stating that i liked the warmth of the vapour on the cig-a-like ones.
The vapour that comes from the EVOD and EGO battery is cool.
I'm quite the opposite. I love pulling out a huge thing like my GREEN ego-T battery lol! everyone just stares at me
Changing to cotton wicks really won't produce more vapor. Better flavor? IMO oh yes. The surest way is to increase your wattage. This will only be done by increasing voltage or using a lower ohm coil.
You can see how a can of worms may be opened here. If you're happy with what you got I say there is no need to change it, but personally I'd have to go with 4 volts just to check it out. Didn't realize any devices went down to 3.4 volts.
There's really no "correct" answer. If possible, turn it up incrementally, 0.1 volt at a time to see where you like it best. However, 4V across 8 ohms is darn near 9 watts, and IMO, that's pushing an Evod pretty hard.
I've been vaping on an iClear16 today.
That is a warm vape... no kidding. Like inhaling in a sauna.....
DJS. MVP v.2 / SID / Nemesis + Sigelei 8w / Vamo V5 / Spinners / iTasteVV and even cig-a-likes.