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Looking to upgrade to a box mod

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  1. pukinguprainbows

    pukinguprainbows New Member

    Nov 29, 2016
    Salem, MA
    Hello! New to the forums, and looking for some buying advice on my next upgrade!

    So currently I'm using a provari 2.5 I believe (Honestly can't remember if it's the original or the 2.5, it's the limited zombie addition if that helps!) with an Aspire mini nautilus tank. When I first started vaping (about 2ish years ago) I was using a hand-me-down machnial mod and an RDA a friend gave me to help cut down on my heavy gain smoking (no idea what the make or model of either of these where) but I did like using the RDA more then the tank I have now (also just from trying out a few of my friends set ups I've preferred them)

    So if any of you could help point me in the right direction of a decient box mod with a good RDA for those of use new to building our own coils that would be great! Still a chain vaper if you will, and looking to get something with a bit more power. Would probably say I'm more a flavour chaser, and I do love a good throat hit. I will say I'm not very savvy with most vape lingo so please let me know if there's any additional info one might need to help! I'm working with about $100-$150 all together for my budget. Thanks again! -Gabii
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  2. Two_Bears

    Two_Bears Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 4, 2015
    Northern Arizona
    I am a big fan of the istick Pico or eVic VTC Mini

    Heard great things about tge IPV mods

    All of those fire up to 75-80 watts if you need more power than that consider a dual 18650 battery mod
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  3. KenD

    KenD Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Aug 20, 2013
    Stockholm, Sweden
    For a single-battery mod and up to about 40w (the runtime with a single battery will be quite bad above 40w), the Eleaf Pico. You'll be limited to 22-23 mm tanks though. For up to 100-120w, get a two-battery mod (e.g. the Eleaf tc100w. The Smok Alien also seems nice but I don't have experience with it). For more than 120w, a three-battery mod (e.g. Wismec rx200, Lost Vape Triade). The Ijoy Limitless/Limitless+/Combo RDTA/RDTA Classic are pretty much drippers with a tank so you might like them. They're 24-25 mm though so make sure your mod fits them.

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  4. CoreyDog

    CoreyDog Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 29, 2016
    Nottingham, UK
    I'd take a look at the Smok Alien Kit.

    220W dual battery box with the TFV8 Baby tank. The RBA has to be bought separately.

    I've used the TFV8 baby for quite a while on a TC100 and absolutely love the tank. Great flavour, big clouds, easy to maintain and a fairly easy RBA to work on.

    After my TC100 died, I decided on the Alien with Samsung 30Qs batteries, so far after 2 weeks, I'm very impressed. Battery life in 2 days (Chain vapour aswell) between 40W and 60W depending on coil I use. Using 18650 batteries (20A), you will be safe up to 110W but I went up to 85W once and was far too much for me.
  5. smacksy

    smacksy Ultra Member ECF Veteran

    [​IMG]welcome to ECF!
    These mods are becoming two of my favorites..
    White 80w IPVD3 (18650) and Black 100w Wismec Presa (26650)
    fire the BabyBeast .15 ohm coils at 60w without even breaking a that black Friday sale at my local B&M, ($20 for the D8) lol

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  6. classwife

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    Welcome to ECF pukinguprainbows

    Moved this to New Members from Simple Solutions

    Simple Solutions is to assist the Beginning Vaper with getting started :)
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  7. daviedog

    daviedog Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Sep 2, 2013
    RDA,, Twisted Messes. Very easy to build on & will fit a Pico 75.
    You'll have lots of money left over for juice, backups, rainbow wraps..
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  8. BrotherBob

    BrotherBob Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 24, 2014
    Welcome and glad you joined. Can't be for cost and flavor:
    Eleaf Istick 40TC----going on 2 years with same battery
    Magma &/or Origin RDA
    Might like to read:
    Drip Vaping: Your Guide to Dripping e-Juice |
    2015: The Art of the Drip - A Dripping Primer | Spinfuel Vape Magazine
    (7) Information Resources for Your First RBA | E-Cigarette Forum
    What is an Atomizer? E-Cig Terminology Simplified
    Wrapping Building Coils 101 For Beginners
  9. LouisLeBeau

    LouisLeBeau Shenaniganery Jedi! Too naughty for Sin Bin ECF Veteran

    Jul 23, 2013
    Hi Gabi @pukinguprainbows and welcome to ECF. My daughters name is Gabi and she is beautiful too. :)

    As you already know from the Provari, a quality mod is MUCH more important than the topper. SO many good Chinese knockoff RDA's and such to be had $10ish ( ). So, that said, I am completely loving the quality build and excellent circuitry of the DNA board devices. If small is your thing, the VT75 Nano (single 18650), or the slightly larger but flexible VT75 (single 18650 OR 26650 battery) are fabulous 75 watt devices. With your budget, you could even opt for the much larger DNA 200 Watt Triade and STILL be in budget with an RDA or two.

    For toppers, flavor often comes at the expense of vapor. Less is more kinda thing. I really love the Petri, Tugboat, and Twisted Messes. Pretty sure they've all been cloned, as the originals are pricey.

    Anyway, it's wonderful to have you aboard. Good luck on your search, and I hope to see you around the forum!

    Oh, and you are using button top AW IMR batteries I imagine, in the Provari. You will want much higher Ohm rated and higher capacity batteries for a box mod. LG HG2's, Sony VTC6's.. excellent batteries. If those will hurt your budget, you can send me a PM. I cycle out my batteries every year. They are still almost new performance wise (maybe 30 to 50 charge cycles on each out of probably 500), and aesthetically, so if you need a few, PM me and I'd be happy to send them to you. Helping new vapers is part of this hobby for me. :)
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  10. medleypat

    medleypat Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2016
    Frankfort Indiana
    Good advise on the box mods. Another topper to look at is the kayfun v5 clone don't have any myself but hear about them all the time on different threads.
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