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  1. Gregorious

    Gregorious Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Minnesota
    Hello Vaper Universe! This is my first thread, so bare with me. I have been vaping for about 10 months, now with a VV/VW and RDA, and am ready to join the mechanized world. I have done a ....-ton of research and have just made myself more indecisive. Silver plated or solid copper pins, telescoping or separate tubes, bottom or side fire, magnets and so on. So I have decided to seek the wisdom of the the experienced. I am hoping to get something decent for under 60$ and don't want to wait for Fasstech or another China shipper so I'll either go to my favorite B&M or a USA shipper. I'm probably dreaming, but can I even sniff a U.S. made clone for around 60$?? Anyway, style is important to me, but function is paramount. I have already ordered 2 Samsung INR1865020R's and am itching to get the mod to go with them. Any advice, experience, preferences, or opinions will be greatly appreciated.

    THANKS
     
  2. Pattycakusu

    Pattycakusu Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 31, 2013
    Las Vegas
    In my opinion, k100's hit pretty hard once sanding down the contacts to reveal the brass. On ebay there's a variety of mechanical mod clones. A nemesis isn't bad, i like the Sentinel M16 clone too. The wait time isn't bad either if you purchase something from ebay. From what i've searched most well known clones are below 60 dollars shipped. Give a look if you have the time!
     
  3. Gregorious

    Gregorious Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Minnesota
    I've looked on ebay quite a bit, and the Nemesis is on my short list. Thanks Pattcakasu!
     
  4. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    grab a hcigar nemesis clone or m16. both are hard hitting mod's. between the two I think the nemesis looks better, the brass m16 feels alot more solid, performance wise I cant tell the difference. both buttons are decent , nemesis is suppose to be awesome with the magnet upgrade. cant go wrong either way

    the nemesis from 101 will cost around $33 shipped m16 cost less but they are sold out
     
  5. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    the k100 is also a good one, hits hard but I find it ugly
     
  6. Jett.

    Jett. Senior Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 21, 2013
    SLC, UT
    Hcigar Nemesis or the stainless steel M16. Both under $60. I believe I paid $48 with priority shipping from Vivid Smoke online for the M16. (Not sure if they're a verified supplier, please don't smite me oh Mod Gods!)

    Sent from my SGH-T399 using Tapatalk
     
  7. inanitydefined

    inanitydefined Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    HAHA I have one and the other on the way. The hcigar nemesis is a great mod, hard hitting, great switch and if modded a bit, super easy to adjust. The hcigar chi you is a very solid mod too, though I found the switch too light and the battery slack adjusters to be difficult to get just right. I traded mine for my nemy.
     
  8. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    I have the HCigar Nemesis, Chi You, and the Caravela clones.
    This is the best 'out of the box'
    Caravela Clone by Hcigar - Brass - 101 Vape
    Both the Chi & the Nemmy need the same "fixes" as the origionals.
    The brass Chi You is a close second, and has the least drop under load.
    The nemmy is my least favorite of the three
     
  9. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    I have 4 nemesis clones. 3 FT and one 101vape. The 101vape is the best because the switch has tighter tolerances. I had to polish switch post on all 3 SS but FT brass was good to go. Nemesis magnets are cheap at deal extreme.

    I would avoid mods that don't have a readily available cheap magnet upgrade until you're in mod hoarder mode.
     
  10. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    was going to get a chiyou clone but kept reading that it a poor performer at sub ohm builds. I tried a real one a week or two ago that was uses a .3ohm atty and thought it hit great, right there with the nem and m16 clones. alot nicer looking though
     
  11. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    Notice that I said BRASS Chi You.
     
  12. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    My ehpro caravela works great out of the box; best out of the box mod I have. I have a couple FT velas on the way. My vela concern is where to buy cheap magnets. If I magnetized all my mods w/ fat daddy mags I'd spend more than a new stingray clone.
     
  13. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    one I used was SS. guess its just the SS clones that under perform?
     
  14. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    My vela is the only one that I didn't feel the need for magnets. My switch is flawless with the spring (don't know if I just got lucky tho')
     
  15. Gregorious

    Gregorious Full Member Verified Member

    Feb 17, 2014
    Minnesota
    Awesome info so far! Any body have advice on whether to go with a reverse threaded locking ring? And I would like to try sub-ohming in the very near future.
     
  16. Listo

    Listo Full Member

    Mar 12, 2014
    Riverside
    Sentinel m16 by hcigar are pretty kool
     
  17. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    any issues flush mounting attys on the vela? love the looks of it
     
  18. sawtoothscream

    sawtoothscream Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 26, 2013
    United States
    reverse threads are great, many clones dont have them though. think the k100 does though. as for sub ohm, look up micro coils. I find a single 6 wrap of 28ga on a 5/64 drill bit to be awesome. big clouds and good flavor. doesnt drain your batteries fast or over heat your mod. easy to build and last a long time. just make sure to stay within your batteries limits and check the resistance of your build and check for shorts. no protection so if you mess up the battery can vent
     
  19. tj99959

    tj99959 ECF Guru ECF Veteran

    Aug 13, 2011
    utah
    You need to leave a gap if the atty need bottom air, but not enough to notice.

    The drip well on the Chi You is the way to go if you use a lot of bottom air toppers.
     
  20. emus

    emus Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Jun 9, 2009
    My ehpro style vela from focalecig has M4 threaded hot pin. It came w/ three pins and I made two more. Now I can flush fit most toppers.
     
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