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Mechanical Mod Recommendations

Discussion in 'APV and Mods Discussion' started by 2GLR, Sep 1, 2012.

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  1. 2GLR

    2GLR Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 1, 2012
    Cedar Rapids
    I am looking for a purely mechanical mod that takes 18650's. I am less worried about kickable or not. I just want something reliable.
  2. MXBNW

    MXBNW ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 15, 2010
    NW Washingtion
    Bottom fed Mod I would say REO

    Tube Fed Mod I would say GG or Supper T Mod.

    Supper T Mods will be easier to get IMO but both are excellent mechanical tube mods
  3. 18SixFifty

    18SixFifty Super Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 14, 2012
    I have a megalodon that is purely mechanical and it's been great. But I can see some problems. The treads are little to small so it would be easy to cross thread and the spring is also too small. No way to put in a kick, but you can change up the battery configurations. It's been good so far, something like a year and a half? I got one of the first ones made. I can't say it's the best just it's the only 100% mechanical mod I own. With a single 19650 and an LR atty used for dripping it's one of the best vaping machines I own. Perfect flavor all day long.
  4. LongHaul

    LongHaul Howdy Y'All Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Bradenton, Florida
    Reo Grand hands down when it's dirty toss it in the sink and wash it. There is a post on here where a guy talks about dropping his in a river pulling it out blowing out the atty and went right back to vaping.......[​IMG]
    Can't be beat the bar pushes down on the batt. Pure mechanical and a 3.00 atty last me a month and a half

    Sent from my truck using 3 toasters a broken microwave and 6 rubber bands McGyver style......Chuck Norris aint got crap on me
  5. SuziesMom

    SuziesMom Super Member ECF Veteran

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    Oct 28, 2010
    REO all the way if you want a 3.7 volt bottom feeder. DH and I have had ours since last May. In that time we've had one collapsed spring from a bad atty, and he did snap the metal switch on his. Both repairs took less than 5 minutes, and were under $5.

    Other than that they've suffered through a lot of abuse including a 6 foot fall onto marble floors, the beach, and my very dusty/messy job. I've gotten scars, but my REO hasn't.
  6. Absintheur

    Absintheur Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    north central Indiana
    A mod maker in Scotland has brought a new mechanical mod to the market called the Chameleon. Mine is on the way, I was on the pre-order list early, and those who have gotten them already have all be very happy with them.


    The mod works by using your thumb to slide ribbed ring up against the top cap. The pic is pre-production btw, the length of throw is a good bit shorter now. The color sleeves are changable with other colors and even brass and damascus being made. Also different length tubes will be available for different battery sizes and it is Kickable.

    Currently he is getting the pre-production waiting list cleared is my understanding all who pre-paid have had their mods shipped now tho those of us in the US are having a longer wait that's to the mail system. Mine should be here first part of the week. His website should be up and running next week as well. Might be worth a bit of a wait before deciding on your next mechanical mod.
  7. iamtumus

    iamtumus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    reo or legacy

    depending on your preferred button location
  8. erictho

    erictho Super Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 2, 2011
    The chameleon suggested looks really neat. I have two mechanical apvs, which I adore. The precise plus is my go to, and my vmod is a trusty back up or used when I feel like switching things up.
  9. dreezy562

    dreezy562 Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Apr 6, 2012
    long beach calif
    Gp paps silky smooth
  10. Absintheur

    Absintheur Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 7, 2012
    north central Indiana
    Here is a production model next to a Mini Provari. The Chameleon is an 18650 mod, the Mini PV uses a 18350. For a 18650 mod the Chameleon is pretty small, about 4 inches without a tank/carto/atty.


    Another mod to consider is the Siam Cube and Hex, these can often be found in the classified at a decent discount over new prices. I have a Cube on the way now. They are bottom button mods available in various battery sizes.

  11. kalifornia

    kalifornia Senior Member ECF Veteran

    gotvapes has the new vented telescope in for under 50bucks
  12. bjannr

    bjannr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2010
    NE Pennsylvania
    The Precise+ from SuperT. They come in a variety of sizes according to what battery they take. If you do go with a bottom fed mod, REOs would get my vote. Mine have been dropped on concrete, into water buckets, stepped on by a 1000 lb horse, and still keep working.
  13. grandmato5

    grandmato5 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 30, 2010
    I love my all mechanical Omega from Altsmoke. 18650 battery tube mod. :)
  14. 2GLR

    2GLR Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 1, 2012
    Cedar Rapids
    Bottom feeders don't interest me. I am looking at the legacy right now very seriously. I am not sure about the omega.
  15. Unforeseen

    Unforeseen Asst. Suppliers Manager Admin Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Moved from General E-Smoking Discussion to APV Discussion
  16. iamtumus

    iamtumus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    the top button of the omega looks awkward to me.

    legacy mini is gonna be my next mod.
  17. bjannr

    bjannr Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Aug 23, 2010
    NE Pennsylvania
    I wonder which would be considered the best value.

    Legacy, Silver Bullet, or SmokTech's telescoping mod?
  18. doubleganger

    doubleganger Senior Member

    Aug 6, 2010
    I just got my only mechanical mod, a Telescope that I'm using with a Titan tank (2.5 ohm stem) and like the combination better than anything else I've tried in the two years I've been vapeing. The only downside is potentially having to explain to some traffic cop what it is.
  19. iamtumus

    iamtumus Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    from post i've seen on the forum, the post on the telescope seems to be plastic thinly wrapped in brass, causing it to be fairly breakable..

    by the way, the silver bullet is not mechanical, it has a wired switch.

    i just got a BB and i love it, though.
  20. spraintz

    spraintz Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jan 18, 2010
    Dallas, TX
    I just got a Puresmoker Legacy mini off the classifieds. I sold my older Puresmoker Prodigy V3 once I got my Provari and as much as I love the Provari I did miss my trusty Prodigy.

    Not sure why more people don't recommend the Puresmoker mods but I will tell you this from my experience, I used mine everyday, all day for over 2 years without any issue. I mad many trips to the desert with it where it was rolled off the back of trucks, dropped I don't know how many times and it always........ALWAYS worked perfect.

    Puresmoker Legacy PROS:

    locking bottom switch
    adjustable positive post
    nearly indestructible
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