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Mechanical Mods

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  1. dagrasso91

    dagrasso91 Full Member

    Jun 26, 2013
    Owosso, MI
    I'm thinking about getting a mechanical mod for my genesis, any ideas on a good, inexpensive one? I don't want to break the bank with one, but I don't want to compromise performance for low price. Anyone know anything about the Sigelei mods? Plz any advice would be helpful!
  2. Rule62

    Rule62 Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 28, 2011
    Melbourne, Florida
    I have a Sigelei #13A. It's a pretty good telescope, for the money. With a couple simple mods, like shimming the switch, and cleaning up the contacts, it becomes an excellent mod.
  3. VapeDentist

    VapeDentist Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Feb 5, 2013
    The sigeili's are great, however I would consider a Smok natural telescopic as well, very versatile mod. You should also consider a vape safe fuse as well for safety.
  4. Volcanoboy

    Volcanoboy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
    How about a GUS?
    Pretty close to a Paps but cheaper
    By Gus
  5. Volcanoboy

    Volcanoboy Senior Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Jul 6, 2013
  6. volume control

    volume control Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2012
    I love my Sigelei 19 with nzonic cap. Got it at vaportek for 30 bucks.

  7. buzzzlove

    buzzzlove Vaping Master Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Supporting member
    Poor Nzonic cap some place there is a cap less Nzonic going unused:(
  8. Cjax

    Cjax Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    RVa USA
    As far as the cheapie mechs go, if you want something you don't have to totally overhaul as soon as you get it to make it work well, stay away from the sigelei 19. No offence to any that may take some, but there are more complaint and how-to threads on that mod alone than any other I've seen in my 2 yr history of vaping. Such a shame too, because out of all of the cheap china mechs, that one by far has the best look, to me.

    As far as no fuss and cheap, the k100/101, the KTS (which now has a flat top version), and the sigelei 8 seem to be the best functioning mechs straight out the box. There are some new mechs that look really nice coming out right now as well, sigelei 8w (caravela clone), the private 2, and the m16 (last 2 from vaportekusa). As far as performance, though, they're still too new to tell.
  9. crxess

    crxess Grumpy Ole Man Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 20, 2012
    Williamsport Md
    Not to offend you but -
    The whole reason you see so many threads and modding information is EXACTLY because of the potential of even the first release #19, which by the way is being changed a bit with each new release and new information available.

    People seem to totally miss one Fact.
    Sigelei is a Machining Company. For the most part, they have gone into this venture blind and using information/specifications given them for production.
    I am personally glad to see Sigelei continuing to make new releases, update existing releases and working to reach an acceptable level of performance.
  10. evgeny131

    evgeny131 Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Apr 5, 2013
    Los Angeles
    cant ever go wrong with a poldiac/did combo---- i know its expensive but its an incredible device....
    this is my daily line-up as of now.... FAVORITE GROUP.jpg
  11. volume control

    volume control Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2012

    To my knowledge the new release of the 19 with Nzonic is superior to the original 19. The fact that it has its own thread is a testament to its popularity among mech users and modders alike
  12. Heavyrocker

    Heavyrocker Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012

    The Smok Natural Telescope is the best bang for your buck. i got mine for 59.00 CDN,its a little higher price than the other Mods but worth every penny.
  13. Royaldrunker

    Royaldrunker Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Oct 26, 2012
    Sanded contacts, kicked

    Paired with did, hard vaping little monster.. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1373839329.209387.jpg
  14. brock957

    brock957 Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    May 4, 2013
    Powder Springs GA
    I just bought a segelei 19b. You're getting into to much junk for your first mod. I can't get the firing button to come apart so I can fix the spring to fix the misfires shocks and over heating in the button. I'm taking it to a friend at work to have him drimel a slot in it so I can try to get it apart. Ounce I get it fixed I'll live it. Sturdy heavy looks great with a RSST on it.

    Go with the K100
    $23.24 Empire KeCig K100 Mechanical Rechargeable Electronic Cigarettes - champagne / no battery at FastTech - Worldwide Free Shipping
    Or the KTS CLone.
    I have the KTS and like it a lot.
    Have only heard good reviews on the K100
  15. Cjax

    Cjax Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    RVa USA
    I think you guys misunderstood me. I think that thing looks beast! It took everything in me not to order one while I waited for my Precise ELA. Of course it's gonna be (arguably) the most popular of the sigelei's, it's got the best look of all! There are so many threads on it because since it looks so awesome, so many people want it to work right. But let's be honest, china WAY missed the mark on the function aspect of it. Pointless magnets in the wrong places, and the second revision had a spring on the top connection, and even with all of that it still flies off the shelves almost as fast as a newly released hybrid. Because it does have that high-end look, everyone want to find ways to make it perform like a high-end mod, and they do. Pull the magnets, tap the posts and replace with brass screws, and after all that you're left with an awesome mod. But I assumed the op was looking for something that performs well without having to re-mod china's fubar, so that's why I said to look elsewhere.

    Trust me, if I wanted a telescope that I had to screw tubes together to change battery sizes, I'd have a 19 (along with a few others), but I don't, so I spent more to get one that has a slide telescope. But as far as the op, for an intro to mechs, the 19 might not be the best choice in my opinion.
  16. vapo jam

    vapo jam Super Member ECF Veteran

    May 25, 2013
    county of orange, ca
    +1 for k100/k101. it's a bargain at about $25 shipped from fasttech. unless you're willing to shell out $100+ for a top-tier device or do some modding, there isn't really anything that matches its performance.

    ETA: not that there's anything wrong with spending a lot of money on a top-tier device, you can see my all-time favorite device (poldiac - also the hardest hitting device i've ever tried) in my avatar

  17. volume control

    volume control Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Nov 2, 2012

    Im not sure how they missed anything on the function of it, its my first mech, all ive done is clean the contacts, and it works great.
  18. Bosco

    Bosco Super Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Dec 20, 2012
    San Antonio
    I'm considering a K100 - hard to beat the Fasttech price.

    My only concern is that I have a Smok Telescope and the K100 looks really, really similar to the smok telescope - almost like it's the same device just dressed up a little different. The fire button, my least favorite aspect of the Smok, looks identical to the fire button on the K100.

    Anybody have both and can say if they are the same or different?

    BTW - I obviously wouldn't recommend a Smok Telescope. It worked fine for a few months but it's a poorly made, flimsy device and shows a lot of wear now - the switch is getting really wonky - can't stand the mod up without it falling over. The little spring in the switch has loosened and it is a *PITA* to get out and restretch because of the way they glued the battery spring down.

    After my go-round with the Smok Tele - I'm getting pretty close to just getting a REO Grand and be done with it.
  19. Cjax

    Cjax Ultra Member Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 12, 2012
    RVa USA
    Dude, if you're thinking of getting a Reo or a k100, for the love of all that's holy GET THE REO!!!! I own what I consider to be the best telescopic tube mod ever made by man or machine, and my Reo still gets 95% of my attention. Best decision I ever made! I'd understand if price was an issue, but I've seen some GREAT deals on them in the classies! And if you could get a pink one super cheap, you could always just strip and polish it!
  20. Heavyrocker

    Heavyrocker Vaping Master ECF Veteran

    Dec 14, 2012
    Sigelei 19b from celticvapes co uk - YouTube

    Get the Smok Natural.
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