About the CNC Production TiN coated Version 3 Bearing spring guide
The spring guide is a component found in an Automatic Electric Gun (AEG) gearbox (also known as mechbox). AEGs function like spring powered guns internally where you have a piston forcing air through a cylinder and out of the gearbox to drive the BB out of the gun. The piston needs to be pulled back and cocked and released on the trigger pull. The difference between a simple spring powered gun and an AEG is that an AEG does what the spring powered gun does but without having to be manually cocked and it can do it in semi or full auto by using a gear and motor system to do all the work. Behind the piston is a powerful spring which is going to dictate how hard the gun is going to shoot. Players can upgrade or downgrade their AEGs by swapping springs to dictate the velocity that their guns will shoot. Holding the spring in place is the spring guide. This keeps the spring from popping out of place during compression and causing jams within the gearbox.
Standard spring guides will typically be plastic or cast metal from the factory. Spring guides are not known to break but it is not in the realm of impossibility. Spring guides can be upgraded to improved designs such as ones that have bearings. The bearings increase the life of your spring by preventing the spring from binding. The bearings do this by providing some give for the spring as the coils may want to naturally turn and rotate when under tension. One byproduct of running an aftermarket spring guide is that sometimes these bearings increase the tension of the spring and can increase velocity a tiny bit. The space occupied by the bearings will pre-compress the spring.
A spring guide is pretty simple so you can pick whatever one works. There is a potential for failure for multi-piece units that are built poorly but this is exceptionally rare. The same goes for the bearings but these don't spin at a tremendous speed, so again having a failure here is pretty rare and exceptional. Remember the more complexity you add to a basic part the more likely you can induce new problems when things wear out. We've been working on our guns for many years and just when you think you've seen it all there's always something new.
Fox Custom is our offshoot brand of parts that we like to use in all our custom builds as well as suggested upgrades for repair work that we do locally. These are high quality precision manufactured parts designed to deliver performance and long service life.
CNC Production was formerly known as SHS and these are the latest versions of their upgrade parts.
Note: Fox does not warranty or accept returns for parts that have been installed/attempted to be installed.
Note: Due to varying manufacturer tolerances for gearbox internals, parts compatibility no matter what version might NOT fit even if it is supposedly correct and fitment is NOT guaranteed. The reality is that some parts may need fitting and some parts might look the same but the dimensions are slightly different enough to not work. This will require technical experience to identify to overcome.
What's Included In The Box:
CNC Production Titanium Nitride coated Version 3 metal spring guide with bearings
TiN coated to reduce friction and chance of the spring binding
- Steel bearing design keeps spring from binding
Model Number: CNC-SG-V3-TI, SG-02-Ti
FOX AIRSOFT OFFERS A 30 DAY WARRANTY AND REFUND POLICY WHICH YOU CAN READ MORE ABOUT HERE. THE MANUFACTURER ALSO OFFERS A 60 DAY WARRANTY FOR THIS PRODUCT.
Alternate Lookup: CNC-SG-V3-TI, SG-02-Ti