Reviews: ICS Complete Upper M4 / M16 GearBox with full reinforced internal Airsoft parts

$80.00

4 Customer Reviews
Model: GB-ICS-MA-56
Location: U7-024

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by Jason A. on 2010-06-13 18:39:56
"I have only 2 gripes about this kit: The ICS aluminum piston is a gear shredder. Toss it, or sell it to someone building a semi-only DMR. Second, WHY would you put a bore-up cylinder on this that is ported?? If you plan on using this with a barrel longer than 420mm(probably more like 380....those are some big holes) buy a FULL CAPACITY BORE-UP cylinder.

Note, you will need to have high torque gears. it doesn't advertise the FPS on this kit, but with .25s it was shooting 420 out of a stock 363mm barrel. The main thing that prompted me to swap out the piston was that it was completely stripped.

I replaced the piston with a G&G Reinforced, and swapped out the cylinder for a Systema full capacity bore-up, and dropped in a 110 spring to allow it to comply with local FPS rules(and even then it had to break in a little before it was under 400), and its not running great.

PROS:
EXCELLENT compression. Even with a 110 this thing was pushing 410 fps(broke in to just under 400)
Sturdy
Except for the piston, quality parts
Bore-up piston head and cylinder head, ideal for longer barrel set-ups

Cons:
Piston is garbage for full auto users
Spring included puts it over most full auto FPS rules, and under standard DMR performance.
Cylinder included is probably not the best choice, as bore-ups are more for longer barrels.
by Damian K. on 2010-05-18 12:54:12
"I was VERY disappointed in this gearbox. The frame itself was in poor shape with multiple visible deformities. The holes made for the screws were poorly drilled and overall I was just very mad that I paid $85 for such a piece of junk... I also think the spring might be higher than an M120.

Because of the deformities it didn't even work in my ICS, and the screws are stuck in the poorly drilled holes. I don't blame evike for this since they only sold the gearbox, but this is a warning for anyone who's looking to buy one of these.... I either got lemon or ICS is doing a poor job these days on their upgrade gearboxes.
by Daniel Y. on 2008-09-20 02:39:07
"insted of useing a 1 part gearbox can you somehow put this on a M4 other than ICS?
by troy j. on 2008-06-11 14:33:58
"Fantastic Kit for ICS M4's. For about the same cost as a name brand bore up kit, you get a standalone upper gearbox for quick FPS changes or field repair. You don't have to worry about whether anything is compatible with your gun, or which parts work with what. This is everything you need, all made specifically for your gun.

I have heard others complain of breaking the head off ICS pistons. You *must* LocTite the screw that holds the piston head on, or it'll back out. Causing it to wobble, thus causing the piston to break.

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