This time I am going to review the Freemax Fireluke 3 sub ohm tank (resin edition), a much anticipated 3rd update for this popular mesh tank.
Established 2013 in China, Freemax pride themselves on being innovators within the vape industry, Freemax is a fairly prolific company, one look at its back catalogue will bear this out!
Freemax has bought us many quality devices and tanks over the years such as Twister 80w Kit (with the Fireluke 2) Maxus 50W Kit, Twister 30w Kit (with the Fireluke 22), and of course the original Fireluke tank, as well as the Pro Mesh tank.
And quite a few pod systems.
What Can We Expect From the Freemax Fireluke 3 Tank?
After reading Michelle’s pre review, I had been salivating over this version of the tank, now at last I have managed to get my hands on one, so let’s take a look at it.
While I’m a firm lover of the V2 and personally never had any problem with it, I did hear many complaints related to its leaking a little from the airflow.
And apparently it was hard to fill the tank with shorter nib bottles or pipettes, and it suffered from the curse of the slide door/cap opening in pockets or bags.
Freemax has taken time to listen to customers and have updated the Fireluke 3 tank accordingly!
The door/cap has benefited the most from this upgrade, they have added a deeper fill port and made the door less easy to open accidentally, the airflow slots have been deepened a wee bit.
The tank has designed to take advantage of the new 904L Stainless Steel X range of coils.
The organic cotton has been replaced in the coils with tea fibre cotton, have no fear though as the standard Freemax Fireluke 2 coils are all compatible with this newer version.
There are 6 colours of the Fireluke 3 tank to choose from: Blue, Yellow, Red, Black, Orange and Green.
This product was purchased for the purpose of review.
As always my thoughts and views are my own after a considerable testing period.
Inside the Box
- Freemax Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm Tank
- Fireluke 3 tank
- 1, X2 904l SS Mesh coil 0.2Ω
- 1, X1 904l SS Mesh coil 0.15Ω
- Spare O-rings
- User manual
- Size, 25.5x49mm (2ml glass)
- Weight, 48g
- Upgraded slide fill top cap and fill port
- Capacity, 2ml (TPD version)
Note: 3ml (standard) 5ml (bubble glass) available for separate purchase
- Adjustable airflow
- 810 Resin Mouthpiece
- 510 connection threading
- Coils: X1 & X2 904l SS range
Design and Build Quality
The Freemax Fireluke 3 tank comes pre-assembled in the box with the 0.2Ω coil.
Freemax Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm Tank Resin Edition
As you can see by my photos I obtained the Blue Resin version of the tank which happens to be 2ml TPD compliant.
The Freemax Fireluke 3 measures in at 49mm tall, with a tank diameter of 25.5mm.
It is made of Stainless Steel, Pyrex glass with resin highlights and has a 810 resin mouthpiece, the resin highlights make a welcome change to the plainer V2.
Although the Freemax Fireluke 3 is basically of the same styling as the previous version, it’s a little shorter with a slightly thicker construction. The TPD tank also weighs in a smidge heavier at 48g.
The tank breaks down into 5 components including the drip tip and coil.
Freemax Fireluke 3 Door and Fill Port
Like the V2 the tank has removable 810 drip tip – this one is resin not metal so it’s easy to swap out if need be.
This new tank has a resin disc inlay to match the drip tip.
To open the door find the advertising mark “Freemax” and the red dot marking, simply push the door open!
The door runs on 3 small ball bearings that have tightened the door from accidental openings.
When the door is open you will see the newly updated fill port, it is a little deeper vertically than that of the previous version this helps to eliminate any flow back of liquid while filling.
On the under side of the cap you will see a threaded chimney for the coil.
Freemax Fireluke 3 Pyrex Glass Tank
This version came with one glass 2ml tank installed, however you will be able to purchase the larger 3ml and 5ml bubble tanks separately.
Freemax Fireluke 3 Base and Coils
On the base you will see that Freemax has deepened the bottom airflow slightly, the airflow ring has the same resin highlights as the cap.
Inside the base includes the coil threading and connection plate.
The bottom of the base includes all the usual info you would expect to see, the connection point is the standard 510.
Two coils have been included with the kit, and both coils are the new X range which have 904l Stainless Steel Mesh and include tea fibre cotton.
- X2 0.2Ω 40 to 80w – best at 70w
- X1 0.15Ω 40 to 80w – best at 70w
Freemax has made the 904l coils cross compatible with the standard X coils of the previous version of the tank.
In other words you can use these new coils in either the V2 or V3 tanks.
How Does the Freemax Fireluke 3 Tank Perform?
Using the pre installed 0.2Ω coil in the tank along with a new liquid to me “Sour Apples” from E-Juice Warehouse, I will be firing the tank on my Drag X Plus.
Fireluke V3 Tank Basic Quick Start Guide
- Make sure you Pre wick your coil before 1st firing, do this by adding a few drops of liquid on to the mesh and cotton.
- Screw the coil in to the base and reassemble your tank.
- To fill, close the airflow
I do this so the tank doesn’t leak via the airflow while filling, also it helps to creates suction!
- Push open the cap/door and fill the tank with your favourite liquid.
- Screw the Fireluke 3 on to your Mod – wait for a couple of minutes more before firing, so the cotton can soak up more liquid
Freemax Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm Tank – 40 to 80w
I can’t say the taste I have been getting from the SS 904l 2Ω coil is one of my favourites, the tea fibre taste is a little different with my preferred e-liquids compared to that of the standard Freemax coils with organic cotton.
Maybe I just need to get more used to the tea fibre, I did find that the volume of vapour was more than acceptable for a Sub Ohm stock coil tank with some really dense clouds.
While the max wattage for the coils are stated at 80w Freemax recommend up to 70w for both coils included with the kit.
I will state for the record, I found while 70w gives a very good cloudy vape (it’s a bit on the warm side for me) I have been using the coils between 30 and 50w with the airflow set to match.
Freemax has really done well with the fill port, by deepening it I have had no splash back of liquid while filling and most plastic nibs fit fine.
The port is still a little narrow for some glass pipettes however to me this is acceptable as I don’t use them that often.
Not once in the time I have been using the Freemax Fireluke 3 has the fill port door come open in my pocket, which is great news as a liquid soaked shirt or trousers are just embarrassing lol.
With the airflow wide open the tank can produce some really large clouds while the tank is most definitely a sub ohm tank with the airflow cut right back I can get a passable if not to tight MTL draw at 20 to 25w.
- Good Quality
- Design is good
- Excellent vapour production
- Fair flavour
- Larger fill port
- All Fireluke coils fit
- No liquid leaking (in the time I have used the tank)
- Deeper airflow
I don’t have any concerns with this new version of the Fireluke tank.
Final Review Verdict
I have a personal hatred of 2ml tanks, so I will mention that it’s the only thing that really lets this tank down for me “it is certainly not a Con though” this is easily solved by purchasing the 3ml or 5ml bubble tanks – in fact if you have the bubble tanks for the Fireluke 2 they will fit this newer version!
The stock coils give fair flavour to me even if the taste is slightly different than what I am use to, and the vapour production is very good with some amazing large clouds produced!
Would I recommend the Freemax Fireluke 3 Sub Ohm Tank?
If you own the previous version of the tank I think you will like the benefits of the newer Fireluke 3 so “Yes”.
Would I buy this tank again due loss or damage?
“Yes” after this review I plan on buying a 2nd and maybe retiring my V2’s.
Is this a sub ohm tank you;re using or ready to buy?
Let me know your thoughts and opinions in the comments below 🙂