MGX drag upgrade.

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D.R.
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MGX drag upgrade.

Post by D.R. » Thu May 09, 2013 11:47 am

I bought a sets of Carbontex drag washers from Smoothdrag for an upgrade on a REVO MGX-HSH 7.9:1.

It improved the drag from 5 to 8.5 lbs and smoothed it out.

If you are looking for an upgrade, this is one that is worth the $$$.

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Re: MGX drag upgrade.

Post by vinnieb729 » Thu May 09, 2013 1:30 pm

Did you install them dry or use something like Cal's grease? I have Shimano reels and have been considering trying some Carbontex drags in a couple. I'm mot looking for maximum drag power...just the smoothest drag possible.

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Re: MGX drag upgrade.

Post by Zimbass » Thu May 09, 2013 1:47 pm

vinnieb729 wrote:Did you install them dry or use something like Cal's grease? I have Shimano reels and have been considering trying some Carbontex drags in a couple. I'm mot looking for maximum drag power...just the smoothest drag possible.

Hey vinnieb. I upgrade my Shimano's with Carbontex. Always grease them with Cals. Smoother than original, especially those older fibre washers. Try them, you will be impressed.

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Re: MGX drag upgrade.

Post by D.R. » Thu May 09, 2013 7:00 pm

Zimbass wrote:
vinnieb729 wrote:Did you install them dry or use something like Cal's grease? I have Shimano reels and have been considering trying some Carbontex drags in a couple. I'm mot looking for maximum drag power...just the smoothest drag possible.

Hey vinnieb. I upgrade my Shimano's with Carbontex. Always grease them with Cals. Smoother than original, especially those older fibre washers. Try them, you will be impressed.
I agree. They will work dry, but are smoother and just as strong with just a touch of cals.

D.R.

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