Metanium MGL gear swap

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Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by Scuba Scott » Sat Dec 22, 2018 7:03 pm

Looking for feedback from those of you that have swapped gears in your met mgl to the curado K grass gears. Thinking of going that direction on an 8 gear MGL and wanting to know if it is worth the hassle and cost? Good and bad feedback appreciated.

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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by Kurt L » Sat Dec 22, 2018 11:00 pm

I think it was a good upgrade I did A Met. 13 and an MGL both left hand 8 to 1 ratio. Both of my reels were smoother afterwords.
Items needed:
1. Met Pinion Gear
2. Curado K Drive Gear
3. Curado K Fiber Drag Washer
4. Shimano Star Drag Grease

Easy stuff!

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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by Scuba Scott » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:00 am

Would the upgrade worth doing to a new reel?

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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by Loafer » Sun Dec 23, 2018 9:12 am

Scuba Scott wrote:Looking for feedback from those of you that have swapped gears in your met mgl to the curado K grass gears. Thinking of going that direction on an 8 gear MGL and wanting to know if it is worth the hassle and cost? Good and bad feedback appreciated.
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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by Scuba Scott » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:16 pm

Thanks for the link

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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by russ57 » Sun Dec 23, 2018 5:25 pm

Personally I don't get the point of using an aluminum gear in a flagship reel to save only .3 oz.

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Re: Metanium MGL gear swap

Post by HobeyBaker » Tue Dec 25, 2018 7:20 am

I have a couple Met MGLs with the original gears and they don't feel geary after a couple of seasons of light use. I wouldn't upgrade until they start to feel that way.

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