alan tani @ alantani.com fishing reel repair rebuild tutorial Daiwa Fuego LT 3000D (spinning reel) and carbontex drag washer sizing
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« on: October 06, 2019, 08:03:42 AM »

Hey all,

The stock drag washers on the Fuego LT 3000D have an inner diameter of 13.50mm~ or so. I contacted Dawn at Smoothdrags and was inquiring about getting a set of carbontex for that. I also measured out the drags in my Ardent Finesse 2000 and the closest custom set I could find for the Ardent was #16A which has an inner diameter is 5.4mm~ - turns out the outer diameter is the same between both those reels @ 22.7mm. Dawn said I can use the 16A drag washers in the Fuego LT 3000D as well.

My question is: does the amount of material have an impact on the drag performance and rating? Obviously the 16A set will have *more* material compared to the standard 3000D set, even though both will fit the Fuego. I'm just curious if it's recommended using drag washers that fit in the compartment but have a smaller I.D. - the metal washers on the Fuego have an I.D. of around 4.3mm~ so the 16A set would definitely fit. There's also the 16B set which looks like a closer match to the stock Fuego drag sizes.
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« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2019, 10:59:00 AM »

this might help!

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« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2019, 11:38:12 AM »


Thanks! Should I stick with drag washers that are the same dimensions or close to the existing ones of the Fuego in that case? Any benefit to going with drag washers that have a smaller I.D.? I'm not worried about finding ones that fit...just curious more about any differences in performance etc between ones with the same O.D. but different I.D.s
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« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2019, 11:40:56 AM »

these drag washers are completely captured and can't really travel anywhere, so the fit does not have to be exact. 
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« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2019, 12:00:13 PM »

these drag washers are completely captured and can't really travel anywhere, so the fit does not have to be exact.  

I was asking more about the amount of surface area of carbon fiber material. The stock sized drag washers have a larger inner diameter so less material - would the carbontex drags with a smaller I.D. hole perform any 'better' because there's more material?
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2019, 12:32:42 PM »

that is true, but the differences are barely noticeable. 
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2019, 12:36:58 PM »

that is true, but the differences are barely noticeable. 

Ah ok thanks. Ill stick with the stock sized replacements in that case.
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