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by triple_illusion
Sat Jan 09, 2016 1:43 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Next TDZ Project: 100M
Replies: 86
Views: 27161

Re: Next TDZ Project: 100M

Heres the latest, with all the redos on the frame the paint and clear got a little thick causing some mild fitment issues with the holes for the metal bar that secures the front plate. It still goes together but its not the clean getaway I should have had. A cheap air compressor (what I got for now)...
by triple_illusion
Fri Jan 08, 2016 6:17 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Levante
Replies: 293
Views: 55345

Re: Megabass Levante

So with special thanks to Gary at the Tackle Trap and Megabass USA, I am pleased to report that I have been issued a brand new, unblemished Levante Leviathan. MB USA covered the return shipping on the blemished rod. Gary made sure the connection to Megabass was very smooth and pleasant for me! Than...
by triple_illusion
Sat Jan 02, 2016 4:55 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Next TDZ Project: 100M
Replies: 86
Views: 27161

Re: Next TDZ Project: 100M

update: i had some trouble with the frame but i finally nailed it:
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by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 28, 2015 1:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Steez 103HLA Sideplate Won't Close
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Re: Steez 103HLA Sideplate Won't Close

You need to back off tension on the cast control knob. Peace. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: :oops: THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!!! this is a lefty reel i am servicing, which throws off my tai chi ninja focus big time, as some but not al...
by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 28, 2015 12:22 pm
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: Steez 103HLA Sideplate Won't Close
Replies: 3
Views: 820

Steez 103HLA Sideplate Won't Close

I am servicing a Steez 103HLA and the sideplate will not close. It works just fine without the spool in the reel, but with the spool in the frame the sideplate refuses to seat properly. Its driving me nuts…..any ideas?
by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:49 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: T3 MX - Knocking Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

Re: T3 MX - Knocking Sound

I am suspicious of the pinion. When I remove it, that knocking sound goes away. But that also means the reel is not in the same precise alignment as it is with the pinion gear installed. But there is some minor damage to the pinion gear where it engages the spool pin. And as it is a braid reel like ...
by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 28, 2015 11:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: T3 MX Schematic Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: T3 MX Schematic Needed

Would I be correct in assuming that the
T3 1016 SHL (US Version) (7.1:1)
has the same drive gear and pinion as the
T3 MX 1016 SHL TW? (JDM Version) (7.1:1)
by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 28, 2015 10:38 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: T3 MX - Knocking Sound
Replies: 8
Views: 1284

T3 MX - Knocking Sound

I am servicing a T3 MX and it is making a strange noise when I spin the handle. It slows down as the handle slows down, so I know it is related to those parts, but when taken apart everything looks good. No visible damage to any parts. All bearings are good, and I can't get it to make that noise unl...
by triple_illusion
Wed Dec 23, 2015 3:11 am
Forum: Show and Tell
Topic: Next TDZ Project: 100M
Replies: 86
Views: 27161

Re: Next TDZ Project: 100M

toddmc wrote:Isn't a Star Wars themed reel supposed to be revealed on the Star Wars movie release day! ;)
student life : full time study + part time work + up late every night + need a new air compressor + cold weather = tackle project deadlines pushed back :(
by triple_illusion
Mon Dec 21, 2015 1:34 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: T3 MX Schematic Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

Re: T3 MX Schematic Needed

dude thank you very much!
by triple_illusion
Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:46 am
Forum: Maintenance & SuperTuning Q&A
Topic: T3 MX Schematic Needed
Replies: 4
Views: 1110

T3 MX Schematic Needed

I need the T3 MX schematic, can someone post a link to it or email it to me?...
by triple_illusion
Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:05 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: Meaning of Studio Composite Logo?
Replies: 0
Views: 433

Meaning of Studio Composite Logo?

I am working on a graphics project and I need to know what is the meaning behing the helicopter in the Studio Composite logo. Does anyone know for sure why they use that imagery? I gravitate towards aircraft/military references to quality and precision but if anyone knows better please comment… http...
by triple_illusion
Sun Nov 29, 2015 7:36 am
Forum: Enthusiast & Import Tackle
Topic: TS78X Lock Nut Failure
Replies: 17
Views: 2304

TS78X Lock Nut Failure

So this happened… http://i65.tinypic.com/vqgxav.jpg http://i64.tinypic.com/fnb62c.jpg http://i63.tinypic.com/15o9irc.jpg http://i68.tinypic.com/1567spc.jpg We all know that many "JDM" items are no longer actually made in Japan. But this really sucks…while it is an easy repair, it reveals a lack of c...
by triple_illusion
Thu Nov 26, 2015 4:06 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Levante
Replies: 293
Views: 55345

Re: Megabass Levante

So with special thanks to Gary at the Tackle Trap and Megabass USA, I am pleased to report that I have been issued a brand new, unblemished Levante Leviathan. MB USA covered the return shipping on the blemished rod. Gary made sure the connection to Megabass was very smooth and pleasant for me! Thank...
by triple_illusion
Fri Nov 20, 2015 1:35 am
Forum: Rods
Topic: Megabass Levante
Replies: 293
Views: 55345

Re: Megabass Levante

heres a quick pick for you guys…..the build quality is spot-on! epoxy is clean and clear and the overall feel is great! this action rod definately fits the profile for a swimbait stick. the action is right. but the handle is too short. i have yet to see a jdm swimbait stick that truly has the right ...