building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

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building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby e_bassfisher » Tue Jan 10, 2012 7:38 am

i have been asked a few times about this recently, so i thought i would re-post it.

people had been asking, here and there, about making a low geared steez.........since i knew the td-z 103 h gears fit right in, i figured i could, and would, make the gears from a td-z 103p work. i still fish with the first 'crankin'steez', and it is still my favorite crankin' reel! this only works with steez ha models; it WILL NOT work in the speed models...

you will need:
masking tape
tooth picks
300 grit paper
td-z 103p gear set
steez yoke

use the tool shown to open the pinion yoke i.d. to ~9.1mm

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if you have any questions, feel free to ask.

have fun!

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby QuitLookinAtMyItos » Tue Jan 10, 2012 8:35 am

Thanks for posting this again e_! Dude, you are truly a Steez guru! I built 2 of these after you explained this mod to me. I also just referred anOther member (mike_honcho) to you as I knew you could go in depth better. Thanks again!
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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby l2yan » Tue Jan 10, 2012 11:08 am

Great explanantion and tool. Thanks Ian!
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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby 1600tf » Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:27 pm

Cool. I had someone interested in trading me a cranking steez. I wasn't fully sure it was possible. Now I do!

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby jtakeman » Sun May 27, 2012 6:09 pm

Very nice! How about the STEEZ103HLA lefty? I only see td-z 103p, But no left hand reel to snag the gear set from. Pretty sure this would also work on the Advantage models HSTA and possibly the newer Tierra.

Clues on where to look on the lefty gearset?? :big grin:

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby e_bassfisher » Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:01 pm

jtakeman wrote:Very nice! How about the STEEZ103HLA lefty? I only see td-z 103p, But no left hand reel to snag the gear set from. Pretty sure this would also work on the Advantage models HSTA and possibly the newer Tierra.

Clues on where to look on the lefty gearset?? :big grin:


hmmm. i really do not have a clue. to my knowledge, there was not a 103p released here or in Japan. i do not know of any other lefty reels that would work either....

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby hoohoorjoo » Sat Mar 02, 2013 1:34 pm

e_bassfisher wrote:
jtakeman wrote:Very nice! How about the STEEZ103HLA lefty? I only see td-z 103p, But no left hand reel to snag the gear set from. Pretty sure this would also work on the Advantage models HSTA and possibly the newer Tierra.

Clues on where to look on the lefty gearset?? :big grin:


hmmm. i really do not have a clue. to my knowledge, there was not a 103p released here or in Japan. i do not know of any other lefty reels that would work either....

The 103ML gear set would work, though it is 5.7:1, not 5:1. Still a slower, more powerful gear ratio, though.

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby mikezho » Wed Mar 13, 2013 1:09 pm

I have 3 brand new steez and I want to change one of it to a cranking steez. Which one might be best suitable for this project?
And which gearset shoud I get?

one steez103sha (right, 7.1:1)
one steez100sha (right, 7.1:1)
one steez100hla (left, 6.3:1)

thanks.
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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby hoohoorjoo » Wed Mar 13, 2013 7:23 pm

mikezho wrote:I have 3 brand new steez and I want to change one of it to a cranking steez. Which one might be best suitable for this project?
And which gearset shoud I get?

one steez103sha (right, 7.1:1)
one steez100shla (left, 7.1:1)
one steez100ha (right, 6.3:1)

thanks.

one steez100ha (right, 6.3:1)
This is the only one the swap would work on. The SHA reels have a larger diameter main gear than the TD-Z. :)

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby Redlinerobert » Sun Apr 19, 2015 11:19 am

That's impressive, Ian. Will have to send you one to tune.

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby e_bassfisher » Thu Oct 22, 2015 4:28 am

Redlinerobert wrote:That's impressive, Ian. Will have to send you one to tune.

would LOVE to build you one, my friend! i can also make them in a 4.9:1...silky smooth crankin' machines!

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby mark poulson » Sun Dec 20, 2015 11:40 pm

Ian,
I can't get the link to work.
Has it been deleted?

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby klondike1024 » Mon Nov 21, 2016 9:56 pm

Thanks for posting this. I have wondered about dropping the gear ratio down in a steez and using it for cranking. I am not sure if I would rather go with a 5.7 or 5.1. The water is not that deep where I fish and I would also like to use this with square bills so the 5.7:1 may work better for me.

Ian, I may contact you about building one of these for me in the future. :-k

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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby wirinhar » Sun Jun 25, 2017 7:55 am

mark poulson wrote:Ian,
I can't get the link to work.
Has it been deleted?


I can't get it either.
I am thinking to change my right hand Steez A 6.3:1 to a lower gear ratio
Hope E_Bassfisher will help :).
Will i be able to change the gear ratio, lets say if i have those complete set from TDZ 103?

Thanks in advance,
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Re: building the 5.1:1 'crankin'steez'

Postby 806swampdonkey » Thu Oct 19, 2017 6:37 pm

Had Ian build one of these for me... phenomenal


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