TD-ito Project

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TD-ito Project

Post by Beatles62 » Fri Aug 17, 2018 10:23 am

Hello TT,

This may not be the right location for this, but I have a little TD-ito 103M project going. I believe an addition of a carbon ito engineering handle (still working on obtaining one of these difficult) would be ideal but beyond that really looking for some great ideas to dress up this classic reel. Obviously the drag star must be replaced as well, I've been looking into some SLP for this. Any ideas or pics are welcome! Love to see what the TT guys have to say about this.

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Sam

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by bpettus2 » Sat Aug 18, 2018 9:30 pm

You can upgrade the spool to a rc-001 mjr it was made for this reel

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by humph005 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 7:15 pm

Yep that ZPI mjr colored spool is a dead perfect match to the Ito. I had one several years back and I miss it now. I would say get some brand new drag washers too. The two Ito’s I’ve owned had super stuttery stock drag. Carbontex fixed that problem quick. I put brass gears in one of mine, and 6.3 steez aluminum gear in another. Both reels were smooooooth! The Ito 103 might be my favorite reel ever to look at and use. Never change those stock knobs though, that would be sacrilege!!!!
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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by bpettus2 » Thu Aug 23, 2018 9:28 pm

Agree I don’t know why anyone would ever change out the kanji knobs . I am glad people did though gives me more to have

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by LgMouthGambler » Fri Aug 24, 2018 10:41 am

You can have the factory star and CC cap anodized by HawgTech if you want. They do that stuff all the time. Did it for my Curado 50E a while back.
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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by Moosehead » Sat Aug 25, 2018 7:50 am

This was great info..

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by Beatles62 » Thu Aug 30, 2018 2:42 pm

Thanks Everyone! little update I obtained a ito engineering handle. So I believe that was the hard part and of course I'll keep the knobs on the handle no way would those change.

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by bpettus2 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:01 pm

Nah the spool is the hard part ize ito handles a lot of people have them just gotta get them to sell

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by bpettus2 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:04 pm

And ito handle isn’t nearly as impossible to find as IZE carbon handle

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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:41 pm

bpettus2 wrote:And ito handle isn’t nearly as impossible to find as IZE carbon handle
I had 7 of the I'ze Factory 90mm handles at one point lol!
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Re: TD-ito Project

Post by bpettus2 » Wed Sep 05, 2018 4:39 pm

Yes but do you have 7 now brother and I bet you wish you had more lol

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