Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 2:11 am

Kurt L wrote:Is the Curado K Drive gear swap confirmed? I'm very happy just thinking about it, wow no more pain in the butt Aluminum drive gear! that Gear should get the product of the year award! I have my fingers crossed hoping it's true.

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Is the Metanium MGL pinion aluminum also??? I am really considering one from Japan now, being saving change a while now...

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby JBcrankaddict » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:47 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
Kurt L wrote:Is the Curado K Drive gear swap confirmed? I'm very happy just thinking about it, wow no more pain in the butt Aluminum drive gear! that Gear should get the product of the year award! I have my fingers crossed hoping it's true.

Kurt


Is the Metanium MGL pinion aluminum also??? I am really considering one from Japan now, being saving change a while now...

Pinion gear is brass.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby y2k88 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 5:47 am

DirtyD64 wrote:So is the pinion aluminum too???

Looks like brass to me.
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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DirtyD64 » Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:22 am

y2k88 wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:So is the pinion aluminum too???

Looks like brass to me.
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Thanks!!! That is one mean looking aluminum gear... I know it sounds weird, but I feel I can see the precision from here. The teeth just look so sharp and like computer generated image-looking. Either way, I'd be going after the brass replacement only after I felt problems, if I did buy a Metanium MGL, I'd keep it stock until necessary after ordering from Japan.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby Strewth » Tue Oct 31, 2017 12:53 am

Just replaced my new but buzzing 13 Met 6.2 aluminium drive gear with a new brass drive gear from the Curado K, keeping the new original 13 Met pinion gear. Wow! No time on the water with it, but now as smooth as my Conquest 100HG. Noticed that the Curado drive gear is thinner than the original 13 Met drive gear. I wonder whether this makes it track smoother on the pinion? A terrific upgrade, the reel is now super fluid to crank with absolutely zero vibration.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 10:13 am

So I am considering a Metanium MGL HG from Japan, I figure you only live once and I want to give a JDM reel a shot. I really like the shallower spool, and really like my Chronarch MGL, so I figure I might take the plunge. Has anyone ordered with a debit card from digitaka or japantackle versus a paypal account??? Or should I go ahead and get a paypal account?

Also, is the difference worth it to forget the US warranty or should I wait till black Friday and get another Chronarch MGL/Zillion SV TW???

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby accodn2ryan » Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:22 am

DirtyD64 wrote:So I am considering a Metanium MGL HG from Japan, I figure you only live once and I want to give a JDM reel a shot. I really like the shallower spool, and really like my Chronarch MGL, so I figure I might take the plunge. Has anyone ordered with a debit card from digitaka or japantackle versus a paypal account??? Or should I go ahead and get a paypal account?

Also, is the difference worth it to forget the US warranty or should I wait till black Friday and get another Chronarch MGL/Zillion SV TW???


PayPal is the safest way to go if you're ordering international. I've placed 2 orders from digitaka using PayPal with no issues. Just make sure the confirmed shipping address you have in PayPal is the correct one since they'll only ship it to the confirmed shipping address. So far no issues with the two JDM reels either.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DirtyD64 » Fri Nov 03, 2017 6:07 pm

accodn2ryan wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:So I am considering a Metanium MGL HG from Japan, I figure you only live once and I want to give a JDM reel a shot. I really like the shallower spool, and really like my Chronarch MGL, so I figure I might take the plunge. Has anyone ordered with a debit card from digitaka or japantackle versus a paypal account??? Or should I go ahead and get a paypal account?

Also, is the difference worth it to forget the US warranty or should I wait till black Friday and get another Chronarch MGL/Zillion SV TW???


PayPal is the safest way to go if you're ordering international. I've placed 2 orders from digitaka using PayPal with no issues. Just make sure the confirmed shipping address you have in PayPal is the correct one since they'll only ship it to the confirmed shipping address. So far no issues with the two JDM reels either.


What 2 JDM reels do you own??? I had heard a few bad comments (not terrible just grinding feeling or not spectacular reviews) on the Metanium MGL, but EVERYONE hates on the SS/SV and I love mine. This has me really checking out the Metanium MGL and probably will lead to me ordering one this Xmas.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DavidSA » Sat Nov 04, 2017 2:00 pm

I must be the lucky one, my 13 and 16 mets have been perfect, both US and JDM versions. I've not cracked my 16 Mets open but that does look like a killer Alum gear. If I see wear on my Alum main I will consider brass but changing when I'm not having any problems does not make sense.

In other threads I've posted that I find it ironic that my go to cranking reels and spinnterbait reels are old Revo Premier Gen 1 and 2. I think they are full Alum and never any problems after years of use.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby DirtyD64 » Sun Nov 05, 2017 8:24 am

DavidSA wrote:I must be the lucky one, my 13 and 16 mets have been perfect, both US and JDM versions. I've not cracked my 16 Mets open but that does look like a killer Alum gear. If I see wear on my Alum main I will consider brass but changing when I'm not having any problems does not make sense.

In other threads I've posted that I find it ironic that my go to cranking reels and spinnterbait reels are old Revo Premier Gen 1 and 2. I think they are full Alum and never any problems after years of use.


Agreed, I must be VERY lucky, I have an SS/SV that makes me happy. I think Shimano's use of aluminum gears stands to evolve quickly. I am not sure how or if they cold forge baitcasting aluminum gears, but that is one concept/gimmick that actually seems to work. In inorganic chemistry and physics I learned to understand the principles they explain about forging a puck into a gear versus machining one. I am not sure if micro module teeth can be pressed (forged) that way, but I do understand from a scientific point why Shimano's cold forged gear is important.

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Re: Metanium mgl vs chronarch mgl thread

Postby accodn2ryan » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:34 am

DirtyD64 wrote:
accodn2ryan wrote:
DirtyD64 wrote:So I am considering a Metanium MGL HG from Japan, I figure you only live once and I want to give a JDM reel a shot. I really like the shallower spool, and really like my Chronarch MGL, so I figure I might take the plunge. Has anyone ordered with a debit card from digitaka or japantackle versus a paypal account??? Or should I go ahead and get a paypal account?

Also, is the difference worth it to forget the US warranty or should I wait till black Friday and get another Chronarch MGL/Zillion SV TW???


PayPal is the safest way to go if you're ordering international. I've placed 2 orders from digitaka using PayPal with no issues. Just make sure the confirmed shipping address you have in PayPal is the correct one since they'll only ship it to the confirmed shipping address. So far no issues with the two JDM reels either.


What 2 JDM reels do you own??? I had heard a few bad comments (not terrible just grinding feeling or not spectacular reviews) on the Metanium MGL, but EVERYONE hates on the SS/SV and I love mine. This has me really checking out the Metanium MGL and probably will lead to me ordering one this Xmas.


I actually have 3 now since I purchased one on my trip to Japan last month, Scorpion 71HG, Chronarch MGL, and Scorpion DC. I haven't spooled my Scoprion DC yet though.


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