Daiwa T3 MX

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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Mcyl » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:59 am

The question now is...how can we supertune it?

I figured an RCS handle with 4BB + Eva knobs
And a RCS 1012 would do nicely.

Are there more places like the level wind to shove more BB in?
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Buck2thPerch » Wed Jan 30, 2013 12:13 pm

Mcyl wrote:The question now is...how can we supertune it?

I figured an RCS handle with 4BB + Eva knobs
And a RCS 1012 would do nicely.

Are there more places like the level wind to shove more BB in?

The USDM T3-Ballistic and T3-1016 can have up to 11+1 bearings. My T3-1016: Added a bearing per knob and levelwind bearing. Total 11+1 bearing and super smooth reel vs stock. The T3-Ballistic has rivetted knobs so your only chance to get 11+1 Bearing is to swap out the stock handle with a 4BB Handle and then add the Levelwind bearing. Other than Spool upgrade and a new killer paint job, the USDM T3's are like every other Daiwa Reel.
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby aussiebasser » Wed Jan 30, 2013 1:27 pm

Mcyl is in Australia. We mostly get the JDM reels here, not the USDM.
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Buck2thPerch » Wed Jan 30, 2013 2:45 pm

aussiebasser wrote:Mcyl is in Australia. We mostly get the JDM reels here, not the USDM.

Correct and I knew that. :D I was just stating what could be done as the JDM and USDM T3-Ballistic/T3-1016 dont look to be that different. And I do not see any difference with these T3's as the T3 MX should hold almost the same upgrade paths.

If the T3-MX has 6+1 bearing and being its a JDM reel, from my past experience with JDM reels, this has hold true: most likely the knobs should support at least one bearing each. The T3-MX stock will have plastic bushings. However, I will not be surprised if the knobs actually contain two bushings each and can be swapped out with bearings. And if I am also right, the last place would be the Levelwind bushing to bearing conversion. That would up the total bearing to 11+1.
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby kazama » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:03 pm

Still made in Malaysia??
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Mcyl » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:09 pm

kazama wrote:Still made in Malaysia??

I thought it was Thailand. It doesn't faze me. I wish there's spool shallower than the RCS 1012
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby E73Bass » Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:46 am

I want one! =P~
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Teal101 » Mon Feb 04, 2013 11:01 am

I'll be getting a XHL in the future for topwaters, that gear ratio is insane. Great looking T3 finally!
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby SmallieSmasher » Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:58 pm

I always thought the public opinion on T3's wasn't all that great, with people saying the quality was lacklustre... Now I don't know what to believe.
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby BigG » Mon Feb 04, 2013 3:03 pm

kazama wrote:Still made in Malaysia??


Is it made in Malaysia or just assembled in Malaysia?
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby biggs » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:04 pm

SmallieSmasher wrote:I always thought the public opinion on T3's wasn't all that great, with people saying the quality was lacklustre... Now I don't know what to believe.


That was mostly the opinion of people who never actually fished with it.

I want one!
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby Mcyl » Mon Feb 04, 2013 4:49 pm

biggs wrote:
SmallieSmasher wrote:I always thought the public opinion on T3's wasn't all that great, with people saying the quality was lacklustre... Now I don't know what to believe.


That was mostly the opinion of people who never actually fished with it.

I want one!


Who cares, it looks good! Being all matte black is probably the smartest design move for daiwa.
So much easier to sell custom handles, colour accents etc. it's a tuners dream.
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby kakaryan » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:17 pm

I believe the first batch T3 did scare some people away, included me. It was not a bad reel, but for that price, the retrieve was not smoooth, the T-wing clutch felt sticky, the finish was rough, the brake dial had problem, and had grooving issue when using braid......

I wish the newer T3 SV will give us better quality, especially when it is asking even more: 42,500yen now. 8-[
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Re: Daiwa T3 MX

Postby BRbasser » Mon Feb 04, 2013 7:29 pm

I have a T3 and it is spooled with Suffix 832 30lb braid. I have been using it 5 days per week for about an hour each day for the past 2 months. It is mounted on NRX 893c and it is my senko throwing setup. It casts like a dream and there is no grooving on the reel. I will definitely buy one in black with the orange spool and accents.
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