Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

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Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Mon Aug 27, 2018 4:44 pm

I fish with a friend who said he has a mint TD-X 103 for sale, I told him to bring it by and let me take a look. It's definitely a TD-X but it's got the TD-Z body and frame. Gold spool and cc Cap and what appears to be cheaper controls. Can someone give me some info on this reel...and what I should offer him. It's brand new...
Never really got into the Xs and don't know to much about them but I was expecting a traditional looking X not one that looked like the Z.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Polkfish1 » Mon Aug 27, 2018 5:25 pm

P—That’s the cranker; http://jdmfishing.com/daiwa/td-x/

Looks like one on eBay was listed for 150.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:44 pm

Do the internals compare to the TD-z? I was thinking of giving him $125 He also has a 105 version of this same reel, I think he wants to trade a Zillion for it.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Mon Aug 27, 2018 6:59 pm

The temptation to build them up a little and have custom painted is ever present!

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by BigG » Tue Aug 28, 2018 10:55 am

There were 3 levels of TD's: TDS, TDX, and TDZ. TDSs were the cheaper version listed for about $150, TDXs were a tournament favorite for years listed for about $200. The TDZ was the cream of the crop at a list of $350. As you go thru the reels they get more bearing with the TDZ having magnesium frame. The TDZ priced at $350 was pretty expensive, but worth every penny. I remember looking at the Cabela's catalog and debating weather to get a TDS or TDX, not way I would pay $350 for a reel. I hope someone with more info can correct my memory and add additional info as needed.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Tue Aug 28, 2018 2:43 pm

I've seen a lot of TD-Xs but until now have never seen one that looked exactly like the TD-Z...he's got the 103 and 105 and they look exactly like a TD-Z.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by johns » Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:05 pm

not sure but I think the Japan model was the same as the tdz minus some bearings.

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:06 pm

I'll buy the 103 but do you think it worth a OG Zillion for the 105h TD-X?

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by pharmboy2010 » Tue Aug 28, 2018 7:48 pm

JDM TD-X was magnesium and pretty much a TD-Z minus some bearings, non-clicking cast control cap, non-metal drag star, different ported aluminum spool, among a few other minor differences. Very good reel as is or could be upgraded pretty easily to get pretty much TD-Z performance. They originally retailed for around $250-$300 depending on the exchange rate. I would definitely go for the 103. As far as trading the Zillion for the 105, that really depends on the condition of the Zillion and what you want/need more. The Zillion is a known workhorse, where the TD-X 105 is less of a brute and more of a finessey reel.
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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by Moosehead » Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:18 pm

Thanks for the info!

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Re: Daiwa TD-X 103p, TD-Z?

Post by hoohoorjoo » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:42 am

Here is a good source for info on all discontinued JDM reels from 5 to 20 yrs ago.
https://japantackle.com/reel-archives/c ... hives.html
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