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Carbontex Washer For Chronarch Ci4+

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I just got my new CI4+ in and I am in love with it (I some what wish i got these instead of the new curados) but I want to replace the drag on it. I have never used Carbontex Drag Washers before and i cant find a size of washer that is listed for the CI4+ on their website. I was thinking that the Curado 200DHSV or the Calcutta TE200 model washers would be good fits but is there a better option?

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What don't you like about the drag on the Chronarch? It already has cross carbon drag washers, so you'll be replacing it with essentially the same thing.

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What don't you like about the drag on the Chronarch? It already has cross carbon drag washers, so you'll be replacing it with essentially the same thing.

Nothing much I just have a problem with wanting to tune reels lol. I usually just put in boca bearings but this time I want to try carbontex washers after hearing so much about it. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't carbontex washer increase drag pressure? I thought it would be a little nicer if the chronarch had just a tad more drag pressure.

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Nothing much I just have a problem with wanting to tune reels lol. I usually just put in boca bearings but this time I want to try carbontex washers after hearing so much about it. Correct me if I'm wrong but doesn't carbontex washer increase drag pressure? I thought it would be a little nicer if the chronarch had just a tad more drag pressure.

It already has carbon washers, so I don't know how much more surface the carbontex will create. You might get another pound. Maybe. I doubt you'd see much benefit. It already has 11lbs of drag, which is pretty significant compared to similar reels.

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The weave and texture are sometimes different on the Carbontex compared to stock carbon fiber drags. Granted though that the difference will be much less than over say, dartanium etc.

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In terms of performance the stock and Carbontex washers are pretty equal. However I still make the swap because over time, the Carbontex will out perform the stock.

 

Give this link a read:

 

http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-forums/topic/127167-carbontex-vs-dartainium-in-shimano-reels/

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I have three Chronarch C14's now and although I have replaced bearings and drags in my other Shimano reels, I have found the black anti rust bearings in them pretty darn smooth and efficient and the drags also pretty efficient, so I have left them alone for the time being.

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