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Lews& Abu Revos,same Internals?

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Hey guys been thinking about this for a couple days and thought I'd get some advice.I know both lews and abu are made by doyo but theres one thing I don't understand,they both supposedly share some internal parts but you NEVER here about a lews having problems, abu on the other hand you here a lot about clutch re-engagement problems. I even experienced it first hand. I owned a new gen abu orra sx and a lews speed spool and never had a minutes trouble out of the speed spool but the abu developed a sticky thumbar within the first two months and it wasn't the first one that did it to me either. so heres my point of view on it option A: lews has a HUGE pro staff(like denali) and there are a bunch of "trollers" pushing lews, option B: lews got doyo to tighten up QC on their reels so there wouldn't be as many problems or option C: the huge hunk of brass that abu calls d2 duragear is causing some kind of problem with re-engagement.  I may be completely wrong with my assumptions (correct me if I am) but what do yall think?  thanks

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i think your over thinkin it .if i was in your boat it be lews all the way no lookin back no thinkin .

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As both being my 2 favorite brands i can tell you that the internals look almost the exact same, wether they are the same parts or not i dont know but ive never had any issues with either one...

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If I were to bet, I lean towards 1. There are dozens of models when you combine all the brands made there so it can be dicey comparing apples to apples among them. I don't believe for a second that the QC level is intentionally raised or lowered by anyone. One of the options distributors seem to have is lubrication. Revos tend to be loaded and the lews are much more conservative (dry would be a bit of an over statement). That's all the sticky clutch is. Nothing a good cleaning won't take care of. I know guys that love their GMC truck but swear at Chevy's. The Revo Lews debate is the same deal. 

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Ok so which revo are my bb1 pros comparable to?

To say that lews are so popular and have no problems because they have a huge pro staff of trollers pushing their reels may be the absolute dumbest thing I've ever read.

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BB1 pro is probably comparable to an STX but the Lew's has a deeper spool, longer handle and aluminum frame as opposed to alloy. The internals will be identical. 

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Ok so which revo are my bb1 pros comparable to?

To say that lews are so popular and have no problems because they have a huge pro staff of trollers pushing their reels may be the absolute dumbest thing I've ever read.

Well you do have to admit they have a really big pro staff, not to mention several collegiate& high school bass fishing teams they sponsor too

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BB1 pro is probably comparable to an STX but the Lew's has a deeper spool, longer handle and aluminum frame as opposed to alloy. The internals will be identical.

What about the brakes? Are they identical?

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If I remember they are both dual braking. I'm not positive without looking if they are identical to one another but both will have brake parts found in other models of both brands in some configuration. 

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I've had issues with both brands. Owned 2 lews and 1 Abu Garcia. I since have moved in and chosen another brand that's been more reliable for me.

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I own 10 lews reels and 4 Abu revos.(2 s, 1 sx, 1 gen 3 winch)

I have replaced a few worm gears on the revos. I have replaced 2 clutch assemblies on the lews.

I like both reels but the customer service is top notch at Lews. I will purchase more Lews reels in the future.

I will also buy a revo if I can get them at a discounted rate.

Lew's does sponsor some college teams and high school teams. I started a high school team at my last job and Lew's gave these kids a good discount to get them started. They was able to purchase 2 rod and reels there first year at a discounted rate. Seems like an awesome way to get more kids involved in a life long activity.

I contacted numerous companies about some type of discounted program and no one had anything like what Lew's offered.

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If I remember they are both dual braking. I'm not positive without looking if they are identical to one another but both will have brake parts found in other models of both brands in some configuration.

BB1 Pro has the 27 position adjustable centrifugal "Speedcast" brakes.

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