Upgrading or Replacing Ambassadeur Drags

Discussion in 'Reel Repair and Upgrades' started by Abu, Sep 30, 2005.

  1. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    I am sure there are several different ways of upgrading drags. This is how I upgrade mine. These are only my opinions and what works for me. I have replaced my newer Ambassadeur reels with Carbontex Smoothies and they are the best washers I have used. I see many top name reel manufacturers are using them in their new model reels. This tutorial shows an Ambassadeur 5000-C being upgraded. There are some minor variations in different reels but this should give you a basic understanding. Check Abu Garcia's Website to find the exact schematic for your reel.
    Link To Upgrading Your Ambassadeur Drag System John Tokie Abu
     
  2. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Ha! You beat me to it. I was working on the same thing. Guess I don't need to post it :crying:

    Good job on the tutorial!

    /Scott
     

  3. Abu

    Abu New Member

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    Scott... Please post yours here too. I was going to use a more popular reel like the Ambassadeur 6000series but already started on the old 5000-c.
    John Abu
     
  4. gottafish

    gottafish New Member

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    Good point. I've got pics taken while doing a 6500 C4. Will finish the writeup and post, hopefully later this weekend. Right now I'm off to the treestand!
    /Scott