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Old 01-10-2017, 11:53 PM   #1
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If someone has changed both the 7x12 headstock gears hi-lo gears to the metal ones, would you mind telling me how much louder they are than the stock plastic gears?

I'm replacing the spindle hi-lo gear with a metal one, and I'm trying to decide if I should replace the countershaft one with metal as well, or just leave it plastic.


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Old 01-11-2017, 02:23 AM   #2
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They sounded a bit louder when first used, however once the settle in and get a couple of hours use they are not all that much louder. That's my take on them, same applies to using metal change gears.

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Old 01-11-2017, 01:45 PM   #3
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Leave the countershaft one plastic as a fail safe. The countershaft is easier to change in the event of a snag but the spindle one is a lot harder.
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If I change both spindle and countershaft to metal gears, what would break?
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Probably burn the motor out or the speed board.


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