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What is the difference between Chinese and Swedish Abu Garcia 7000 series?

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some plastic parts and cheezy springs under the hood biggrin.gif
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Abu 7000's made in Taiwan are fine. Parts are interchangeable with Swedish made Abus.

The Abu 7000i's have different parts, and don't seem to be as well made. I have owned them all and this is only my opinion.

Currently, I have Swedish made 7800's, 7500's and Taiwanese 7500's and 7000's. My reels made in Taiwan are solid and would not hesitate to buy more!
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Abu 7000's made in Taiwan are fine. Parts are interchangeable with Swedish made Abus.
The Abu 7000i's have different parts, and don't seem to be as well made. I have owned them all and this is only my opinion.
Currently, I have Swedish made 7800's, 7500's and Taiwanese 7500's and 7000's. My reels made in Taiwan are solid and would not hesitate to buy more!


I agree Quan. Those Taiwan reels are made by Omoto, who makes a darned good reel, IMO, of course.

 

Anyhow, about the OP question. I, for the life of me, don't know why Abu changed their 7000 reel. Those "i" reels with those confounded springs just doesn't make sense. I liked the 7000i pro rocket when I had it a few years back, but just didn't like those springs!

 

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 The top pic is from an " i " reel, There are those tiny spring on the return lever than can give someone a hard time if they don't know the springs are there and fly off while disassembling the reel. 

The bottom is the simple 7000. Just easy!


Edited by jimmy z - 4/3/12 at 5:26am
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I agree Quan. Those Taiwan reels are made by Omoto, who makes a darned good reel, IMO, of course.

Anyhow, about the OP question. I, for the life of me, don't know why Abu changed their 7000 reel. Those "i" reels with those confounded springs just doesn't make sense. I liked the 7000i pro rocket when I had it a few years back, but just didn't like those springs!


I owned the Abu 7000i Rocket for a little while too, but hated those springs, and didn't want to service 10 Abus with all different parts...didn't make any sense. There were no true upgrades to the "i" series reels were there to justify the change in parts?
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I own the 7001HS made in Taiwan and it is a pure garbage...I also own the 7001i and the 7001c3 made in China and both are solid reels.
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The smoothest 7000 I ever used was "assembled in Sweden" from parts made in Taiwan. It was a green 7000B. I would buy another in a heartbeat.
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You have to admit...it's the same Abu gear heads that pop in on these questions. By a large margin the "loosest" and fastest casting (out of the box) Abu 7000 series IMHO has been the "Assembled in Sweden" variety. Proof??? Take a gander at the prices over the last few years. In the beginning folks shunned them since they weren't made by elves of the far north. Once the word was out this series was every bit the equal to the "Made in Sweden" (if not a touch better) the dollars started rising damn quick.

I have only one issue with the Chinese "I" series...scratch that, 2 issues. First is the location of the 1 way bearing in the handle boss. I know it sounds minor but by adding nearly 1/2" an inch to the length of the boss (placing the handle that much further from the chassis) the reel becomes out of balance in any normal fishing situation. 2nd issue...I'm just flat out tired of sending dollars to overseas, "I make $250 a month" plants that install nets to keep their employees from leaping off the roof. Rant over...

Their are so many of the original Swedish version (for now anyway) available at reasonable prices it seems silly to invest your money in a Wally World special with a "plastic" life expectancy.

Hey, that felt kind of good... icon14.gif

Dutch
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I own the 7001HS made in Taiwan and it is a pure garbage...I also own the 7001i and the 7001c3 made in China and both are solid reels.

This is quite surprising as it's exactly the opposite of my experience of products manufactured from Taiwan versus China. China product quality seems to be like the way Japan product quality soon after WWII. It took Japan perhaps 20+ years before their product quality got to where people started to think it was worth much. Perhaps the specific model (7001HS) wasn't a very good one, and it may not have been to your liking even if it was made in Sweden.
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I have some old made in Sweden 6501 C3, I have a couple of Records also made in Sweden and I have 2 7001i reels made in China. I have had my old 6501 reels for probably 20 years and the 7001i reels for 6 or 7 years never have had any problems with any of them they are built solid and very upgradeable. The Swedish made reels are just smoother. If you take care of them an service them. I don't see any difference in durabilty as some have claimed.
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