360 Tuna Fishers Forum banner

1 - 20 of 48 Posts

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
751 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
It would be a great service to many of us who are thinking of up grading reels for someone to take the time to list the different Stella models and maybe a chart of the interchangeable spools for each model. Also some comment on service support of each model. I have done much reading and am more confused than ever. Can JDM models be serviced in the USA? What is the difference between '08's, SW's ? How can one thinking of buying a used Stella know the difference between a JDM or a US model?
Don't want to get a "good deal" on a reel that is not able to be serviced, or buying a reel with the intention of upgrading spool only to find out it can't be done.
With all the current posts on this subject there is a great need for this.
My hat's off to who ever puts this info into a form that is easily viewed and different models can be quickly compared. THANKS IN ADVANCE!!!!!
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
1,764 Posts
I just had a JDM Stella 10K serviced in the U.S. (replaced body due to snapped frame). The warranty didn't apply though so I had to pay for the body.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
724 Posts
If you had sent it to Japan would they have waranteed it? Isn't Japan closer to you than the U.S.? Do the JDM reels have anything like Platinum service available to them?
 

·
-- Tackle Ho --
Joined
·
2,766 Posts
I guess I could do it. :) First of all, the way to tell them apart between JDM and USDM is this, JDM will always have the SW in from of the number model. As you can see USDM will say ******SW and JDM will say SW*****. Also, JDM will have the "gear" PG, HG, XG on the back of the number SW*****PG (HG or XG).

2002 (FA = US Model)

Stella 4000FA Spool interchangeable with 5000FA.
Stella 5000FA Spool interchangeable with 4000FA.

Stella 6000FA Spool interchangeable with 8000FA.
Stella 8000FA Spool interchangeable with 6000FA.

Stella 10000FA Spool interchangeable with 16000SW or 20000FA. (16000SW is JDM upgrade spool.
Stella 20000FA Spool interchangeable with 16000SW or 10000FA.

2008 (SW = JDM Model)

Stella SW4000PG No spool interchangeable.
Stella SW4000XG No spool interchangeable.

Stella SW5000PG Spool interchangeable with SW6000** and SW5000S (SW6000 is more capacity and SW5000S is shallow spool)
Stella SW5000HG Spool interchangeable with SW6000** and SW5000S (SW6000 is more capacity and SW5000S is shallow spool)
Stella SW5000XG Spool interchangeable with SW6000** and SW5000S (SW6000 is more capacity and SW5000S is shallow spool)

Stella SW6000PG Spool interchangeable with SW5000** and SW5000S is shallow spool.
Stella SW6000HG Spool interchangeable with SW5000** and SW5000S is shallow spool.

Stella SW8000PG Spool interchangeable with SW10000**, SW12000, 10000SW (USDM), SOM8000, SOM16000
Stella SW8000HG Spool interchangeable with SW10000**, SW12000, 10000SW (USDM), SOM8000, SOM16000

Stella SW10000PG Spool interchangeable with SW8000**, SW12000, 10000SW (USDM), SOM8000, SOM16000
Stella SW10000XG Spool interchangeable with SW8000**, SW12000, 10000SW (USDM), SOM8000, SOM16000

Stella SW18000HG Spool interchangeable with SW20000PG, SW20000MAX, SOM18000, SOM20000
Stella SW20000PG Spool interchangeable with SW18000HG, SW20000MAX, SOM18000, SOM20000

2009 (SW = USDM Model)

Stella 5000SW Spool interchangeable with SW6000** (JDM) and SW5000S (SW6000 is more capacity and SW5000S is shallow spool)

Stella 8000SWPG Spool interchangeable with SW10000** (JDM), 10000SW (USDM), SW12000, SOM8000, SOM16000
Stella 8000SW Spool interchangeable with SW10000** (JDM), 10000SW (USDM), SW12000, SOM8000, SOM16000

Stella 10000SW Spool interchangeable with SW10000** (JDM), 8000SW (USDM), SW12000, SOM8000, SOM16000

Stella 18000SW Spool interchangeable with SW20000PG, 20000SW (USDM), SW20000MAX, SOM18000, SOM20000
Stella 20000SW Spool interchangeable with SW20000PG, 18000SW (USDM), SW20000MAX, SOM18000, SOM20000

2002 spool are not interchangeable with the 2008/09 spool.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
5,457 Posts
If you had sent it to Japan would they have waranteed it? Isn't Japan closer to you than the U.S.? Do the JDM reels have anything like Platinum service available to them?

Japan is Closer, but all his Mail still goes thru the Hub in NY. Most guys outside of the USA complain about Shimano's service and prefer Daiwa's to it. Were all lucky that Shimano US takes good care of us.

d-a
 

·
Site Sponsor
Joined
·
751 Posts
Discussion Starter #9
That chart needs to be a 'sticky' somewhere easy to find... Thanks...
X2
Thanks so much for your time and effort. This will really make things much simpler.
 

·
Senior Member
Joined
·
5,457 Posts
X2
Thanks so much for your time and effort. This will really make things much simpler.


If it doesnt, you will be able to find it easier since you have posted in it. Just search for your user ID.

d-a
 

·
-- Tackle Ho --
Joined
·
2,766 Posts
Toppa, i dont think the 4000fa and 5000fa spools are interchangeable.... i believe Tony420 told me this

Hmm... I remember it was but I could be wrong. :D
 
1 - 20 of 48 Posts
Top