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Old 01-10-2018, 10:22 PM
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Without the handy dandy tool from Doo, is there a "DIY" method? Like "Put a 10lb weight on the track at the apex of the sag, and tighten to 1.5 inches?"





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You should be able to slip two fingers stacked vertically between the track and the rails at the point with the most sag. Thats without them being crushed nor loose enough you could fit three just good n tight. Any tighter and you will bind it up and loose power. Any loser and on the G4 I have founds its prone to wratcheting (its worse in NW wet heavy snow). After making any adjustments Always run the sled with the track in the air afterwards and eyeball through the track windows from the back to make surety track is staying centered
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I was told take a rod or punch and push down on the track with it using one finger. The strength in the joint of your finger is real close to the 15 lbs or whatever the spec is to get 1.5” deflection.
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15lb kettlebell.... midpoint on the track.

cut two pieces of wood to 1.25" thick and use those as the gauge blocks

Run the sled on the stand a bit to make sure the track stays centered in the tunnel and does not rub on the sides.






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Ha! The tension tool is only $50 but everybody suggests a redneck Mcgyver solution instead. First knuckle or just the tip? http://shopus.woodystraction.com/c/s...6902.733.0.0.0
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https://www.grainger.com/product/6AGK7

Not only for the track but also the primary and a secondary belt .
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Ha! The tension tool is only $50 but everybody suggests a redneck Mcgyver solution instead.
I actually see the spring gauge as a the redneck solution... constant weight is a more accurate way to set the track.

To me, it doesn't matter if it a 15lb kettle bell or a machined billet steel weight with powder coat.... 15lbs is 15 lbs as long as it fits the application.






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15lb kettlebell.... midpoint on the track.

cut two pieces of wood to 1.25" thick and use those as the gauge blocks

Run the sled on the stand a bit to make sure the track stays centered in the tunnel and does not rub on the sides.
Same weight and distance for all lengths of track?
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Just eyeball it worked for me for the last 30 years even when I worked at the dealership. Maybe my Eyeballs are calibrated by now not sure but it is much easier than made out on here. If you use a punch and push down on it for example why not use the same finger and just push down on the track
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