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    elevator cable tension

    Hi Guys,
    After hanging the elevator for trial run, I noticed that the cable tension changes from elevator up to elevator down. The cables get tighter with elevator up and looser with elevator down. I dont have the ballancer hook up yet and was checking by moving the elevator itself and not using the stick.

    Is this normal? If not what could be going on? I skimmed through the erection manual and did a search here but didnt find anything helpful.
    Thanks.
    Ted

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    are your turn buckles end forks and everything at the joints free to rotate where they bolt to elevator/plates ect, I would guess something is jaming at the tighter position....

    I am not explaining this well.... someone care to try...

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    Yes, every thing is free to move as it needs.
    I just made a call and was told that a slight change in tension is normal. This is due to the lower cable connection point is slightly closer to the elevator pivot point compared to the upper cable connection point. Makes sense???
    Thanks.
    T

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    Iamcamper,
    are your cables run under the floor tubes or above like stock?

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