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wick
07-31-2011, 06:04 AM
Been ripping my rubber stopper apart on my SOS. Got the bow in March and I'm on my third one. tried everything from a quarter inch off the string, more than that and right on the string. the only thing that seems to help is that I have put a small piece of foam behind the rubber to keep it from over stretching the rubber. The only problem now is that i have noticeable string noise. any one else got any suggestions or remedies?

pizzadave
07-31-2011, 06:12 AM
I am not real familiar with the SOS setup.... but if it's anything like the STS... make sure that it is a good 1/8 inch away from your string at rest... that is Martin's recommended install, and I would assume that the SOS would have a similar install instruction.... ?? just a thought

archerx7
07-31-2011, 06:22 AM
Make sure the string is lined up deadcenter on the SOS, if its slightly off center it will wear the SOS much faster. The string on my Onza is just lightly touching the SOS at rest.

wick
07-31-2011, 06:29 AM
It is slightly off to one side. the only thing is that there isn't any left or right adjustment for the SOS.

Speedykills
07-31-2011, 06:36 AM
Been ripping my rubber stopper apart on my SOS. Got the bow in March and I'm on my third one. tried everything from a quarter inch off the string, more than that and right on the string. the only thing that seems to help is that I have put a small piece of foam behind the rubber to keep it from over stretching the rubber. The only problem now is that i have noticeable string noise. any one else got any suggestions or remedies?

I thought alot of people were replacing them with cable rod and guide setup!

archerx7
07-31-2011, 06:40 AM
It is slightly off to one side. the only thing is that there isn't any left or right adjustment for the SOS.

The mounting holes on the SOS should be elongated to allow left to right adjustments of it. Loosen the 2 set screws that hold it in place and slide it untill centered and then retighten the scews, if the holes are actually holes and not slots, then you need to contact Martin about getting a replacement. You should be able to adjust it side to side. See the SOS on mine in the picture below, the holes are slotted.

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wick
07-31-2011, 07:24 AM
Stupid me, my bad. I should get the thing out of the case and look at it before writing next time. It's not that there isn't any left or right adjustment I'm just maxed out in the direction that it needs to go. Maybe another one will line up a little better. I noticed on that last post that there is foam behind the rubber. What material did you use? hows it working?

wscywabbit
07-31-2011, 07:29 AM
IDK what archer used, but I bought a little bit of foam weather strip for doors at Lowes for like $2. Cut a piece to fit, and have not tore a single SOS so far (knock on wood). My SOS is centered and you can barely see daylight between it and the string.

wick
07-31-2011, 08:58 AM
I actually had a spare SOS assembly that was given to me at the shop because someone didn't want it on his set up. Mounted it on my TRG and it still has to be maxed out to get it about 1/32 to a 64th off of center. not that noticeable but maybe enough to tear em up. Here's an old photo that I took of the set up, maybe you can see where the screws are at there max position. Since the photo was taken I've backed it off to the next set of holes to get it off the string a little more.

Ford
08-01-2011, 03:57 AM
I had the same issue with mine, it ran out of adjustment and couldnt be put in the proper position. Took all of 2 months to rip it. Mine didnt rip in the center but at the far edge where it loops around the plastic. I scraped the whole thing, not going to keep buying rubbers for something that isnt designed to work more then 300 shots. Shipping will kill you by the way from martin. I payed I think 23 for the sos system, and something like 10 for shipping a part that weighed 4 oz. Save your money and frustration and buy a sims string decelerator, I absolutely love mine, and it quieted my bow twice as good as the sos. Huge difference! And now I can use a kisser if I choose to.

wscywabbit
08-01-2011, 06:07 AM
you should post pics of your setup with the Sims... just saying ;)

Ford
08-01-2011, 08:43 AM
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This is the sims on the bowtech equalizer, I took it off the exile and trimmed it down. But the sims will mount to a front stabilizer hole or rear all for the same price. I payed 40 including shipping on ebay brand new. so easy to mount a caveman could do it........

Ford
08-01-2011, 08:46 AM
sorry i attached the second picture on accident, shouldnt be there. dont know how to delete it. aparently cave men cant post pictures, but i can mount a string stop.

wick
08-02-2011, 05:55 PM
LOL Ford, I've been contiplating the lower string suppressor. my exile only has a hole in the front of the riser, one of the earlier models i'm told. I'm not a big fan of mounting the suppressor that way. all the energy doesn't dissapate into the riser as efficiently but I'm not looking forward to buying these little peices of rubber all the time either. been lucky so far and they have been free from my shop but they won't be that way forever.

Destroyer
08-02-2011, 07:38 PM
all the energy doesn't dissapate into the riser as efficiently

I don't think you want all of it to go into the riser, could be a real benefit.

Ford
08-04-2011, 08:36 AM
the bowtech mounts in the back of the riser, so it looks cleaner and works well. But if I was still running the exile I think I would have used it still. I think it works better then the sos in noise reduction, and it doesnt break every 300 shots. I was so pissed to pay so much in shipping, I would have to replace it monthly. If there werent other options I was willing to just scrap the sos completely and hope they deer dont hear it coming.