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    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?
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    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
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    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.

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    It is slightly off to one side. the only thing is that there isn't any left or right adjustment for the SOS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wick View Post
    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?
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    Quote Originally Posted by wick View Post
    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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    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?
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    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.
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    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.
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    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.
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