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    Yes - back the limb bolts out till the rigging is loose then take the cable off the outer post of the cam and add 2 twists tighter to it.
    Do the same to the other cable on the other cam.
    Then tighten your limb bolts all the way back in and see what the measurement is from the post to the cable.
    If it is at 1/8" - then measure your axle to axle and see if it is still in spec.
    If ata is short - back the limb bolts out again and take one twist out of the shooting string.
    Tighten it up and check again.

    After you add the initial twists to the cables and tighten it back up - you will be able to see the amount of change it made and will
    know what to do to get it where you want it.

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    After getting the cams wrapped up and the ata on spec - then you will want to make sure they are timed together (at full draw)
    like shown in the video posted earlier.
    To adjust that you just add a half to one twist to one cable, or take a half or full out of the other cable will you get both modules
    hitting at the same time.

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    Default Kinda making sense!

    Quote Originally Posted by Spiker View Post
    Yes - back the limb bolts out till the rigging is loose then take the cable off the outer post of the cam and add 2 twists tighter to it.
    Do the same to the other cable on the other cam.
    Then tighten your limb bolts all the way back in and see what the measurement is from the post to the cable.
    If it is at 1/8" - then measure your axle to axle and see if it is still in spec.
    If ata is short - back the limb bolts out again and take one twist out of the shooting string.
    Tighten it up and check again.

    After you add the initial twists to the cables and tighten it back up - you will be able to see the amount of change it made and will
    know what to do to get it where you want it.
    When you are referring to the outer post of the cams are you referring to the cam post that is outside (or above the limb) of the limb vs. the cable post that is on the interior of the limb?
    Everything else is clear, but I am not quite understanding the outer post!
    Thanks, great info!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhntr7973 View Post
    When you are referring to the outer post of the cams are you referring to the cam post that is outside (or above the limb) of the limb vs. the cable post that is on the interior of the limb?
    Everything else is clear, but I am not quite understanding the outer post!
    Thanks, great info!
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    Quote Originally Posted by droppixel View Post
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    Awesome! That is the post I thought you were talking about but wasn't positive. That definitely helps out!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bwhntr7973 View Post
    Awesome! That is the post I thought you were talking about but wasn't positive. That definitely helps out!
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    So if I put my bow in the press and add a couple of twists to the power cables it will bring the post closer to the cable? I just put new cables and string on my Onza and the posts are approx 1/4" from post to cable right now. They are even on both sides but still a wider gap than 1/8" that is needed. Man I love this tech forum for this type of information.

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    adding twists to the cables will move the posts closer to the limbs, so "optimal" would be about 1/8" gap between the post and the limb. However, that is just one visual cue to watch. You should still make sure that the cams are timed correctly and that your draw weight, ATA and Brace are in spec... remember, adding twists to your cables will raise your draw weight, shorten your ATA, and lengthen your Brace.So pay attention to them and try to keep them in line with spec.
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    So I did a little tuning on the Onza today. I put twists in the power cables and they now have just over 1/8" gap. The poundage I thought I'd lost when new strings and cables were installed is back. As well as the ATA and brace height being correct. The bow draws smoother and is much quieter than before. Thanks for all the help guys.

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