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[Help Thread] Puzzle Setup / Tension Discussion

PetrusQuber

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Alright, I took some time to find what I thought was best for me, I’m now on 30 quarter screw revolutions, 0.8 for centrepiece travel, 1.0 for elasticity, 1 for magnets, and my setup is completely dry at the moment, because I want to break it in first and do a ‘completely dry’ review before lubing.
 
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Usually gan is pretty good with sending replacement parts. My friend got the X on pre-order and when it came with a defective core gan responded very quickly and all they needed were pictures and boom, replacement core.
how long did it take for them to ship the core? My XS core is broken.
 

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it's not hard. Just turn the screw a quarter turn at a time and keep pulling on the edge until you have your desired tension.
That's why they include the adjustment tools. They look really weird but as soon as you see them in use it will all make sense
Apparently this got two ways to adjust, a plastic part that has 7 different "clicks" to adjust the tension and the usual screws. I tried turning the screws a quarter, didn't feel a change, then another, still not sure if there is a change. Not going to take apart the cube right now, but probably gotta do that to get the tension right.

EDIT: and also tried the clicks at 3 and 7 and not sure about the difference
 

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Apparently this got two ways to adjust, a plastic part that has 7 different "clicks" to adjust the tension and the usual screws. I tried turning the screws a quarter, didn't feel a change, then another, still not sure if there is a change. Not going to take apart the cube right now, but probably gotta do that to get the tension right.

EDIT: and also tried the clicks at 3 and 7 and not sure about the difference
The clicks are not the actual tensions, they are the spring strength.
 

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The clicks are not the actual tensions, they are the spring strength.
Yeah, more clicks = less space for spring = stronger spring. I'm still not sure what I'm looking for adjusting this. Guess I'll just experiment. Should I put a tiny amount of lube on the springs when I take this thing apart to make the spring creaking sound go away?
 

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Yeah, more clicks = less space for spring = stronger spring. I'm still not sure what I'm looking for adjusting this. Guess I'll just experiment. Should I put a tiny amount of lube on the springs when I take this thing apart to make the spring creaking sound go away?
YES. Put silicone lube on all plastic/metal contact surfaces. Also don't use anything other than a silicone lube since water-based lubes will make your hardware rust.
 

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YES. Put silicone lube on all plastic/metal contact surfaces. Also don't use anything other than a silicone lube since water-based lubes will make your hardware rust.
I guess the GAN "Magic lube" is alright?
 

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Traxxas Diff
I'll try the GAN, if it doesn't keep long I'll consider something else...I have a silicone oil stick for car door rubber seals, maybe that's a bit heavier? Not sure if we have just that Traxxas Diff here in Finland, but I'm sure there's something similar I could consider if the above mentioned options don't suffice.
 

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Yes, just remove centrecap. There’s a blue tensioning system, and the screws. The screws are the tension, the blue stuff for elasticity. If you feel the cube is too tight, do a anticlockwise quarter turn on every screw with a screw driver. Keep repeating until you feel it’s loose enough. Remember to make sure you’ve turned each side’s screw and equal amount of times, or it’ll become uneven. For loose cubes, do the same, but other way round. For the tensioning tool, I believe it is on 0, which is weakest. Push down with the tool, and count the clicks until you hit what number you want. Repeat with other sides. I think 5-8 is best.
 
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