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74 Lynx track tension & alignment

Whats the proper track tension for the track on my 74 Lynx? Any tricks for the alignment?
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74 Lynx 1 is same as 72 Puma. The problem is the track fabric likes to tighten when dry as these aren’t Kevlar but polyester. So I like to run as loose as I can without ratcheting. Let it hang at least an inch off the skid in the middle when jacked. If the track is rubbing hard on one side of the skid that can be caused by either the track tension bolts being uneven, the rear axle having an issue or the idlers being worn uneven, OR the suspension skid tension is lopsided where one side of the torsion springs is tighter than the other. TAke your time and count threads as you adjust all the various bolts.
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