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How much is any pre-load/tension to you put on your adjustable clutch cable?

I have been doing some searching and found conflicting things. Some people say that you need to have it totally release and other people say its built to have some pre-load from the factory.
 

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NO PRELOAD! Set for a full release adjusting free play so the pedal releases where you want.
 

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http://www.steeda.com/news/tech_articles/instructions_double_hook_quadrant.php

"6) Adjust the clutch by turning the Cable Adjuster. Be sure the clutch fully releases when the pedal is depressed, and the clutch is fully engaged with light tension on the cable when the pedal is released."

"Note: The clutch should be adjusted so there is no slack in the cable, and the cable is keeping constant light tension on the quadrant. "
 

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if i adjust my cable so there is no tension then i get this

:"The clutch should be adjusted so there is no slack in the cable, and the cable is keeping constant light tension on the quadrant. The tension on the cable keeps the quadrant from moving on the shaft.....It may also result in a vibrating clutch pedal or rattle under the dash."
 

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Any ideas?
 

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The factory design, designed by Ford engineers, keeps a VERY LIGHT preload on the cable via the spring built into the factory plastic quadrant self adjusting mechanism. Basicaly you want all the slack gone, but no extra preload.
 

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I set mine up for about 1.5lbs of pre-load. Done with the firewall adjuster.
 
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