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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-02-2008, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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new sys. box for trunk

heres some startoff pics of my sys. box i'm working on for my 12" kickers, will post more pics of finished box installed when i get my car back.







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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-04-2008, 10:00 AM
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since you used actual wood, i would brace the hell out of the internals of that box to prevent flexing and distortion

should use 5/8" to 1" MDF for something like that
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i did with wood glue an braces also will be sealing it up with some other stuff just waiting for the stealership to giv my car back
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Hey, I speak from experiance when I say this, but I will never again build a box out of regular old wood. I built one in high school wood shop cuz I had nothing better to do. That was the worst sounding hunk of garbage. MDF is the way to go. You'll definately need not only bracing, but also get some packing foam. I can't remember the exact name of it, but it's kinda like the stuff they fill pillows with now a days. I used that in the box I built and it helped out a ton. Look around for it. Your local sound shop should know more about it.

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Hey, I speak from experiance when I say this, but I will never again build a box out of regular old wood. I built one in high school wood shop cuz I had nothing better to do. That was the worst sounding hunk of garbage. MDF is the way to go. You'll definately need not only bracing, but also get some packing foam. I can't remember the exact name of it, but it's kinda like the stuff they fill pillows with now a days. I used that in the box I built and it helped out a ton. Look around for it. Your local sound shop should know more about it.
It's called Polly-fill. And it works great if you can't build a box to the correct airspace. And just as a side note, you should NEVER build a box out of regular wood. No matter what you do, it will never sound as good as an MDF box. MDF is extremely cheap too, so there is no reason not to use it. Costs about $20 for a full sheet at Lowes, which is more than enough for a box.
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It's called Polly-fill. And it works great if you can't build a box to the correct airspace. And just as a side note, you should NEVER build a box out of regular wood. No matter what you do, it will never sound as good as an MDF box. MDF is extremely cheap too, so there is no reason not to use it. Costs about $20 for a full sheet at Lowes, which is more than enough for a box.
I agree. And thanx for remembering the name of that foam. I was a lil slow last night.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 06-06-2008, 03:08 PM
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not foam, its polyester fibers, esentially, tangled together
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