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Re: fiberglass enclosure

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One question though, I am going to put the amp of the side of the enclosure. I see alot of people do this and most installers do this as well. I am wondering how should I secure the amp to the enclosure, does it matter that the screws go threw the box and into the inside of the actual enclosure?
Plain old screws will be fine. If you're anal like me, you'll use little rubber gaskets/bushings between the box and amp feet, amp feet and screw.

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also do you have any tips for screwing the actual sub into the box. Ive noticed that when I screw it in, its not as secure as I would like. How do you usually put the sub into the box?
Nope, just pre-drill and screw it in. Some people like to use t-nuts and bolts (I have in the past), but they nuts don't stay into MDF very well, so you'd have to either back the MDF with plywood or use fiberglass resin (just more work for no gain). You could also use threaded inserts and bolts, but you have to be ABSOLUTELY DEAD ON with your inserts, or else you are fawked, lol. Just stick with screws, that's what I do after having done both in the past.
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Old 10-27-2010, 01:55 PM
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Re: fiberglass enclosure

Seeing as how this post seems to have the most experienced fiberglass DIYselfers, iv got some questions.

1. Have you ever used real carbon fiber?
2. If so, ive heard its extremely tricky to get it to keep the resin from pooling depending on the conditions, any suggestions?
3. I wanted to try and make the box as light and strong as possible, maybe a combination of Kytex and CF. Other than looking really cool and being a pain in the ass, will the carbon fiber have any noticeable advantages?

I just want to have a really strong sealed enclosure that will never crack or flex. I will be running 1 or maybe two 12" Alpine type-r's, 500rms each. Which brings me to my next question. I currently have a single, extremely large ported box for one Type-R and i really dont like the sound i get with it anymore. It was cool at first because it was unbelievably loud for only running 120rms (Im getting a bigger amp for the sealed box). Now i want something with crisp, hard hitting definition. My plan was to build a single twelve enclosure and see how it sounds and then after that, deciding if i would build another.

1. Which would sound better, a single sealed 12" 500rms sub running 500rms, or 2 single sealed on less wattage per sub, or a double sealed box?


And last thing i would like to know since im going through the trouble to do this.

What material would be best to use to make a mold of the shape of the trunk of the WJ?
I wanted to make a mold of the the whole of both sides so i could maybe mass produce these and still be able to make them different shapes or positioning and such.
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Re: fiberglass enclosure

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well im going to remove the factory cd changer thats in there, my alpine head unit cant use it anyway. It opens up alot more space for a enclosure and provides more mounting screws.

Did the OP wind up going any further using the panel for the CD changer? I'm pretty sure this is where I'm going to build mine, I just wanted to try to find a few ideas before I just hit the ground running.
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