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Old 02-24-2005, 08:12 PM   #1
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Default How did you secure your sub box in the car???

Having issues right now. I was just going to bolt it to the bottom but am worried about carpet. Looking for a way to secure my box down...or attach it so it cannot move if I take a turn too fast.

Again I DO NOT WANT TO MAKE IT HARD TO REMOVE. If I have a flat tire I need to be able to get to it.


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jason (BonneMEMN) secured his pretty neat.....ill let him tell ya how he did it
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http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...=117870#117870

Stupid battery, can't believe i didn't replace it sooner.
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I held the platform in with industrial strength velcro.(you may think its not enough but when I took the boxes out I ripped the MDF instead of the velco. T give you an idea about its strength.) THe boxes are held to the platform with velcro and those clamps. THe clamps are pretty worthless because of the way they are mounted. But by the time I figured that out it was too late.

and YES the spare tire can be removed w/o taking the platform or subs out. That was my first design requirement. I suceeded too.
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just make ur box EXACTLY 36" wide and 14" high and it will fit so tight u can barely get it out.....

to bad u prolly already have 1 huh
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First of all, that is a nice install you got there jason. I have an identical trunk to you it looks like, I will probably end up doing something like that, as long as it can be removed easy enough in the event I have a blowout in the middle of nowhere at night in a blizzard lol.

It would be nicer to have a bigger box, make life a lot easier. I chose to get a sub that would take 1200 watts rms and sound good doing so. Only have about 1000wrms on it right now but it is enough since my front stage needs more work before I think about serious power. Plus any bigger than I have right now I would need 0/1 gauge which is a PITA on any car.

I thought of velcro too, but ended up getting a decent bungie cord for now that goes from corner to corner with that cross member. It attaches to the bottom of the magnet and really does an ok job until I figure out a better mounting method. My amp is mounted on top of the sub box instead of where I had it my last car, mounted on a MDF platform. So it hard to attach anything to the top of the box since the amp goes right to the edges.

If you are wondering what sort of ghetto talk I am refering to about bungie cords, I have the speaker in this same box:




As I was saying with my old install it was something like this:

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I used my cargo net to hold it in, it was oldnd stretched so so not useful for cargo anyway so i relocated it forward in the turnk and it keeps the sub box from moving but its easy to remove if i need tog et to the spare

i also got a new cargo net from a 1999 subaru forrester, it doest just secure stuff, it also has a pocket to put smaller tihngs in
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Best way are metal brackets that screw into the frame, you should be able to move them on the screws if needed. Just make sure they hold tight.
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i use a bungy cord to hold my to jbl 12s down they dont move much at all.
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I used a 90* L bracket on the top of the box which I used a self tapping screw to secure it to the frame that is under the rear deck speakers. I can get a better pic of it tonight if need be.

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