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Carpet or vinyl sub enclosure cover

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by LonghornTaco, Nov 13, 2008.

  1. Nov 13, 2008 at 7:54 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    If you had a choice, how would you cover your sub enclosure? With carpet or vinyl?

    I can't seem to decide... I think vinyl might have a more "finished" look if it's done right, but can't decide...
     
  2. Nov 13, 2008 at 7:55 AM
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    neontrail

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    pink vinyl
     
  3. Nov 13, 2008 at 7:57 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Sorry, too gay. :)
     
  4. Nov 13, 2008 at 7:58 AM
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    mjp2

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    Pink carpet then. ;)
     
  5. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:03 AM
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    lol!
     
  6. Nov 13, 2008 at 8:29 AM
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    lsocoee

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    I don't like how vinyl squeaks when it rubs up against other things, so I'm going to vote for pink carpet.
     
  7. Nov 13, 2008 at 9:10 AM
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    I would think the carpet would be more durable, but the vinyl would probably look better. Id go with carpet
     
  8. Nov 13, 2008 at 9:13 AM
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    LonghornTaco

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    Didn't think about that...

    Carpet is definitely going to be easier to work with. I think that's what I'm gonna do. I can alway recover it later... :)
     
  9. Nov 13, 2008 at 9:32 AM
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    Coheednme13

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    I'm gonna try the vinyl when I finish my box/amprack. I know it is out there somewhere the vinyl to match the black dimpled pattern of the dash and door. I know someone who vinyled their enclosure with the dimpled vinyl that matched.
     
  10. Nov 13, 2008 at 9:50 AM
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    If you find where he got it, let me know...
     
  11. Nov 13, 2008 at 4:25 PM
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    I've got 2 tone gray color matched vinyl. If you can do it well, I think it would look great. I did mine in the dark on a hot and humid summer night. I wouldn't recommend that...
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    The vinyl wrap job didn't turn out that well but I never look at it and it doesn't affect anything. I do plan on re doing it when I get motivated.
    [​IMG]
    The color actually matches well, it was dark when this pic was taken...

    It does not squeak because it does not move.

    Another idea I have heard around here is getting it line-x'ed. I was tempted to do that.
     
  12. Nov 13, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    That looks pretty good.......... Hmmm...........
     
  13. Nov 13, 2008 at 4:28 PM
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    I got my vinyl at a place called Jo-Ann Fabric, here in KC. They do have a nice heavy black color that might be an option if you want black...

    Somebody mentioned the durability of the vinyl. I will say that it is definitely a factor. The vinyl seems to scratch if you're not careful. Getting the box of the sub box tore the bottom section of vinyl up. I ended up just taking the entire back seat out.
     
  14. Nov 13, 2008 at 4:30 PM
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    Ahh - good to know!
     
  15. Nov 13, 2008 at 5:40 PM
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    I like the line-x idea lol... I was going to say go all out and use an alumnium sheet and some paint.
     
  16. Nov 14, 2008 at 6:58 AM
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  17. Nov 14, 2008 at 7:23 AM
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    Damn, that's pretty nice. Way more than I'm planning to do, but I it. That center channel mount is pretty cool.

    But I think my favorite part is the Toyota emblem in the sub box.

    [​IMG]
     
  18. Nov 14, 2008 at 11:21 AM
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    That is nice . . .
    BTW, According to Alpine you will lose the warranty if you mount the PDXs vertically.




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  19. Nov 14, 2008 at 2:03 PM
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    I've never dealt with TacoTunes.com but I have heard stories about how people would order stuff and their orders would be short installation accessories, they never got their order, or it took forever to receive the order. Also, if you can't call em on the phone don't buy from em. They still don't have a phone number listed.

    Just my 0.02
     
  20. Nov 14, 2008 at 3:19 PM
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