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Secure sub box?

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by Lurkin, Jan 4, 2012.

  1. Jan 4, 2012 at 7:13 AM
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    Lurkin

    Lurkin [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Just a question concerning if it's necessary to secure (bolt, lash, glue ;-) a sub box that is installed behind the rear seats in a DC? Currently I have a sub box/amp board that fits into the passenger side storage bin area. Looking for some opinions/thoughts on if securing the box to the rear wall is beneficial, or overkill.
     
  2. Jan 4, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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    If you don't want it moving around? Yes. Really it all depends on how it fits, but securing it to the rear wall makes lots of sense. In the event that you were in a wreck with your seats folded down (as mine are half the time) a sub box would make a heck of a projectile. Even something as simple as Industrial Strength Velcro is better than nothing, and is exactly what I use.
     
  3. Jan 4, 2012 at 9:54 AM
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    For me, I have a Supercrewsound double sub box with one of the sub boxes cut off. It fits behind the passenger side seat pretty tight, but there is 0.5-0.75" of fore and aft scooch possible. BTW, my seatbacks are always up.

    Even "Industrial Strength Velcro" isn't going to stop it being a projectile though...
     
  4. Jan 4, 2012 at 10:11 AM
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    It does not have to be a big anchor. I generally use plumber strap for odd shaped items, or "L" brackets for things where I have flat surfaces to work with. A couple of these will keep the box from moving around.

    And velcro is a good option, it works very well if used properly
     
  5. Jan 4, 2012 at 11:46 AM
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    In my case the sub box fits VERY tightly under the support beam on the back wall. Velcro is attached there, even though the box is hard to move without it, and at the top corners. Beyond that, the box is secured behind the stock plastic bins. I doubt mine would successfully become a projectile, but I understand the concern.
     
  6. Jan 4, 2012 at 11:49 AM
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    What does it look like behind them seats?

    Ima put in one behind my double cab seats and am curious what the set up looks like
     
  7. Jan 4, 2012 at 12:53 PM
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    There are hundreds of pictures on this site alone, including a whole thread about systems installed in double cabs. For one of the best looking search for posts from "hookedontronics." His setup looks clean.
     
  8. Jan 4, 2012 at 1:13 PM
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    I used a comination of some double sided foam tape (mainly for vibration dampening) and L brackets to secure mine. Mine also fits snugly in there however, originally I just had the tape and it would eventually vibrate loose and start to rock back and forth when I shifted gears or came to a stop and annoy me so I added the L brackets.
     
  9. Jan 4, 2012 at 1:22 PM
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    I shoved a bunch of sub box cloth (that grey shop cloth stuff used to cover the sub box) and shoved enough back there to dampen and stop any vibration. Worked pretty well.
     
  10. Jan 4, 2012 at 6:30 PM
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    I secured my box and rack using L-brackets and screws and bolted into the metal rails using holes I drilled for the purpose.
     
  11. Jan 5, 2012 at 5:27 AM
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    Thanks for all the input. I do have my sub box secured with a couple of long screws thru the amp board and into the rail, but wanted a bit o' input anyway.
     
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