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how are you fixing sub to car?

Discussion in 'In-Car Entertainment' started by rasA4, Mar 3, 2007.

  1. rasA4
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    rasA4 Four Rings Mafia Specialist

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    hi all i will be adding a sub to the over the next few weeks any ideas on how to mount it in the boot?:confused:
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    bump
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    in a box
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    haha very funny what i mean is how do you fix the sub/box the the car to stop it from sliding around?
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    bigollieg Audi tea boi...

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    I bought some heavy duty velcro (sticky backed) from John Lewis habberdashery, last time i go in that section tbh :$

    Box has'nt moved yet :D
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    i saw some on ebay ok to fix to the sub box would be fine but wont it come off from the carpet?
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    bigollieg Audi tea boi...

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    You could "sew" it in tbh, had to do summit similar on my last car.
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    I used a staple gun to attach it to the box.
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    all my boxes ive ever built have never moved once they have carpet on them that provides enuff friction to the boot carpet so it dont move anywhere
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    it should be mounted firmly (NOT VELCRO)
    there have been a number of people killed by simply not mounting there audio system correctly
    the damage these do when in a crash at 30mph is unbelieavable
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    How exactly then?

    Im curious as my sub is "velcro'd" atm, if theres a more secure way, ill do it.

    Hmm perhaps "L" brackets from a DIY store n screw to the boot pan?
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    i have had several sounds systems in my cars over the years and i have used velcro to secure them

    if you use the industrial velcro supplied by B&Q you will be fine - im a strong guy and sometimes i had to get the feet up to pry the sub box off the velcro - it will be fine!

    you could drill 2 or 3 screws down through the inside of the sub box but up to you
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    I'd be interested to know how my velcro'd box would fight it's way out of a totally enclosed boot space in my B5 A4 in the event of an accident.
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    Aye, same ere!

    Even after being "rear-ended", my sub was stil intact and hadnt moved :S

    Maybe ill stick with the velcro, no pun intended :p
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    I'd be pretty interested in this as well, my seats don't fold down so unless the sub box had some tools, i don't think its ever likely to hit me in the event of an accident.
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    this is mine matie http://00626e1.netsolhost.com/formoshun/s3/ice.htm, not sure if its gonna help as it doesn't show how its mounted, BUT, you def need to secure it firmly. I've got mine wedged up against the rear seats (from the boot ofcourse) and have a lil small section of carpted wood that rests at the bottom from the other side not sure if that really makes sense lol. anyway even with that if I have a launch at the lights it sometimes SMAHSES face down which isn't nice so make sure u secure it
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    thanks mate nice website shame no pics of the install
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    i suggest you look on the fifth gear website and see the damage a toolbox
    did from a crash at 30mph (this was done under test conditions )
    it smashed straight through the backseats EVEN THOUGH THEY HAD BEEN LOCKED IN PLACE and smashed the windscreen of the car

    just imagine what an average subbox with a good woofer would do to a human being ??

    a saloon would probably come off better than an avant would but

    velcro isnt really sufficient enough to hold even a small subbox
    a better method would be to use some of the cars actual own mountings to fix the subbox down this way it stands a lot better chance of remaining intact in the unfortunate event of an accident
    so as not to just protect the passengers but protect the actual equipment itself from damage
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    Agree with dualmono21 here. Needs to be bolted down.

    Velcro will do S**t when you come to a sudden stop. In fact you ain't driving hard enough if it stays in place with velcro on normal driving :lol:

    A sub is much more efficient at producing bass if it's solidly mounted.

    Plus, as an added advantage if you bolt it down tight to the car, you'll get more of that pleasing bottom tickling low bass coming through the car.

    Pete
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    any pics guys of your subs?
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    in my gallery
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    the cylinder thing is a powercap it acts like a battery stores power for the system to stop draining the car battery

    there is enuff friction from the box carpet and the boot carpet so it doesnt move
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