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btmorris972
07-18-2005, 12:48 AM
i just finished putting carpet on my first box. when trimming the carpet around the subs how far back should i trim?

should the sub sit on the mdf or the carpet??

or does it really matter?? just dont want any leaks

cjjackson85
07-18-2005, 12:49 AM
You're welcome...

http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=070780

btmorris972
07-18-2005, 12:55 AM
thanks for the link. so i guess it doesent matter if you mount the sub on top of the carpet right?

cjjackson85
07-18-2005, 12:56 AM
I drill through the carpet to mount the subs... Doesn't matter, either way would work just fine.

traksta15
07-18-2005, 01:00 AM
yeah just cut an "x" in the speaker holes and set your sub in.....

ChiefontheDitty
07-18-2005, 01:01 AM
My question is how are you supposed to put the carpet around the edge's, so where it looks like there isnt a seem.

cjjackson85
07-18-2005, 01:02 AM
My question is how are you supposed to put the carpet around the edge's, so where it looks like there isnt a seem.
Read the link given earlier... http://forum.sounddomain.com/forum/ultimatebb.cgi?ubb=get_topic;f=11;t=070780

Insomniac119
07-18-2005, 01:17 AM
just dont want any leaks

If carpet is your main defence against air leaks, than you need to turn you focus back to the build and not looks.

btmorris972
07-18-2005, 09:30 AM
If carpet is your main defence against air leaks, than you need to turn you focus back to the build and not looks.


i dont know what youre talking about. the box isnt held together with carpet lol. this is my first box and my first carpet job. i just had a simple question.

to me it just seems like mounting it to solid mdf would be best but i guess it doesent matter.

thanks for the replies

heres some pics

http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/4821/p10100101md.th.jpg (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100101md.jpg)
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/3479/p10100091ea.th.jpg (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100091ea.jpg)
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/5708/p10100084hh.th.jpg (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100084hh.jpg)
http://img329.imageshack.us/img329/2526/p10100075vv.th.jpg (http://img329.imageshack.us/my.php?image=p10100075vv.jpg)

ChiefontheDitty
07-18-2005, 10:45 PM
Take some pics closer up.

SSS 18734
07-18-2005, 10:47 PM
it looks fine to me... set the subs in and start bumpin!

ChiefontheDitty
07-18-2005, 10:49 PM
When I carpeted my box I just cut off pieces each section at a time and paid close attention to the edge's to make sure you couldnt see the wood below. It looks ok I guess.

btmorris972
07-19-2005, 12:25 AM
it looks good to me i cant see any seams except for one side. for my first attemp ill live with it.

ChiefontheDitty
07-19-2005, 02:39 PM
If its in your trunk no one would really even noticed unless they are some serious searching. Plus if the carpet matches your trunk it will blend right in.