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s_krillin
12-31-2006, 12:14 PM
Just got done making a box for my 12" Alpine R but wanted to know what was the best way to secure the sub to the box. Regular screws or is there something new that is works great.
Thanks

AcidicDreams
12-31-2006, 12:16 PM
Just got done making a box for my 12" Alpine R but wanted to know what was the best way to secure the sub to the box. Regular screws or is there something new that is works great.
Thanks

regular screws are fine, as long as they aren't too big, and make sure to pre-drill the holes so you don't split the MDF

phantom240
12-31-2006, 12:26 PM
I use drywall screws. Unfotunately, my dad has an entire bucket of em... which are 2" long... Not cool at all.

evan
12-31-2006, 01:12 PM
T nuts would work best.
http://www.partsexpress.com/images/260-778m.jpg

s_krillin
12-31-2006, 01:22 PM
R those T-nuts coo to use? arnt they hard to seat on the MDF wood?

Thanks all:)

Louisiana_CRX
12-31-2006, 01:27 PM
Use security head screws to help keep your subs from getting jacked....

baseballer1100
12-31-2006, 01:29 PM
Those are nice. I saw a link somewhere but i cant find it.

evan
12-31-2006, 01:30 PM
R those T-nuts coo to use? arnt they hard to seat on the MDF wood?

Thanks all:)No, you just have to pre-drill a hole big enough so that the shaft part slids in place easily. I wouldn't say these are always necessary, but they do hold stronger than screws in wood, and make it possible to install and remove the sub multiple times without damaging the wood.

http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showdetl.cfm?&Partnumber=260-778

s_krillin
12-31-2006, 01:50 PM
Do those tabs sink in ok or do I need to use a c-clamp or pliers to get them in??

I think Im going to use those.
:)

helotaxi
12-31-2006, 10:12 PM
Usually just seat them with a rubber mallet.

The key to a good screw for sub (or any component for that matter) mounting is that the bottom of the screw head is flat. Spreads the clamping force of the screw out.

PV Audio
01-01-2007, 12:24 AM
I just use regular screws, but I've used hurricane nuts for home audio projects. Work great.

Boulderguy
01-02-2007, 03:35 AM
Do those tabs sink in ok or do I need to use a c-clamp or pliers to get them in??

I think Im going to use those.
:)
in MDF they are tough to get in and you'll flatten the teeth on a few. I put glue into the hole as I tighten them to be sure I can get the screws back out. :veryhapp:

AudioAnonymous
01-02-2007, 11:21 AM
Thick drywall screws work fine. I use hexhead screws most of the time.