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pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 10:37 AM
is this true?

The primary drawback to this product is weight. A 3/4" x 4' x 8' sheet can weigh as much as 70 to 90 pounds per sheet. The density of the core is expressed as the weight of a one cubic foot (1'x1'x1') block of the material. Therefore, an MDF sheet using a 48# (pound) core, will weigh 96 pounds. (48"x96"x3/4"= 2 cubic feet)

60ndown
01-28-2007, 10:40 AM
yup

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 10:43 AM
what pound # core or whatever is the sheets from home depot?

im trying to figure out how much my wall weighs approx. just in MDF....lol

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 10:59 AM
****!

10 sheets of 3/4" MDF = 960lbs

4 15" MT's = 244lbs

4 MA HK4000D's = dont know the weight on these yet...

14 Turbostart 16v batts = about 560lbs

1764 lbs before amps, 1/0, etc....holy ****

60ndown
01-28-2007, 11:01 AM
new suspension ftmfw

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 11:03 AM
getting bags this week.

btlking
01-28-2007, 11:13 AM
good call on the bags but leave the shocks or it will ride like ***

Spac3d
01-28-2007, 11:17 AM
3/4" MDF is pretty light compared to 1" MDF. That stuff is almost impossible to work with unless you have a great wood working setup.

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 11:20 AM
good call on the bags but leave the shocks or it will ride like ***

i got that all under control

NeverEnuffBass
01-28-2007, 11:26 AM
Thats why I suggested you use Trupan, which is a whole bunch lighter than MDF. Your car is gonna be much slower now and you are gonna have to get used to braking a little sooner.

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 11:37 AM
ive already noticed that lol....

it *****, but ill deal with it lol

i noticed today driving to work how much slower i drive it than i used to. i used to go fast as hell....

PV Audio
01-28-2007, 11:49 AM
What I don't understand is why people complain about the weight of MDF while they're using multiple sheets of it. It's heavy, that's obvious. Use TruPan if you want to save weight.

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 11:57 AM
im not complaing im just saying.

i never wanted my truck to go fast, thats what the mini is for.

galacticmonkey
01-28-2007, 02:15 PM
my car isnt even going to move by the time im done with it haha

pimpedout97x
01-28-2007, 02:22 PM
hahah