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outspoken
10-19-2007, 11:41 AM
i just put about $1000 dollars in my trunk and about ten hour getting it nice and pretty, but unfortunately i live in a major city and have to park on the street. what is the best way to bolt my sub box down to keep fools from stealing it?:confused:

azbass
10-19-2007, 11:43 AM
um, its your car etc. you figure it out, use bolts and stuff ? maybe some metal bent to screw in to the metal in the car etc?

fwb_1234
10-19-2007, 11:45 AM
L- brackets work well. Get some self-tapping screws and woodscrews to screw it into your sheet metal. If you don't know what these things are, go to your local HD or Lowe's, explain your situation, mention those three things, and you'll probably figure it out.

Be creative, then tell us about it.

outspoken
10-19-2007, 11:47 AM
yeah.... right... used two l brackets and some self tapping metal screws, but is this the best? can i secure it a better way? i want it as solid as possible.

azbass
10-19-2007, 12:11 PM
yeah.... right... used two l brackets and some self tapping metal screws, but is this the best? can i secure it a better way? i want it as solid as possible.

no L brackets and some screws are not the most solid way.

we Used to get fancy with some metal stock to bolt box's down,

outspoken
10-19-2007, 12:42 PM
how would you do it?

azbass
10-19-2007, 12:45 PM
what kina car do you have?

outspoken
10-19-2007, 02:49 PM
95 nissan pathfinder

mlstrass
10-19-2007, 03:31 PM
If it's more for security then I'd pull the sub(s) out and run a few bolts through the bottom of the box and floor of the car and tighten up from underneath. I'd use some BIG fender washers on the box side and bottom of car, so they contact more surface and can't be ripped out easily...

fwb_1234
10-19-2007, 05:09 PM
Huh. Thats a good idea.

I was thinking L-brackets because that's what I use, but I just have them so my stuff doesn't slide around.

You can also use odd shaped screws to keep your stuff tied down, so when they get frustrated with the box, they can't just take your subs and amp. I'm thinking along the lines of square or star-headed screws.

Sorry for assuming you didn't know what an L-bracket or self-tapping screw is.

bigbang
10-20-2007, 04:47 AM
Before you drill holes in the floor of your trunk, crawl under your car, and look for rubber plugs under the frame. I ended up having two perfect locations to bolt my box from the inside of the box, down through the floor, and through the frame member that runs parallel to the back seat. Cant rip this box out.

Tiger Bass
10-20-2007, 05:15 AM
Sorry to thread jack, but I have a 92 sentra, and I can't imagine finding more than 1 place to sink a bolt at. My spare tire is in the center of the floor of my trunk.

outspoken
10-21-2007, 08:53 PM
ended up using self tappers and l brackets, didn't even puncture the gas tank, and got a 2 way paging alarm.

i'll sleep a little better now but if ****ing thieves want it bad enough they'll take it.

MistaElvis
03-15-2009, 10:37 AM
yes

91Chevy
03-15-2009, 02:04 PM
I'd use some large bolts with some large washers and just bolt it down through the bottom of the box. Unless they wanna tear your entire trunk off, they're not getting it.