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Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:34 PM
the roof on my ford explorer has 3 rips/tears, about 4-5in long from flex. i already installed 50 sq ft of dynamat extreeme on the roof alone and the dynamat ripped too and now leaks...so i had glue the tears with "PL Premium Construction Adhesive"(awsome to build a box with). what do you think about lining the roof(above the headliner) with 2x4's ontop of the dynamat...risky job? good benifits? anybody have experience....please

DB_DRAG_SPL
04-16-2008, 09:35 PM
frame it out w/ steel tubing

Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:38 PM
like spot welding it to the frame of the roof?

damonhargroves
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
use some expanda-foam from lowes. like 6 bucks a can and fill in the gaps on your factory braces. made a hell of a difference in my mountaineer. i have a crack in my roof as well. good luck. and i put 4 layers of dynamat extreme over the roof. give the foam 2 days to dry.

damonhargroves
04-16-2008, 09:39 PM
o and hell no to the 2x4's

2000LaDe
04-16-2008, 09:40 PM
2x4's would be a cheaper route. my buddy did the same to his exploder too. crappy *** vehicles no offense. also broke his back hatch. ripped the metal its pretty crappy. and with only 3 15" mojo's for a short period of time

Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:42 PM
yeah thats expanda-foam is awsome, i did it in all the holes and cavaties under the upholstey in the back where the rear speakers went and the wheel wells

Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:42 PM
hahaha yeah crappy truck is rite, my back hatch is 4bumps away from falling off too

damonhargroves
04-16-2008, 09:45 PM
yea im trying to sell mine. everything has fallen apart. rear view mirror broke the shaft in half, multiple cracks on windshield, lightswitch is fu*ked up, back hatch is fu*ked, rear windshield wiper doesnt work, and crack in my fuggin roof! i like ford but this is a ****** vehicle to put bass in besides the fact that they get loud, they just dont hold the bass, gaskets leak etc.

fwb_1234
04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
can we get a pic? That's insane hommie.

Skip01
04-16-2008, 09:46 PM
So you ripped the fabric?

It takes alottttttt of sound to break welds and roof brace

I think Jeremiah was doin a 160 before he broke his roof brace

bamaboy
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
what year explorers?

damonhargroves
04-16-2008, 09:47 PM
ill take pics tomorrow. but it is pretty insane.

damonhargroves
04-16-2008, 09:48 PM
kyle you cracked your roof yet? i discovered mine was cracked 2 weeks ago when we had a bad storm and my cup holders were full of f*ing water. tomorrow ill post pics of all the damage my system put on my car

Kenneth10483
04-16-2008, 09:49 PM
I would do strips of MDF liquid nailed to the roof where needed and foam between the cracks that works well and doesnt stick out as much as the 2x4's would as would make the roof very solid.

Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:52 PM
dam, ***** about your explorer.....i noticed i had cracks when my mdf box was swollen from all the water it absorbed and the fact that my highs ampp shorted out because it was in a puddle of water

Heavy Hitta
04-16-2008, 09:55 PM
a friend of mine can weld so he can help me out on this one, ill also try the mdf strips also....make this thing as hard as a rock. im also slapping 1/2in MDF under the door pannels to cover up every hole and seal it up to get a little louder ha

galacticmonkey
04-17-2008, 01:10 PM
Just liquid nail a piece of 3/4" MDF to the roof... Works great and stops all the flexing.

audiobahnuser18
04-17-2008, 01:12 PM
Im gonna also put a brace across my roof im gonna have my buddy who's a welder weld a X-brace across the roof and then more supports around it to minimize flex.