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musicc
08-16-2003, 02:16 PM
What is the best size for a good enclosure?
I was looking at some in Home Depot.
The 3/4" is kinda thick/heavy for my ride, i would like to use the thinnest possible maybe the 1/4" they had.
What do you guys think?

Thanks

ss3079
08-16-2003, 02:35 PM
What is the best size for a good enclosure?
I was looking at some in Home Depot.
The 3/4" is kinda thick/heavy for my ride, i would like to use the thinnest possible maybe the 1/4" they had.
What do you guys think?

Thanks

3/4" is standard. Depending on how much power you are running, you may be able to get away with 5/8" or 1/2" with some adequate bracing. So right now, I suggest 3/4" ... try and change my mind ;)

- Steve

mgaidica
08-16-2003, 02:42 PM
ide stick wth 3/4 man, what subs? and what power?

musicc
08-16-2003, 03:03 PM
just one sub (not enough room)
its Infinity 1030W.. max peak at 1000W.
I'm not going to be running at the peak cause my Kenwood amp is a 4 channel amp and best can only doing 100W x 2 ( 2 channels).

MXJMR
08-16-2003, 03:44 PM
I always have used 3/4" its the best and ill never use anything else.

mgaidica
08-16-2003, 04:10 PM
go with 3/4" if all possible, 1/2" braced to hell.. a box with that sub in it isnt gonna weigh that much man.. u could probaly build a box for it with one 4x4 sheet..

musicc
08-16-2003, 04:10 PM
3/4" on all sides?

musicc
08-16-2003, 05:12 PM
1" would be a burnable safe = extremely heavy.
thanks. I'm just trying to keep it light and loud.

ss3079
08-16-2003, 05:21 PM
Go with 5/8" or 3/4" ... whatever you like. If you're worried about weight, remove the passenger seat, who needs that anyways? :rolleyes: ;)

I guess fiberglass would work as well ... pretty light.

- Steve

MXJMR
08-16-2003, 05:32 PM
3'4" all the way

musicc
08-16-2003, 06:18 PM
well that's the thing i have no rear passenger seats =)
my car is a midengine, 2 seater...
does it matter if my enclosure is higher vertical and less depth? cause I want to put it behind the driver/front passenger seat.

musicc
08-17-2003, 02:40 PM
btw where did you guys get 5/8 boards?
i can only find 3/4 and 1/4

ss3079
08-17-2003, 02:48 PM
btw where did you guys get 5/8 boards?
i can only find 3/4 and 1/4

My local hardware store ...

Try Home Depot maybe?

- Steve

ss3079
08-17-2003, 03:35 PM
Home Hardware

:mad: Overpriced .... fiberglass .... materials :mad:

- Steve

musicc
08-17-2003, 03:49 PM
my homedepot does not carry 5/8" MDF boards, went lowes and they did not carry MDF boards at all.

paikiah
08-17-2003, 08:18 PM
since you said a mid engine, I say a toyota MR2?

I say screw MDF, go learn fiberglassing. :)

SPLThunder
08-18-2003, 04:59 PM
A good fiberglass enclosure that is 1/4" thick has the same strength as 3/4" MDF.
That is if the fiberglass isnt on a flat plane. Give it a little bend and save alot of weight

musicc
08-18-2003, 05:22 PM
yea I have a MR2 MKII, trying put on a good sound without the heavy weight. I'm all about fiberglass but I don't have the equipment/time to do it. Fall Semester just started, think i'm going to run some local audio store and luckily find a box that fits.