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justsayk
01-08-2004, 01:03 AM
Ok, i have narrowed it down to two 15" PG Ti15's. On their website it recomends at least 1 inch thick MDF for the box. Can I get away with 3/4 inch? I'm not gonna be competing or anything like that, but i do plan or running them pretty hard at times. Is 3/4 inch MDF in a 2.0 cubic foot per (before displacement) sealed box going to fall apart? Or is it just going to vibrate a lot and not sound as loud/good?

slipknot87420
01-08-2004, 01:24 AM
you will be fine, just brace it well

buchel
01-08-2004, 01:28 AM
you will be fine, just brace it well

X 2 Yup you should be fine, but I am just curious, why not use 1" MDF?

~ Kyle ~

justsayk
01-08-2004, 01:37 AM
Because I can't find any 1 inch thick boxes on ebay, I don't want to make my own, and there are a few 3/4 inch boxes for 60 dollars shipped.

buchel
01-08-2004, 01:56 AM
Sounds like a good enough reason, but can't u get a local shop to make you a ustom box outta 1" mdf for cheap too?

~ Kyle ~

justsayk
01-08-2004, 02:08 AM
Hmmm, maybe if i waited till I'm at home from school in the summer...There isn't much in moscow, ID.

Derek123
01-08-2004, 03:40 PM
could you maybe just paint it with resin?

LoneRanger
01-08-2004, 04:05 PM
<--------this guy over here builds boxes out of 1".....

ramos
01-08-2004, 04:18 PM
could you maybe just paint it with resin?


That may help seal it a little better. But It won't do much for the flexing. Resin on it's own is really weak. Bracing my child bracing. Or use Mr. Lone ranger's option :)

justsayk
01-08-2004, 06:13 PM
Do you know how much it would be for a dual 15" 2.0 cubic feet per sealed box from him, including shipping...i remember reading that his boxes were the shiznit, but if the 3/4 will do fine and i can get that cheaper...

LoneRanger
01-08-2004, 09:16 PM
Do you know how much it would be for a dual 15" 2.0 cubic feet per sealed box from him, including shipping...i remember reading that his boxes were the shiznit, but if the 3/4 will do fine and i can get that cheaper...

$102 for the box if you'd like a seperator baffle between the two chambers. $95 if not. Carpet will run $40 on a box that size, but is completely optional.

Gauntlet
01-08-2004, 10:08 PM
Completely optional? As opposed to partially optional?

justsayk
01-09-2004, 05:58 AM
the boxes on ebay, i know aren't nearly as good as what you'd make for me, but they are also 60 dollars including shipping...maybe that means they are really shatty? I'm trying to keep the dollar amount low as this is a lot of money for something i don't need.
Bahhh, who am I kidding, I need this...I'm addicted to subwoofers. Sometimes I wonder if drugs would be a cheaper hobby...

LBX2G
01-09-2004, 06:51 AM
3/4 is fine on those Ti. And one more question we must know is how many. and what kinda amp, and what kinda car?????

LoneRanger
01-09-2004, 12:57 PM
Completely optional? As opposed to partially optional?

smarta$$ cleveland kids....

staggs
01-09-2004, 01:41 PM
Hey donn, can you holla at me on icq?

justsayk
01-09-2004, 10:10 PM
There will be 2 of them going in a '92 toyota camry...still looking for an amp, but leaning towards the hifonics bx1500d. Future upgrades will be to the alternator, battery, and I'm definately gonna need some Second Skin eventually (not really on topic, but will that stick to the trunk lid alright?). Already have 4g wire which should work. Then will come some better speakers for the interior and maybe a small amp for those...i have a small MTX that should work for those. The PG's look like they should wang pretty good.