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sjedwards1984
08-30-2011, 11:15 PM
I have a 15" type r in a yukon this 2.3cu ft box I have now aint cutting it and I think this sub can get a lot louder than it is now in a different box

I know everyone will say its a waste of money because i can build my own, but Im an electronics guy not a wood working guy, i wouldnt know the first step to building a box

WoofersEtc.com - SQP15SPL - Ground Shaker 15" Single Ported High SPL Box (http://www.woofersetc.com/p-7421-sqp15spl-ground-shaker-15-single-ported-high-spl-box.aspx)

truckramrod
08-30-2011, 11:33 PM
Amazon.com: Atrend 15Lsv Atrend Series 15-Inch Single Vented Spl Enclosure: Electronics (http://www.amazon.com/Atrend-15-Inch-Single-Vented-Enclosure/dp/B0013MYX7A/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1314757701&sr=8-1)
I own one, its good quality, just poor shipping protection. You can guarantee 1 or more corners will be slightly smashed/missing carpet. It doesn't structurally hurt the box just make it look rough.

Anyway when you look at size and layout I would bet that they are made in the same factory as mine has extremely similiar measurments and calculates to be 4.3 cubes net

Bassin Buick
08-30-2011, 11:35 PM
no and no. build it or GTFO of the hobby.

sacsking916
08-30-2011, 11:35 PM
Don't buy a prefab bro. Building your own box isn't that difficult. Have home depot or Lowes cut the wood, some glue and screws and your good.

sjedwards1984
08-30-2011, 11:44 PM
Don't buy a prefab bro. Building your own box isn't that difficult. Have home depot or Lowes cut the wood, some glue and screws and your good.


You know what, im gonna give it a try. I'm gonna use one of the pre-made designs on this site that were posted in this section.

What kind of glue and nails do i buy.. Is there maybe a thread that will give me some hints on how to build it?

sjedwards1984
08-30-2011, 11:46 PM
Is having a better box than my 2.3 cu ft ported prefab now going to make that much of a difference with my type r 15?

sacsking916
08-30-2011, 11:52 PM
You know what, im gonna give it a try. I'm gonna use one of the pre-made designs on this site that were posted in this section.

What kind of glue and nails do i buy.. Is there maybe a thread that will give me some hints on how to build it?

Titebond 2 wood glue, and I used coarse drywall screws, and liquid nails to seal up all the seams.

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Is having a better box than my 2.3 cu ft ported prefab now going to make that much of a difference with my type r 15?

You'll notice a difference

SicAudio
08-31-2011, 12:03 AM
Is having a better box than my 2.3 cu ft ported prefab now going to make that much of a difference with my type r 15?


1-5/8" coarse drywall screws a 1/8" or #8 bit to predrill the holes and titebond 2 woodglue... be generous with the glue and space the screws no closer than 6" no farther than 10". the screws are just to hold it together while the glue dries.

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 12:04 AM
by the way bro your subs want a box 2.9 the maximum volume that box is too toooo big and if you do it yourself u will for sure save 90bucks bro. i did my first box not too long ago and it came out just fine, and home depot didnt even do the cuts i had to do all the work!!
p.s home depot didnt have a licenced employee who couldn't be able to cut the wood :(

Bassin Buick
08-31-2011, 12:06 AM
BTW , i have used about 6 of the designs in the free box section. this is one of them
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjQZdlO9ZEQ

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 12:06 AM
are you implying that after the glue is done its ok to remove the screws??:slap:

1-5/8" coarse drywall screws a 1/8" or #8 bit to predrill the holes and titebond 2 woodglue... be generous with the glue and space the screws no closer than 6" no farther than 10". the screws are just to hold it together while the glue dries.

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 12:07 AM
show off lol... still like that vid by the way!

Bassin Buick
08-31-2011, 12:08 AM
put up low 143's with that box all day on 800 watts

Bassin Buick
08-31-2011, 12:10 AM
show off lol... still like that vid by the way!dont worry , by next week i will have videos of my truck beating the block up with 2 itty bitty 8's. LOL

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 12:30 AM
lol what, what subs are they??

dont worry , by next week i will have videos of my truck beating the block up with 2 itty bitty 8's. LOL

Bassin Buick
08-31-2011, 12:33 AM
lol what, what subs are they??american bass XD8's , AKA DD1508 , AKA cadence cvl.

mylows10
08-31-2011, 12:39 AM
Titebond 2 wood glue, and I used coarse drywall screws, and liquid nails to seal up all the seams.

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You'll notice a difference
no liquid nails at all and no drywall screws. use only the wood glue and use stainless steel screws,if you have to seal it use a good chaulking

Bassin Buick
08-31-2011, 12:41 AM
no liquid nails at all and no drywall screws. use only the wood glue and use stainless steel screws,if you have to seal it use a good chaulking **** a nail gun with 1.5" nails works nicely too. just make sure you dont cheap out on the glue

SicAudio
08-31-2011, 01:02 AM
are you implying that after the glue is done its ok to remove the screws??:slap:

of course not... I am an accomplished and well known enclosure designer and builder... I just didnt want him going nuts with the screws... too many screws actually weakens the MDF or wood.

look how many posts I have...then think about that ? lol

Germ305
08-31-2011, 01:03 AM
You know what, im gonna give it a try. I'm gonna use one of the pre-made designs on this site that were posted in this section.

What kind of glue and nails do i buy.. Is there maybe a thread that will give me some hints on how to build it?

I went from a prefab ported then built my own box with a pre-made design from here as well. All i can tell you is i will NEVER buy another pre-fab box again...day and night difference.

pro-rabbit
08-31-2011, 01:07 AM
Even one of the "free designs" will work decently. I'm not a fan of anything generic as that means it is not 100% tailored to your application, but they would be 100% better then your current enclosure and just about any prefab enclosure. Assuming your building skills are up to par of course.

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 01:15 AM
hey thats what is sounded like n u know it :D

of course not... I am an accomplished and well known enclosure designer and builder... I just didnt want him going nuts with the screws... too many screws actually weakens the MDF or wood.

look how many posts I have...then think about that ? lol

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 01:17 AM
thats whats up! then well by when exactly?

american bass XD8's , AKA DD1508 , AKA cadence cvl.

SicAudio
08-31-2011, 01:18 AM
are you implying that after the glue is done its ok to remove the screws??:slap:

you: 545 posts with 26 groans

me: 6470 posts 0 groans 26 thanks

need I really clarify that ?

SicAudio
08-31-2011, 01:24 AM
you should see Perfect Prefects 4 sa8 hair tricks ;) now he is doing 12 of them...

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 01:31 AM
:ot:that has nothing to do whatsoever with your post dude.

you: 545 posts with 26 groans

me: 6470 posts 0 groans 26 thanks

need I really clarify that ?

dumple
08-31-2011, 01:43 AM
add another groan!

05trailblazer
08-31-2011, 01:43 AM
ha

RAM_Designs
08-31-2011, 01:52 AM
In most installs, yes, you can remove the screws and not have a single issue with the box falling apart(so long as you're using the right glue/adhesive). In larger installs with more pressure being built up inside the box, you'll sometimes have the top layer of MDF actually pull away. The glue joint will be fine, but the MDF itself will fail. This is where screws come in handy.