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    drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    what do most of u guys do when u have a slotted port design?, this is anyone who doesnt use terminal cups. do most of u rune the wire thru the port? i have seen many pics of this done. OR drill a small hole just big enough for the wire then silicone or whatever around it ??



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    One of these days, I'll understand the aversion to using terminal cups...

    until that day, I'll keep using them...




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    port....

    i do it, dont bother with terminals anymore when i do ported.. makes life just that little bit easier



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    Quote Originally Posted by its_bacon12
    port....

    i do it, dont bother with terminals anymore when i do ported.. makes life just that little bit easier
    ugly tho




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Frost
    One of these days, I'll understand the aversion to using terminal cups...

    until that day, I'll keep using them...
    well a few reasons i dont wanna use them:

    extra cash- although NOt much

    im lazy to cut holes out

    and also, mine always seem to rattle. although that probably could be fixed. but like i said, im lazy. i'd rather focus more detail to the more important areas



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    Quote Originally Posted by Black_Jesus
    ugly tho
    i thought that as well. do they make BLACK speaker wire. that would be a good idea to blend in with the port paint



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    I drill a hole the size of my speaker cable (10ga) and run it through, its tight and I use silicone on the inside just to make sure it is sealed nice




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    just buy terminal cups you lazy ***!



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    and also, mine always seem to rattle. although that probably could be fixed.
    Yeah, by properly installing them...pre-drill the holes, and use the same screws you used for mounting the subwoofer. I've never had a terminal cup come loose yet.




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    I don't use em, I just do like ruck and just drill holes and silicone it shut. I end up drilling holes and using silicone anyway when using terminal cups so why not just save the extra money... no matter how little it is.




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    any of the above mentioned ideas work so do whatever your little kidney desires and call it a day.




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    I say grab your drill and go to town



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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    I think the cups look more professional and clean thats why I use em.




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    I used to use terminal cups too. Now i do this




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    Re: drill a hole or run the wire thru the port?

    ^^^ Nice



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