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    MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Well, on my truck the stock front door speakers are 6x9s, and I want to install some Pioneer rev 6.5"s. I can get some well made plastic mounts for 45 shipped but I then realized I have some scrap 3/4" mdf in the shed. Would it hurt anything at all to make these out of MDF?

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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Go for it. It will work perfectly fine, and save you an insane amount of money considering you were going to pay $45 for something that costs about $5 to make.




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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    3/4 MDF is actually better and much much cheaper... use clay or silicone to seal and make it airtight

    here are some pics of mine i made to put 6.5"s in a ford 5x7 hole
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172837




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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Make sure that you waterproof the mdf with a sealant. Doors are a very damp environment.



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by diatribe View Post
    Make sure that you waterproof the mdf with a sealant. Doors are a very damp environment.
    I have some bedliner in a spray paint can that I will coat it with. I coated my MDF radio enclosure mounted on my ATV with the same bedliner and it's gotten washed and rained on, even coated with mud plenty times and it's never gave up on me.



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Thick plastic is just as acoustically inert as MDF. MDF holds no benefits over the pictured product other than cost.



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    what if the plastic is hollow?



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by dleccord View Post
    what if the plastic is hollow?
    Depends on the density of the plastic and the wall thickness. Those in the pic appear to be cut from solid stock.



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    If you did go with the plastic spacers I would put something in between the doors and the spacer like dampening material of some kind



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    I'm gonna build some MDF ones as soon as I decide to buy the 6.5"s.



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    Quote Originally Posted by ItalynStylion View Post
    If you did go with the plastic spacers I would put something in between the doors and the spacer like dampening material of some kind
    If you think it would be an issue with the plastic spacers, you should think it an issue with the MDF spacers as well. If the door is properly deadened, it should be an additional issue with either.



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    What should I put between the spacer and the door?



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    Re: MDF for front door speaker mounts?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lil_KB View Post
    What should I put between the spacer and the door?
    http://www.caraudio.com/forum/showthread.php?t=95925




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