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    Subwoofer screws

    This will sound extremely trivial to most people. But for subwoofers, what do you use to mount them?

    I had a shop a year or two ago use ****** screws and one of my subs ripped out of the box when I hit a dip in the road. It had a "booger" in the voicecoil from then on.

    So I want to avoid that with this install.

    My box has 11.25" cutout diam and my subs' cutout diam is 11.125" per, so the screws might have to be angled a bit and I don't want any issues.

    Do you use wood screws? What size?

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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    I personally use concrete screws.



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    Really? How big?



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    concrete screws? unless you're mounting your sub to a concrete box, i wouldn't advise using them...

    coarse drywall screws ftw...

    and the length depends on the baffle of your enclosure...



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    Quote Originally Posted by grassroots View Post
    concrete screws? unless you're mounting your sub to a concrete box, i wouldn't advise using them...

    coarse drywall screws ftw...

    and the length depends on the baffle of your enclosure...
    x2. i have never had a screw ripped off or break or a sub fall out.
    or you can use t-bolts or w/e it is called if you take your sub out a lot.



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    t-nuts ftmfw





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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    #10 sheet metal screws, length depends on how thick the wood is



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    I usually use drywall screws. I would have problems with wood screws in the past and I'm not a fan of t-nuts. get the thickest screws possible if possible



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    Gold screws cut down to 3/4" so it doesn't go through the back of the baffle.




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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    my wall breaks screws in half



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    Quote Originally Posted by DDbump View Post
    my wall breaks screws in half
    yeah ive had some screws break before, i got some lag screws currently, pretty much a bolt with a tip on it like a screw



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    I use grade 8 screws "not the black ones" the gold colored one's
    been using them for years and never twisted the head off of one
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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    Sweet, should I use 3/4" or 1" screws for 3/4" MDF? Just taking into account that the surround on the sub adds a tiny bit of space so it wouldn't be 3/4" once it hit the wood



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    i think most ppl use 1 1/4 or 1 5/8 coarse dry wall



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    Re: Subwoofer screws

    coarse dry wall screws, as long as its 1" long your fine. never had a problem yet. but i have seen subs practically about to fall out of a wall that had dry wall screws holding it in, then again it was 4 18" TC5200's on 3kw a piece, so i think it was the weight, power, and shear force from the subs lol. when the subs were pulled, each sub had 3 or 4 screws holding them in, the rest snapped.



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