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    Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers performance

    I have an idea to deter theives if they get to the my subwoofers, the box atleast! Already have 2 eclipse DVC 15's, and a huge heavy box for them. I was wondering about adding weight plates on each side of the box (both chambers sealed). Maybe 2 35# weights, maybe 45#'s if I can fit them. This a good idea or no? I know the subwoofers have huge magnets and how much are they affected?







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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Why dont you just bolt/fasten the box down to the vehicle?



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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Why dont you just bolt it to the car and use hex screws to secure the subs to the box. You could also put a grill on them and use hex screws to hold them on.




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    I cant answer your question, but could I ask what you drive? Aren't you concerned about the gas mileage/performance from the extra extra weight? (yes yes, car audio equipment is heavy, but still)

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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    no, not concerned about the weight, I don't think it'll be a big difference as it'll already be a gas guzzler, it's an explorer sport, 5-speed with a supercharged engine that has a racing cam with 4 inch lift 32" tires on 22' rims and 4.56 gear ratios 4x4.....and bolting it down? I didn't think about that, and won't that ruin the box over time?




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    not really. use big washers.




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Haha I see.. I guess with all that weight it wont make a big difference if you add a bit more but **** the gas mileage must be killer..




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Bolting sub enclosures to the body, thats whats up these days?




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    That's been "whats up" for a while....



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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    rig a shitgun to go off if someone opens the trunk/hatch.....



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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Go to a hardware store and buy t-nuts. Woodworking Assembly Hardware - T-Nut They will keep the wood from wollering out over time.




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    You could also hire Pioneer to stand naked in the hatch



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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    Quote Originally Posted by dubeeyu View Post
    Haha I see.. I guess with all that weight it wont make a big difference if you add a bit more but **** the gas mileage must be killer..
    No doubt. Govt. just approved 5% more ethanol in gas. So mileage down and prices are projected at $4-5 a gallon this year. He is definitely screwed.




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    To my defense, I have 3 vehicles and yet no family under me, this will be one of my joy rides and not daily drivers. I'm worried about it because it will be parked at long periods of time here and there! The daily driver is a honda accord coupe and the mercedes I'm doing a conversion were a 5.0L engine from a mustang will be going in it!




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    Re: Would adding steel weights to a box to deter theives effects a subwoofers perform

    A 5.0 in a mercedes hahaha I never heard of that before.
    edit: I would love to see pics of that. And woo for Honda gas mileage!




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