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    How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Hi All,

    New to the audio forum and had a random question: I have built a carbon fiber box that was molded to fit in one portion of my car, but am running into some questions before I mount my subwoofer. Since there is no wood in my box (all carbon fiber), I'm not sure what the best solution is to mount the sub. Should I try t-nuts? Wood screws? Place wood in the back/front, bolt together, then mount the sub?

    Any suggestions or past experiences would be greatly helpful!







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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    imo, your best bet would be to use an mdf or plywood ring (cut in half to get it into the box) glued/clamped to the inside of the baffle, then t-nuts and corresponding machine screws can be used as to not tear up the mdf or c/f and still get a superior seating/seal



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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    bad design, should of had mdf ring incorperated into build.




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Quote Originally Posted by snoopdan View Post
    bad design, should of had mdf ring incorperated into build.
    This.

    Any pictures of the enclosure and how it is laid out?




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Thank you for the info guys. I agree that this could have been built differently, but what are your best suggestions for the scenario at hand? No pics at the moment, and again thank you for the tips!




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Best bet would be to make a ring out of some MDF or plywood so you can mount the sub into it, then cut the ring in half so you have 2 pieces. Put the pieces in the box where the sub will be mounted, glue/silicone them to the box and let it sit and cure. I would definitely use T-nuts or something that bolts it, screws aren't going to be that ideal.




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    If you get pictures of the enclosure and thickness and such we could help you out with some ideas. The general idea of putting some sort of wood behind it is more then likely on of the better ideas, but if you can get any pics it would help us all suggest what to do.




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    I want to see this all carbon fiber box



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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Quote Originally Posted by bhsdriller View Post
    I want to see this all carbon fiber box
    lol im sure its just fiberglass




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    Quote Originally Posted by 04murdalanche View Post
    lol im sure its just fiberglass
    Just CF and resin. I'll post pics when I can. I appreciate the suggestions everyone!




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    Re: How to screw sub in all carbon fiber box?

    do you have a flat surface to create a decent seal when mounting the sub? we have to see pics to give you the best options.



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