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    Subwoofer Maintenance?

    I have a 10" kicker cvx powered by an alpine mrp450 pushing 400 watts wired at 2ohms. Sub's rms is 600w so im underpowering it, but I push this baby hard and it pushes right back. I've had it for 4 years now and kept it protected using a sub grill, but I want to keep it running good. I saw the sticky for sub motor polishing. Is this needed at this point, or is that for really old speakers? I also reconditioned the rubber on my car using 3m back to black and that stuff is amazing. Made my windshield wipers better, my windows seal better, and all rubber and vinyl look overall better. Should I use this on the cvx's rubber surround to keep the rubber conditioned and stitching good and looking fresh? Anything else to maintain a sub?

    Also if I do take it out, I want to keep my box in good shape too. I've only taken the sub out 2-3 times, but I can tell where the screw holes went in the box. I would like to do the t nuts and bolts if I take it out. Can this be done on a sub that has already been screwed more than once (nonvirgin **** box)? If so should I position the nuts in a different spot (although this would put my sub at an angle and not look as cool)?

    Almost to winter break here and after finals I want to take car of the system so getting my info ahead of time. Thanks everyone.







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    Re: Subwoofer Maintenance?

    No maintenance is necessary. If it works don't fix it, some parts will wear out over time and eventually you will want to replace it, till then, just dust it off and you're good.




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    Re: Subwoofer Maintenance?

    Im with fleece johnson up there, as long as its working normally no need to accidentally cause damage to it doing unnecessary work on it



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    Re: Subwoofer Maintenance?

    K ya. I really didn't want to mess around with the magnet and or taking apart the sub. What about the rubber conditioner? Couldn't hurt right? I believe the 3m to be quality stuff but I wouldn't want it to dry down the road and lead to cracking or tearing from the stitching. And what about the t-nuts and bolts? Would like to do that as I may mess around with polyfill.




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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysmanfelpz View Post
    K ya. I really didn't want to mess around with the magnet and or taking apart the sub. What about the rubber conditioner? Couldn't hurt right? I believe the 3m to be quality stuff but I wouldn't want it to dry down the road and lead to cracking or tearing from the stitching. And what about the t-nuts and bolts? Would like to do that as I may mess around with polyfill.
    if your sub is in its proper enclosure shouldnt need to mess with polyfill . also not to be mean but it sounds like your trying to put a turbo on a yugo for lack of better works or polish a turd if the first one didnt make sence lol . not being mean just wheres all the effort coming from on a 4 year old sub that costs like 99$ new now



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    if your sub is in its proper enclosure shouldnt need to mess with polyfill . also not to be mean but it sounds like your trying to put a turbo on a yugo for lack of better works or polish a turd if the first one didnt make sence lol . not being mean just wheres all the effort coming from on a 4 year old sub that costs like 99$ new now
    Was thinking the same thing, just didn't wanna be the as$hole to say it...... Lol



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    Man everyone is an ******* on here lol. Is it bad that I just like to take care of my stuff?!?!!




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    Quote Originally Posted by garretttt4 View Post
    Was thinking the same thing, just didn't wanna be the as$hole to say it...... Lol
    didnt want to either lol



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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysmanfelpz View Post
    Man everyone is an ******* on here lol. Is it bad that I just like to take care of my stuff?!?!!
    im sorry man i wasnt trying to sound liek that i jsut mean your not gonna improve your longevity or sound doing anythign you mentioned. is all i was getting at and it was only my opinion you were putting in alot of work into something i thoguht wasnt worth it



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    Re: Subwoofer Maintenance?

    i dont think you need to condition rubber if its not in direct sunlight. foam i can understand it drying out and cracking, but as far as rubber goes i think it's good unless sunlight gets on it.



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    Quote Originally Posted by cdc351jeferson View Post
    im sorry man i wasnt trying to sound liek that i jsut mean your not gonna improve your longevity or sound doing anythign you mentioned. is all i was getting at and it was only my opinion you were putting in alot of work into something i thoguht wasnt worth it
    Ya i know man. I was just kidding too. I appreciate the advice cuz I really don't want to spend the time and effort if its not worth it. So thanks for helping me out. Now about those t-bolts.....




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    Quote Originally Posted by ladysmanfelpz View Post
    Ya i know man. I was just kidding too. I appreciate the advice cuz I really don't want to spend the time and effort if its not worth it. So thanks for helping me out. Now about those t-bolts.....
    yeah bro i hear yah nothing wrong with nice things sounds like youve done a good job for 4 years saw your other post about going for sound quality should pm @West ; i think hes into that



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    Re: Subwoofer Maintenance?

    Subwoofer needs to be greased every 6mo/10,000notes.



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    Quote Originally Posted by wickedwitt View Post
    Subwoofer needs to be greased every 6mo/10,000notes.
    haha, thats good stuff

    and t nuts are never a bad idea. Although with such a small sub there is no real need for it, but they wouldnt hurt.



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    Greased?




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