Type of wood for enclosure


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Jeffdachef

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How many batteries are you talking, 15? A Northstar type 34 is about 50 pounds. So, 15 of those (if you have the room) would equal 750 pounds and 250 pounds of wire. That's hard to believe, just sayin. It is what it is.
Big boys use multiple sms 400s or a big bank of 10 to 12 group 31s if they are on a budget and those are 80lbs. 4/0 welding cable in multiple runs do add up to everything. You never dealt with suspension sag or how much wear and tear the excess Weight does to your daily driver
from the brakes to suspension to engine and your gas mileage so you really dont understand how big of a issue it is and why lithiums and neo drivers and light weight plywood is so important for system aaand vehicle longevity.

Its one thing to see a friend build a wall. Its another to build one yourself and drive it every day. Theres multiple people that cant drive their cars now and have to use a little beater to get to work in my area because they never factored the wear and tear along with all the repair issues that come with a heavy wall and 164+ db systems. They literally had to rebuild and design everything to consider weight in their next car because whats the use of having a system if you cant drive around and enjoy it on the daily?

Plus a lot of people visit this forum looking for answers but never actually comment and with suggestions like yours they might run into the same issues that plagued many people if they followed through on your wall advice and disregard weight and use a shittier and heavier wood like MDF and do 4 layers of that on their wall or some shit like that. When you got 4 layers of thickness the weight fully adds up.

Again i stand by what i say. You do not have experience with walls.
 
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jt4x4

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Imagine how much server space this site would save if people stayed on topic. Is OP even asking about walls?
 
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Imagine how much server space this site would save if people stayed on topic. Is OP even asking about walls?
Annnnnd what have you added to the OPs question?

Pot meet kettle.
 

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Bobbytwonames

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Big boys use multiple sms 400s or a big bank of 10 to 12 group 31s if they are on a budget and those are 80lbs. 4/0 welding cable in multiple runs do add up to everything. You never dealt with suspension sag or how much wear and tear the excess Weight does to your daily driver
from the brakes to suspension to engine and your gas mileage so you really dont understand how big of a issue it is and why lithiums and neo drivers and light weight plywood is so important for system aaand vehicle longevity.

Its one thing to see a friend build a wall. Its another to build one yourself and drive it every day. Theres multiple people that cant drive their cars now and have to use a little beater to get to work in my area because they never factored the wear and tear along with all the repair issues that come with a heavy wall and 164+ db systems. They literally had to rebuild and design everything to consider weight in their next car because whats the use of having a system if you cant drive around and enjoy it on the daily?

Plus a lot of people visit this forum looking for answers but never actually comment and with suggestions like yours they might run into the same issues that plagued many people if they followed through on your wall advice and disregard weight and use a shittier and heavier wood like MDF and do 4 layers of that on their wall or some shit like that. When you got 4 layers of thickness the weight fully adds up.

Again i stand by what i say. You do not have experience with walls.
I don't think that the OP was even asking about walls. Did I not fvcking say that I'm not sure about wall type builds? I C the "big boys" with lithium and multiple alternators. Not even close to your 1,000 pounds. 160+ daily drivers. I guess we don't hang with the same "big boys!" Peace! Go get on somebody else's nuts, "big boy!"
 

Jeffdachef

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I don't think that the OP was even asking about walls. Did I not fvcking say that I'm not sure about wall type builds? I C the "big boys" with lithium and multiple alternators. Not even close to your 1,000 pounds. 160+ daily drivers. I guess we don't hang with the same "big boys!" Peace! Go get on somebody else's nuts, "big boy!"
You talk big but you a small little man lmao
 
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centraltexastundra

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Thanks to Mpoole96 I have a enclosure design. I think Im going to use the Baltic Birch I have access to. I also have access to a High Density Overlay plywood as well, in which one of my co-workers suggested was the strongest plywood we had. But everything else Ive seen, has pointed towards Baltic Birch.
 

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Thanks to Mpoole96 I have a enclosure design. I think Im going to use the Baltic Birch I have access to. I also have access to a High Density Overlay plywood as well, in which one of my co-workers suggested was the strongest plywood we had. But everything else Ive seen, has pointed towards Baltic Birch.
Get Marine grade Birch if possible.
 

centraltexastundra

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Bobbytwonames, the Baltic Birch I have access to, will be free. So out of all the woods I have access to, I've been trying to research the strongest one to use for the enclosure
 

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