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Bronze Member
Username: Malstryx

Post Number: 12
Registered: Nov-04
Is it hard to make your own bow? What would it take? Supplies? Is it worth the effort? How much less expensive would it be?
 

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Username: Vtdakotaguy

VT United States

Post Number: 24
Registered: Oct-04
If it's a custom box to fit a specific vehicle then I would say it is worth building if there isn't anything available that will work for you. One the other hand if you need a simple box there are tons of them on ebay for the same price as purchasing the materials. For instance my friend was going to build a new box for his wifes 2 12" L7's. The wood, cloth,spray adhesive, glue and screws totaled $42 and some change. He got a dual box off ebay brand new for about $48 including shipping. It is already built and carpeted with speaker terminal cups ready to go. I recently experimented with a design for 03 Dakota CC that was essentially a take off of a Thunderforms model. The problem was I already had 2 10" L7's and they Thunderforms only fit 2 10's with a rather shallow mounting depth. I had a bunch of 3/4" plywood laying around so I mocked it up and installed it. I painted it and it looks like @ss and it rattles like an SOB, but like I said before it was only an experiment. I try not to let anyone see it. It looks like crap. A word of advice DO NOT PAINT and DO NOT USE REGULAR PLYWOOD. I am also thinking about getting some new subs and go with round ones instead of square. I really like them, but the JL subs are looking pretty good.

LM
 

addicted2bass828
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yeh of course youre not sopposed to use plywood. IT flexes :-) Use mdf wood.
 

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Username: Jwbulger79

Florida

Post Number: 54
Registered: Nov-04
great reference source for box building:
http://www.bcae1.com/
page 110 on the menu pane on the right "Basic Enclosure Calculations"
 

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Username: Jwbulger79

Florida

Post Number: 57
Registered: Nov-04
great reference source for bow building.
http://home.rochester.rr.com/rlm/Bow/Dons_Bow_Building_Page.htm
lol. just kiddin' with you koolaid:-)
 

ballagt
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where can i get the dimensions for a box for a specific sub?
 

Bronze Member
Username: Addicted2bass

Miami, FLORIDA USA

Post Number: 16
Registered: Nov-04
depends on the sub usually on there website....what kind of sub is it?
 

Azzhole
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From the manufacturer...
well..theyll give you a recommended size.
you have to figure out the dimensions.
its easy.
 

ballagt
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rockford hx2 12"
 

Bronze Member
Username: Addicted2bass

Miami, FLORIDA USA

Post Number: 18
Registered: Nov-04
check rockfordfosgate.com
i only could find specifications for the 10 and 15 but im still looking for ya

 

Azzhole
Unregistered guest
1 cf sealed
2 cf vented
You can download the manual in the knowledge base
section of the RF site
 

ballagt
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thanks for the help
 

Bronze Member
Username: Vtdakotaguy

VT United States

Post Number: 25
Registered: Oct-04
I only built the box out of plywood because I had it and I was experimenting. I have the mdf and other materials now and at some point I will build a "real" box.

LM
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