so, i was building my first box; built it all today, and turns out the magnet on my 10" Alpine Type-R touches the bottom of the box at an angle. (box is shaped like this: |\ ).It touches the bottom, but just BARELY. Did I f*ck up on my box and have to start over, or is their any way to fix it?
if it just barley touchs you could get a sharpie (since its inside the box it wont really matter) and make some markings on the MDF wheres its hitting, sand it down just enough so it doesnt touch, i doubt it'll hurt the strength of the box if youjust sand it slightly and also you'll still get good cooling because your box is angled, assuming your sub is hitting at the smallest part....it has to be physically speakeing...
or you could add another front face to your box. In other words double the thickness of your MDF, if you haven't got it carpeted yet. that would give you approx. 3/4 behind the magnet then you'd be of also.
if you haven't got the box carpeted yet, then the answer would be NO. Just add the other front layer and carpet the box. Nobody is going to see it that way. And even at that, unless you have bucket seats in your truck nobody is going to see much of the box anyway.
I have seen round window mouldings used, if you can find one that fits your subs correctly. mount it on the front of your box and set you sub in it. Darned near anything to gain a little space. But in all honesty, another front face is about the easiest way to do it.