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Do you guys put something between the sub and the box

 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 9338
Registered: Oct-05
what i am saying is before you mount the sub on the box, do you put something in between to make it more air tight?

i've seen a few spl setups where these guys made a gasket out of something and put it before they mounted the sub. what material is that?

mine are very air tight but i want a guarantee no leak. lol.
 

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Username: Logan__tille

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Post Number: 4667
Registered: Feb-06
i never have.
 

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Username: Southernrebel

Monroe, Louisiana DD 9515d~~]...

Post Number: 4028
Registered: Mar-04
I use weather stripping from time to time.


Also, for SPL try removing your subs rubber gasket and duct taping around the rim of the frame. I have both gained and lost from doing that though.
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 9340
Registered: Oct-05
weather stripping sounds good. but damn i didn't do a counter sink so it will show.

i only got 2 weeks left before the big day. i want to try to squeeze every little spl out of my box.
 

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Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 3508
Registered: Sep-04
i use.... you'd never guess.....speaker gasket tape lol. its like tape, but foam, so it seals really well. i got it at partsexpress
 

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Username: Matt12490

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Post Number: 1516
Registered: May-05
i also use speaker gasketing tape from partsexpress.. but its not really like foam. i still have a lot left actually
 

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Username: Matt12490

The biggity biggity BAY, California USA

Post Number: 1518
Registered: May-05
Ooh my bad. i just checked.. i was thinking of a different product from partsexpress that i got for free when i bought a sub from them.

the stuff IS like foam
 

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Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 3513
Registered: Sep-04
i was gonna say, then what do you call foam? lol
 

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Username: Tremor1127

Wishes there was an 18...

Post Number: 693
Registered: Aug-06
if you get thin weatherstripping you should be able to do it without it being seen...
 

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Username: Luisdelbronx

Bronx, NY USA

Post Number: 110
Registered: Jan-06
Duct tape lol, but i gotta check out that Speaker gasket tape when i get paid.
 

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Username: Tdeaton1021

Near Tampa, Florida USA

Post Number: 3514
Registered: Sep-04
i think its like 2.50 so you dont have to get paid too much lol
 

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Username: Bestmankind

Www.15inchwangers.com

Post Number: 9349
Registered: Oct-05
yeah i saw that on parts express. i was thinking like tremor said, a thin weather stripping might be good.
 

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Username: Rideredder

Cornell, IL USA

Post Number: 696
Registered: Sep-05
I bought a Q Logic box once and it came with ten feet of gasket tape. It does help seal from the baskets outer metal to wood, but with all the new rubber gaskets that come on most subs, you don't really need it.
 

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Username: Sexybrat

Post Number: 35
Registered: Jan-07
wut about silicone?? i know its a $!%$ if u ever have to remove the sub for any reason
 

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Username: Adam_s

Post Number: 417
Registered: Aug-04
they make something called rope caulk...its almost like a clay but is on a roll like rope it doesnt harden but provides a great seal. I used it with an old set up that had some leaks and it fixed that. I found it at walmart by all the weather stripping.
 

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Username: Safe_cracker

Chicago, IL US

Post Number: 2350
Registered: Jan-06
If you are using the provided rubber @ss gasket then I wouldn't using anything else. now if you want to remove it then hit the back with a bead of RTV from auto store... Polo..
 

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Username: Bestmankind

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Post Number: 9355
Registered: Oct-05
also do you guys cut out the carpet around the sub hole so the sub has a tighter fit against the wood?

my sub is mounted on top of the carpet but i was thinking of taking my sub out and cut the carpet around the sub hole.
 

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Username: Blainew

Alpine type S 6.5 inch...

Post Number: 2088
Registered: Nov-05
i use a buffer to keep it air tight, but i dont cut the carpet
 

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Username: Tanmanfosho

Fi SSD, 15 Wangers Yeah, Its 15...

Post Number: 466
Registered: Nov-06
polo! havent seen u forever. chad...just leave it...or od the weatherstripping
 

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Username: Van_man

Boston South, MA

Post Number: 1757
Registered: Mar-06
Heres a tip I use. Lay a bead of clear silicone around the box hole, Like a 1/4 inch bead. Gently lay saran wrap(clear plastic Food wrap) over the silicone. Drop the sub in and secure. Wait 6-8 hours, remove sub, Silicone will stick to the box, but not the cling wrap. Peel off the plastic, and a perfect form fitted gasget. Alternativly, just let the 1/4 bead set up overnight, and drop the sub on it when its dry. That way it wont stick, but will compress for a good seal.
 

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Username: Drivingreckless

DD 9515f, USA

Post Number: 2670
Registered: Apr-06
DUCT TAPE FTMFW
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