Okay i got everything i need to build my box. I am putting 1 15" re se in my trunk. Its gonna be about 4cf tuned to 34hz. anything i should know before building the box. i got 3/4" mdf, 2" drywall screws, caulk, and wood glue. any tips or things i should know would be appreciated. thanks
Use sharp tools/blades as dull ones will not only destroy themselves and your project but are a safety concern. Put the beer down until after you're done and get some help maneuvering large sheets around when cutting.
thank for all the tips. also do you think i need to use a baffle for the sub mount. i got a 15" sub and im making the box 16.5" tall. so do you think i will need the extra support. also i think i have some threaded rod for bracing otherwise i will use some 2x2
the threaded rod will help the box flex issue, but I would use it though the front baffle only and plenty of internal bracing.. The threaded rod may be a lil overkill for this setup, but that isn't a bad thing. if the sub/threaded rod will be up firing, the you might wanna make a thin artificial floor and notch the wood where the threaded rod will stick out of bottom. other considerations: 45's on corners internally. Round the port edges internally.
im running a mtx thunder 942. have seen birthsheet of other ones but not mine and all have been underrated at 940rms. the box design is just from re audios box calculator so it is just an L-port. so do you still need to round these? and 45's on the corners what does that exactly mean. Like put a piece of wood in the corner to make a 45* angle instead of 90*?
like they said 4-6 inches apart, make sure u cut nice straight lines (saves work down the road) get a friend to come over and help. i would round off the port, just take some sand paper and round off the corner. and i dont forsee box flex since the sub will be so close to the other edges of the top and bottom, so that will actually brace it
-4-6" for screws -45 degree angles -dredrill the holes -dont be shady on the woodglue -if your not using a terminal, drill a small hole for the wire, put a knott in the wire on the INSIDE of the box, and seal it with silicon or caulk
should turn out good! cant wait for the build log!