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subwoofer box carpet?

Discussion in 'Mobile Phones / Entertainment' started by James Bergeron, Dec 15, 2003.

  1. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Well-Known Member

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    Anyone know where I can get this "carpet" to do my sub? I just finished building my very first custom box for my car but it needs carpet badly! [​IMG]
     
  2. Scott L

    Scott L Well-Known Member

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    Crutchfield
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    ooo you made your own box? I wimped out and paid $55 for a 12" single enclosure. How much did it end up costin ya, and got any pics? [​IMG]

    ps- If you decide to go charcoal and have some left over lmk, I need some for my amp rack.
     
  3. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Well-Known Member

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    Thanks Scott,
    expensive stuff [​IMG] I'll check out some fabric stores and maybe talk to some stereo shops as well, I don't need too much.

    I built the box because I went and bought one and it was cheap-o. I decided I could make one for the same amount that would be better built. I used 3/4" mdf all around so it's really strong. Plus it's custom for my trunk so it's not a square it's very odd shaped. I can take some pics tonight and post them. Not the most ideal box though suppose to be 1.5cu inches but it's only about .7 cu inches. I only have a skill saw so it makes it difficult. I might build another one with my fathers table saw it would be even better and I change the design for more air space that way.

    Total cost was $50 cdn that was for a 4x8 sheet of 3/4" mdf, some glue screws and the binding posts. Then I had to buy a saw, another $100 :b

    I only used 1/4 of the sheet so I could build 4 boxes [​IMG]

    Carpet is the last piece to the puzzle.
     
  4. Jacinto

    Jacinto Well-Known Member

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    Do you want to dress it up for all the people you're going to stuff in the trunk? Honestly, if it's out of sight, I wouldn't bother with the expense and the hassle of carpeting it. But that's just me...
     
  5. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Well-Known Member

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    I do show my car once and awhile though, I might just carpet the top as you won't see the sides at all when it's in the trunk. Honestly I could use felt or just material or ANYTHING really, even carpet (but the backing is too thick). I'm sure I'll find something cool at a fabric store.
     
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    "suppose to be 1.5cu inches but it's only about .7 cu inches.

    Why use a box?? just put the subwooder in your pocket[​IMG]

    B
     
  7. James Bergeron

    James Bergeron Well-Known Member

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    [​IMG]
    Nah my g/f goes there :wink:

    My car is rather tiny :p)

    [​IMG]
     
  8. Scott L

    Scott L Well-Known Member

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    Look at this guy, complaing about the cost of the carpet and has the nerve to gloat about his S2k!!

    Looks good. [​IMG][​IMG]
     
  9. Sean^M

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    go to any conversion van custom shop.
    they have tons of auto carpet in any color imaginable.
    I used to get all of mine at such a shop for pretty cheap.
    sounddomain and crutchfield are going to be a ripoff for stuff like that.

    as for carpeting a box.. I always finish my boxes. raw MDF looks like ass to me. I wouldn't have it in my car, regardless of the car. I also wouldn't have a car that was half rusted out, or covered in primer though, and some people do.. so I guess it's all personal opinion.
     
  10. Aaron Howell

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    partsexpress.com has automotive carpet...$4-$6 per yard in a wide variety of colors.

    I usually buy mine locally from a car audio shop...they have similar prices but not as good of a color selection. [​IMG]
     
  11. Wayne Ernst

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    James,

    You could also try stopping by a local car audio shop that builds speaker boxes. They should be able to sell you a yard or two of carpet for the box. I've done this before and remember paying $10 (U.S.) for a yard of carpet. Some of the on-line places would have charged me that much for the shipping alone.
     
  12. AUDIOBOXER

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    Best box carpet deals and quality is on bargainshore.com . They got deals on carpet, glue and vinyl.
     

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