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Old 26-04-2009, 07:55 PM   #1
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Thumbs up HOW TO: Custom Fibreglass Subwoofer Box for a Mazda 323 Astina

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Old 26-04-2009, 08:05 PM   #2
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awesome write up!

I'll deninitely trying this in a few months!!

I think this should be made a sticky
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Old 26-04-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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thats a great DIY job, looks nice and tidy too! well done.
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Old 26-04-2009, 09:54 PM   #4
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awesome writeup mate, i should point out that if you use a flece blanket instead of a cotton one, it replaces one layer of glass, as it itself hardens with resin im gonna make one for the 2/3 foldown pannel
how is the bass BTW i have the same sub only my current box is ported so its annoyingly loud
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Old 26-04-2009, 10:13 PM   #5
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fleece blanket huh, i might add that in . My kicker sub also has annoyingly loud bass, i couldn't even imagine it in a ported box. I played with my settings a little bit and now got the bass just where i want it.
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Old 26-04-2009, 10:25 PM   #6
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ye its essentially same thing, it just hardens with the resin apparently like fibreglass and leaves a good finish surface for painting/vinyl providing that layers of matt are applied from the inside of the box. i never used it my self, but i read a few things bout it and it in a few car show once in which they used the fleece and only one layer of glass to make a roof lining of a car for tv screens, i think it was pimp my ride

ye adding a port would make it louder and drony i dont like my box cus of the MASSIVE port AND cus its very huge and annoying

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i just googled fleece + fibreglassing AGAIN and its prefered because it soaks resin good and dosnt crinkle much
hope that helps man
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Old 26-04-2009, 10:50 PM   #7
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its a good sub...but maybe its time for a new sealed box . If you are gonna get a new box cause you don't like droniness, get a small box because they produce more clear and responsive bass than the larger ones . I'll re-edit the how-to to include your info on fleeces.
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Old 27-04-2009, 11:26 AM   #8
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I have basically the same woofer in a ported kicker box and its only 32L capacity, and the amount of bass I get outta the thing is unbelievable!

Im just waiting on Mat to take some pics of his woofer box (in the same position but made out of MDF for the back), so then I can make a box up and have just a fibreglassed front

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Old 27-04-2009, 01:08 PM   #9
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Excellent Tute !

I would recommend something stronger than velcro to hold the box in place.
maybe some metal clasps so that it can still be removed easily
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Old 27-04-2009, 01:52 PM   #10
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cheers,

you would expect Velcro to be weak....but it actually holds onto the box really well. Ive done a lot of driving since i put the box in and there has been no movement. You're idea of the metal clasps though would obviously kick Velcro's ass

But think of it this way, the Velcro doesn't do much at all, its actually the tight fit of the box that holds it in nicely.
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Old 27-04-2009, 04:18 PM   #11
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velcro is perfec there IMO, becasue it holds VERY well on sidewards shear (ie holding a object from sliding if velcro is on sliding surface.) id suspect that the glue that holds the velcro on would give way before the actual strip
but yes metal clamp is the BEST way to go (kinda what i have now only its a bracket not a clamp but its ugly az :'()
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Old 28-04-2009, 08:06 AM   #12
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Wink increase your bass

I would line the inside of this box with dynamat so as to give that sub some thing firmer to reflect of which will increase your bass
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Old 04-06-2009, 09:17 AM   #13
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MY 2c's>IF U DO GET ITCHIE FROM DOING THIS JUST WASH THE ITCHIE AREA WITH COLD WATER AND SOAP(EVEN BETTER IF UR A REAL MAN)JUST HAVE A REALLY COLD SHOWER WITH SOUP AND A LOWFAR WHAT EVER THAT POOFIE THING IS CALLED(WOMEN USE IT)I USE IT AND THAT WILL GET RID OF IT:P
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MY 2c's>IF U DO GET ITCHIE FROM DOING THIS JUST WASH THE ITCHIE AREA WITH COLD WATER AND SOAP(EVEN BETTER IF UR A REAL MAN)JUST HAVE A REALLY COLD SHOWER WITH SOUP AND A LOWFAR WHAT EVER THAT POOFIE THING IS CALLED(WOMEN USE IT)I USE IT AND THAT WILL GET RID OF IT:P
CAPS much?

Washing powder works wonders as well...
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Old 04-06-2009, 10:24 PM   #16
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Very nice!
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Old 05-06-2009, 11:21 AM   #17
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may aswell buy a bottle of whiteking bleach! lmao!!
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lol i meant the powder that is in small beads, it scrubbs good, and helps lift out the small fibreglass nedles "-
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Old 16-12-2009, 05:33 PM   #19
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Wink Sweet i like it

i have the same car exactly but my rear seats go up nd down nd gets used a lot nd was wondering if there is anyother place for the amp to go?

thanks mate nd nice post

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Old 16-12-2009, 06:50 PM   #20
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under the passangers seat??
or if u wantto get creative on the opposite side of the boot, FRP in nicely
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