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Old 04-30-2013, 02:21 PM   #1
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Hey guys! So I read through offset's car audio manifesto and didn't find any info on guys who had subwoofer boxes in their trunks and how to secure them. I have a fairly large (close to 2 cubic feet) and heavy subwoofer box in my trunk and it slides around a lot in my trunk when I take tighter corners. Has anybody found a practical way to secure them in the trunk? I thought about using velcro but I'm pretty sure that would just slide the carpet along with it.
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:44 PM   #2
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I used 2 small L brackets screwed to the sides of my single box.....and pop riveted to the trunck floor.....works like a charm and you aint gettin em out easily lol
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Old 04-30-2013, 02:45 PM   #3
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I velcro'ed mine then used zipties to secure the carpet. No sliding since.
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Old 04-30-2013, 03:08 PM   #4
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Lots of ways to do this, it all depends on your box and where it is, and if you want to irreversably modify the car or not (drill holes). Got pics?
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:23 PM   #5
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Velcro that sucker up. Heavy-duty "industrial" velcro REALLY sticks hard. I bought a 4 foot by 2 inch strip of it from Home Depot for $10 the other day.
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Old 04-30-2013, 04:57 PM   #6
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I have done velcro. L brackets with screws and a ratchet strap.
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Old 04-30-2013, 07:28 PM   #7
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Thanks for the responses! Yea I was looking for a way not to screw it to the trunk floor just incase I got a flat tire so it wouldn't take as long to remove the box but its ok, it looks like one of the better options for me. Again, thanks for the feedback
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Old 04-30-2013, 10:44 PM   #8
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If you have a wagon you can use eye hooks in the box and then some sort of cordage to tie it to where the seat backs snap on. I haven't had a sedan so I'm not sure if there is anything back there to tie them to. I did it when I had my subs in the back and it would have worked better if I used better knots or cordage cause it slipped a couple inches but when it was just tied worked great and came out without you ever realizes it was in
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Old 05-07-2013, 01:36 PM   #9
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I used a ratchet strap and it works completely fine.
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Old 05-11-2013, 06:02 PM   #10
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I had a similar issue with my sub (and will when its reinstalled). The more un-pro way to do it is to get some bungee cables and just tie the sucker down at enough anchor points to keep it from moving. You might wind up with a lightweight spider web of bungee cord, but at least you'll have a stable sub.

That is only speaking from previous experience. I might try out velcro, but I'm confident that a combination of the two will work effectively and reversibly. For theft prevention - bolt it down. You could also get a stealth fit subwoofer and anchor it in a nice little place where you'd never need to move it. But that's not practical for your large box existing right now.

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Old 05-13-2013, 03:42 PM   #11
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I use a ratchet strap. I had to screw it to the sub box because it kept moving around on the box and wore the carpet.
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Old 05-13-2013, 04:11 PM   #12
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I would use velcro, but I have that giant rubber weather trunk mat in my wagon so it obviously wont velcro to that. You could always try and use one of those grippy pads you know for like phones and stuff to sit on your dash and not slide. Apply like 2 with glue to the bottom of the sub then it has friction against the rubber mat. Mine only moves back towards the trunk when I go WOT though.
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Old 05-22-2013, 06:07 PM   #13
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I used 2 small L brackets screwed to the sides of my single box.....and pop riveted to the trunck floor.....works like a charm and you aint gettin em out easily lol
I did this in my last car with the sub box and it worked extremely well. The box never slid after that.
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Old 05-23-2013, 01:32 PM   #14
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Old 05-28-2013, 07:30 AM   #15
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I installed a rear strut bar in my 05, put two "eye" hooks in the box, zipties around the strut bar through the hooks. done.
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Old 06-01-2013, 02:25 PM   #16
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My plan is to make a cutout in my trunk with 1/4'' MDF, and cut out a door with hinges to get to my spare. Then I'm gonna screw my sub box down to the board with some brackets so everything's more solid.
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Old 06-01-2013, 07:50 PM   #17
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i have a pretty big box and just have it ratchet strapped down for now. Keeps it from going anywhere when driving hard and easy enough to take out when i dont want the extra weight
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Old 06-02-2013, 08:34 PM   #18
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I took out my back seat and put a couple screws through the 2 bars that run vertically behind the seat. I also built a floor around the base of the speakers, with a removable panel to get to the spare.

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Old 06-02-2013, 09:54 PM   #19
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Here's what I did a couple months ago

1. replace flimsy factory spare tire cover with 3/4" plywood that fits tight between the strut towers and bolt it to the two 90 brackets on the rear-most wall of trunk to stop it from sliding around
2. staple carpet to plywood
3. position sub box where you want it
4. screw through two corners of the sub box into the plywood floor
5. enjoy driving your car without subs moving around?
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