ttw wrote:well i just got finished installing the tens in rear deck. (pics to come soon) I used 3/4 MDF underneath deck. they are kicker comps powered by a INSIGNIA 2-channel 1000 watts class D bridgeable amp. The cover is vibrating bad!!! from the 3rd brake light hitting the window to the whole cover hitting the rear deck. If you fiqur out how to solve it PLEASE let me know.. Ill see what i can do with it this weekend.
It wasn't that difficult was it? I was nicely surprsied at how easy it really was to put some good subs in that deck. My only problem now is sturdying up that thin metal with the MDF. Can't wait to see the pictures. I'm curious how you went about measuring and installing the MDF.
About the vibrating, you are running way more power to your subs than I am so I can only imagine how badly yours is vibrating. I had some small foam pieces in the garage out of a box of something that I purchased so I cut them into small pieces (enough for three) and put them underneath the rear deck cover toward the outside of the car on each side and one in the middle back toward the 3rd brake light. My thought was to raise the cover to allow for more room for woofer excursion but after testing that I found that it isn't really the excursion that is the problem but air displacement. The cover was raised at least an inch with the foam pieces so the woofers should not be hitting the cover any longer but the air displacement is causing the back edges of the cover to still rattle/vibrate against the back window. I think I'll look for some more foam to put back there to see if that will sure it up any.
KJM01 wrote:You can always bolt in a 1/2'' mdf panel under the sheetmetal and bolt the subs to the mdf, just cut a hole large enough for the subs to fit in.And you will need alot of sound deadening for that. Use the Nyloc nuts so they dont come loose!
Thanks for the recommendation. ttw did 3/4 inch but I'm thinking 1/2 inch should be fine too. He's got more weight with his 10s than I do so I should be fine with the 1/2 inch. I've never heard of Nyloc so I'll have to look that up. A new tool in the arsenal is always welcome. Thanks!
I'm about to create a new thread about thoughts on doing a custom install of a new head unit/processor I've ordered. Would love yall's opinions.