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    How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sedan)?

    I'm trying to mount my box in my trunk, but, I don't know how deep the gas tank is, so I'm afraid of drilling too deep. What do I need to know about drilling into my frame so I don't hit my tank?
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    I actually haven't mounted mine down at all. I have taken some pretty good corners and the box still hasn't slid around. Maybe i am just lucky But if you want to mount it, just make a small test hole where you want to, and just barely break the surface. Than use something to poke through the hole and see how much clearance you have. And if there is enough room, just use a really short screw.
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    I used velcro on the bottom so that it would stay close to the rear seat back.
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    i used steel cables anchored to the sub box and around the bar that the seats fold down on, and then two wood blocks on each side to keep it from sliding side to side doesn't move an inch even during autocross pics tomorrow if i remimber
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    You should always anchor down your sub box securely because if you get into an accident, an unsecured sub box will turn into a projectile.
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    Mine isn't going anywhere
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    Thanks guys!
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    If you didn't do it yet, use 3/4" self tappers over the tank and youll be fine. I have several mounting spots in my car, checked all after drilling without the carpet in, all of them clear. Hope it helps =)
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    Selling the car, so, Not going to worry about securing it.
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    Quote Originally Posted by warrior
    Mine isn't going anywhere

    where did you find this?

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    + 1
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    if is legit, ill buy one for each side of my trunk, thatd be so nice space wise. its bad enough my seats dont fold down..

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    they arent supposed to fold down or be removed or anything are they?

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    Mine fold down
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    damn it man.. yea i dont think mine do.. i have a little door that opens behind my arm rest that folds down but ive looked everywhere and theres no seat release.. and i dont have a trunk light? whats up with that

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    Second gens are just better thats why
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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    im pretty sure that custom enclosure warrior made is in the DIY forum.

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    My box never slid anywhere. I took some really sharp turns fast and the box itself stayed. My problem was the trunk carpet moved around. So I guess my box did slide, but only because the carpet did. So I got 4 L brackets, lined everything up and screwed them into the wood panel covering the spare tire. My box now sits within the brackets and hasnt moved since

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    Re: How did you guys mount your sub box in your trunk(bd sed

    who needs to fasten things down? I used Velcro on my old box and it worked well. Right now my box takes up almost all of my trunk, so I didnt fasten it down! haha
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