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My Winter Experiement

Old 11-23-2004, 03:44 PM
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Ok so right now i have taken out my subs and amp for the winter to get better gas mileage on my commute to school everyday. My system wasnt very fancy to begin with: Amp screwed to back of seat, half a piece of plywood holding up my un painted un carpeted sub box. This winter i want to use my creativity to create something different and get my system looking nice for the spring.

I was thinking of carpeting my box but cant find the time to go out a buy some carpet plus i dont know how to carpet it. I figure id try sumtin different everyone has a carpeted box. Fiberglass is out of the question, dont got the resources. So heres my idea tell me if u think it would look nice:

Im going to cover the box in a White Vinyl and instal 4 black lights in my trunk. How would u think this would look? And how do i vinyl my sub box lol?
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:19 AM
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about the gas mileage part....
i gotta do that every winter too...take out the heavy stuff and put in something just for a little bump and not a lot of boom - but enough to satify my spl needs over the winter. but what i found is that the money i save in gas with the lighter load is evened out by the extra few minutes i spend to warm up the car and driving slower on the slippery streets.

also, i gotta take out the heavy stuff to get a little tracktion - front wheel drive doesn't like heavy trunks on the winter roads.

anyway, about the winter setup...go with whatever is econ, not flashy...who really shows off looks in the winter?
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Old 11-24-2004, 12:54 AM
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actually if your car is rear wheel drive it might be good to have your box in it , weighs down the car so u dont get stuck in the snow , or u can get a 4x4 and do donuts on fields or make snowmans
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working with vinyl is going to be less forgiving then carpet if you ask me...
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I think my car weighs about 1340kg.. the system probably adds another 50kg... haven't really noticed any diff in fuel economy or performance... [img]graemlins/dunno.gif[/img]
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Sure vinyl is nice, but what about hardwood ? I'd love to see a box finished in a cherry or birch hardwood!! Expensive?...yes. Ultracool?...absolutely!
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Originally posted by timmyturtle:
Sure vinyl is nice, but what about hardwood ? I'd love to see a box finished in a cherry or birch hardwood!! Expensive?...yes. Ultracool?...absolutely!
vinal would be nice but i second the idea of finished hard wood. for my next box i plan on doing something similar mdf with this **** on it that looks like real oak it only costs 60$ a sheet not to bad

heres a turtorial on carpeting

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