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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 08-31-2015, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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Question: Mounting Subs to Baffle Board

Some time in the next week or two, I am finally going to get around to installing a baffle board and two ten inch subs that have only been hanging around for the last ten years...So my question is, do the subs mount directly to the baffle board or should I get spacers? It looks like if they are mounted directly to the board the rubber that the cones attach to will be pressed against the carpet that covers the baffle board, just a bit. Will that make a difference? If they mount directly to the board, should I cut out the carpet where it covers the holes for the subs?

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Is "baffle board" some kind of product I am unaware of, or are you just using a generic term for the baffle that will be used on an infinite baffle sub system? Where exactly will this board be mounted?

Here is what I did, mind you it is still in process but currently works and works fairly well:
I wanted my trunk to still be useful as a trunk. So the subs had to mounted as far back in the trunk as possible.

Using cardboard I made a template.



I then cut the baffle out of 3/4" Birch Plywood. It is relatively light weight wood (especially compared to MDF). The downside is its a little more expensive.



Its crucial that baffle boards be mounted firmly. I realized that due to the curvature of the sheet metal I had to use some type of spacer between the baffle board and the mounting location. So I just used spare birch plywood and attached it in the center.




Also to mount the subs I did not want to use cheesy wood screws and if I used regular bolts and nuts I would have to remove the rear seatback to unmounts the speakers. So instead I used T-nuts



What the baffle looks like mounted from inside the cab



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Yes, it's a product that you're unaware of. HACK makes and sells (or sold) them. They are essentially what you manufactured for yourself only covered in matching carpet. Thanks for the pics and write up.

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Is "baffle board" some kind of product I am unaware of, or are you just using a generic term for the baffle that will be used on an infinite baffle sub system? Where exactly will this board be mounted?

Here is what I did, mind you it is still in process but currently works and works fairly well:
I wanted my trunk to still be useful as a trunk. So the subs had to mounted as far back in the trunk as possible.

Using cardboard I made a template.



I then cut the baffle out of 3/4" Birch Plywood. It is relatively light weight wood (especially compared to MDF). The downside is its a little more expensive.



Its crucial that baffle boards be mounted firmly. I realized that due to the curvature of the sheet metal I had to use some type of spacer between the baffle board and the mounting location. So I just used spare birch plywood and attached it in the center.




Also to mount the subs I did not want to use cheesy wood screws and if I used regular bolts and nuts I would have to remove the rear seatback to unmounts the speakers. So instead I used T-nuts



What the baffle looks like mounted from inside the cab



pics with speakers installed?been debating on doing this..
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Nice job! More complex then the one I build but very nice work.

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Sorry I meant to add some pics of subs installed but got sidetracked. Its all in there and working at the moment but not fully finished, so don't mind the wires. I'm adding a second amp just for the subs and a digital processor.



When the baffle is fitted to the contour of the rear seat back (slightly angled) it makes the subs fit VERY close to the trunk floor. I am using JBL GTO 1014's. outside sub diameter or 10- 9/16" depth of 5-7/8". I had to removed the rubber surrounds off the magnet to get them to fit


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Sorry I meant to add some pics of subs installed but got sidetracked. Its all in there and working at the moment but not fully finished, so don't mind the wires. I'm adding a second amp just for the subs and a digital processor.



When the baffle is fitted to the contour of the rear seat back (slightly angled) it makes the subs fit VERY close to the trunk floor. I am using JBL GTO 1014's. outside sub diameter or 10- 9/16" depth of 5-7/8". I had to removed the rubber surrounds off the magnet to get them to fit

how is the bass response of woofeers?any exccessive rattle?
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curious to see if you had pics of it finished...doing something similar myself with kicker c10's and a MBQuart amp

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