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  • Crack in subwoofer

    Hey i got a pair on Sony 12" Xplodes and on one of them, there is a crack on the plastic about 4 inches long. im guessing its from things in my trunk like my skateboard smashing into it when i stop. Anyways, the crack is hardly visible until you push in on the sub, then you can see it. I was just wondering if this is going to affect anything with the one sub and if i should still use it. thanks

  • #2
    Yes it will.
    When the subwoofer is pulling in towards the box, air is escaping through the crack, making the box semi-obsolete.
    An easy, low-quality fix would be to glue it up (or epoxy it) so that the crack doesn't expand when the woofer moves.
    If you can't tie down the things in your trunk, at least put a grill around the subs to somewhat protect them. It's a shame if you don't.
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    • #3
      oh, thanks for the information. Will the epoxy hold out for a while?

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      • #4
        Depends on the grip of the epoxy I would think, and if the stress will crack it further.

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        • #5
          Just use any epoxy that glues plastics together.
          If you can apply it to both the inside and the outside of the sub.
          Be careful when you're in there and use your common sense.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Jahntassa
            Depends on the grip of the epoxy I would think, and if the stress will crack it further.
            I had a Pioneer PRemier 12 in sub that had a decent size crack in it. I used some of that clay type epoxy from home depot and it has worked for 3 years at 250 watts and still going..

            Make sure you coat the front and back side of the speaker and spread it evenly.
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            • #7
              thanks for the info guys...i will try and epoxy it tommorow.

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              • #8
                Turn the gain and volume both louder.

                Once its finished cracking, replace.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by DJiK
                  ......and use your common sense.
                  If that were available, this thread would not be here.

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                  • #10
                    hah, its true

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