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    As someone who has used Cadillac power antennas to open doors, drawers and animate Hallowe'en creations, I say it will work quite effectivly.

    However, there probably are better choices in actuators.
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    If it does even move the subwoofer box (which I say weight 50 pounds easily, not counting the rack and such), it will move it at .5" per second

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    If you have really good rails and you keep them well maintained it shouldn't take much of any force to move it.

    Once you get the thing in motion you only have the frictional force.. frictional force on a good set of rails should be neglegible to the actuator. (object in motion stays in state of relative rest or motion unless acted upon by an outside force sort of thing.. physics is your phriend)

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    Oh yeah.. this means i think it will work just fine as long as you have a nice smooth moving set of rails
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    Im tired of arguing this topic, Ive done it extensively... For this to work effectively as in show car status, he is gonna need one or two heavy duty actuators, now if it wants to be ghetto rigged like alot of other things I see out there, then he can use whatever else he choses . If you chose to take this serious, go to mcmaster.com, they have every type of actuator youd want

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    Originally posted by ShinkunoNamida
    (object in motion stays in state of relative rest or motion unless acted upon by an outside force sort of thing.. physics is your phriend)
    Gravity is an outside force. Make sure you don't park on a hill.


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    Originally posted by Rob Withey


    Gravity is an outside force. Make sure you don't park on a hill.


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    haha I was actually just going to post something along the lines of "Oh yeah, make sure you don't park on a hill!"

    but if you go this route and you have trouble you can always use the hill to your advantage
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