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    false floor thoughts...

    what thickness of wood etc have people used for building false floors?

    At present I've got a false floor built out of 25x25mm PSE timber and 18mm MDF as I wanted strength more than anything, but was thinking of the merits of using a lighter floor, maybe 10mm MDF and then giving it all a few coats of resin on the back in order to save a bit of weight... not for performance sakes I might add, just to make it a little lighter to take out when I need to!

    oh and I should say, I need to keep the PSE at least 25mm square as I have a lot of terminals/connectors etc under there and rather thick cables to hide away
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    time for a bump
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    anyone...?
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    have a look in my sig for my false floor, i think it is 12mm mdf iirc

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    10mm's fine....

    All your really doing is creating a mounting surface.

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    I used 18mm MDF with some small timber lengths underneath to lift it off of the floor for cabling. It holds itself down with a sub, box cap and two amps. Makes the rear sit slightly lower on Eibach Coilovers though.

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    i eliminated the idea of a false floor because, tbh... i couldnt be bothered. I built a mdf parcelshelf that has my 2amps and 6x9s mounted underneath so noone can see anythin from outside and just sit my sub in the boot, ill get pics if u want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by fourteenhundred16v View Post
    i eliminated the idea of a false floor because, tbh... i couldnt be bothered. I built a mdf parcelshelf that has my 2amps and 6x9s mounted underneath so noone can see anythin from outside and just sit my sub in the boot, ill get pics if u want.
    a simple enough thing to do, I agree, but not possible in my estate as it doesn't have a parcel shelf

    ..not yet at least!


    ...it may have a custom panel over the top to hide everything when I can be bothered though
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    raise it all off the floor, with legs, and set it parcel shelf height kills 2 birds...
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    not sure thats practical as I'm going to want to take the whole lot out when I need the bootspace for work from time to time, and its hard enough to get it out through the back door as it is . think TBH I'm just going to stick with what I've done so far



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