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i am going to put 2 12" subs in the back of my 2 door jk and want to know what i can do about people breaking in and taking them...i know there is a Tuffy sercurity thing that would solve my problem but i dont feel like dropping $400 on that. Any suggestions?

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i am going to put 2 12" subs in the back of my 2 door jk and want to know what i can do about people breaking in and taking them...i know there is a Tuffy sercurity thing that would solve my problem but i dont feel like dropping $400 on that. Any suggestions?
you could build you own, that's always a good route if you can. most security decks will cost you, but keep in mind how much your subs/amps/equipment is worth and weigh that against the cost of the security system. That's how I can justify spending $350-400 on a roll cage when a single full head MRI costs about $2,000

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Well, IMO Jeep security is a double edged sword.

Whatever it may be, if you bolt it in and make it a real bitch to get out you risk the ancilary damage from the douchbag thieves ripping your stuff out.

If you make em easy to snag they'll get stolen with little more than a sliced window and some torn wiring. (you didn't say if you had a hard top but I would assume that if you did, you wouldn't be so concerned about theft)

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1. Go cheap~ so when they're stolen you're not quite so pissed about it.

2. Go expensive~ get some good insurance and "let it go".

Bottom line, locks typically do little more than keep honest people honest. If that thievin bastard wants your gear bad enough, he's gonna get it.

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I already had 2 10's and an amp stolen out of the back of my jeep. SO i know where your coming from.

My plan is to build a box that bolts to the floor in 10+ places, and at the same time be less conspicuous than a standard box. Im going to have 2 down firing 10's. Theres a thread about my plans in the electrical tech section.

The concern about people tearing up your jeep while trying to steal it is a valid concern. But whn im done it really wont be able to be stolen without destroying the enclosure. (which is easier said than done with 3/4 inch MDF and wood glue and screws all herculined.)

My view is that I would rather they destroy the box and get away with nothing than just lift my subs out.

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pssst....
for tens you don't need three quater...... half inch will do nicely...unless they are pumping out more than 400 watts

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for tens you don't need three quater...... half inch will do nicely...unless they are pumping out more than 400 watts
hmmmm.....
Hadnt thought of that....
well see.
If its not too much extra ill probably just go with 3/4 because you never know when ill up the power
To start with i'll be running about 400 RMS total.

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there's no harm in using the heavier stuff ...but how much do those tens weigh?...not much
how much are they putting out singly...not much....
maybe 200 watts or so each... no es nessecario 3/4"

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the only reason really to use heavier material is for support...the bigger/heavier the woofer the more rigid/supportive the material needs to be.
(my woofer weighs a ton that's why I used 3/4)
if you're only using tens (unless using W7's or something similar) save the weight and the money and use 1/2"

if constructed and braced properly it'll be fine

double up the material around the mounting hole with a ring of wood the size of the woofer/opening on the inside of the box so you are now mounting the woofer to an inch of thickness instead of 1/2
research box building methods and you'll find a ton of info on how to do this

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And to the OP
The most secure method I've devised would be (with a box of my design anyway/photobucket x08jk)
Tacking nutz(yeah I said tacking nutz-or is it tacky nutz?!) to the inside of the tub with a welder (I have yet to find someone I'm confident in) so all I have to do is thread a bolt through a hole in the foot(feet) of the box and into the side of the tub
(I plan on using a torx bit head on the bolt as they are not as common and less likely to be removed with any tool a thief would/might be carrying)

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