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Hey ppls,

Am total confused as to the best method to mount the sub to the baffle. Im building a 300L ported enclosure for a tempest-x however the only thing im not sure in regards to the build process is what i had assumed would be the easiest aspect of it. Mounting!

Now ive actually got my hands on the tempest-x and have looked at it, i don't understand what nuts and bolts i now need. I had just planned on getting some hurricane nuts and socket head bolts. The plastic perimeter that runs around the edge of the driver has holes in it that are the same diameter as the hole in the baskets perimeter (if thats the right terminology?). How does this work?? I would have thought the holes in the plastic would have been larger to accommodate the bolts head and the metal frame would have been the diameter of the bolts thread.

This might sound a bit confusing so i will take a pic or two and upload tonight.

Also does anyone know the best place to get such screws from, preferable in Australia and online.

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Here is the pic. The only thing that seems logical is to get in the socket head bolts and then enlarge the hole in the perimeter to suit the bolts head. This way the rubber isn't stretched/deformed and it would be a good fit.
 

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Treat the rubber gasket and the driver as a single unit - just use a washer against the gasket.

You can use all manner of bolts and specialised nuts, but if you're not going to be taking the driver in and out, you can use a screw into two layers of MDF, or a wooden block glued inside the enclosure.

I used roofing screws on an IB and have had no trouble....

 

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While i imagine this would work, its not really what i imagined. Aesthetically its pretty ugly. Surely there must be another way ei where the bolt head are recessed so as to appear flush mounted.
 

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You could use a hollow punch to open up the hole in the gasket to allow the bolt to sit down against the metal frame


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The rubber is slightly flexible. Just push the screw down into it. The rubber will open up a bit to allow the larger head to fit inside it.
I've done this several times on my eD subwoofer and the rubber part always bounces back to it's original shape. So the next time I drive screws, I have to use elbow grease to get the screw pushed down into the rubber part again.

It sounds bad, but do it once and you'll be like "oh, so that is what I'm supposed to do".

I really don't like the idea above about using washers. I think you're allowing too much flex to happen. Maybe it works fine, I don't know. But I wouldn't do it.

The allen nuts posted above look great though. I might have to use some of those sometime.
 
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