Enclosure Lifetime Warranty

Bassforms, warrants the original purchaser that all new Bassforms fiberglass products are free from defects in material and workmanship, under normal and proper use, for a lifetime period (Structural Integrity) we reserve the right to replace, repair, or exchange any defective product or issue a refund for the purchase price. This warranty does not extend to any defect or failure caused by misuse, abuse, accident, improper installation, improper installation of associated equipment, defective associated equipment, or the use of the product with equipment for which it was not intended. To obtain warranty service, contact Bassforms, Inc. at (877) 4 NICE BOX and request an RA (return authorization) number. Items shipped without a valid RA # will be refused. Product must be properly packaged to avoid transport damage. Bassforms reserves the right to refuse product improperly packaged.  BASSFORMS LIMITED WARRANTY FOR COMPONENTS

HOW LONG IS THE WARRANTY Bassforms warrants this product for a period of one (1) year from the date of original purchase.

WHAT IS COVERED AND WHAT IS NOT COVERED Except as specified below, this warranty covers all defects in material and workmanship in Bassforms car stereo components.  The following are not covered by the warranty: Any product which is not distributed in the U.S.A by Bassforms or which is not purchased in the U.S.A. from an authorized Bassforms car stereo dealer or an automobile dealer, unless the product is purchased through the U.S.A. Military Exchange Service. Any product, on which the serial number has been defaced, modified or removed. Damage, deterioration or malfunction resulting from: Any shipment of the product (claims must be presented to the carrier). Installation or removal of the product. Accident, acts of nature, misuse, abuse, neglect, unauthorized product modification or failure to follow instructions supplied with the product. Repair or attempted repair by anyone not authorized by Bassforms Any other cause which does not relate to a product defect.

WHO IS PROTECTED This warranty is enforceable only by the original purchaser.

WHAT WE WILL PAY FOR We will pay for all labor and material expenses for covered items. Payment of shipping charges is discussed in the next section of this warranty. HOW TO OBTAIN WARRANTY SERVICE If your BASSFORMS product ever needs service: Take or ship it to any BASSFORMS Authorized Service Center in the U.S.A. along with & complete description of the problem.  (If you are uncertain as to whether a Service Center is authorized, please call (877) 4 NICE BOX, for the nearest Service Center). Although you must pay any shipping charges if it is necessary to ship the product for warranty service, we will pay the return shipping charges if the repairs are covered by the warranty within the United States. Whenever your units are taken or sent for warranty service, you must include a copy of the original dated sales receipt as proof of warranty coverage.

LIMITATION OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES All implied warranties, including warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, are limited in duration to the length of this warranty.

EXCLUSION OF DAMAGES BASSFORMS’ liability for any defective product is limited to the repair or replacement of the product at our option.  BASSFORMS shall not be liable for: Installation or removal charges, damage to other property caused by any defects in BASSFORMS car stereo components, damages based upon inconvenience, loss of use of the product; or Any other damages, whether incidental, consequential or otherwise.  Some states do not allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts and/or do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations and exclusions may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may have other rights which vary from state to state. If a problem develops during or after the Limited Warranty Period, or if you have any questions regarding the operation of the product, you should contact your BASSFORMS Authorized Dealer or Authorized Service Center.  If the problem or your question is not handled to your satisfaction, please contact our Customer Relations Department at the address listed below: BASSFORMS  

INSTALLATION GUIDE  

Congratulations on your purchase of a Bassforms enclosure. Your Bassforms enclosure has been engineered to last for many years and comes with lifetime warranty. Bassforms enclosures are manufactured from solid fiberglass. Therefore, to properly install your Bassforms enclosure and speakers, please completely read the owner’s manual and installation instructions prior to installation.  Caution: When installing a Bassforms enclosure in your vehicle, it is extremely important to firmly secure it to the vehicle. If the enclosure is not firmly attached, it can become a dangerous projectile in a collision.  

Tools Recommended for Installation:  

  • Eight #8-32 propel nuts Phillips hand screwdriver (#2)  
  • Eight #8 self-tapping screws w/ drill bit an electric or cordless drill
  • Eight #8-32 black machine screws w/ drill bit Phillips screwdriver bit (#2)  

Enlarging the Speaker Mounting Hole  Enlarging the speaker-mounting hole of a Bassforms enclosure is done in much the same way as any ordinary wood enclosure. We highly recommend using a drill with a 1-2” diameter-sanding drum with a medium grit sanding sleeve. This method will quickly enlarge the mounting hole so be careful not to enlarge the hole too much. Firmly hold the drill and sanding drum perpendicular to the mounting hole. With the drill at a medium speed, quickly move the drill and sanding drum clockwise around the mounting hole until the mounting hole is enlarged to your speaker’s specification.  TIP: Always keep the drill moving during this process and go at a fairly fast pace. Moving at a slow pace or stopping while the drill is sanding can create indentations in the mounting hole and possibly damage the opening.  

Maintaining the Gel coat Finish  To further enhance and protect the gel coat finish, we recommend periodically waxing or polishing Bassforms fiberglass products with a high-quality automotive wax or polish. To remove fine scratches in the gel coat, a high-quality mild polishing compound should be used. If scratches still remain, a heavy-duty compound should be used, followed by a polishing compound. Applying wax or polishing compounds with an electric buffer or polisher will further help to remove scratches. Two different methods can be used to mount a speaker in a Bassforms enclosure. The first technique uses self-tapping screws to mount the speaker. This method is quick and easy. However, if the speaker is removed repeatedly from the enclosure, the mounting holes may become stripped, and it will be difficult to create an airtight seal with the speaker. The second mounting technique uses machine screws with propel nuts. This method takes more time to install a speaker but has more advantages than using self-tapping screws. This method can handle more torque and therefore create a tighter seal. Also, the speaker can quickly and easily be removed and installed without damaging the mounting holes. However, some subwoofers may require that some of the propel nuts be modified in order for the subwoofer to fit in the cutout. Both methods work well. However, we recommend using the propel nuts with machine screws whenever possible.  

Unpacking Enclosure  

1. Remove enclosure from protective inner soft bag/carton  

2. Remove all from inside the enclosure.  

3. Keep carton and packaging materials nearby.  They will be used during installation.  

NOTE: Inspect enclosure for damage prior to installation. Once the enclosure is modified, it cannot be returned. Secure and test fit enclosure prior to installation.  

1. Place soft cloth bag in a clean area and place the enclosure face up but wrap the body of the enclosure with the soft cloth or a towel to help avoid scratching the gel coat or paint during installation in order to secure the enclosure and keep it from moving during installation.  

TIP: You may find it helpful to have someone hold the enclosure during installation.