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Mitch555
03-01-2004, 10:32 PM
Whatz up guyz? I'm trying to get ideas on what type of setup I want to do in my trunk this spring, so post up as many pictures as you like so I can get an overview (Or anyone else who wants to get ideas) on what I might want to do. Thanks guyz!

Edit: The custom install doesn't have to be in a BMW only. It can be any car.

-=[[f|L@pJ@cK=]
03-01-2004, 10:40 PM
Here's my current setup, nothing to fancy. I'll be redoing it shortly because i have more stuff to add :) .

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:25 PM
1

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:30 PM
2

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:31 PM
3

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:33 PM
4

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:37 PM
5

Gianpaolo_E46
03-01-2004, 11:39 PM
M3

qimis
03-01-2004, 11:46 PM
http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=191010

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=191313

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=191314

the last two is the best set up, IMO

audiophile
03-01-2004, 11:52 PM
Originally posted by T_DOT_BIMMER
M3 i love that one with the tan leather covering it, but the shoddy wiring for the inverted subs ruined it.

John Hubbert
03-02-2004, 01:47 AM
Here's mine

BMW BMXer
03-02-2004, 01:50 AM
Unassembled.

BMW BMXer
03-02-2004, 01:51 AM
Both pieces in. *smoke*

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:54 AM
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EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:54 AM
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EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:56 AM
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EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:56 AM
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EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:58 AM
Alpine E36 M3

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 02:59 AM
Alpine M3

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 03:00 AM
Alpine M3 interior

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 03:01 AM
Alpine M3 motor...

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 03:01 AM
-=-

EMPOWERD
03-02-2004, 03:03 AM
Last one

suicide
03-02-2004, 03:25 AM
those are some crazy set ups... but just wait till mine is done....

qimis
03-02-2004, 05:23 PM
http://autoshow.permaisuri.com/Content/viewimage.asp?AutoID=20020214143243&Filename=2002021415064001.jpg

e24_635csi
03-02-2004, 07:53 PM
damn that Alpine E36 is killer!! same with the trunk with the 3 JL's

Boris The Blade
03-03-2004, 02:07 AM
Damn... Randys the man with all the hot pic. are those your shots or internet?

if their yours, nice work!!!

I'm getting some great ideas, thanks.

Miguel
03-03-2004, 02:53 AM
*smoke*

Boris The Blade
03-03-2004, 02:58 AM
holy crap.... thats awsome!!!*uzi*

EMPOWERD
03-03-2004, 03:10 AM
Those are all my shots, most pics are from BimmerFest East... some from Hot Import Nights. Seems like all the serious installers are in the U.S. (ack?)

Mitch555
03-03-2004, 03:21 AM
Originally posted by e24_635csi
same with the trunk with the 3 JL's

It looks nice but there is one negative factor about that setup. The subs are facing upwards. The problem there is that the bass won't be as good as a setup that has them facing towards you when you open the trunk. When the Subs move air, the air that the subs move bounces off the objects infront of them and goes in the opposite direction. In this situation it will just be going up and down, up and down hitting the roof of the trunk, and not bouncing into the car all too well. You'll still get bass, but not as much as the setup where they are facing towards you when you open the trunk. If it was setup facing someone when they open the trunk then it would bounce the air back into the car making it sound louder and more bassy.

Miguel
03-03-2004, 04:48 AM
Originally posted by Mitch555
It looks nice but there is one negative factor about that setup. The subs are facing upwards. The problem there is that the bass won't be as good as a setup that has them facing towards you when you open the trunk. When the Subs move air, the air that the subs move bounces off the objects infront of them and goes in the opposite direction. In this situation it will just be going up and down, up and down hitting the roof of the trunk, and not bouncing into the car all too well. You'll still get bass, but not as much as the setup where they are facing towards you when you open the trunk. If it was setup facing someone when they open the trunk then it would bounce the air back into the car making it sound louder and more bassy.

I thought the best setup was when they face the trunk (away from the driver)?

Mitch555
03-03-2004, 04:53 AM
Originally posted by Miguel
I thought the best setup was when they face the trunk (away from the driver)?

:D

Oops... My bad! Thatz what I meant... I meant if your opening the trunk and they are facing you. Not if your inside the cabin of the car.

mack_daddy
03-03-2004, 07:50 AM
Hey mitch man remember me the kid from cockpit? Well I thought I would show you some pics of the custom install that I did on my trunk. Unfortunatley I dont have pics of the completed work yet so I will show you some of the ones I do have for now:

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/331000-331999/331507_15_full.jpg

http://images.cardomain.com/member_images/7/web/331000-331999/331507_16_full.jpg

The amp rack consists of 2 mdf panels, the bottom panel is the actual equipment rack the all of the gear is bolted to and it also serves as a top to the sub in closure for 2 ten inch woofers which now utilize the spare tire well as their home. The second panel sits on wooden shims about an inch above the the bottom board, its purpose is to hide all the wiring and connections to the amplifiers, eq, and fuse block and only allow you to the the top of each component through a plexiglass window. The best part of this setup is that when the stock carpet is in place its impossible to tell that there is even a system in the car and on top of that my trunk space still remains 100% usable.
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/331507/1

Mitch555
03-03-2004, 08:10 PM
Originally posted by mack_daddy
Hey mitch man remember me the kid from cockpit? Well I thought I would show you some pics of the custom install that I did on my trunk. Unfortunatley I dont have pics of the completed work yet so I will show you some of the ones I do have for now:

The amp rack consists of 2 mdf panels, the bottom panel is the actual equipment rack the all of the gear is bolted to and it also serves as a top to the sub in closure for 2 ten inch woofers which now utilize the spare tire well as their home. The second panel sits on wooden shims about an inch above the the bottom board, its purpose is to hide all the wiring and connections to the amplifiers, eq, and fuse block and only allow you to the the top of each component through a plexiglass window. The best part of this setup is that when the stock carpet is in place its impossible to tell that there is even a system in the car and on top of that my trunk space still remains 100% usable.
http://www.cardomain.com/memberpage/331507/1

For sure I remember you. Howz everything goin'? Your install is lookin' good. In all honesty do you think that Cockpit does good installs? I know you work there and of course you're gonna say "HELL YA!!" but in all HONESTY would you say they do A+ work? Dean is the one who makes the custom trunks right? How is he quality wise?

mack_daddy
03-03-2004, 10:41 PM
Actually on the record I will tell you that even without dean cockpit does amazing installs, they were the ones who helped me through the majority of my install. They actually just did a bmw recently to, it was 330is i believe, they took out the entire back seat an replaced it with 2 new seat panels that they made custom out of vinyl and mdf, the bottom seat panel housed a katpion 2 channel amplifier that lit up from the bottom in blue neon, and in the back rest portion of the seat they installed 2 kaption 10 inch subs. The coolest part was that when you open the trunk you can even tell where the back of the sub box is because the contoured it to the shape of the trunk and carpeted it to match. It looked very slick. I would definatley trust cockpit with my car any day.

PS: I forgot to mention that on that bmw they did such a good job of building the seats that they didnt have to drill any new holes in the car or modify any interior panels, all the boards are self suporting and fit together like a puzzle, that way should the owner decide to sell the car he can simply remove the custom seat panels from the back and reinstall the original seats with no problems.

Mitch555
03-04-2004, 06:12 PM
Originally posted by mack_daddy
Actually on the record I will tell you that even without dean cockpit does amazing installs, they were the ones who helped me through the majority of my install.


What do you think of their work off the record? :D

mack_daddy
03-05-2004, 05:39 AM
Actually what i meant to say originally was OFF THE RECORD their work is amazing. Plus they got this great new guy working for them who does custom work to.

Mitch555
03-05-2004, 06:20 AM
Originally posted by mack_daddy
Actually what i meant to say originally was OFF THE RECORD their work is amazing. Plus they got this great new guy working for them who does custom work to.

Kewl Man! *th-up*

SUPERCHARGED
03-05-2004, 07:50 AM
NICE SHIT

Jase
03-05-2004, 07:54 AM
Even if the subs are facing the trunk shouldnt you put some sort of air port into the cabin?> no in the sub box per say but just so the air can pass thru into the cabin

SUPERCHARGED
03-05-2004, 08:37 AM
nice!

qimis
03-05-2004, 11:12 AM
http://autoshow.permaisuri.com/Content/viewimage.asp?AutoID=20040304162542&Filename=34495.jpg

Mitch555
03-05-2004, 08:23 PM
Originally posted by Jase
Even if the subs are facing the trunk shouldnt you put some sort of air port into the cabin?> no in the sub box per say but just so the air can pass thru into the cabin

It would definitely help to get more bass into the cabin of the car. *th-up*

Sickbimmer
03-09-2004, 09:44 PM
You mean like this

Derrick
04-04-2004, 06:32 AM
Its a clean setup.back of a 540i/the front panel is just a cover

Slowered318
04-04-2004, 08:14 AM
^^^^ match the carpet perfectly and you have the ultamate clean look

Mitch555
04-04-2004, 05:31 PM
Great pix guyz!

Keep em coming! *th-up*

Derrick
04-07-2004, 04:30 AM
Yeah i know that the rear panal does not match.Reason i did not want to do the rest of the trunk in vynal was because at the time when i did the system i was still playing football and use to toss my cleets and gear in the back.but i am planning on redoing my system next summer.But thanks 4 the observation. *th-up* *wave* *wave*

BM-AUDIO
04-07-2004, 06:53 PM
This is one of the Boschmann show car. Beautifully built. I like the coloring and the graphics on the car.

windsor318is
04-13-2004, 05:28 AM
ACKs car

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=177324

BM-AUDIO
04-19-2004, 06:43 PM
I found this car being a Boschmann Audio demo car.
Check this out......

windsor318is
04-24-2004, 02:03 AM
STOP ADVERTISING FOR BOSCHMANN ALREADY!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Slowered318
04-24-2004, 02:12 AM
looks like a honda to me :puke:



what's the best ultra light weight system around.. that's what i wanna know!

felixthecat
04-24-2004, 02:35 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
looks like a honda to me :puke:



what's the best ultra light weight system around.. that's what i wanna know! factory*th-up*

Adriano
06-29-2004, 11:08 AM
Hey, how about me????

qimis
06-29-2004, 12:59 PM
how about your trunk looks now ! :D

BMW BMXer
06-29-2004, 01:33 PM
Originally posted by felixthecat
factory*th-up*

sucks.

koncise
06-29-2004, 09:51 PM
Originally posted by Adriano
Hey, how about me????

secksi

Slowered318
07-16-2004, 01:34 AM
my crappy system so far :)

http://www.maxbimmer.com/forums/attachment.php?s=&postid=417888

Mitch555
07-16-2004, 11:54 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
my crappy system so far :)


Is this a new mod for this year?

///Milk
07-21-2004, 01:43 AM
Adriano....one word...WOW
how much it cost?

Adriano
07-21-2004, 08:21 AM
Originally posted by ///Milk
Adriano....one word...WOW
how much it cost?

Stainless steel.......... $300
Aluminum.................. $150
Glass........................ $ 50
MDF.......................... $ 80
Neon........................ $200
Wireing.................... $400
Audio........................ $3000
18 months of your life completely devoted to your car....... priceless

BM-AUDIO
07-24-2004, 09:16 PM
I did not do much in my car.
What I have in my car:

1. Boschmann 1800W 2chn amp for the sub
2. Boschmann 600W 12" subwoofer
3. Boschmann 2-way speaker 280W
4. Boschmann amp kit 4 gauge power, ground wire.
5. Boschmann extra - amp kit 5 metre
6. Boschmann 6*9" 3-way speaker
7. Boschmann 1000W 4Chn amp

Tinted windows, stickers on the windshield, and stickers by the two front doors.

It looks not as great comparing to the full modification import / domestic cars. But it looks very nice already. Good enough for normal driving. The audio system is very good. First time using Boschmann as in full system.

The only thing it is not Boschmann audio.. is the deck itself.

Slowered318
07-25-2004, 02:26 AM
Originally posted by Mitch555
Is this a new mod for this year?

yes sir

Mitch555
07-25-2004, 11:32 AM
Originally posted by Slowered318
yes sir

Lookin' Tizaight!!! *th-up*

oafguy
08-17-2004, 04:05 PM
Here is my trunk. It's still in the works, more amps and bling!

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/9/web/237000-237999/237435_28_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.com/member_images/9/web/237000-237999/237435_26_full.jpg

mack_daddy
08-17-2004, 09:09 PM
Here's the trunk in my car, its pretty simple but I like it. www.stealthcivic.cjb.net

george3soccer
01-28-2005, 02:54 PM
Can I ask do you guys have a solution with the spare tire. I mean by that keeping the spare tire but having a nice system more like one of the few shots that were take in the beggining of the post, with the amp on the floor, and the subs in the back. I am having a delema trying to figure out some way to keep the spare tire intact but having a sick set up.

Jordan
01-29-2005, 12:40 AM
That depends on your definition of the word "nice" and how it relates to the trunk install.

I personally do not consider the artful, sometimes distasteful displays of metals, lexan, neon and painted junk as "nice"

More often then not these such setups are designed to impress at car shows, not to sound good, or be useful in a daily driver.

That said here is my nice, purposeful, excellent sounding, fairly lightweight, and clean install.

http://www.r3vlimited.com/Media/e30theproject/Pictures/November2004/112104-002.jpg
http://www.r3vlimited.com/Media/e30theproject/Pictures/December2004/121904-003.jpg

I still have a full size matching spare. I still have loads of trunk room to haul junk.

Adriano
01-29-2005, 07:38 AM
That depends on your definition of the word "nice" and how it relates to the trunk install.

I personally do not consider the artful, sometimes distasteful displays of metals, lexan, neon and painted junk as "nice"

More often then not these such setups are designed to impress at car shows, not to sound good, or be useful in a daily driver.

That said here is my nice, purposeful, excellent sounding, fairly lightweight, and clean install.


Gee, thats kinda funny. Mine has all that lexan, neon and metals and I can hit 162 Db and quite an amazing SQ. Testing was done with my LinearX PCRTA Jr so that is not bullshit by ear. Did you ever have your car on a RTA? :moon:

You can be creative as you want, there is no limitations with creativity when you build your system. Some people are just more creative then others. Do the research, don't base your system on only one opinion (to me, the "clean look" looks weak) and decide on the parameters such as what kind of music you listen to, how much you are willing to designate to enclosure volume, and most importantly, how much do you want to spend. When you are ready, make a mock up of the system so you will be happy with the finished product.

Jordan
01-30-2005, 01:48 AM
I didn't say all show type systems sounds like shit. I simply said that MOST are not designed with SQ as a #1 concern.

I've never liked bling bling setups. They look like shit, they more often then not do not sound good, they made the cars back seat/trunk/sometimes front seats completely useless for day to day use etc.

If you are all about bling bling showing it up, then more power to you. Any car with neon on it (anywhere) is crap IMO. Yours has alot of neon, blue at that...

Betray
02-01-2005, 02:55 PM
who does custom installs like that? im not talking about those crazy show cars, but one with a clean look hidden and saves space? what price would it cost?

Axxe
02-02-2005, 01:04 AM
$400 for materials and two months of your life for planning and construction. $800 and four months if you don't plan it.

Skunk#1
02-04-2005, 05:04 PM
^^^this quote obivously didnt have beer, asprin, and food for your friend invovled haha.

LAFENGAS
02-07-2005, 09:40 PM
I didn't go all out by any means....but it IS custom and I built it myself. I didn't want to go all out with an intese system, which i wouldn't fully use. I just wanted a little bit more bump then factory.

Some Highlights to this particular system:

1.) Reatain my Spare Tire
2.) Easy access to my spare
3.) GAINED 1/2 inch of trunkspace height.
4.) System weighs only 16lbs more then when the factory subs were in it
5.) Enclosure meets exact volume requirement for this particular sub
6.) MY TRUNK IS STILL FULLY FUNCTIONAL.

so here it is:

shows how my spare is still utilized by sitting inside the rim. The enclosure actually sits on the profile of the tire, acting as a great inulator against rattles.
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2576.JPG
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2579.JPG

system closed up in "stealth mode" so i can throw items in the trunk. The Amp sits on the roof of the trunk, where the factory subwoofers once sat.

http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2580.JPG
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2581.JPG
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2582.JPG
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2583.JPG

Jordan
02-07-2005, 10:27 PM
Unless I'm mistaken the factory "subwoofers" in e46's are actually just a pair of 6x9's

great idea (inside the spare wheel) but I don't really like how it looks.

Skunk#1
02-08-2005, 01:08 PM
i like the spot you chose for the amp, that i what i was thinking of doing.

Manimillion
02-08-2005, 04:19 PM
LAFENGAS... I like what you have done... and it serves the purpose... Two thumbs up... Plus you did it yourself...

Miguel
02-08-2005, 06:02 PM
Unless I'm mistaken the factory "subwoofers" in e46's are actually just a pair of 6x9's

great idea (inside the spare wheel) but I don't really like how it looks.
http://www.lafengas.com/gallery/Subwoofer_project/IMG_2580.JPG
Im not a fan of the bmw logo.. but A+ for practicality (and im a BIG fan of practicality *th-up*)

Gamite
02-09-2005, 06:21 AM
I think thats a great idea, maybe just a suggestion, instead of having the carpet lift up like that, u could use some kind of mesh where the dark parts of the BMW logo is.

BMW BMXer
02-09-2005, 05:24 PM
Thats sweet, but arn't amps upside down a bad thing?

paul christians
02-09-2005, 06:56 PM
yes it is bad thing......

LAFENGAS
02-09-2005, 10:18 PM
Thats sweet, but arn't amps upside down a bad thing?

This particular amp and most of the JL amps have the heat sinks located on the outer edge, not on top of the amp. If it were mounted upside down and had heat sinks on the top, it would be a "bad idea"

This setup is only powering a single JL 12" sub at about 35% its rating.... The heat sinks are still doing their job. The posistioning obviously isn't "optimal" but there is no danger in having it where it is.

eh whatever, i suits my needs perfectly with the sacrafice of absolutely nothing. like it or not, i can live with it.

kornstar369
02-28-2005, 09:01 PM
one word---> w0w

Griff
03-02-2005, 09:38 AM
I just did a sub install in my 86 es. I used a single 10" Clarion DVC in a 1.75 cu. ft. ported box firing through the pass-through. The amp is an Infinity Reference 310a (~300 Watts at 2 Ohms) I'm still using the stock BMW premium 5-1/4" mids/highs powered off a JVC MP3 deck. I'm very impressed with the results for a budget system.
I still have to do a cover plate for the trunk so only the amp shows, but I got lazy.
Check it out. Pics can be found at:
http://www.vwot.org/community/modules.php?set_albumName=albus02&op=modload&name=Gallery&file=index&include=view_album.php&page=2
LMK what you think.

kornstar369
03-02-2005, 05:36 PM
thats a nice install...how do you think that'll affect your sound distribution in your car, with the front of the sub covered? i really like that set up cause i neeeeeeed my trunk space.

Griff
03-02-2005, 09:21 PM
Bass frequencies travel right through the seat, and are not reduced very much. The foam only needs to be cut out so that it doesn't present too much air resistance in front of the sub, which would affect box tuning.
It would be better if I had the fold down pass-thru in my back seat, but I don't. And I'm probably never going to find one in oxblood red leather.
This way puts the bass IN the car, not in the trunk just rattling shit around. It also puts the box right against the back seat, minimizing the loss of trunk space. My box was only 12" deep at the bottom and 4" at the top, so I didn't lose too much space.

kornstar369
03-02-2005, 09:31 PM
i lov ur setup
wish i cud do it too