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Old 02-07-2005, 09:40 PM   #76
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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.



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.




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Old 02-07-2005, 10:27 PM   #77
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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.
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Old 02-08-2005, 01:08 PM   #78
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i like the spot you chose for the amp, that i what i was thinking of doing.
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Old 02-08-2005, 04:19 PM   #79
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LAFENGAS... I like what you have done... and it serves the purpose... Two thumbs up... Plus you did it yourself...
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Old 02-08-2005, 06:02 PM   #80
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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.

Im not a fan of the bmw logo.. but A+ for practicality (and im a BIG fan of practicality )
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:21 AM   #81
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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.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:24 PM   #82
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Thats sweet, but arn't amps upside down a bad thing?
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Old 02-09-2005, 06:56 PM   #83
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yes it is bad thing......
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Old 02-09-2005, 10:18 PM   #84
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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.
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Old 02-28-2005, 09:01 PM   #85
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one word---> w0w
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:38 AM   #86
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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/module...bum.php&page=2
LMK what you think.
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Old 03-02-2005, 05:36 PM   #87
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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.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:21 PM   #88
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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.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:31 PM   #89
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i lov ur setup
wish i cud do it too
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