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Old 02-11-2006, 07:58 PM   #1
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RSMs

So the weather out here is getting to the point where I'm almost ready to put my 18s on again. I plan on doing my RSMs/Z3 Reinforcements at the same time, since I'll have the wheels off.

Today I thought of messing with my rear speakers. I tried to remove the black Nokia Speaker Boxes from the parcel shelf, and to do so I removed the 2 screws and released the clip towards the center of the car. I then got into the trunk and tried to pull down the box. This is when I discovered that the amp rack I have mounted on the underside of my Parcel shelf was cut to fit almost perfectly flush to the speaker boxes, and thus preventing the removal of the boxes without first removing the amp rack. I didn't cut the MDF myself, the rack was already in the car when I bought it.

My concern is do I have to remove the speaker boxes to swap out the RSMs?

What boxes do I speak of? These: http://i3.ebayimg.com/04/i/06/31/a0/22_1.JPG
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:40 PM   #2
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the stock speakers? the ones directly under your rear window?

no, you dont.

however i think you're talking about aftermarket speakers. either gimme a shot of your trunk, or just see if you can have accses to the rear tower in the farther sides of the trunk. my sub enclosure will make it too difficult to do the rsm's with it in, but i've seen some that you dont need to remove. getting at the RSM's is very reasy though, i suggest you just try it
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Old 02-11-2006, 08:57 PM   #3
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there are two styles of speaker boxes, the old style is square (sealed), the newer style is a baffle box (rounded, doesn't come down as far.)

if you have the square one, you'll have to remove the boxes to access the bolts for the RSM's. It is also much easier to access the nuts through the speaker holes. If you have rear headrests, pull those out too for easier access. If you have a folding rear seat, then bonus.. life is good.

Coupe may be a little different.. not sure.

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