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#1 Mannparry

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 19:44

Im buying a new car tomorrow, it'd be nice to see what people have done in an E46 before so I can start planning a new install. So far Im thinking simple 2 way and upfront sub (Tounge in cheek). All pics and any info is welcome though.

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 19:52

I never got really good pics but this should help a bit when planning a door build - my old CSL door

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 20:24

im in the process at the mo on an e46 keep ya posted but so far got 5.25 db audio components upfront 6.5 db audio comps up rear running off hertz 400w 4 channel rms amp
just waiting for 2 spl dynamic subs 12" for boot and i have a 3k rms amp in there and 5 dryfit batts !!!!!

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 21:04

Is it a conv/coupe, or a saloon/touring?

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 21:11

i have a sealed sub on the rear shelf, and some door builds, ill be doing 2 way active.

look at some of my posts.

Edited by Scrambled_legs, 28 Mar 2012 - 15:28.

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#6 Mannparry

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 23:00

Is it a conv/coupe, or a saloon/touring?


Coupe :)

Cheers for the pics, those doors dont look ideal, I might be after a listen to those Supremos if you get them sorted legs.

keep them coming :cool:

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Posted 24 Mar 2012 - 23:42

they are like mini subs, proppa excursion :)

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Posted 25 Mar 2012 - 11:37

have a look on some of the US forums, loads of e46 threads......

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Posted 25 Mar 2012 - 19:49

I am busy with my touring at the moment. I have a bunch of pics, but there is a lot of work to do on those doors.

They need to be cut to get a proper mid in place. Also if you want anything bigger then a 6in in the front you would need to rework the front of the doors.

I will update with pics shortly.

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Posted 25 Mar 2012 - 20:13

they are like mini subs, proppa excursion :)


Im more interested in how the midrange will sound tbh got plans for an upfront sub for bottom end, especially after picking the car up today, loads of room :o :raz:


I am busy with my touring at the moment. I have a bunch of pics, but there is a lot of work to do on those doors.

They need to be cut to get a proper mid in place. Also if you want anything bigger then a 6in in the front you would need to rework the front of the doors.

I will update with pics shortly.


As above 6 should be fine with an upfront sub, Iv got no problems with hacking away behind the door card but Im going for stealthy as possible so dont want to touch the interior. ATM :unsure:

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 09:13

If you want more midbass Jenhert make replacement door cards with two 6 inch locations and a stock look.

Think they are just for 2 way systems from memory and are quite pricey. You might be better getting some replacement door cards from a breaker and modifying those if you are likely to end up going 3 way.

Cause I know what 'I'm just putting a simple system' in means. It will be 4 way fully active with TA within 12 months.

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 16:58

^^^^ :lol: :lol: :lol:. ahhh but sire, its been a full 36 hours since mine started pounding proppa and i havent been tempted yet (he says with tongue in cheak with a 3sixty and Pioneer Carrozzeria DEH-P710 on its way :wow:)

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 17:01

i also looked into the jenert cards, and they are quite flimsy im told,plus the tweeter location is pants.

i think they are about 450.00 per set.

http://www.jehnert.d...stem?lang=en_us

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 17:15

Will be updating my build thread soon! Finally got my amp I was waiting for! Although E46 compact doors are easier to work on :)!

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 18:02

mine was a bit of a pain, but once i got over almost slicing my finger in half, i cracked on and now im 99% finished :)

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 18:08

I was actually taking a pop at a good friend who was just going to put a decent two way into his M3 as he didn't want to get into the whole EMMA thing again, and wanted to keep the car looking stock, then the image was too low so he needed some mids, then the stock Hu and bit 10 wasn't good enough and he now has a fully active 3 way system and P9..........

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 18:09

lol, sounds about right.

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 18:11

lol @ bod , see, spending money again, slippery slope or what................


been on this slope constantly since 1990 or there abouts
i now have enough amps, speakers, headunits wiring to complete at least 5 full cars and still have half a dozen amps left over as spares

ebay is a disease!

anyway back on topic sorry :blush:

what was the amp you got?

gordon i think we have all been there and guilty of it :win: :win: :win:

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 18:55

Oh and some silver tweeter pods that stick out like a dogs chrome plated dangly's after telling me he wanted to keep it stealth... isn't it.

Rod knows who I'm talking about....


I'm mostly not guilty on this front as I hate working on cars. Top up the fluids, change a headlight bulb waxing etc is fine but installing is my idea of hell. Pretty odd considering the game I'm in I know.

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Posted 26 Mar 2012 - 19:25

^^^^^ :wow:

:whatever: suppose its working with it all day your own setup comes bottom of the pile

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