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George
03-23-1998, 05:21 PM
All of the upgrades I've read about talk about not cutting the car, or at most cutting the kick panel to hold 6.5" speakers.<p>Well, I'm not that in love with the mostly plastic interior of my new M. I bought it for the big engine, hug the curves, top down driving. Now I want to add a true premium stereo...<p>Has anyone tried to put 4" midrange speakers on the door? What is the max mounting depth? I'm looking at the Boston 6.4(3) or similar quality from MB Quart or Diamond Hex.<p>As for the rear... my those are small speakers... Surely there must be room for larger replacements to the behind the seat roll hoop speakers.<p>I don't know what to do with the HK subwoofer. I'm tempted to invite my installer to invent something (on paper :-) that builds up from the existing enclosure as necessary to hold a single 8 or 10" sub. Thus leaving my trunk space mostly alone. The amp and cd changer will be a big enough hit. You folks who have added sub(s) to the trunk; am I making a mistake to not go that route?<p>I just went out for lunch to have a chance to drop the top for the first time. The volume on the stock system went from enjoyable to nothing in an instant. Sigh. Must... have... more... power...<p>George<br>

Bryan
03-23-1998, 05:46 PM
I had a <B>very</B> custom install with the two Kicker free-air subs, and two Precision Power 275 amps fabricated into the trunk, and replaced the fronts with MB Quart Competition components (5.25 & tweeter). I ditched the door midrange and the two very pointless 3.5" speakers behind the seats. I think both Bruce and Randy took pictures at the Houston Autocross, so maybe they could post the pics (hint, hint). <br>I can hear the music <B>CLEARLY</B> at 100mph+. Overkill, maybe, but why go average in a Z3?<p>Bryan<p><i>: All of the upgrades I've read about talk about not cutting the car, or at most cutting the kick panel to hold 6.5" speakers.<p>: Well, I'm not that in love with the mostly plastic interior of my new M. I bought it for the big engine, hug the curves, top down driving. Now I want to add a true premium stereo...<p>: Has anyone tried to put 4" midrange speakers on the door? What is the max mounting depth? I'm looking at the Boston 6.4(3) or similar quality from MB Quart or Diamond Hex.<p>: As for the rear... my those are small speakers... Surely there must be room for larger replacements to the behind the seat roll hoop speakers.<p>: I don't know what to do with the HK subwoofer. I'm tempted to invite my installer to invent something (on paper :-) that builds up from the existing enclosure as necessary to hold a single 8 or 10" sub. Thus leaving my trunk space mostly alone. The amp and cd changer will be a big enough hit. You folks who have added sub(s) to the trunk; am I making a mistake to not go that route?<p>: I just went out for lunch to have a chance to drop the top for the first time. The volume on the stock system went from enjoyable to nothing in an instant. Sigh. Must... have... more... power...<p>: George<p></i>

randyl
03-23-1998, 07:34 PM
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(eom) Bruce
03-23-1998, 11:24 PM
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