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Old 03-18-2013, 06:31 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by terzinator View Post
Bold for emphasis. It's there, and it's free. One click and voila. I don't use it all the time, because then it would get predictable.

Anyway, I hear ya on weight, and it IS meaningful.

All's I'm saying is that I don't think I'm going to seek weight reduction from stereo equipment. I would be far more interested in choosing audio components that achieved the highest possible sound quality, rather than choosing them based on their lack of heft. (For example, bigger magnets in speakers often result in richer sound.)

PS: 16" wheels are lighter than 18" wheels, but you don't see many folks choosing 'em for their E46's these days! (Even if they cleared the brakes!)

PPS: I don't have a sunroof, and I have manual seats. That's gotta save a few lbs. right there, no?
No sunroof wagon is awesome!

Power seats are 2 lbs per seat heavier than manual-- less kickass.

I have the smallest wheels will clear my brakes (and my brakes are significantly lighter than stock).

Nothing I chose has reduced sound quality vs stock. The only thing I really compromised was rear passenger sound quality-- should be improved in the front, plus the dsp interface . Magnet strength is what matters-- not weight... Which is why I used speakers with expensive but strong magnets.

Current Cars: 2005 IR/IR M3, 2001 LMB/blk M5, Wife's 6mt NA RWD e91, 04 M3 wagon
Past cars: 04 M3, 96 M3, S50B32 e36 M3 CM race car

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