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Old 01-29-2013, 01:05 PM   #1
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best sound system?

hey guys, not sure if this belongs in this section of the forum but ahh well...

ive just bought me second bm... a 320ci im looking to upgrade the sound system this includes all speakers, stereo system and possible a bass and amp?
being the young lad i am im not to sure which will fit without hassle and give great sound quality?

all replies are much appreciated ( if helpful haha )

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Old 01-29-2013, 01:13 PM   #2
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Good question? And also will the bottons on the steering wheel work if the factory stereo system is replaced i had heard otherwise but would like from those who have done this.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:40 PM   #3
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Good question? And also will the bottons on the steering wheel work if the factory stereo system is replaced i had heard otherwise but would like from those who have done this.
http://pac-audio.com/productDetails....&CategoryID=29

installing a pacswi-x will keep your steering wheel controls with an aftermarket headunit.
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:37 PM   #4
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if you want an easy install go with http://www.bavsound.com/

aftermarket is more difficult, but you can get the sound you really want.

For the door speakers, you will have to cut the doors to properly mount bigger speakers. the stock ones are mounted to the door panels with very thin magnets (thats why the sound quality isnt great). most aftermarket speakers have much bigger magnets that wont clear the door panels. take a look at this to see what your getting into http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=317339

headunit / amps / subwoofers are just like any other car
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Old 01-29-2013, 09:20 PM   #5
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if you enjoy doing your own work then you can put together your own system that's better than what bsw offers. If that is a hassle than indeed BSW has what you need.
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