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Old 06-17-2012, 04:43 AM   #1
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Speaker mounting depth for 2000 model 318i

Hey guys,
Just wondering the mounting sizes for the front doors and parcel tray
Thinking of buying KICKER DS650.2 6-1/2" DS-SERIES 2 WAY COMPONENT SPEAKERS for both areas. Will they fit without mods?

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Old 06-17-2012, 08:34 PM   #2
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hey, not really answering your question but i fitted alpine 6.5" type s speakers in the front doors and parcel deck without a problem. i think i had to make a small template so the speaker screwed properly into the parcel deck. http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthr...light=speakers
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Old 06-18-2012, 03:56 AM   #3
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not answering the question either, but a word of advice........you DONT need components in the rear. if i had my time (and money) over again id spend double on my front speakers (which is what the driver hears anyway), leave my rears OEM & powered off the deck, have the fronts powered off a 2-ch good quality amp and the sub powered off its mono block.

you can spend the same amount, have better quality stuff and make better sound
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Old 06-18-2012, 06:30 AM   #4
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I agree with Aaron, In my old E36 coupe, I spent a decent amount of coin on Focal speakers, and while the fronts were sensational, the rear still sounded very muffled, I think it's the car's fault rather than the speaker, it must have too much unnecessary materials in the back or it's not sound proofed well, not too sure...
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Old 06-18-2012, 07:55 AM   #5
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yeh cheers for the advice, i got em really cheap so just bought them anyway.
Im gunna run them all off a 4 ch amp and the subs off a mono. I might cram some sound proffing around the speaker mounts in the parcel tray to eliminate muffle or something.
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