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Old 01-03-2007, 11:11 AM   #1
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Possible custom 10" enclosure for E46 avail to everyone

So I contacted elemental designs and they are interested in making a custom enclosure for the e46 that might be available to the masses. I am going to visit them next week, I was thinking of having them do a 10" side mounted above the battery compartment....or should I have them do a JL audio stealth box type of deal...I emailed them and they seem interested in catering to the E46's.
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:28 AM   #2
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Over the Battery Compartment for sure
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Old 01-03-2007, 11:44 AM   #3
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Have them do something like this, it's easy to do and fits perfectly,, my friend did this for me in a couple hours

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Old 01-03-2007, 04:03 PM   #4
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So they are going to build me a wooden stealth box above the battery compartment and ballpark pricing will be < $150.00. They will use my car as a model on Jan 13th, I will post pics once they make it....should be available soon after from what it sounds...We have needed something like this for a long time, stealth boxes at $300+ were way too much and the rear deck mount from bavarian sound did not seem like a good solution to me....
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Old 01-03-2007, 04:14 PM   #5
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At $150 I'm in for sure. I have a sedan though
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:13 PM   #6
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Old 01-04-2007, 02:50 PM   #7
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Autoacoustics.com is fine if you're in the UK, but to get it shipped here costs a fortune
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So they are going to build me a wooden stealth box above the battery compartment and ballpark pricing will be < $150.00. They will use my car as a model on Jan 13th, I will post pics once they make it....should be available soon after from what it sounds...We have needed something like this for a long time, stealth boxes at $300+ were way too much and the rear deck mount from bavarian sound did not seem like a good solution to me....
I would love to discuss the pros and cons about our system. Regardless of whether you buy ours or theirs. What parts of the system did you feel were not adequate or not up to par? Or was it designs or price that swayed your opinion. I always want to hear customer or potential customer feedback.
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i would sugest you get out the fibreglass then ! did my last enlsoure in weekend and now that i finally got the ski bag out im dorting out my new build
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BSW boxes look pretty good. I was thinking abot getting the dual box that hangs below the rear deck but instead I ordered a fiberglass box from wickedcas because it looks more custom. It's the same one I posted in another thread.
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I would love to discuss the pros and cons about our system. Regardless of whether you buy ours or theirs. What parts of the system did you feel were not adequate or not up to par? Or was it designs or price that swayed your opinion. I always want to hear customer or potential customer feedback.
You enclosures seem fine, but I do not want to hang something off my rear deck and looking for an enclosure that sits above the battery cover that doesn't take up a lot of space...to my knowledge you do not have such a product...
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any way of gettin 1 for the battery compartment and another on the adjacent side? maybe same fitment? :crossing fingers:
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Old 01-05-2007, 11:57 AM   #13
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any way of gettin 1 for the battery compartment and another on the adjacent side? maybe same fitment? :crossing fingers:
I will take a print out of this thread for them so any suggestions you have just post them and I am sure once they get the measurements and they see an interest they will make them....the fiberglass might be mroe expensive, I will ask when I visit them!
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looks pretty nice i am sure u will keep us informed!
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I just installed my BSW deckmount box last night.. I was not nearly as impressed after the installation as before. The build quality is great, but I am not impressed with the "quick mount" system. There is nothing "quick" about the way this box mounts/unmounts...unless you have fold down rear seats. It is a huge pain in the ass to lift this thing up and try to bolt it up through the ski-pass. I had to have two friends help me lift it in to place, then jam a box under it just to hold it there long enough for me to get the bolts tightened. I also was really unimpressed with the ACE hardware mounting brackets. Nice.. I should have built this thing myself.

All that aside, it is a nice box, and is built very well. If you don't have time/skill/access to tools, then pick one of these up. It looks great, and hits really hard once you get it installed. Just don't plan on a quick install / removal. Also, consider the single 10" enclosure.. I am beginning to wish that I had gone that route. Mine is probably heavier then the complete unit that BSW sells though. I used two Infinity Kappa Perfect 10 VQ subs which have a 6.5" mounting depth. The reason I used those subs is because I already had one, and when I ordered the dual 10" enclosure, I picked up a matching sub. I had to fabricate some spacer rings out of MDF, but all in all it turned out very nice. However.. using a larger sub made this box really, REALLY heavy.

Anyway, I am not bashing BSW or this product. Both times I have dealt with them their customer service and products were top notch. I just want people without fold down rear seats to know that this might not be the product for you. If there was a way to reverse the mounting system, that would change everything. IF the "quick release" were on the front of the box (rear of the trunk) it would be a snap to put in and take out. I may end up tack welding some nuts onto the rear deck to make this work.

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You enclosures seem fine, but I do not want to hang something off my rear deck and looking for an enclosure that sits above the battery cover that doesn't take up a lot of space...to my knowledge you do not have such a product...
Yes, currently we do not offer that setup. However the space lost is really space that you never would use. I rarely stack something up so tall as it goes all the way to the rear deck.

User preference and I understand. Let me know if you need any help with anything else!
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any way of gettin 1 for the battery compartment and another on the adjacent side? maybe same fitment? :crossing fingers:
They are different fitment,
I thought of that when I was doing mine but I was worried about cancellation from the 2 subs facing each other
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Gotta do over the battery so you can save your trunk to haul beer in it.

I made this for my M with a 12" woofer.







I plan on making a couple of these to trade / sell for parts money. I will be building in the spring when the temp warms up. If anyone is interested and can wait unitl then PM me.


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Is there a reason why no one makes a box like that for the driver's side?
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Is there a reason why no one makes a box like that for the driver's side?
I haven't made one but it wouldn't be any more difficult. The passenger side just has more room to work with. I suppose if a person wanted 2 subs you could do one on each side. My 1 12" gives me plenty of lows though. 2 subs would be overkill unless your deaf
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