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Old 03-26-2009, 08:18 PM   #1
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Will removing the rear deck speakers allow more bass to enter the cabin?

Has anyone done this? Is it worth losing those 2 for better sub bass?
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:24 PM   #2
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I've found removing the ski pass helps alot. I'm sure removing those speakers will help some. I added good mid bass speakers back there and I'm glad I did...
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:30 PM   #3
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I removed the ski pass before I even turned the sub on, now Im just trying to really get the cleanest bass possible... thinking about using the cheap peel n seal all over the trunk as well
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Old 03-26-2009, 08:43 PM   #4
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What setup are you running now? Maybe you need to upgrade? I have a 12w6v2 and dont have any bass issues. But who knows. You may require more.
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Old 03-26-2009, 09:19 PM   #5
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If you already have the ski pass knocked out I don't think that removing the rear deck speakers is going to help. On my old E46, I removed the rear speakers before I knew about the ski pass. Then I removed the ski pass and I couldn't notice a difference. Then I replaced the rear speakers and still didn't notice a difference. I didn't even notice the difference that the rear speakers made once I re-installed them.
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Old 03-27-2009, 01:03 PM   #6
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What setup are you running now? Maybe you need to upgrade? I have a 12w6v2 and dont have any bass issues. But who knows. You may require more.
x2. I have a 12" w6v2 as well... powered by a jl500/1v2 and it sounds really good.. and it's quite loud.
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Old 03-27-2009, 03:25 PM   #7
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x2. I have a 12" w6v2 as well... powered by a jl500/1v2 and it sounds really good.. and it's quite loud.
Yep. Thats the endall setup. I'm running a Pioneer Premier PRS-x320. I have been thinking about making a differently shaped box so it will be more out of the way.
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Old 03-30-2009, 03:49 PM   #8
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Instead of taking out the rear speakers, has anyone put ports in the rear deck? Like some of these: Ports

I take it, you would have to cut a hole through some metal but may be worth doing. I may end up doing it.
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Old 03-30-2009, 04:04 PM   #9
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Instead of taking out the rear speakers, has anyone put ports in the rear deck? Like some of these: Ports

I take it, you would have to cut a hole through some metal but may be worth doing. I may end up doing it.
Don´t think they would do a whole lot. Get rid of the ski-pass and possibly remove the rear deck speakers... The sound up front is a lot cleaner (in my ears at least) since I went this route....
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Old 03-30-2009, 08:51 PM   #10
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removing the rear speakers will help, as long as your front stage is up to par.
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Old 03-31-2009, 07:37 PM   #11
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If you already have the ski pass knocked out I don't think that removing the rear deck speakers is going to help. On my old E46, I removed the rear speakers before I knew about the ski pass. Then I removed the ski pass and I couldn't notice a difference. Then I replaced the rear speakers and still didn't notice a difference. I didn't even notice the difference that the rear speakers made once I re-installed them.
As said, if the ski pass is knocked out the rear deck drivers will not make a huge difference.
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Old 03-31-2009, 11:09 PM   #12
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I have no issues with bass in my coupe withs eats upright, when folded down the bass is too much in the cabin!
Might be an issue with how much power/setup you running?

i am running 1 x 12" digital design 9512e off a monoblock 1000wrms @ 1 ohm

front stage is handled by hertz 6.5 components in doors and 6.5 co-ax in rear shelf
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Old 04-02-2009, 01:40 AM   #13
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When you guys talk about poping out the ski pass, does it matter if the rear seat is a split type, I mean what happens if I pop the ski pass (metal part) but my rear seats are not splitted or have a center fold arm rest? Is it worth doing never the less?
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Old 04-02-2009, 07:16 AM   #14
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Instead of taking out the rear speakers, has anyone put ports in the rear deck? Like some of these: Ports

I take it, you would have to cut a hole through some metal but may be worth doing. I may end up doing it.
Umm. Putting ports in the rear deck is ghetto fabulous. It will not make any real difference. It actually may hurt.
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Yes tha bass is much better but if you have the stock HU you will notice the mids are much lower. The bass is sweet if you take out the rears speakers. I tried but wind up putting them back and since I coundnt find a rear non fold down seat with an armrest I had to make a port right throu my rear seat and It sounds great.
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Old 04-05-2009, 03:49 PM   #16
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It looks like a clean install. But I still stand behind my last post. Ghetto fabulous. There is no replacement for displacement and power. If you are not satified with a single or pair of good quality subs and good quality amp with somewhere close to 1000 watts. Then go buy a hatchback and fill the hatch with subs. My eclipse with the same JL12w6v2 and a JL500/1 was much louder than the same sub and amp in the BMW. I bought the BMW because its a nice car. Not to go cutting virtually useless ports in the deck and back seat. Look up read/understand port tuning frequency. I dont know why people make things so hard for themselves. Bass, genreally speaking is really easy make. I believe that 1000 watts is more than enough than anyone will ever need. But if you have good quality stuff and still want more out of your system and you have already covered all of the bases your last resort is optimizing your system's response to your vehicles transfer function. woo... thats alot.. For anyone needing info holla at me. Sorry for the rant but I cant imagine someone going into a car stereo shop and saying "Hi I want more bass in my car" and someone saying " Dude!!! We can cut ports in you back seat and rear deck!" The last thing I want is to take my friends somewhere in my car and someone say. "Hey, thats a odd place to put a cup holder"
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lol. Hey you have to do what you have to do with the money you have to play with. I spent all my money on the JL12w7 and the PDX1000.1 and I looked for the armrest rear skiport seat but no luck so I did a quick fit and the bass sounds Loud, Crisp and Clean. And when I do hang with someone its a woman in the front seat and they always say it sounds really good. AND THATS WHAT REALLY MATTERS. lololololol. I made the port because if anything its easy to replace a rear bench. You cant undo cutting on the rear deck.

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Old 04-05-2009, 04:32 PM   #18
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I guess you chose the lesser of 2 evils. The w7 and the pdx1000.1 should have been more than sufficient.

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Old 04-05-2009, 06:16 PM   #19
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It looks like a clean install. But I still stand behind my last post. Ghetto fabulous. There is no replacement for displacement and power. If you are not satified with a single or pair of good quality subs and good quality amp with somewhere close to 1000 watts. Then go buy a hatchback and fill the hatch with subs. My eclipse with the same JL12w6v2 and a JL500/1 was much louder than the same sub and amp in the BMW. I bought the BMW because its a nice car. Not to go cutting virtually useless ports in the deck and back seat. Look up read/understand port tuning frequency. I dont know why people make things so hard for themselves. Bass, genreally speaking is really easy make. I believe that 1000 watts is more than enough than anyone will ever need. But if you have good quality stuff and still want more out of your system and you have already covered all of the bases your last resort is optimizing your system's response to your vehicles transfer function. woo... thats alot.. For anyone needing info holla at me. Sorry for the rant but I cant imagine someone going into a car stereo shop and saying "Hi I want more bass in my car" and someone saying " Dude!!! We can cut ports in you back seat and rear deck!" The last thing I want is to take my friends somewhere in my car and someone say. "Hey, thats a odd place to put a cup holder"

BMWs seal the trunk so porting the trunk into the car isnt ghetto fabulous. May just not be your taste but can look very nice if done properly.
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Old 04-05-2009, 06:37 PM   #20
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I disagree. If it was sealed that good then hardly any bass would get through. But with your assumption.. Then the best way to get and quality bass would be to put the subs in the rear deck.. look up port tuning frequency to see why. But my rear deck moves quite a bit when I turn it up.
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