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Old 03-25-2015, 08:21 PM   #1
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BMW E46 JL Audio / Focal INSTALL (PIC's) !!!!!!

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Old 03-26-2015, 12:10 AM   #2
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Nice setup. The tweeter up front looks like an after thought though. How did you insulate the trunk area to slow down the vibrations? Also, how much power did you gain and how many gallons did you lose?

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Old 03-26-2015, 02:45 AM   #3
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Nice setup. The tweeter up front looks like an after thought though. How did you insulate the trunk area to slow down the vibrations? Also, how much power did you gain and how many gallons did you lose?
The Focals were close to $1000 for a set of speakers, so I didn't want to hide them behind the factory door panels. The Focal tweeters are housed (flush-mounted) in their own separate pod where the factory BMW tweeter was located.

There is acoustic damping throughout.

As for power 'n gas mileage questions, I'll let you look my other cars. BMW's are not meant for racing (or at least not this one):
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http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...nd-videos.html

http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...od-cutout.html

Audio install in my other car:
http://www.corvetteforum.com/forums/...nts-pic-s.html
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Old 03-26-2015, 10:14 AM   #4
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I bet that sounds nice. I'm more of a stealth setup guy. My setup you would never know was in my car until you turned the music on. Then it is bliss.

Just coming from a different perspective. Those subs must make your spine shiver. It is a tough battle deciding between stealth and insanely awesome.

Hope you like the system. Seriously, you need a signal processor to time align all of that equipment. It will sound worlds better. I promise.
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Old 03-26-2015, 05:50 PM   #5
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All that work and you didn't go active?
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Old 03-27-2015, 11:28 PM   #6
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All that work and you didn't go active?
I thought about it, and I did in my vette builds, but this time around around I chose to run the x-overs that come with Focal setups.
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