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Old 06-27-2003, 12:40 AM   #1
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my progress for first basic ICE install

just using the parts i have laying around, getting some new stuff soon, maybe next month, put this together as a test, wiring it up on sunday.

i have a fully functioning trunk, spare tire accessible (my major concern)
Easy access fuse, getting BMW matching carpet.

a little bit of work left, the lip on the left of the ski pass needs to be matched on the right, frame it with wood and wrap it in leather.

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Old 06-27-2003, 03:58 AM   #2
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pretty clean...from the trunk you can't even tell its there, I like it, good job! Though I'm looking to do more of a show ICE but if practical use of the trunk were my choice you just found my setup
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Old 06-28-2003, 04:28 AM   #3
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looks great. after looking at this, i've decided to go this route too. time to start shopping for wood. =)

question, do u have a pic of the back of the seat after you sawed it open?
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Old 06-29-2003, 04:11 PM   #4
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yea i'm wondering the same thing.

how's the back of the seat looking after u chopped that piece away? pics?

i wanna do the same.. i wonder how it sounds
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Old 06-30-2003, 02:30 AM   #5
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i didn't have to saw open the back, i had the ski-pass, so i took all of its components out, i know the e36's had a panel there that was only tack welded and could be easilt punched out, but i haven't seen a e46 w/o ski pass to see if it is the same, if someone could pull back the carpet on a non skipass and take a picture of it that would be great, so i could figure out the best route on those any willing volunteers? i would be greatfull.
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Dang I like that!

What's the specs of your setup?

Where did you purchase?
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4.5" deep at the top, 11" deep at the bottom, 16" high, 17" high(angle), box width 13", stenciled curves with cardboard and razor blade first. bought wood from home depot 3/4" MDF, 600w amp from Kenwood outlet 3 years ago for $100, JL sub, borrowing from a friend till next week when i get my 10w3v2d4.

internal air space .735 cu/ft. as specified by JL audio for 10w3v2d4.

if you want more details let me know
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so~ how does it sound?
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so~ how does it sound?


What is the sound like?
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it sounds great, i was suprised it was shaking the steering column, running a 10w0 right now thats not mine, so when i get the 10w3 this thing is really gonna shake. JL's are very suprising subs, very powerful.
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Where did you get all of the info. on how big to make the box, wiring, etc?

It is between this setup and the stealth boxes, and I dont know which I will decide on...
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how does it sound if the arm rest is up?

or if it is just the leather cloth that covers the pass through... has does that sound when the cloth is closed?
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armrest up, barely quieter, cloth up - not noticeable.

Airspace req. from JLaudio.com,

the rest designed by me,
wiring mainly done by my good friend who worked as an installer for a few years at a high end mobile audio shop.

pretty sure i'll be at J&J's #4 if any locals are interested.
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