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Old 04-03-2014, 02:27 PM   #1
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Can I install aftermarket Kicker speakers in the rear on the stock amp??

I just bought my first BMW and i'd like to get to work on replacing the speaker system. I am starting with two 4" 60watt Kicker KS400 for the rear deck. First of all, is it something i can easily do in my own garage? Second, will the stock amp cause any issues with the aftermarket speakers?

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Old 04-03-2014, 02:46 PM   #2
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Yes, you can do this yourself. Use Google to get search results for "speaker install e46".
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:47 PM   #3
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Alright thanks, any advice on the amp and speakers though?
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Old 04-04-2014, 12:11 AM   #4
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Alright thanks, any advice on the amp and speakers though?
What' up.

I sort of looked into this, lol every car i had had to have sounds.
Bimmer and other Euro cars are tweaked mostly for Mid and High.
Im sure u can bypass from the rear speakers but it wont hit as hard.
Peaple change the Head-Unit to get true 60hz.

I so would like to keep everything stock, if im rong please let me know.
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What' up.

I sort of looked into this, lol every car i had had to have sounds.
Bimmer and other Euro cars are tweaked mostly for Mid and High.
Im sure u can bypass from the rear speakers but it wont hit as hard.
Peaple change the Head-Unit to get true 60hz.

I so would like to keep everything stock, if im rong please let me know.
Lol thought for a sec u Wonted a sub my bad.
My ansore would be hell no would I through in aftermarket in there, you'll lower the empedance on the amp.
Thay do make speakers that work with the factory amp but you'll just get full volume with no distortion.
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Old 04-04-2014, 02:17 PM   #6
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Lol thought for a sec u Wonted a sub my bad.
My ansore would be hell no would I through in aftermarket in there, you'll lower the empedance on the amp.
Thay do make speakers that work with the factory amp but you'll just get full volume with no distortion.
Yeah I have done some looking in other places and I seem to be hearing that a lot. So then how big of an amp should i get and how do i install that?
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Yeah I have done some looking in other places and I seem to be hearing that a lot. So then how big of an amp should i get and how do i install that?
Some amps have the option of using RCA jacks or the wire hardness.
The rear factory wires tie into the amps hardness,
The only thing im confused is the trigger wire/remote wire to turn on the amp with the head unit,

Im pretty sure what ever is going through the factory wires always comes back, in this case higher voltage.

What ever speaker your instaling usaly has to match the rms of the amp.

I remember searching the internet for bimmer remote wire for amp.
Im sort of confused on this part, try giving a call to Crutchfild.
Or get a professional Opinion from a auto sound garage.
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Old 04-04-2014, 04:35 PM   #8
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Some amps have the option of using RCA jacks or the wire hardness.
The rear factory wires tie into the amps hardness,
The only thing im confused is the trigger wire/remote wire to turn on the amp with the head unit,

Im pretty sure what ever is going through the factory wires always comes back, in this case higher voltage.

What ever speaker your instaling usaly has to match the rms of the amp.

I remember searching the internet for bimmer remote wire for amp.
Im sort of confused on this part, try giving a call to Crutchfild.
Or get a professional Opinion from a auto sound garage.
Crutchfield 800 555 8306
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Old 04-04-2014, 07:48 PM   #9
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Some amps have the option of using RCA jacks or the wire hardness.
The rear factory wires tie into the amps hardness,
The only thing im confused is the trigger wire/remote wire to turn on the amp with the head unit,

Im pretty sure what ever is going through the factory wires always comes back, in this case higher voltage.

What ever speaker your instaling usaly has to match the rms of the amp.

I remember searching the internet for bimmer remote wire for amp.
Im sort of confused on this part, try giving a call to Crutchfild.
Or get a professional Opinion from a auto sound garage.
Just looked it up, I ansored my own question,
Its called a high level input on a amp. With this harnes u tap into the rear speakers no need for a remote wire,

So yeah dude check out Crutchfield for a amp with a high level input like Alpine. Ask for a open box or a return for a better price.
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