In Reply to: Stereo Questions... for the sound guys posted by NuG on February 07, 2000 at 22:36:39:
Well, I am not the best qualified stereo guy, but I think I can help a bit.
I would NOT mount any more speakers IN the rear deck area. 1. You will trash the interior, and when you sell it, have to replace it. 2. The sound will probably suck.
I bought the JL Audio Stealth Boxes for the rear. They are 8" subs that mount into the factor mounts. They sounds GOOD, and are a good compromise as they do not take up any additional trunk space.
For the front, MB Quart sells a "set" for the 3 series. I think the model # is 325. It is specifically made for the 3 series and replaces the footwell speaker and the midsize door speaker.
These also sound really good. I am very happy with the set-up. I also got a Percision Power amp to drive all of it. I retained the stock deck for a few reasons.
1. My wife would kill me if she knew I blew that $$ on stereo crap (the MB Quart speaker grills were dyed grey to match the interior!) and you cannot see the rest of it, so it looks totally stock. 2. Thieves have no idea it is upgraded.
Hope this helps, Tim
P.S. The JL Audio boxes are also made for the 3 series. Everything bolts right up..Nice!
: Has anyone ever put 2 10"'s in between their 6x9's on the rear deck? I think i've seen it done somewhere and I would like to know how to do it. Do you think that i'd have to cut the metal under the rear deck?
: Also, I have the harmon kardon system in my ///M and I blew the 5 1/4 woofer down where the dead pedeal is... has anyone ever replaced that woofer with a better one? If so, which company makes a woofer in 5 1/4"?
: Lastly, is anyone running the new polk audio/momo sub woofers in their car?
: 97/4dr slammed on 18" Hamann's