3-Series (E46, E90)Chat relating to the BMW 3-Series from 1999 to Current. Models include: BMW 316i, BMW 318i, BMW 318Ci, BMW 320i, BMW 323i, BMW 325i, BMW 330i, BMW 328 Ci, BMW 328i, BMW 325i/xi, BMW 330Ci, BMW 320d, BMW 330d, BMW 335d.
Hey everyone, I would appreciate any help that anybody could give me on the matter. First, I have a 2001 BMW 325xi with everything stock. I want to buy a whole new audio system. Amps, subwoofers, and everything. I want the best system I can get for about $3,000.
So the first thing I did was go to Alpine's system builder on their website since it was nice and easy. I chose the "I want a system that really bumps 3" and the price came to $3,000, which is fine. But a few things...
First, I really like the headunit that came with the car. Do I have to buy a whole new unit just to install a system in the car? I'd rather not buy a new headunit, but I will if I have to.
Second, how do you guys reccomend going about buying a system? First, I can't install it myself. So should I buy all the parts from the web and then bring then to a specialist to install? If that is the right choice, can you guys show me the best products out there? I just got this BMW and I want to really get a nice system for it. Any help that you guys can give me, I would appreciate it. Thanks.
email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I will send you the info' that I have accumulated on keeping the head unit and upgrading the rest. I have a 2001 325i and I am in the process of designing a system. I have found on the internet all the schematics and wiring data, and I kept it in Word document, which you could give to the shop on a disk and then buy the stuff they recommend.
IMO the quality of the installation matters a lot more than the individual components, assuming you are not shopping at Best Buy or the like. Money spent on the installation is well spent.
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