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Old 12-11-2003, 08:17 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey has anyone added speakers to their car larger than factory size? i have 2 6x9's and 2 6.5's with components almost new sitting here collecting dust. until i get the full 411 on the rest of my mods im bored, has anyone cut the metal or the cars? is it possible? pros cons? how hard is it?rewiring? anyone got site or thread on manual full system install e36 4dr 325i 92
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Old 12-11-2003, 08:33 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I have that exact kind of setup...

For the fronts I took out the side plastics, so it would have better sound.

For the backs I cutted in the trunk the big piece of steel, (I made the hole larger) so the iron could fit.
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I forgot, I have an E30
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its all good...
how hard was it to cut the metal though??
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Old 12-11-2003, 09:17 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Well... I don't know, my neighbor did all the cutting, but He said it wasn't difficult, in matter of 30-45 mins I had my car back on my garage enjoing loud music
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Old 12-11-2003, 09:31 AM   #7 (permalink)
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can u find out wat tools are needed? thanks alot
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dude.....thats gonna look ghetto.....
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y do u say that?
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your gonna put them on your rear deck right....thats the only place to put them....and sicne the other speakers are there....its gonna look really ghetto....home cut jub for one....not gonna look good, it will be off...and two huge 6x9's sitting next to these square things covering 4 and a quarters...
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Old 12-11-2003, 12:23 PM   #11 (permalink)
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i c ur point,crap...thanks btw what does custom CAI stand for? and wats it mean?
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Custom Cold Air Intake.....
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Old 12-11-2003, 01:43 PM   #13 (permalink)
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all right... what I meant is that I replaced the stock speakers with the 6x9 speakers, with the grill it doesn't look bad.

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any metal cutting tool will work. the best thing to use would be a plasma cutter, but you would probably set the inside of the car onfire or at the very least scorch the carpets. To enlarge the hole, try a jigsaw with a carbide blade.
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dremel tools work well to with fiberglass reinforeced cut off wheels.

The previous owner of my car had cut holes in the steel for bigger speakers 5x7s or 6x9s, not sure which as I havent looked that close yet... but they are right where the stock ones go thus under the stock grills. and the stock speakers seem to have gone back in wtih out trouble despite the mod.
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