Questions about Install in E36 - '95 318i - BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com
Audio and Electronics The place to go to discuss sound systems and show off your I.C.E. along with security systems and radar detectors too!

 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
#1 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 08:56 PM
n00b
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Banshee is on a distinguished road
(Thread Starter)
Questions about Install in E36 - '95 318i

I am helping a buddy of mine out with an install in his '95 318. It has the mid-fi system (3-way up front).
He got his 5.25 woofers up front replaced with pioneer 3-ways and also the rear speakers were replaced as well. This was done by a shop. His system still sounded like crap.
Today we replaced his crappy old pioneer head with a new one. His system sounds a bit better, but still not too good.

I know my share about car audio and installs, but i have never worked on a BMW and hear they are a pain.
I am going to be putting a sub/amp in his car...so i will be running RCA's up front. Battery in the back FTW.
I also want to completely bypass the crap stock amp and get a cheap 4-channel to power his pioneer speakers. I will also disconnect the stock mid and tweet in the doors. This will require another set of RCA's and 4 sets of speaker wire.
The process is easy enough...but how hard is it really to do? I know in my car it would be a breeze, but is it even worth it in his? I don't want to spend a week trying to run wires. I would rather just leave the sub/amp and call it a day...maybe have it done professionally later on.

I just realized i made a pretty long post, sorry about that, but i would really like some input on this situation. any help is greatly appreciated. thanks!
Banshee is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
#2 (permalink) Old 04-26-2007, 11:25 PM
da_administrator
 
da_bull's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Mooooossouri
Posts: 4,840
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute da_bull has a reputation beyond repute
Send a message via MSN to da_bull
If your replacing everything (headunit, amps, and wires), its time consuming but not that bad. These cars are well put together, so in turn, they will be hard to take apart. It's definitely worth it IF he's going to keep the car for a while. If he's not, wait til the next car, and start fresh. Bypassing all the factory stuff is really the way to go in these cars. If you think about it you have a car that is relatively unchanged since 1992 (on the 3-series), and probably further back than that on the audio portion of the car. So now you have speakers, headunit power, audio design, etc. that is dated back 15 years, plus the components themselves are 10+ years old. Swap em and enjoy the new found sound...

Bill



-There are 10 kinds of people. Those who understand binary, and those who do not.

-If we ever forget that we are One Nation Under God, then we will be a nation gone under...Ronald Reagan
da_bull is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  BMW Forum - BimmerWerkz.com > General Category > Audio and Electronics


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Difference between E36 318i and 318is tonysticks 3-Series (E36) 32 07-10-2013 06:45 PM
1997 E36 318i 4DR 5 SPD BImmerN2B Cars For Sale 7 12-11-2006 11:49 AM
92 E36 318i Ecu 0 261 200 990 muk5 OEM Parts 0 10-12-2006 11:28 PM
Torque Procedure for my bmw 318i 1994 e36 BMW4lyf 3-Series (E36) 4 10-06-2006 08:01 PM
How to install door speakers in E36 Batjac Audio and Electronics 9 06-05-2006 09:32 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome