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Old 02-14-2017, 05:43 PM
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hey RB, I didnt realize the dropbox pic was showing the guy reusing the plastic factory speaker housing for his mid as well. I thought it was jsut for the miss bass. makes sense why he rounded all 4 corners off the mid range now.
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:01 PM
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If Prop thought he had OCD, wait till he sees how OCD these dash and rear midranges will look - the Fountek drivers are the perfect size! and I should be able to retain the OE clips on the housing for the capacitor and wiring -

I have to do a bit of dremel work tonight or tomorrow but will get some updated pics up soon, these will look fantastic when finished - the factory speaker came out perfectly easy with a tiny screwdriver and a utility knife to cut the glue holding the magnet, the plastic factory mount is 100% intact as of now -
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AWESOME news. I'm waiting patiently (not waiting patiently).
NOW, how do they SOUND is the question? Have you had a chance to hear them yet?
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Old 02-15-2017, 12:36 PM
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Haven't hooked up yet but the materials and construction being better quality I have no doubts they will sound better than the factory drivers. The Memphis PRX275 have a paper cone and sound better than factory, these Fountek's will definitely exceed the OE drivers in my opinion - aluminum cone and nice rubber surround and neodymium magnet.
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I've got a pair of Founteks coming for my E46 upgrade in the front doors.

Thanks for the research RB and thanks to Prop for the guidance on the E46 upgrade recipe

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Old 02-16-2017, 03:51 PM
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A little more progress. This has been a lot of fun so far! I'm definitely getting another set of these for the rear midranges as well

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A little more progress. This has been a lot of fun so far! I'm definitely getting another set of these for the rear midranges as well
YUMMY!
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Old 02-16-2017, 04:33 PM
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Sorry I jacked your thread Prop - - but this has become the master E53 "make speakers great again" thread LOL
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Sorry I jacked your thread Prop - - but this has become the master E53 "make speakers great again" thread LOL
Dewd- No worries. I even went all E46 in here.
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Old 02-16-2017, 05:15 PM
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the more I think about it, the more I feel the factory speakers are superior.
they were put in for a reason and shouldn't be messed with guys. Shame on you for spending money and time on this so called "upgrade".

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