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Old 09-21-2018, 11:50 AM
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I'll hold off until these come back in supply again and prices come down, or maybe I'll use the Dayton Reference woofers and find a different silk dome tweeter as well - not cost effective for me to spend $500+ on the upgrade when all said and done (the midranges for the rear doors are another $60)
RB, If I can suggest something, JUST replace the front speakers near front winsdcreen with the Vifa/other brands of that same size (using factory plastic basket) as that was BY FAR the biggest/cleanest update while still utilizing the factory radio/amp. THEN the front door tweeters... If I had my time back I'd NOT replace the 6" speakers as I feel the BMW ones offer a bit better OR even same sound response as the JL's and It took me a few hours to remove speaker, remove speaker physically from its plastic basket perfectly, clean basket, silicone install new JL speakers, let them cure and reinstall. Not worth it to me. The sound increase from the other two speakers (tweeters and mid range) are MUCH more impressive (and way cheaper).
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:53 AM
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^Good call Mike - I actually may remove the Founteks out of the dash midrange and just do those Vifa/Peerless as I agree it does make a big difference -



I will check the prices on the JL tweeters alone and see if its a better value alone to buy the component set - If a pair of Tweeters is $100 and the component set is $40 more I'll probably do the 6" ones as well, just because I don't want to take the door panel off more than necessary LOL
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:15 PM
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I custom built the sub box. It is a challenge to fit the big full size 10w6v2 back there. Box is stuffed to the gills with OC 703 fiberglass board. Picture attached to the link.
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bn1m5xfnbkC/
beautiful work. I wish I could install a custom box too as I use my trunk daily and the boxes I put in there (I swap out subs all the time as I have a few differet ones in different size boxes) take up too much room at times that make me wish I had a custom hidden box... but then I'd not swap out subs so much... so Its a trade off I guess...
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:17 PM
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^Good call Mike - I actually may remove the Founteks out of the dash midrange and just do those Vifa/Peerless as I agree it does make a big difference -



I will check the prices on the JL tweeters alone and see if its a better value alone to buy the component set - If a pair of Tweeters is $100 and the component set is $40 more I'll probably do the 6" ones as well, just because I don't want to take the door panel off more than necessary LOL
OH I just looked back through the thread and yeah you were one of the first to use Fountek's..,So why swap in Vifa/Peerless? better sound quality?

I just checked and yes I have Founteks in all 4 mid range spots
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RB, If I can suggest something, JUST replace the front speakers near front winsdcreen with the Vifa/other brands of that same size (using factory plastic basket) as that was BY FAR the biggest/cleanest update while still utilizing the factory radio/amp. THEN the front door tweeters... If I had my time back I'd NOT replace the 6" speakers as I feel the BMW ones offer a bit better OR even same sound response as the JL's and It took me a few hours to remove speaker, remove speaker physically from its plastic basket perfectly, clean basket, silicone install new JL speakers, let them cure and reinstall. Not worth it to me. The sound increase from the other two speakers (tweeters and mid range) are MUCH more impressive (and way cheaper).
One of my 6 inch drivers had failed which was a bavsound 6 driver so I replaced it with the JL units.
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They seem fine for the most part, I was actually going to move them to the rear midrange, and use the Vifa/Peerless up front - you know, for variety LOL

However I'm a ways off from doing anything, have a couple little items to address before I start playing with fun things again:

1) Need a set of replacement blind spot aspherical mirrors - 1 of them delaminated after 6 years
2) MID repair, pixels are going out
3) Have to bake open left headlight and replace one angel eye ring, after 4 years all of them are going strong except for bottom half of the one ring and its driving me crazy (not looking forward to this one lol)
4) PDR needed on my roof and my drivers fender
5) Headliner repair, last year like an idiot I rented an aerator for my yard and didn't chock the wheels well enough, it gouged and ripped my headliner in 3 spots by the sunroof, no way in hell I'm paying $500-600 to get the thing rewrapped, I'm hoping to find someone who can glue/stitch and give me a 50% improvement just so that it doesnt look like crap, for a couple hundred bucks -
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Headliner repair, last year like an idiot I rented an aerator for my yard and didn't chock the wheels well enough, it gouged and ripped my headliner in 3 spots by the sunroof, no way in hell I'm paying $500-600 to get the thing rewrapped, I'm hoping to find someone who can glue/stitch and give me a 50% improvement just so that it doesnt look like crap, for a couple hundred bucks -
RB, you can usually find intact, good condition headliners from different breakers on craigslist for around $150-250 for the entire panel. Probably the most cost effective way to go, though the labor to install them is pretty tedious. Shoot, even Ebay usually has good deals on headliners, but I'd worry about shipping damage.

Also, BMW does a pretty good job on their mid range drivers. The people they get them from (nokia, alpine, etc) do a really good job designing for the compartment they are installed in. I now prefer to use BMW factory premium speakers over aftermarket drivers for the door locations whenever possible. I'll be using the BSW drivers that the previous owner installed though since they are there. As mentioned, the factory tweeters leave something to be desired though.

I'll be starting my completely overkill setup in the next few months hopefully. Been taking care of all the house things that have been piling up and after they are done... I'm taking some time for the audio system. Still need to pick an android head unit to go with...
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Old 09-28-2018, 12:46 PM
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RB, you can usually find intact, good condition headliners from different breakers on craigslist for around $150-250 for the entire panel. Probably the most cost effective way to go, though the labor to install them is pretty tedious. Shoot, even Ebay usually has good deals on headliners, but I'd worry about shipping damage.

Also, BMW does a pretty good job on their mid range drivers. The people they get them from (nokia, alpine, etc) do a really good job designing for the compartment they are installed in. I now prefer to use BMW factory premium speakers over aftermarket drivers for the door locations whenever possible. I'll be using the BSW drivers that the previous owner installed though since they are there. As mentioned, the factory tweeters leave something to be desired though.

I'll be starting my completely overkill setup in the next few months hopefully. Been taking care of all the house things that have been piling up and after they are done... I'm taking some time for the audio system. Still need to pick an android head unit to go with...

Thanks brother - yeah I have seen some headliners from the wreckers, problem is the location and shipping, closest one has been 6+ hours from me, which is no bueno - I'll keep on the look out -
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