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Old 09-21-2010, 10:15 PM
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I have been shopping in the wrong places. Check on the pricing offered here

http://www.sonicelectronix.com/

Almost half of what others are charging.

Those pioneer subs are only $113.00 and the BA's are $100.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:17 PM
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I'm pretty sure amazon had the Pioneers for like 80 bucks.
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Old 09-22-2010, 06:36 PM
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I'm pretty sure amazon had the Pioneers for like 80 bucks.
I never buy anything from amazon anymore. Its all third party resellers and nothing but headaches should you need to do returns. However, up to you.

Well stand corrected. I just ordered a replacement iPod. Burned out my last one the other day and the new nano is just garbage.

Wanted the older slim line desing and Amazon had the best brice. Thanks Again RTV
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Old 09-24-2010, 11:22 AM
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Also, the nylon pry tools have not arrived yet so no work at this time.

The replacement wood inlays are around $175 if you crack them.

So conventional pry tools are a no no.
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Old 09-29-2010, 10:51 AM
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OK quick answer on 5 1/4 speakers. In can be done. HOWEVER......you really need to be handy and patient. A dremel would be a must in this project.

I will post pictures later when my phone recharges. The easy part is removing the door. Hard part was getting it back on due to a small glitch I didn't notice at first and once discovered was easy.

It seems to me that max depth will be 2 1/8 inches (no more unless you are prepared to do some major metal cutting) and large magnets will make it very difficult to get the door back on.

More details later this evening.
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Old 10-02-2010, 08:09 PM
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Exclamation Door speakers

Attached are some pics I took while doing some recon on the 5 1/4 speaker idea.

It can be done, but not for the faint of heart. And will require some serious attention and patience.

The problems are depth and placement as you will see by the pics. BMW has managed to make it near impossible to use any speaker with a large magnet depth and circumference. I'll let the pics speak and ask me any questions to fill in the blanks.

The nice thing is that they leave an easy spot to insert 1 inch tweeters if you have the basic speakers at this time

BTW the easiest part is removing the door panels.

3 screws --door with no air bag

4 screws --door with air bag (under "air bag" tab).

  • Carefully pry the wood inserts starting at the bottom with a nylon pry tool. NO METAL pry tool. Use a twisting clock wise motion and they should come up easily.
  • Use a torx 20 screwdriver to remove screws.
  • lift panel from bottom and pull out.
  • Disconnect wiring for windows by carefully pulling out molex connector.
  • Disconnect door handle cable by pulling down slowly and un hitch small red tab insert, then left up nylon connector.
  • Once all wires are disconnected lift door panel straight up (I put the window almost all the way down to prevent erroneous scratches).
  • Don't forget to disconnect speaker wires from speaker.
  • The rest should be self-explanatory from pics but feel free to pm or post.
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