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E36 (1991 - 1999)
The E36 chassis 3-Series BMW was a huge hit among driving enthusiasts from the first moment the car hit the pavement. The E36 won numerous awards over the years it was produced and is still a favorite of many BMW enthusiasts to this day! -- View the E36 Wiki

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:34 PM
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I hate BMW E36's

Now that I got your attention.....

View my first attachment photo. What are those clear things.... I'm knee deep in **** with this restoration and bam I run into this while swaping shocks. Aftermarket? OEM? Car has HK speakers. Area of photo is in trunk right over RSM

View my second attachment photo. Sticker says HK but that crappy looking red doesn't look very German. Is that aftermarket inside the HK housing? If so, excuse me while I cry.

Idk if any pictures show it but there are weird wire modifications around too. Last thing I wanted was having to undo someones else's bad choices.

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Old 03-30-2013, 05:36 PM
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Looks like aftermarket speakers have been installed, and those could be some type of crossover
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Looks like aftermarket speakers have been installed, and those could be some type of crossover
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Old 03-30-2013, 07:31 PM
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Definitely crossovers, you can see the frequency curve on them.

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Yep, those are crossover modules. Wouldn't surprise me if the factory power amp has been bypassed too............
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What's a crossover module?

Also, anyone got any HK subs (those speakers are subs right?) for sale?
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Looks like aftermarket speakers have been installed, and those could be some type of crossover
Came here to say this.

A crossover filters the high and low frequencies from an input into one or more outputs. This way you can send the high notes to the small speakers and the low notes to the big ones. The big speakers won't really care if you send high notes to them (it just won't sound good), but the small speakers can explode if you send them low notes.
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Don't cry a good system swap out does the e36 good . Using component speakers ,monster cables high powered five channel amp and good sub. Since in due time the factory HKs will dry rot or blow any ways

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Came here to say this.

A crossover filters the high and low frequencies from an input into one or more outputs. This way you can send the high notes to the small speakers and the low notes to the big ones. The big speakers won't really care if you send high notes to them (it just won't sound good), but the small speakers can explode if you send them low notes.
Also, it sounds cleaner to have different drivers producing different sounds. Having the full range through all the speakers sounds muddy.





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Monster cables By far the best invention ever. Run 50% more material in a cable, claim it's premium, and charge 450% more. I should've been so clever.

Just use good quality cables with sufficient insulation and choose your wiring paths well and you'll be fine. No need to pay $1/ft for speaker wire.

I prefer to buy separate 4ch for speakers and a good 1 or 2 ch for the sub. Less heat in the unit.

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Amps are not rubber weather seals. They do not "dry rot" away. Sure, they may fail, but I'm pretty sure it's close to impossible to "blow" a factory amp on factory speakers.
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Amps are not rubber weather seals. They do not "dry rot" away. Sure, they may fail, but I'm pretty sure it's close to impossible to "blow" a factory amp on factory speakers.
He's talking about the speakers, smart guy. The paper cones and cheap foam suspension crumble over time.

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He's talking about the speakers, smart guy. The paper cones and cheap foam suspension crumble over time.

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interesting to know guess mine since they are 20 yrs old should not work at all.
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