R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > E30 Technical Forums > Convertible Technical & Discussion

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 04-16-2017, 04:15 PM   #1
Montanafan
Noobie
 
Join Date: Feb 2017
Location: Portland
Posts: 9
Vert rear speakers, 6.5"

Pretty easy install, although it does sacrifice the original speaker small panels/cards. Polk 6.5", with Kenwood small sub under the driver's seat. Much better sound than what was there. Amp in trunk. Used 1" spacer rings on the 6.5 speakers, and ground the mounts to match the curve of the side. I will be changing out the grills to something a bit more low key.

Again, completely reversible with replacement small panel cards. I will pick up a set of spares, as they are easy to find on CL. Still looking for a suitable set of grills.

The sound is a VERY big upgrade over the tinny sounding stock setup. I will be handing the keys over to my teenage daughter in a few years, so tunes will be very important to her.






Last edited by Montanafan; 04-23-2017 at 09:56 PM.
Montanafan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2017, 08:26 PM   #2
reelizmpro
R3V OG
 
reelizmpro's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: LA-SoCal
Posts: 8,106
Why such a large rear mid when there isn't much room to begin with? What about the front speakers?
__________________
"I'd probably take the E30 M3 in this case just because I love that little car, and how tanky that inline 6 is." - thecj

85 323i M TECH 1 - ALPINEWEISS/SCHWARZE
88 M3 - LACHSSILBER/SCHWARZE
89 M3 - ALPINEWEISS II/M TECH CLOTH-ALCANTARA
91 M TECHNIC TURBO - MACAUBLAU/M TECH CLOTH-LEATHER
reelizmpro is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 03:23 PM   #3
flyboyx
R3V OG
 
flyboyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Houston, tx
Posts: 6,565
Well, I appreciate your enginuity, but personally I think it's a travesty to cut up such a pretty interior just so you can hear your tunes better. If you keep your car long enough, you will grow to regret this, or at the very least, the next owner certainly will. Anyone over the age of say... 27 would never do this. You do realize that there are aftermarket speakers you can buy that fit under the grill?

Should I guess that you are in your late teens or early 20's?
__________________

Gigitty Gigitty!!!!

88 cabrio becoming alpina b6 3.5s transplanted s62
92 Mtech 2 cabrio alpinweiss 770 code
88 325ix coupe manual lachsilber/cardinal
88 325ix coupe manual diamondschwartz/natur
87 e30 m3 for parts lachsilber/cardinal(serial number 7)
12 135i M sport cabrio grey/black
flyboyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 03:39 PM   #4
JasonC
Site Administrator
 
JasonC's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: SW, Pennsylvania / Western Maryland
Posts: 14,083
No matter what grill you put over them, they will still look out of place.
__________________
1992 BMW 325iC
1965 Chevrolet Corvair Monza 140hp

Last edited by JasonC; 04-18-2017 at 04:05 AM.
JasonC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 04:30 PM   #5
MrBurgundy
E30 Fanatic
 
MrBurgundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 33.8170 N 118.0373 W
Posts: 1,413


...much better


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gammapowered View Post
Thank you and that was also hurtful.
dro.mar_
MrBurgundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2017, 06:13 PM   #6
Das Delfin
E30 Mastermind
 
Das Delfin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: nutmegger
Posts: 1,895
I like how the color of the cone matches the rest of your interior, but I'm not sure I like the flow of the panel now. Either way it's your car and make sure you post up when you get new grilles!
__________________
"it's a kenny powers quote on wheels"
Das Delfin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-25-2017, 12:07 PM   #7
flyboyx
R3V OG
 
flyboyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Houston, tx
Posts: 6,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by MrBurgundy View Post


...much better


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
__________________

Gigitty Gigitty!!!!

88 cabrio becoming alpina b6 3.5s transplanted s62
92 Mtech 2 cabrio alpinweiss 770 code
88 325ix coupe manual lachsilber/cardinal
88 325ix coupe manual diamondschwartz/natur
87 e30 m3 for parts lachsilber/cardinal(serial number 7)
12 135i M sport cabrio grey/black
flyboyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2017, 02:27 PM   #8
cspec
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Vancouver, B.C.
Posts: 60
Did you do that leather piece at the top of your rear seats yourself?
cspec is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 02:02 PM   #9
bmwtool
Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Posts: 56
Quote:
Originally Posted by flyboyx View Post
...Should I guess that you are in your late teens or early 20's?
Did you read before commenting?

Quote:
Originally Posted by OP
I will be handing the keys over to my teenage daughter in a few years, so tunes will be very important to her.
bmwtool is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 02:47 PM   #10
parkerbink
R3V OG
 
parkerbink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: I fart in your general direction.
Posts: 7,676
Send a message via AIM to parkerbink Send a message via MSN to parkerbink Send a message via Yahoo to parkerbink
On my '90, I mangled the sheet metal under the cover and forced 8" woofers in there. You couldn't see it but I came to regret it.
__________________
parkerbink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 02:50 PM   #11
MrBurgundy
E30 Fanatic
 
MrBurgundy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Location: 33.8170 N 118.0373 W
Posts: 1,413
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwtool View Post
Did you read before commenting?
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by gammapowered View Post
Thank you and that was also hurtful.
dro.mar_
MrBurgundy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-19-2017, 10:22 PM   #12
flyboyx
R3V OG
 
flyboyx's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Houston, tx
Posts: 6,565
Quote:
Originally Posted by bmwtool View Post
Did you read before commenting?
you edited your ad after i posted
Attached Images
 
__________________

Gigitty Gigitty!!!!

88 cabrio becoming alpina b6 3.5s transplanted s62
92 Mtech 2 cabrio alpinweiss 770 code
88 325ix coupe manual lachsilber/cardinal
88 325ix coupe manual diamondschwartz/natur
87 e30 m3 for parts lachsilber/cardinal(serial number 7)
12 135i M sport cabrio grey/black

Last edited by flyboyx; 05-20-2017 at 07:05 AM.
flyboyx is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

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

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:42 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.9
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC