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As a fellow e46 owner great job on the kicks! Gives me too many ideas...
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Default Re: BMW E46 Kick Refinish

this system has come together very nicely and it's sounding fantastic!

that said, i am itching to tinker and have decided to sell the tweeters and sail panels from this car. if you are an e46 sedan owner and interested in the custom panels and/or tweeters, here is the info:

HAT L1 Pro R2 Tweeters / Sail Panels for E46 BMW

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finally cleaned the car and took a decent shot


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Welp...

Sold the tweeters and sail panels. Back to stock there.

And now this is happening.


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WOW. What r u putting in there?

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Something like this...


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Very cool man!!!

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Nice!

Are you putting 3 drivers up front across the dash -- with processing?

How did your hole saw cuts go? Was there anything essential in there you're going to have to fix (like heater vents)? Or was it nothing but clean unobstructed cuts? Looks really clean.

I still need to install my 4" dome mids next to those tweeters/sails you hooked me up with, and am thinking either dash or A-pillars for the mids.

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Gutsy,keep it coming
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Now that's brave!
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Heh, yeah - gutsy...brave...stupid...lol - take your pick

Yeah, pretty much blindingly cutting here. I did find some pics online of these cars with the dash removed, and some of the underside of someone's dash for sale. But, it was pretty much blind cutting. I had a glass shop come and pull the windshield out - they told me 50/50 chance it would break coming out - it didn't.

Did run into a cross beam at that location right under the dash at the firewall. That was unexpected, but once we cut into it, realized it provides a nice air cavity.

Also did cut into the windshield air duct slightly, but patched that back up easily enough. All in all it is going pretty smoothly. I'll attach some pics of one of the holes. It's hard to get depth perception in the pics, but it is actually pretty deep down into that beam. I stuffed a towel in it for one of the pics to help show the space.







And here's the glass coming out.


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Some early baffle design pics.






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Personally I think that will kick ass =)
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Personally I think that will kick ass =)

Haha! I sure hope so!

I actually did some placement testing and then ran them towel-installed on the dash all last week. I'm fairly confident it's going to be exactly what I was hoping for.



Lol!

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Back of baffle cut:



Baffle and cavity treated:



And speaker wires run with tech flex, heat shrink, and all that jazz. Ready to be tinned:


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Cool dude

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Dash done...


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Came our real nice, congrats
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Very nice. Is that a third L3SE in the center?

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That's actually the new Legatia Pro Micro sub.

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Decided to flush the grills - they look better this way I think. Tuning time!


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But, did you loom them?
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Decided to flush the grills - they look better this way I think. Tuning time!

Yes it does look better. Looks pretty HAWT if you ask me.

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I am in the far west burbs of Chicago.....but currently far away from home for a while for Uncle Sam.
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Thanks! I am in the Bloomington/Normal area - a ways from you, however we have a local IASCA SQC comp and training this Saturday if you'd be able to come down?



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Thanks! I am in the Bloomington/Normal area - a ways from you, however we have a local IASCA SQC comp and training this Saturday if you'd be able to come down?



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Oh how I wish that I could come down there. Currently thousands of miles away serving the country. I normally drive through Bloomington monthly to get to my base. Maybe I could meet you one day on my way. I am currently sitting next to one of my troops that lives in Bloomington.


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