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I am looking to replace the stock midbass and midrange.
Trying to match these specs, and preferably with the best efficiency.
Midbass
2ohms 6.25" mounting diameter. 2.75" depth
Midrange
2.75"width 1.25" depth

These are basically maximums. I am looking at something really cheap like goldwood/vifa/peerless/silver flute type stuff. Any recommendations would be appreciated.
 

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Im not sure how much you want to spend, but an easy solution for your e46 would be to go through Bavariansoundwerks. They have drop in kits based on rainbow separates matched to our amplifier. Matching the specs of our factory amplifier is the hard part...i wish i could be of more help.
 

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Yeah. I know what you are talking about. That is an alternative I would prefer not to use. They no longer use the rainbow kits btw.
 

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cut a hole in the door frame and mount a baffle..
boston acoustics sl60s have fit behind a bmw i saw e46 without cutting a hole..i know u wanna just do a straight swap but just thought i would throw that out
 

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cut a hole in the door frame and mount a baffle..
boston acoustics sl60s have fit behind a bmw i saw e46 without cutting a hole..i know u wanna just do a straight swap but just thought i would throw that out
 

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cut a hole in the door frame and mount a baffle..
boston acoustics sl60s have fit behind a bmw i saw e46 without cutting a hole..i know u wanna just do a straight swap but just thought i would throw that out
window won't go down if I cut a hole and mount it.
 

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non-HK. El-Chupo I have no idea what those area. I am vaguely familiar with Illusion Audio though
 

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I own a new tweeter. Thing is its much more cost effective to just replace the current drivers. I'm not asking for your opinion on what I should do, but merely some speakers that fit or are near my specs. I can take a 4ohm driver for the 6" if I must
 

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I own a new tweeter. Thing is its much more cost effective to just replace the current drivers. I'm not asking for your opinion on what I should do, but merely some speakers that fit or are near my specs. I can take a 4ohm driver for the 6" if I must
My appologies for sharing what I know.

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Figured it was possibly non-HK. So are you looking at using the factory amp? Sort of sounded like it.

Depth of the midbass sounds about the same as the HK car - I was able to squeeze a 170mm dia and 69mm mounting depth driver into the door. Not real bad - just had to shorten the mounting posts the factory used so the driver and the baffle would sit in place. I know there was a couple other clearance issues where I had to trim some plastic behind the panel around the driver, and shorten the sealing ring that goes between the driver and the front of the panel. So most 6.5" drivers should work if they are within those numbers. I would try and mount them to the door itself though if you want a decent midbass output - my next project after I get deadener.

I know when I pulled apart my HK amp the ICs used for output would work down to a 2 ohm load if I remember right, but how the rest of the output circuitry may affect that I don't know - Maybe someone here can chime in? My car had 3 ohm drivers, so running 4 ohm might be possible if the design permits it. I just don't know enough about that to give you an answer there.
 

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Figured it was possibly non-HK. So are you looking at using the factory amp? Sort of sounded like it.

Depth of the midbass sounds about the same as the HK car - I was able to squeeze a 170mm dia and 69mm mounting depth driver into the door. Not real bad - just had to shorten the mounting posts the factory used so the driver and the baffle would sit in place. I know there was a couple other clearance issues where I had to trim some plastic behind the panel around the driver, and shorten the sealing ring that goes between the driver and the front of the panel. So most 6.5" drivers should work if they are within those numbers. I would try and mount them to the door itself though if you want a decent midbass output - my next project after I get deadener.

I know when I pulled apart my HK amp the ICs used for output would work down to a 2 ohm load if I remember right, but how the rest of the output circuitry may affect that I don't know - Maybe someone here can chime in? My car had 3 ohm drivers, so running 4 ohm might be possible if the design permits it. I just don't know enough about that to give you an answer there.
Sounds about right and about what I am looking at doing, but I am not too huge on too much modification in order to fit.

My appologies for sharing what I know.

Edited my post..
Thanks anyhow
 

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i know they don't really carry them anymore, could go with just the 6" speaker from like jl vr600-csi.. i think it's depth is about 2.38"
 
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