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Hood being prepped. Hood had bad cracking when i bought it bc previous owner had a cheapy paint job applied


Trunk Being taped off for vinyl


Hood wrapped in 3M di-noc CF vinyl




Driver Kick Panel. Grill Cloth is loose bc grill material is pet proof window screen. Metal mesh has a resonance to it and very difficult to conform to the difficult grill shape


Pass Kick panel. Dual Autophile 3 midrange/Highs. and Dual Absolute 7s in each kick panel











4 IDQ v3 10s in infinite Baffle set up.
 

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2009 Elite Summer Nationals---Top 10 Finish in Top 30 SQ Invitational Round. 1st show in 3.5years
 

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Yo Mic,

How'd you address comb filtering issues(if any) that may have shown up with you running the two mid/tweets in the kicks?
I asked this a long time ago on ECA and when I finally measured it in car--there arent any dips anywhere in the response until around 16k.
I have a peak at 500hz then flat to 1k which is another peak--then pretty flat and roll off at 16k. but no Nulls that were predicted.
 

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Wow, looks great.



Why do you have pets in your BMW? :smartass:
bc we live next to white trash who leave their cats out for days on end and they have wandered into our yard, garage and even my car when its open....

oh yeh and i explained the rest already. actually found several Home guys using window screening as well now.
 

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Fantastic work and congrats on the result.

BMW's & massive kickpanels, a proven wining combo!
 

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whats powering all of that? :D

whos your 3M di-noc CF supplier?
right now its the same amp set up and install was when it won finals in 2005. Genesis DMX on midbass. Genny DM on mids. Genny Monoblock on subs.
 

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Amazing setup.
Talk about huge kicks.
Hope to get a chance to hear it.

J.
 

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Mic, so no more horns? Those autophile 3's play the higher freqs as well?
I have loved the 3s since I got them a couple yrs ago. they are pretty flat from 350 to 16k and then about a 2-3db drop off in my application at 16k
I can get an exact measurement later
 

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Is that a two seat car or just one?

And I take it those kicks are sealed? Separate enclosures?

Nice turn around on that hood. Who would take their BMW to Maaco for the $250 special? :eek:
 

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VERY NICE!!! Would love to hear it sometime and get some advice/direction with what I have from a seasoned competitor.
 

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VERY NICE!!! Would love to hear it sometime and get some advice/direction with what I have from a seasoned competitor.
dude where are you? I am going to be going to the MECA show in allentown this wkend and then one in Pottsville on the 30th. there are a few other good competition cars out of this area as well, like Ron Baker etc...


Kicks sealed? I dont build anything sealed for a car anymore. Kicks vent thru the chassis rocker panel and through 3 one inch holes on each side. the mids vent through 3 1inch holes as well that vent into the fender well.

doing sealed tends to make midrange sound congested or nasally at certain freqs and midbass to not play low enough and also sound congested. I am all for giving drivers as much space as needed, as in infinite space to play as open as possible.

I am still tweaking some things and may make some adjustments before MECA finals.

oh and right now its one seat but with some adjustments in tuning it can do well 2seats as well. I am old school, so I think real cars do it from both seats
 

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Really nice work with the CF vinyl! :) I should really look into getting some Dinoc vinyl and redo my wrapped car, this is one of the most realistic CF vinyls I've seen. Do you have any pics of the trunk wrapped in vinyl?
 
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