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      03-31-2012, 04:12 PM   #23
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Mega Update

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1st, apologies every one for not posting sooner, I have been a little bizzy and enjoying my ride.

I recently replaced the fuel filter and the EGR thermostate for piece of mind, and have been doing a little buying on ebay for a rear spoiler and some M5 wing mirrors. Photo,s of all that to follow
But what has been going on is

Project Audio

A 3 way Morel set up in the front, removing the subs from under the seats and replacing them with a set of 6.5 mid base,

Replacing the door speakers and tweeters with morel 4" and tweeter set up

And in the boot 2 x 12" JL 12W6 subs in a custom inclosure and 4 JL Audio amps running every thing with a split charger set up.

There won't be much on display apart from the amps in the boot behind a perspect glass window.

I have already done the iPod integration using BMW,s own kit giving me full iPod control through the I-drive rather then getting a gateway 500. This was done at MStyle in the UK and they did the coding at same time.

Stage by stage picks to follow


The Boot has been cleared out ready for sound profing



And the sound profing starting to fill the boot





The sound profing did not stop there, the front and rear seat were removed and carpit lifted and the whole floor area has been sound profed.
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      03-31-2012, 04:23 PM   #24
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While i was Still trying to decide what to do

I like my base and dont forget, No Ski hatch and 5" of rear seat between the subs and me so its got to be punchy.

Amp's
1 X JL360/2 running the doors with the 4" and tweeter
1 X JL360/4 bridged running the Mid Base under the front seats.

what i have above is pleanty powerfull and will do the job.

And this arrived today

My Bit 10 and volume controler, this is going to be custom fitted in to the ashtry well as i dont smoke and it's not being used.




And then 2 off them arrived several weeks ago JL 12w6 subs.




A couple off weeks ago

The audio install is going slow, but its getting there. Due to the lack of depth where the OEM subs were under the seat i cant fit the 6.5 mid base speakers i wanted to fit so it looks like a more exspensive option and that is the JenArt replacement upgrade speakers are going in.

And I mentioned a new rear spoiler, that arrived so that has been fitted, picks below





BIT 10 Controller

This was done last week, the Bit 10 Controller was custom fitted in to the ash tray slot. I wanted it hidden but easily accessable so this was the ideal place to fit it. I dont smoke any way and dident use the ash tray for any thing else.








And at the start of this week The boot was starting to take shape, "O" Gage earth and power cables.



The 2nd battary is being stored above the sub box running of a split charge kit.



And the front of the box before it gets attached to the box, this is going to be nearly 40mm thick to support the subs as they are so heavy






And the M5 Mirrors on the car after being painted






And yesterday, the subb box all in there nice and snug ready for the 2 12W6 JL Subs




Happy reading

I hope you all like whats going on in my life
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      04-05-2012, 07:20 AM   #25
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I hope you all like whats going on in my life
For sure Any updates?
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      05-13-2012, 09:00 PM   #26
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For sure Any updates?

UPDATE

I collected the e60 several weeks ago from Absolute Audio, i had to run it for a couple of days to see if there are any teething issues as its all fiber optic, pluged in to the Bit 10, and it was all set up using a lap top.

It went back or another fine tune with the bit 10,and also for them to finnish it of and to cover up the rear as you wont see any thing in the boot. Kinda stelth, The subs under the front seats were replaced with earth quake subs as the 6.5 mid base were to deep for the hole.

It dose sound awsome, and i am loving the base






























































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      06-04-2012, 12:17 AM   #27
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lol need more powerrrrrr to keep up with all the added weight!

nice build man
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      06-12-2012, 03:21 PM   #28
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Was thinking of putting led bulbs in mine but thought it would set of error light. Put them in my old e90 n the error light came up on the dash
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      08-12-2012, 09:11 AM   #29
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Jus great, extremely nice setup
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      09-19-2012, 05:18 PM   #30
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I picked up my 535D last week and will post images shortly !

I have a quick question, does anybody know how to do the white light angel eye bulb swap for a car that has factory xenons? I really like the look but do xenons complicate the swap?
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      09-22-2012, 08:33 AM   #31
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Nice ride...I like it
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      09-23-2012, 10:09 AM   #32
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I like the progress man. Nice car!
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      09-25-2012, 09:33 AM   #33
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This is awesome man!! I did my Interior lights angel eyes and fog lights for now. You should look into new fog lights if you havnt already. Getting rid of all the amber color upfront is a great feeling XD
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      11-06-2012, 09:17 AM   #34
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Awesome e60. Love all the TLC you put into it. You have any recent updates?
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      11-08-2012, 05:39 PM   #35
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Love the thread nd very nice ride bro money well spent in my eyes (but not in the misses ;-) hopefully get mine this weekend nd i will follow suit gotta be done again nice work
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      11-13-2012, 10:46 PM   #36
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Inspiration! I have Bilstein on my 3 series and they are great! Love the angel eyes.
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      11-15-2012, 01:09 PM   #37
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can somebody please change the title to 'bought' and not 'brought' ! . Just a pet hate of mine and it annoys me every time i read it ! - its driving me nuts.
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Great mods!
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