E85 - Sound Deadening and Door Speakers

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Post by kis » Thu Feb 13, 2020 2:27 pm

Not yet mate, still doing my research! I suspect passenger side foam has failed so I'm going to get a replacement for that... then do it when it's not so wet! As with many Zed related things I'm taking it at a leisurely pace, lots to do yes, but since it's a keeper I've got all the time in the world :)
(will update this when I do get round to it tho!)
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Post by Commando_Rob » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:03 pm

Lots of choice out there of 4" 2 way speakers ! anyone recommend a good make model? To the original poster what made you use Hertz?
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Post by kis » Mon Feb 24, 2020 4:32 pm

OP posted in 2013 so suspect reasoning, companies, prices, reviews were all tailored to "back then" so getting a more up-to-date consensus would probably be better... Easiest way (IMO) would be to start your own thread on the general discussions section? That being said I'm still happy with my OEM speakers. So could be a quick and cheap way to go about it :)
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BMW Family History (past and present):
1 Series - E87
3 Series - E46 320ci, E46 M3, E90 (x2)
4 Series - F36, F82 M4
5 Series - E34 (x2), E39
X5 - E53, E70
X6 - E71
7 Series - E32

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Post by RickyG512 » Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:32 pm

I'm looking at doing something very similiar, weighing up the options as there seems to be many different routes you can take, I found an adapter plate which could be very useful so I thought I'd share

https://www.dynamicsounds.co.uk/ct25bm0 ... aptor.html
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I'm looking at speakers from the Focal K2 series, they seem to be the only brand of aftermarket Audiophile-grade speakers in the car world. Not sure if the 165cm speakers will fit in the low-range footwell speakers which are 160mm. Has anyone got any experience with this? Not sure if they'll be a direct fit, bodge up job or adapter plate needed.
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Post by Z4C_er » Thu Jul 09, 2020 11:57 am

I fitted one of these sets:
https://www.focal.com/en/car-audio/car- ... ts/165-as3
I made a 3D mount for the door:
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Which fits very nicely in the door. I found sound deadening really made a difference to the door card and door skin:
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The 165mm subs fit straight into the existing mount on the RHS (with the aid of a 3D printed clamp):
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And on the left it fits straight into the sheetmetal.
Any other questions, just PM me. Happy to help.
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