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Old 06-28-2014, 05:04 PM
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So after several months of saying I was going to do this, I have finally started taking steps to finishing. Still have equipment to buy, but I know what I am going to use for the most part. Speakers still up in the air at this point.

Goal is to have a more SQ oriented build and making it look nice.

Amps:
IA20.1 for sub, overkill but YOLO
IA3.4 for Tweets and 4" Door Speakers
IA3.4 for underseat 8s

Speakers:
SA10 in Fiberglass Enclosure in trunk
Earthquake SWS8s or Pioneer Slim 8s under front seats in OEM enclosure/location
4" Focal, CDT or something else in OEM locations
Tweeters - Focal, CDT or other in OEM locations

Processor:
JBL MS8

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1/0 Blue and White
4AWG Blue and White
DIY RCAs from Canare Cable

Using the OEM radio and Navone LOCs

Now a few pictures

Inspiration for the build

Link to some of this guys work. SQ with a side serving of urea? 2011 BMW 335D install Mosconi, Gladen, Morel, JBL - Car Audio | DiyMobileAudio.com | Car Stereo Forum Stock Location SQ - 2009 E90 BMW 335i Sedan Install - Car Audio | DiyMobileAudio.com | Car Stereo Forum

Starting the fiberglass work. UV Cure Resin makes everything go so fast.




Amps laid out in trunk


And the DIY RCAs. Need to find some blue heatshrink, the rcas openings I got was a tad too small for the wire.
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I am running the original Logic 7 speakers in my install after trying MB Quart, and Gladen components and the BMW original Logic 7 are really hard to beat when you are looking for SQ. When you set up the MS-8 I have found that in the BMW shoot for 20-55hz to the subs, 55hz to 220-250hz for the underseat woofers and 220-250 and and up to the components. This gives you a good bass up front stage. Best of luck with your install and I look forward to seeing it finished!
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thanks for the tips. my current plan was to just wire up the stock speakers to the amps and turn them down until i got the final speakers.
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Sq builds are EXPENSIVE!!!
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Updates!!! Actually got some free time this weekend and got a lot done. All thats left is to rewire up the MS-8, and get the other 2 amps in. 20.1 is apparently not working so I have to send that off for repair and I think I am going to pick up a 10.1 in the mean time.

Enclosure test fitting and wiring up amps.


Sub in and trying to test, amps in, 20.1 not working.


1st part of the false floor in


Top part cut out. Router was on the fritz so I had to cut everything with a jigsaw. Doesnt look too bad considering.


Test fit and it actually fit. Removeable panel cut out as well


Now for carpeting


Bondoing the enclosure to smooth it out.


Looking nice. Gotta cut some vents into the removeable panel for airflow to the amps and carpet it. Also got to dye the carpet darker. Didnt quite get the color to match up with the first dye attempt.

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looking good, keep us updated
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Do you already have your underseat woofers? Because I have a pair of Gladen 8" underseat woofers that I never got a chance to use. I'll let them go for less than the Earthquakes cost and they're a much better woofer.

But I also have the spacers that you'll need for the Earthquakes if you decide to go with those.

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Well got some new toys in thanks to Vertex Audio. Great guys, great prices and fast shipping. What more could you ask for?
Since the IA20.1 is being repaired, I picked up an IA10.1 for the time being. Got the amps all laid out as well as the MS-8. I was trying to get a way for the MS8 to be visible (1st Pic), but there are no good ways to do it, so I am going to hide it in the corner. Didn't realize the MS-8 was so big when I was cutting and building.



Going to just go with showing the 3 amps and hiding the MS-8 like this. Now all that's left is wiring everything up. Still need to order Blue/White Power cables and I need some more supplies to make more RCAs.
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Also need to dye the carpet again. didn't turn out like I wanted and its really noticeable in these pictures. Not as much in real life
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Well, driving around today i noticed quite a bit of noise so i pulled the ms8 out and noise is reduced a ton. Will have to see why im getting interference this weekend. Currently running all the speakers off the built in crossovers on the amps, and it actually sounds pretty good.
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