I'm installing the BSW 12" box I've got coming from a fellow board member, so the M Audio subs have to go. I had already run an amp and installed a box with a single 12" that just barely fit under the OEM subs until I found a BSW-style setup, and it sounded ok, but didn't allow me to fit the OEM trunk mat (the thick black one), and it took up a lot of space. I had thought about replacing the OEM drivers, but I like the performance of the small-enclosure type setups and find it difficult to get a decent free air system to please me.Are you replacing them with anything or just taking them out to make more room in the trunk?
Hoping it comes in tomorrow. I got the deck out and everything is ready. I also took the time to reroute my TV Tuner and Sirius antennas. The old box sounds better with the OEM subs out, so I suspect the BSW box will sound strong as well.Mike,
Keep me in the loop as to your install. Have you gotten the sub yet?
Yes; I fabbed it up from a generic 3" interooler piping kit from Ebay. I was inspired by BadBoyPolar's CAI post. I had to pull off the fascia anyway to fix some ps hoses and replace the liners, etc. so the install was gravy.Mike,
Which CAI system do you have? I saw your pics. Did u install that yourself?
Thanks for the feedback. I didn't see the video there but I did find their install guides. I ended up finding a post here that had it all spelled out (no pics), and then jumped in based on that. I will dig it up again and post it here along with some pics so maybe it can go in an FAQ. Knowing what had to come out and how was key to not breaking anything. I managed to only damage one of the clips on one of the lights, which was an easy fix.I just took my rear deck apart and the best advice I can give is to go to bsw's site and watch their video. I didn't even need to read instructions after watching it - it's that easy. I think I did it in less than 30mins as a first timer too.
OEM - got a new set of mats + trunk mat when I bought the car. When I added the other sub, I had to pull it out for clearance, so I'm glad I have the mat back in now. The aesthetics of the trunk with the BSW alone are worth it, IMHO. Plus I use the amp to hold all my supplies in the right side storage area, so my trunk floor is totally open & I can actually get a stroller in there.:halo: Gotta be able to justify the car, after all.Dude, that looks great!! Glad to see it all coming together. Where did you get that M5 trunk mat? I like that...