Hello, and thanks in advance for any suggestions :)
I used to be into car audio about 15 yrs ago, and I've since gotten into other stuff. I just bought a 92 BMW 525i Touring (E34 wagon) and the PO had a custom install. He took all his stuff out and put the OEM stuff back in. The problem is, it sounds like cr@p and he apparently lost the OEM front tweeters.
I've looked at several store & manufacturer web sites with fitment guides, and they all recommend 2-piece components. I have space for 3 speakers in front, and 2 in the rear.
The front kick panels are 5.25" and the tweeters are in the door by the mirrors. On the top of the dash are smaller speaker grilles that look like they would accomodate a 3" speaker. Is it worth fooling with, or should I leave the 3" out?
The rear setup is actually pretty cool: the speakers are mounted in the headliner. The woofers fire straight down, and the tweeters fire forward From what I've read, the woofer is 5.25" (like the front), and the tweeter is like the front also. So 2-piece components are fine there.
I am planning on putting in either a single 8" or a single 10" woofer in the cargo area. There is a space in the side panel that would accomodate it, but I'll have to fabricate a fiberglass enclosure (poly-filled, of course) and make it look stock or invisible.
This is a daily-commute car for my wife &/or me, so it is not going to be a show-stopper. I just want good tunes for the hour-plus round trip and for road trips. What would you guys recommend?