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    Default Quick driver replacement question!

    Ok, so my friend has a 1997 BMW 318i, and the front 'bass' drivers are blown. He pulled them out today, and now we're looking for some replacement drivers. Well, they're 130mm (5.11") drivers, so I've been looking for 5.25" drivers to replace them with.

    The stock drivers are Nokia LPT 130's. Here they are in an ebay ad. They handle 40watts and, of course, are 4ohm.

    Well, any 5.25" inch 4ohm (car audio) speakers I can find on CC, BB, WalMart, or Radio Shack's website are 2-ways. I'm not sure what the rest of the stock BMW system consists of, but it already has the higher ranges taken care of and we're just interested in cheaply replacing these drivers.

    So, I turned to PartsExpress. Same deal with their car audio speakers. However, any reason why their 5.25" woofers wouldn't do the job just as well?

    Found a great 5.25" woofer, 4ohm, 30watt power handling, for only $18.50; sweet, meets all the requirements! Now, I can understand that it might not withstand the rigors of the moisture and temperature differences seen in a car environment as well as a car speaker would, but it should still last a while, and I'm thinking why not go for it.

    Here it is:
    http://www.partsexpress.com/pe/showd...number=295-302

    What do you think? Know of any better ideas?

    Thanks!
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    yeah, throw in a 125x4 alpine PDX amp and bi amp them with some SR Components.
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    Yeah, that'd be awesome. Please actually read the post and address the issue at hand next time.

    Or, add a smiley if you're not serious, so it'll be more obvious.

    Thanks. :)
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    Looks a little beefy. May not fit in the stock spot.

    If youre just wanting a simply drop in replacement tho it would work if it will fit.

    Try looking around Madisound.com as well.
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    What is "Bef. Lochkreis 14,5 cm" from the auction. Anybody can read this?, Is this depth?

    If it is then it's 5.75"
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    While reading this post, that was actually the exact driver I was going to refer you to. Does the beamer not have the plastic housing behind the speaker? You just want to avoid direct water contact, which if it has the plastic housing, it would serve that purpose. If not:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/XTC-5-1-4-Acoust...QQcmdZViewItem
    but cut out the bottom, as they would make for a horrible enclosure.
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    sorry, ha here :)
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    Thanks for all the info. He's going to measure the depth to make sure, as eyeballing it, it looks like it'll be really close. I'll have him check out how well that area is isolated and try to talk him into buying those foam isolators.

    Thanks!
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    Wonder WTF happened to the rest of my money.
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    Equipment Pictures

    [2CH]
    Rotel RCD-02
    Yamaha KX-W900U
    Sony ST-S500ES
    Denon DP-7F
    Parasound P/HP-850
    Parasound HCA-1000A
    Klipsch RF-35


    [In Storage]
    Yamaha CDR-HD1300
    ASL Wave 20 monoblocks
    Pro-Ject Phono Box MKII


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    Pioneer Premier DEH-P860MP
    Memphis 16-MCA3004
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