Erm, the ski hatch/through loading system was an paid optional extra (£100 ish I think)I not up to speed on forum rules, as not my post, but I'm appreciative of the replies!
Personally I wouldn't want to hammer out ski-hatch in a coupe unless a hatch could be put back later (re-sale).
I've had an E36 compact too. The boot insulation is nowhere as good as the E46 coupe. However all I need is a good boost on the standard bass so it might do the trick.... StealthBoxz £190, JL sub 10" £180 + leads etc = £400+ ... quite a lot in these times of spending cuts :eek. The custom fit Stealth Boxz's are awesome, especially if you're looking to save space but they cost a bloody fortune.
Sam, I notice that you have recently carried out a ski hatch install. Very nice.coupe boot is well isnulated and the bass does struggle to get inside, Knocking the ski hatch through is one option, it is realtivly simple, its tack welded so a hammer does the job
:hihiWouldn't need a ported box when it's coming up your bum (I don't think I've ever thought those last 4 words would be a good idea before!!)
In my E36 Compact I had an Auto Acoustics Stealth Boxz with a 10" Kenwood Sub and matching amp. This was with an Alpine HU but with standard BMW speakers and the bass could literally make you eyes wobble. The custom fit Stealth Boxz's are awesome, especially if you're looking to save space but they cost a bloody fortune.
In my E46 Coupe I have just fitted one of those Fli Trap 12 active subs simply because it was going cheap on eGay, I got it for £26 and I have to say that I'm pretty impressed with it. I have it on the right hand side of the boot and it really could'nt have been easier to fit as the battery is more or less next to it and there is high level inputs so you can connect to the rear speaker. Its the same colour as the boot carpet and trim and you only have to drop the seat down to fiddle with the gain, frequency and bass boost controls. The only fiddly bit was bringing a switched live from behind the HU but routing the wire was easy without even removing any trim. The only thing is it takes up a whopping amount of boot space but come on, £26! I might even take the ski hatch out.
Thats correct. If you look at the photo you'll see a white plug coming from the amp with 5 wires. 2 of the wires go to the left speaker in the parcel shelf, 2 to the right and the remaining 1 to earth.Hi very old thread I know, but could you eloborate on how you got the sound source into the sub/amp unit please. Are you saying you cut into one of the speaker wires?