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Hey Guys, I have just finished installing my Alpine E-10 free air sub into my ski hatch in my e46
Before i started i had a clear idea in my head of what i wanted. i wanted to lose as little boot space as possible. With this instal i lost none

Ive attached pics of the install and im gonna run through a quick DIY

I started by pulling out the rear seats and removing the ski hatch box

The seats are easily removed, the bottom section is clipped in just needs a sharp tug from the front upwards. The seat backs are held in by two nuts under the seat bottom. Once these are removed the backs can be lifted straight up and out.

The ski hatch (black plastic) is held in by 4 torq screws once this is out the plastic ski hatch can be used as a template for making your bafle board


Making the Baffle Board
I used 3/4'' MDF i marked it and used a jigsaw to cut it to size, I cut a 9'' hold in the midldle and drilled the holes for mounting it to the car.


I used leather to trim it on the side facing into the car

Installing the Amp

The wiring of the amp was relativly simple, the battery is in the boot so the power is easy

I removed some of the boot trim only the part at the back and the carpet over the spare wheel.

I ran the RCA's and remote turn on lead down the pasenger side of the car. I removed the glovebox and the kickpannel.

The glove box comes out with 6 screws (three along the top one either side and one underneath near the door)

The kick pannel is cliped in with clips, it just pulls off

I ran the cables from the HU under the kickpannel and carpet to the boot. On the passenger side the is a tunnel that goes into the boot compartment that you can get to once the trim is removed.


I put my amp it the spare wheel well there is loads of room in there so its a good spot to put it, I mounted it to a piece of ply wood so it dose'nt slide arround in the boot.


While the boot linning was out I cut the square impression that the ski hatch is behind out.


Putting the sub in
I bolted my mdf board to where the ski hatch was. I had to find new bolts because the torq screws were too short.
I placed my sub in the 9'' hole and screwed it down


I climbed in the boot and wired in the speaker cable to the back of the sub and ran the cable to the amp.

I ran it up to check it was working and put the trim in the boot, glovebox and kick pannel back in position

The seats went back in in the return order that they came out



The leather pod fits back in where it came from to cover up the sub when i leave the car
 

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the cover is full of foam so it pretty much deadens it
im considering taking the foam out,
but at the moment i have just been putting it in when i leave it places :(
 

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