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    E39 Sub/Amp Install

    Hey guys,
    I did it. Thanks to 'bigaudiofanatic' from here and the umpteen people whose posts I have been reading for a couple of weeks. Thanks to Douglas Baker for his awesome blog and Bavarian Sound Works. Most importantly thanks to the quotes by local shops of $700+ for what I have done in $150, as that was my biggest motivation.

    Now moving to the pics:

    The ride: 02 BMW 540i with DSP.




    The Stuff:

    Subs - 2 x JBL GTi MKII 10"





    Amp - Sundown SAE-1000D



    Headunit - Stock
    Wiring - Kicker 4GA kit I pulled from my honda.
    Box - Sealed .75^3/Sub.

    The trunk with stock subwoofer enclosure:



    After I removed it:



    Stock DSP Amp:



    Box:




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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    Drilled :



    Amp Mounted:



    Subs Wired - In parallel to 1.5 ohm(They're dual 6):



    Both in:





    The box got so heavy :cussing: :

    Tapped into the the wires from the harness that was disconnected from the stock subwoofers:




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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    The LOC hooked up:



    All finished and done. The subs look **** :



    I'll be posting up some vids tomorrow. They sound wonderful. The gain is set to 1/4 currently and I have ample bass. Will run some test tones tomorrow and set the gains properly. The lows are so good. Thank you JBL . I've been coveting these subs for quite some time and they did not disappoint me 1 bit.



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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    good equipment, bad install for looks like a prefab sealed box, horrible for using t-tap aka temporary taps. retry.



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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    Quote Originally Posted by fasfocus00 View Post
    good equipment, bad install for looks like a prefab sealed box, horrible for using t-tap aka temporary taps. retry.
    Yeah the sealed box is an experiment. What's wrong with using a tap??



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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    Quote Originally Posted by gladiator_jai View Post
    Yeah the sealed box is an experiment. What's wrong with using a tap??
    military tap or solder, scotch locks or t-tap say noob all over it.



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    Re: E39 Sub/Amp Install

    Quote Originally Posted by fasfocus00 View Post
    military tap or solder, scotch locks or t-tap say noob all over it.
    lol, nice answer.



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