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  2. Hi, The best way to go about doing an easy upgrade from the oem setup, is to install a set of BMW specific upgrade speakers that are impedance matched and physically direct swap fitment. These speaker kits are developed in conjunction with the OEM BMW audio characteristics - both electrically and for the cabin size and acoustics. Going this route eliminates all the aspects you mention above and provides a much better acoustic response, so my suggestion would be to go this way forward. There are kits from MTX, Focal, MB Quart, Earthquake, Gladen, Rainbow, Rockford Fosgate and reviews from those who've installed a set are overwhelmingly positive. The issue now that you've mentioned only spending £30 so far and using older audio equipment is that the matched speaker upgrade kits cost from around £300 (MTX kit) Here's a review of them - https://www.talkstuff.net/index.php/index.html/_/features/news/bmw’s-speakers-beaten-by-mtx-offering-r1911 Later, you can add an amplifier to drive them with more efficiently which makes them sound even better. Many who've gone this route then say they feel they don't need a separate subwoofer and that they're happy with the much improved sub bass the upgrade kits provide over the oem under seat subs. If you later do feel as though you want more sub bass, then you could look to add a good 8/10 inch driver and perhaps use one of the side cubby's to locate it. That's where the sub in my E39 Touring is; If the speaker upgrade kits are too much, then you'll need to continue experimenting/faffing around with different subwoofer drivers etc until you get a compromised setup which sounds 'ok' to you. There's no real answer to your question about orientation of the subwoofers in the rear as different drivers will sound different and also aspects such as type of enclosure they're in, the internal volume etc will also make a difference. Cheers, Dennis!
  3. Great camera work Mick. Nice to meet you too !
  4. It is not very difficult to change the pusher fan. I bought a secondhand fan off a member here a few years ago when my original unit failed. I paid about £40 as far as I recollect.The housing was slightly different but it has worked faultlessly. I did need a second pair of hands to help me get the front bumper back in place though.
  5. Not a full write up but see the post by @sshooieon March 17th in link below.
  6. Keep an eye out on eBay, as they come up from time to time.
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  8. There is a diy thread on here for replacing the rear air springs.
  9. Just my understanding of it; as I've already explained to Mike on the FB page, I use Jim at chill out air con in Bretherton and just watch him do it... So gerroff yer high horse and shut it
  10. Thanks for the offer. I'll keep you in mind for the future. Cheers
  11. RS090 8jx17 is20 x4 In need of refurb or clean up and paint no major curbing were on a touring tyres all ok but mixed makes and have all caps never going to do them myself £150 I am in Hastings East Sussex
  12. I took all this out of the old touring not getting another so there's the floor with all it's bits £75 Load cover £25 Have not got to the back of the shed yet but the dsp bits are both head unit's and the base box from boot with amp thing and cd changer £50 I do have other bits headlights dash trim in graphite etc In Hastings East Sussex
  13. Indeed they are Mick, that's why I've got a spare
  14. Can you supply a shock absorber for a 2002 Z3 vin WBACN52070LJ41362 Thanks Mike
  15. Here is a good site about your ZF 6HP26, 6HP19, 6HP28 transmission issues http://www.bmwlogicseven.com/?p=3738 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  16. Just to confirm. Mine was a private purchase. Thanks for the replies. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  17. Yep had to setup the com port again.. Still not communicating getting these messages Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
  18. Sadly no extended warranty. Like yours, mine inflates with min 30 seconds and stays up for hours after it's switched off. The guy I bought it off had the valve checked and the dealer advised it was the NSR bag. I guess the OSR has a small leak now. I think I'll keep an eye on it and try to confirm it's the airbag then buy one and replace it myself. £170 and an hours work v £450+ for dealer repair. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  19. Mike I'm around the corner! Although I no longer have any gauges (or gas if I'm honest!) but can take a look if need be It could just be electronic as you've reset your car and it's working again so I doubt it's anything mechanical.... I also wish people stop saying did you get it vacced out to confirm a leak or not!!!! (Not just you Dan and it's not aimed at you! ) THAT IS THE INCORRECT WAY TO CHECK FOR A LEAK! and breathe....
  20. To be honest i was just luck as it popped on ebay with a buy it now for £50 and i just took a punt on it for that price so it was right time right place really , I've got a re trimmed wheel on mine already so only going to take the guts out of this one and fit them in my good wheel, it'll go back on ebay a I'm sure a m5 owner would have the bare wheel to send off for a re re trim
  21. Checking device manager now Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
  22. Damnit I knew there would be a catch! Seriously though was it just a lucky eBay find? I've been looking for one for a while including messaging breakers and not seen one for under £200!
  23. So it used connect fine not used it in a couple of month when push the key in do turn ignition on or start the car or just push in.. Sent from my HUAWEI VNS-L31 using Tapatalk
  24. Took battery off for an hour. Seems ok now it's kicked back in. I'll keep an eye on it.
  25. You can have it for £50 without the flaps
  26. OK on the configuration of the car I'm ordering next month they are on the door...as follows:
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    • Hi,   The best way to go about doing an easy upgrade from the oem setup, is to install a set of BMW specific upgrade speakers that are impedance matched and physically direct swap fitment. These speaker kits are developed in conjunction with the OEM BMW audio characteristics - both electrically and for the cabin size and acoustics.    Going this route eliminates all the aspects you mention above and provides a much better acoustic response, so my suggestion would be to go this way forward. There are kits from MTX, Focal, MB Quart, Earthquake, Gladen, Rainbow, Rockford Fosgate and reviews from those who've installed a set are overwhelmingly positive.    The issue now that you've mentioned only spending £30 so far and using older audio equipment is that the matched speaker upgrade kits cost from around £300 (MTX kit)    Here's a review of them - https://www.talkstuff.net/index.php/index.html/_/features/news/bmw’s-speakers-beaten-by-mtx-offering-r1911   Later, you can add an amplifier to drive them with more efficiently which makes them sound even better. Many who've gone this route then say they feel they don't need a separate subwoofer and that they're happy with the much improved sub bass the upgrade kits provide over the oem under seat subs. If you later do feel as though you want more sub bass, then you could look to add a good 8/10 inch driver and perhaps use one of the side cubby's to locate it. That's where the sub in my E39 Touring is;     If the speaker upgrade kits are too much, then you'll need to continue experimenting/faffing around with different subwoofer drivers etc until you get a compromised setup which sounds 'ok' to you. There's no real answer to your question about orientation of the subwoofers in the rear as different drivers will sound different and also aspects such as type of enclosure they're in, the internal volume etc will also make a difference.    Cheers, Dennis!
    • Great camera work Mick. Nice to meet you too ! 
    • It is not very difficult to change the pusher fan. I bought a secondhand fan off a member here a few years ago when my original unit failed. I paid about £40 as far as I recollect.The housing was slightly different but it has worked faultlessly. I did need a second pair of hands to help me get the front bumper back in place though.
    •   Not a full write up but see the post by @sshooieon March 17th in link below.