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Can speakers/tweeters be added to the space in the doors at the wing mirror?

 

I only want to put in speakers/tweeters, not bothered about doing anything else to the sound system.

 

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Yes I think they would. I've been looking into doing something similar.

 

Focal speakers seem to be a good upgrade over the base speaker set up. I found out about them through reading this thread. There's a good video on page 2 showing how easy it is to remove the door cards to fit new speakers and tweeters.  

 

Focal also do a dual concentric speaker which is also plug and play. 

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focal-IFBMW-C-For-BMW-1-3-5-Series-and-X1-4-10CM-2-Way-Coaxial-Speaker/153570867412

 

I decided I'd probably go for that one and then maybe add the Focal subs as well...

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focal-IFBMW-SUB-V-2-8-BMW-1-3-Serires-X1-Custom-Fit-Underseat-Car-Sub-PAIR/153291137757

 

I might not get round to this for a month or so though so I'll be interested to hear how you get on with the upgrade if you decide to go for it.

 

 

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I did this upgrade a few weeks ago.

Ordered the 2 speaker grill door trims from BMW - cheaper than eBay and next day collection. Part numbers are 51337182013 and 51337182014

 

Ordered these speakers https://www.audiotec-fischer.de/en/match/speakers/ms-42c-bmw.1 from the UK distributor - free next day delivery.

 

Was totally plug and play, took me about an hour and a half, taking it steady cos I didn't want to break anything when taking the door to bits.

 

Am really pleased with the improvement in the sound quality. Bass doesnt distort any more, treble is crisper and 'higher up' in the mix. Well worth the time and money.

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Oodoom said:

I did this upgrade a few weeks ago.

Ordered the 2 speaker grill door trims from BMW - cheaper than eBay and next day collection. Part numbers are 51337182013 and 51337182014

 

Ordered these speakers https://www.audiotec-fischer.de/en/match/speakers/ms-42c-bmw.1 from the UK distributor - free next day delivery.

 

Was totally plug and play, took me about an hour and a half, taking it steady cos I didn't want to break anything when taking the door to bits.

 

Am really pleased with the improvement in the sound quality. Bass doesnt distort any more, treble is crisper and 'higher up' in the mix. Well worth the time and money.

 

 

 

What price are the speakers? Thx

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4 hours ago, Oodoom said:

I did this upgrade a few weeks ago.

Ordered the 2 speaker grill door trims from BMW - cheaper than eBay and next day collection. Part numbers are 51337182013 and 51337182014

 

Ordered these speakers https://www.audiotec-fischer.de/en/match/speakers/ms-42c-bmw.1 from the UK distributor - free next day delivery.

 

Was totally plug and play, took me about an hour and a half, taking it steady cos I didn't want to break anything when taking the door to bits.

 

Am really pleased with the improvement in the sound quality. Bass doesnt distort any more, treble is crisper and 'higher up' in the mix. Well worth the time and money.

 

 

Do the BMW grill trims come with the foam insert @Oodoom?

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@Cadwell Parker Just ordered a set of the Focal IFBMS-S:

 

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Focal-IFBMW-S-For-BMW-1-3-5-Series-and-X1-4-10cm-2-Way-Component-Speakers/153570877049?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D20160908105057%26meid%3D3f0c9029d28a41c49104ecbab3e8cefd%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D1%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D153570877049%26itm%3D153570877049%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2481888&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Ae3d4948e-dd37-11e9-befe-74dbd1808b3d|parentrq%3A5908330d16d0abc05ac9b9b4ff918be4|iid%3A1

 

Used the code to get £10 off so £219.99 paid.

 

Have spotted the grills for the tweeters but have contacted the seller to make sure they are genuine BMW parts and have the foam inserts included.

 

I'm away with work this week and then away next weekend so will be a week on Monday before I fit them but will keep you updated... :)

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3 hours ago, Munzy123 said:

will keep you updated

 

Great, thanks for that.  Good luck with the installation when you get round to it. From the Bavsound guys video it all looks quite straightforward as long as you take your time. Waiting now with interest to see how it goes.

 

Btw... Which code was that you used? 

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Grills and speakers arrived so going to have a go at fitting it tonight if the rain stays off...

 

Grills come with the foam insert and were £43.54 for the pair from BMW garage. 

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Fitted - about an hour and a half (done in my local multi-storey due to rain!). 

 

Sounds much better (but not staggeringly so) with the the desired effect - now have vocals/hi hats coming from in-front of me curtesy of the new tweeters instead of just below. 

 

Install was pretty straight forward following the Bavsound video for the door cards. Tweeter covers were a bit fiddly but if  i’d had and an extra pair of hands to hold the door card (or unplugged all of it) would have been easier. Fiddly bit was getting the outside vertical edge of the trim into the right channel between the rubber seal and velvet strip then clipping it in as in the video. 

 

Was completely plug and play, no cutting, wiring, soldering required :) 

 

Tips:

 

- if you’re not going to fully unplug the door card then prep all your tools, speakers and wires so that you can reach them with the door card in your lap or have a handy assistant. 

 

- the tweeters are a bit awkward to get seated in the trim, just take your time and get the 3 ‘tangs’ clipped over each. I dented the metal grill on the trim piece  whilst trying to seat the tweeter but pushed it back. 

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Great stuff, thanks for the tips.  I think I'll be fitting some of these eventually, more certain now following your experience but will be going for the coaxial option. No separate tweeters to have to fiddle with so should be even easier. 

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