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Date: Fri, 16 Jun 2000 21:15:12 PDT
From: "Sean Hester" <>
Subject: Re: [E36M3] Speaker question...

>Hey, I have a question...
>How hard would it be to fit 6.5" mid ranges in the kick panels of my car?
>am considering an Infinity Kappa, or an Infinity Kappa Perfect component
>setup. I would rather have the 6.5 mids instead of the 5.25. The 6.5 inch
>speakers are 5 and an eighth inches in diameter. So, do you think that
>will fit?

though i've never actually gotten down there and tried myself (i've gotten lazy after installing so many stereos) EVERY single salesman in EVERY single store and EVERY single manufacturer rep i've asked at EVERY single IASCA stereo competition i've competed in (i guess i've asked a total of maybe 30 people?) has told me that 5.25 is as big a speaker as you can get down in the kick panel. that is unless you want to build up the kick panel and block your dead pedal (or make the speaker your dead pedal)

so... i believe them. i put 5.25s in my kick panels. and i cut 6.5 inch holes in my rear deck and mounted 6.5 in speakers back there.

but... if you try to fit 6.5s in there, tell me how it goes. there's a 99% chance i'm dumping my M3 and getting another and i'd love to put 6.5s in there if they'll fit...

Date: Sat, 17 Jun 2000 01:09:05 -0400
From: "Seth Thomas" <>
Subject: Re: [E36M3] Speaker question...

There is always one exception to the rule. You can indeed fit a 6.5" in the kick panel. I did so in both of my M3s. I am using the MB Quart Q-series 6.5" and tweeter set. There was some cutting required but I did not have to build up the kick panel. It all fit behind the stock speaker location. This was with the tweeter mounted like a coaxial too. The fit is very simple and you can see If you have anymore questions about it email me back.

Seth Thomas

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