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From digest.v7.n1362 Sun Mar 22 20:26:48 1998
From: "Jared N. Landrum" <>
Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 14:12:31 -0600
Subject: <E36> Subwoofers

You wrote:
>From: Rishi <>
>Subject: <misc>REPLY-Subwoofers in a 328
>Date: Sun, 22 Mar 1998 10:55:16 -0600 (CST)
>In order to get the sound inside the cabin of the car you basically have
>two options. You can either cut a hole in the metal plate behind the rear
>seat and port it through the armrest. I am assuming that you do not have
>the ski hole cut out. Your second option is to remove the rear speakers
>from the rear deck and use the JL Audio flexports to port from the
>enclosure to the rear deck. Leave the grills intact on the reear deck so
>that the port will not show. I recommend this approach rather than the
>first becuase rear fill does not matter too much and also you will not
>have done any sort of cutting. good luck....
>'96 328i w/ sport pkg.

I've been studying this problem myself, as I am planning on upgrading my sound system. I sure don't want to sacrifice any trunk space or the utility of my fold-down rear seat.

Has anyone checked out the new "Stealthbox" that JL Audio has come out with for the E36? This is a brand new product that they just added to their web site. Check it out at:


If anyone has any first hand experience with this product or any other good ideas, let me know.

Jared Landrum BMW CCA #152141
1996 ///M3 - Arctic Silver/Mulberry
Fort Smith, Arkansas

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