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Old 04-18-2012, 09:23 AM   #1
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Arm Rest Subwoofer

Hi guyz,

I am planning to put a Subwoofer in, my 2004 BMW coupe, rear armrest. I wonder if you guyz can answer the following questions.

1) How hard is it really to knock-out the Ski-pass metal board?

2) I went to the local audio shop and the guy said that its not worth doing it because apparently he did it to one of his customer and the interior car carpet started coming off and it rattled a lot. Is he saying this because 1. he doesn't want to do it to my car or 2. he doesn't know how to do it?
Question is what's the worst could happen?

3) Please recommend me the decent sub - not too loud but nice and subtle bass..

Many thanks in advance
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Old 04-18-2012, 09:29 AM   #2
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No need to take it anywhere, I did mine by myself, hardest part was taking the seats off lol. Kicker L5 is the best sub for this
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Old 04-18-2012, 10:01 AM   #3
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Thanks for the quick reply vinnybones.

Would you be able to upload some pics?
and would you say your glad to do it? or you wouldn't recommend anyone to do it?

lol Taking off the seats? or the metal board?
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:04 AM   #4
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The plate is tack welded in, so you have to drill the spots out to remove the plate. It is simple but time consuming.

The carpet won't rattle, but you will have to cut a hole in it which means no turning back.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:05 AM   #5
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:46 AM   #6
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Scotty_89 Please,post some more pics of making it
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Old 04-19-2012, 11:58 PM   #7
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Scotty_89 Please,post some more pics of making it
Mine isn't complete, and mine isn't a ski pass mounted enclosure.

Mine is a sealed box that will be firing through the hole, not mounted to it.

I just showing you what the hole looks like with the plate removed.

Search the forum for kicker L5 or kicker L7 to see examples of ppl who have completed it.
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Old 04-20-2012, 02:45 AM   #8
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Hi guyz,

I am planning to put a Subwoofer in, my 2004 BMW coupe, rear armrest. I wonder if you guyz can answer the following questions.

1) How hard is it really to knock-out the Ski-pass metal board?

2) I went to the local audio shop and the guy said that its not worth doing it because apparently he did it to one of his customer and the interior car carpet started coming off and it rattled a lot. Is he saying this because 1. he doesn't want to do it to my car or 2. he doesn't know how to do it?
Question is what's the worst could happen?

3) Please recommend me the decent sub - not too loud but nice and subtle bass..

Many thanks in advance
1. I had a Dremel tool, so it was easy.
2. I've had mine out for years and the carpet is fine. Rattle noise is possible. I fixed mine by applying Fatmat around the trunk. What it does is it adds mass to the thin metal so the resonant frequency of the thin metal gets pushed down I believe, it works on small rattles. The rear shelf will also rattle, I fixed that by sealing all the holes going through the top shelf with Fatmat. If you're not listening to music too loud I doubt you'll notice any rattles.
3. Dayton Reference HF 8"
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Old 04-23-2012, 06:59 PM   #9
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Thanks guyz, I'll give it a go, and let you guyz kno how it goes.

Thanks
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Just brace yourself with your two front seats and kick the ski pass plate out. It comes out pretty easily with a good kick.
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