Pre lci model 3 door . Any audio upgrades available.

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Assuming you have the base (not bass) audio, could you upgrade the woofers (not underwater dogs) under the seats too?
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Fitted the Eton upgrade kit today, what a difference to standard speakers, very pleased with the results, just need to sell the HK tweeters now which are surplus to requirements.
I really missed my HK system that was in the M135i I've just sold, but I'd go as far as saying this is as good, certainly a massive improvement over the standard system.
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sunshinewelly wrote:anyone tried these

http://www.focal.com/en/dedicated-drive ... bmw-c.html" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

would they fit
Too deep they don't fit the F21.

http://www.rockfordfosgate.com/products/details/t3-bmw1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

I've just fitted some of those, vast improvement.

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Are you sure as someone on here said they fitted them.

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sunshinewelly wrote:Are you sure as someone on here said they fitted them.
I believe they will fit, but require spacing rigs, they are too deep for the door and stop the window operation.

Plenty of slim designs available.
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Shipy wrote:
sunshinewelly wrote:Are you sure as someone on here said they fitted them.
I believe they will fit, but require spacing rigs, they are too deep for the door and stop the window operation.

Plenty of slim designs available.
where did you source the HK tweeter mounts from and was it an easy installation.

I have a 3 door M135i

wonder how the eton ones compare to the focal. according to focal they fit a F21 (i assume the M135 f21 is no different)

eton are cheaper which is good

cant find any reviews on the eton ones

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I believe the F22 F23 and F21 are all the same I have an F23 M235i, I used Cotswold for the Tweeter mounts £70ish but you can get Alpine mounts which are cheaper as they don't come with the tweeter installed. You need to get the door cards off and then they just pull off.

I've not heard the focal so I can't comment, but these Eton's are made in Germany and seem good quality.
I believe the F22 F23 and F21 are all the same.
If you go for Eton make sure you get the type 'W' for the F series cars http://www.amazon.co.uk/ETON-B100W-2-Wa ... =eton+b100" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is the review I found http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showth ... p=17042095" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Shipy wrote:I believe the F22 F23 and F21 are all the same I have an F23 M235i, I used Cotswold for the Tweeter mounts £70ish but you can get Alpine mounts which are cheaper as they don't come with the tweeter installed. You need to get the door cards off and then they just pull off.

I've not heard the focal so I can't comment, but these Eton's are made in Germany and seem good quality.
I believe the F22 F23 and F21 are all the same.
If you go for Eton make sure you get the type 'W' for the F series cars http://www.amazon.co.uk/ETON-B100W-2-Wa ... =eton+b100" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

This is the review I found http://f30.bimmerpost.com/forums/showth ... p=17042095" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

do you know the parts numbers for the tweeters

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just found them - is there a reason no one goes for the HK ones (as i note cotswold sell the mids as well which i assume are plug and play)

I also note that on that review he said that using the OEM amp with the etons is not recomended as the etons are 4ohm and the oem speakers are 2 ohms and the OEM base amp is designed for 2 ohm speakers

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If I order the tweeters they come with the pods for the door and if I order the hk mids they will work with the pro head unit? F20.


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I've fitted Eton mids and tweeters in our F11 5 series with basic audio and I'm pleased with the results.
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sunshinewelly wrote:just found them - is there a reason no one goes for the HK ones (as i note cotswold sell the mids as well which i assume are plug and play)

I also note that on that review he said that using the OEM amp with the etons is not recomended as the etons are 4ohm and the oem speakers are 2 ohms and the OEM base amp is designed for 2 ohm speakers
That's only if you change the subs as well. I don't have an amp, just the standard pro nav unit and they work fine. I didn't bother with HK mids as they were nearly as much as the Eton kit, and plenty of people still replace them, I did contemplate the Alpine housing but I plan to sell the tweeters on.
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DFKMT wrote:If I order the tweeters they come with the pods for the door and if I order the hk mids they will work with the pro head unit? F20.


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I believe they can be wired to standard speakers but you'll need to splice them in as standard speakers don't have the connection.
You also need a different part for the F20 housing, I think it contains the window surround.
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how easy are they to fit - i have seen a fitting guide but my doors are different from the ones on the guide

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