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Rodent
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  Z3 roadster 2.2i

Door speakers

Post by Rodent » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 21:46

I took the door card off my 2001 z3 2.2 m sport. There is 2 spaces for speakers at the top of the door but only 1 small tweeter was present. There was a mount for a slightly larger speaker slightly forward of the tweeter but no speaker present.. is this normal or am I missing speakers?
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Robert T
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Re: Door speakers

Post by Robert T » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 22:30

Normal. There were 3 different speaker setups on the Z3, so they made one door card which will accommodate them all. I remember seeing a thread with someone upgrading the tweeters with some orangey ones. Worth hunting out if you want details on upgrade options.

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colb
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  Z3 roadster 1.8 TU
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Re: Door speakers

Post by colb » Sat 08 Sep, 2018 22:31

Real OEM shows three types of stereo system available for your model and year
Bog standard stereo only has tweeter in door, Hifi system and Harmon Kardon HiFi systems had an mid range speaker in the door with the tweeter. If you have space for the Mid range speakers but nothing there then you have the bog standard system
https://www.realoem.com/bmw/enUS/showpa ... Id=65_0286
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Southernboy
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Re: Door speakers

Post by Southernboy » Mon 10 Sep, 2018 14:55

Other than the 2 small speakers under the 1/4 light window that's all there is on the door.
If you want to improve the quality / volume you can remove the trim in the foot wells and shove lots of foam rubber around, behind etc those speakers. You're losing a heap of sound through the thin steel body skin... nice for pedestrians, but pretty much useless to you...
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