2008 BMW 335xi Build Thread
Hey guys, fairly new to the forums. Had an E46 and was over on E46fanatics for a few years. Thought I would start up a build thread and give you a lil bit of a back ground. I work at Aspen Sound, a shop up in Coeur d Alene, ID and am a salesman but have always tinkered with installations. My 330ci I had was all flash and no functionality or a base to sell from and so that was my main goal with the 335xi...make it mega-badass but super functional...but still way mega-badass.
I'm going to include non-stereo oriented stuff as well in this thread so bare with me, oh and I'm also terrible at updating so forgive me for that as well.
Right off the get go I decided to nix the wood trim and swapped it out for a beautiful carbon fiber set from a fellow forum-dweller. I don't have pictures of it installed but I'll get on that soon.
Before I had the carbon fiber trim I had installed an Escort 9500ci and flushed the controller and screen in the ashtray compartment still making my 12v plug accessible. After I did the trim and started prepping for my audio overhaul I knew I was going to do the Audison BitONE so I needed to find a location for the controller. I ended up getting ahold of Scott Wheeler @Radar-Mirror.com and he hooked me up with a display in my mirror (Again, no pictures but check 'em out, I'll get some up in a bit.) That freed up some room in the ash tray and I decided to nix the 12v plug and put the BitONE controller and the 9500ci controller in a panel where the ash tray use to be.
Onto the stereo portion:
My goal was to get something done that stood out, was functional, could be flashy when I wanted it to be, and mostly just way badass. I was over on DIYmobileaudio and Bing (simplicityinsound) does absolutely unreal false floors. I had always wanted to tub out a spare tire but unfortunately our cars don't have a tub so I crossed that off the idea list.
I decided that putting the amps in the floor along with all the wiring, audio processor, and crossovers would be the best route and do a sub on both sides of the trunk.
Headunit: OEM iDrive
Audio Processor: Audison BitONE/MoBridge
Speakers: OEM Logic 7 Mids and 8" under-seat subs/Hertz Mille tweeters
Amplifiers: (2) JL Audio HD600/4 and (1) JL Audio HD750/1 (might swap that for a HD1200/1 but we will see)
Subwoofers: (2) JL Audio 10W3 (if the HD750/1 is swapped out I'll be putting in 10W6 instead)
I'll be powering the front speakers with active crossovers through the BitONE and then passive in the rear. The amps flushed in the floor will also have a removable cover that will have metal mesh to let the amps breathe but will be wrapped in the same carpet to look seamless and again, functional
I'll add to this later but thought I'd throw up a couple pictures to spark some interest.