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      09-06-2011, 11:40 PM   #111
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Alpine speaker retrofit

Hi Anneka, how much can you offe the speaker retrofit for now that the grop buy isnt going ahead?
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      09-07-2011, 09:37 AM   #112
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Hi Anneka, how much can you offe the speaker retrofit for now that the grop buy isnt going ahead?
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If i have read into this correctly, then I believe it is about 347 with the door mouldings for a saloon? Hope so as I'm still looking at purchasing!
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      09-07-2011, 01:42 PM   #113
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Im definitely up for the retrofit. Is thete anyway we can get this thread alive again? Best price ive had so far is 734 fitted!!!
We must be able to be get it done cheaper.
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      09-07-2011, 03:23 PM   #114
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Hi Anneka

I am new to this, is it ok if I e-mail you for current price and availability at coventry branch.

I saw your address further up the thread.
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      10-05-2011, 08:08 PM   #115
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has anyone near Manchester had this done? Be interested to compare it to my stock car!

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      10-06-2011, 02:42 PM   #116
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I'd be very interested in the group buy come December.. when I eventually get an E91! Don't want to put it in the E87 just yet...
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      10-06-2011, 02:53 PM   #117
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I am new to this, is it ok if I e-mail you for current price and availability at coventry branch.

I saw your address further up the thread.
Hi Steve, please do email me at annekasanghera@sytner.co.uk
I will be happy to provide our best prices for parts and labour for your car.
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      10-26-2011, 11:17 AM   #118
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I'm really sorry to inform you all that upon assessment of the numbers, we can't get the unit cost (mouldings not included) to come lower than 307 including VAT.
This is higher than it was a few months ago when I introduced the thread. I've only had 5 people come back to me with VINS, so it really doesn't look like a group buy will be going ahead.

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Hi Anneka

I've just purchased a 55 plate 320i which came with a standard BMW professional stereo. I'm looking to upgrade the stereo system, as you mentioned there is not enough people for a group buy. I was wondering, How many people do you need for a group buy? and how many people have show an intrest?
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      10-28-2011, 12:03 PM   #119
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Im out of the group buy btw, as ive purchased a kit since posting in this thread. :-)
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      11-17-2011, 05:08 AM   #120
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Anneka,

Can you quote me for the Alpine Audio upgrade kit for my car please, I have a 2007 E92 Coupe 335D with standard sound and Idrive.

What is the closest place near Uxbridge to get this installed/fitted?

my email: tich.geo@yahoo.com

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      11-17-2011, 08:49 AM   #121
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Can you do the same for me as Tichx? same area except i have 2006 E90 320i.

My email is sam@cuthbertstoys.com
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      11-17-2011, 10:38 AM   #122
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Tichx + Sam, I have emailed you both for more details regarding your vehicles. I hope to hear back frrom you soon.

Thank you for your interest.

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      01-07-2012, 09:58 AM   #123
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has anyone near Manchester had this done? Be interested to compare it to my stock car!

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I was looking at this too and was also tempted for a Logic 7 fitting, did you ever compare it to the stock or maybe even a Logic 7?
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      01-10-2012, 04:00 PM   #124
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I think we need another group buy on this... Anneka?*
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      02-18-2012, 07:49 AM   #125
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Can anyone give an update as to how much the sound quality is improved please?
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      02-18-2012, 08:08 AM   #126
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Anneka,I take it that it's still not possible to upgrade if you have the DAB option?
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      02-20-2012, 05:18 AM   #127
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Still no unfortunately
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      02-20-2012, 05:30 AM   #128
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Anneka,I take it that it's still not possible to upgrade if you have the DAB option?
Hi Billy Ray,

Me and Ant1985 upgraded my 2007 E90 Saloon which had the DAB option.

The bottom line is this - EVERYTHING is the same, except that the DAB receiver sits in the bootwell where the Alpine amp would be seated if you do the Alpine upgrade.

Heres the trick though; the Alpine kit comes with some adhesive stickers for securing it, whilst the DAB receiver is attached to a customised metal bracket. Whilst that bracket is in place, there is physically not enough room for the Alpine Amp in situ where the Alpine kit specifies it should be.

SO, you have two options.

1) You can fit the Alpine Kit speakers and run the wiring as normal, then locate the Alpine amp somewhere different to how the manual specifies it. Depending on your car, this could be on one of the boot sides or on the seat back if you don't have split/fold anyway.

2) You can do what I did. I unscrewed and removed the bracket that the DAB receiver sat in and then created a custom bracket using some other materials. If I remember correctly, it was possible to secure both the receiver and the amp side by side, securely strapped down with velcro and supported by something underneath (you will notice there is a slight recess in which either the amp or receiver will 'rattle' if you don't use something to make it flush.)

Either of the above will be fine, but BMW obviously won't entertain fitting it for you. Anneka might be able to sort you out with the labour 'up to a point' and you could finish it off maybe, I dunno - you'll have to ask.

All I can say is that the Amp/receiver were NOT the difficult bit - that was which wires to splice in the footwell etc and me and Ant were really stumped by it until his mate turned up. I am a total donut with this kind of thing, yet the whole amp/receiver bracket and relocation was pretty much ALL I contributed to the fitting session - even though it was my car.

So, all that said - Anneka can you quote me for an Alpine kit for my new car please?

It's a 2009 (HDD nav, but still pre-LCI) Coupe.

You can PM me on here with details if that's ok?

Thanks
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      05-29-2012, 05:19 AM   #129
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Hi Anneka, please could you email me a price too? I have a 2008 335dLCI.

My email address is:Mamoor.Dewan@gmail.com
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      05-29-2012, 06:28 AM   #130
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Am interested in a price as well. 2007 e92
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      05-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #131
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Can anyone give an update as to how much the sound quality is improved please?
I've asked this question in the past, and there's mixed feelings as to how much of an improvement the upgrade really is.

Anyone like to elaborate on this, as still none the wiser.

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      05-29-2012, 09:39 AM   #132
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Am also interested in a price on this for my E90 330i MY2006
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