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    Quote Originally Posted by BMWCurves View Post
    Bro, just get bigger feet
    That sure seems like a simpler solution...youíre in med school, right? Any suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    That sure seems like a simpler solution...youíre in med school, right? Any suggestions?
    Clown school

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Clown school
    Does that include Z3 Coupes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    That sure seems like a simpler solution...youíre in med school, right? Any suggestions?
    Donít have small feet?

    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Clown school
    A viable alternative

    Quote Originally Posted by 704sw View Post
    Does that include Z3 Coupes?
    Yeah, tuition pays for one for every 10 students.


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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Uhh kinda. I put the Bavsound speakers in one half of the car to see if I noticed a difference in sound quality from the OE HK speakers...and I don't remember which side it was, if that tells you anything. I guess I should finish out the install and see if it sounds any better and report back.
    @BMWCurves

    To elaborate on this a bit, after I got my android headunit going, I compared left/right side and the Bavsound speakers were noticeably clearer/punchier than the OE HK.

    Now I finally got the rest of the Bavsound set installed and hopped in the car this morning expecting a full, rich sound, and it was wonky af. Turns out there is some break in required for speakers. So right now, the speakers with 1 year of use sound awesome, and the speakers fresh out of the box sound almost as weak/muddy as the HK. That explains why I didn't notice much of a difference right after install.

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    That's a relief. Hsd no idea there was a breakin period.

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    That's a relief. Hsd no idea there was a breakin period.

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    Me neither! I was flipping the balance between the rear woofers this morning trying to figure out how I installed the new one wrong...it's just two freaking wires...but...it sounds like the muddy HK...did I even put it in? Am I losing my mind?

    Then I remembered a comment that I had read in passing the other day where someone was like "the new speakers sounded pretty good out of the box and even better after break in!"

    Turns out it's a very real and audible thing that can take up to 100 hours. Guess I should leave the car running on blast while I'm at work for the next week.

    https://www.klipsch.com/blog/how-and...r-new-speakers

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZHPizza View Post
    Me neither! I was flipping the balance between the rear woofers this morning trying to figure out how I installed the new one wrong...it's just two freaking wires...but...it sounds like the muddy HK...did I even put it in? Am I losing my mind?

    Then I remembered a comment that I had read in passing the other day where someone was like "the new speakers sounded pretty good out of the box and even better after break in!"

    Turns out it's a very real and audible thing that can take up to 100 hours. Guess I should leave the car running on blast while I'm at work for the next week.

    https://www.klipsch.com/blog/how-and...r-new-speakers
    Looking forward to that update in 100 hours

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    Got a little too wild the night before the 4th, so I spent my holiday chugging gatorade and working on the interior of the red car.

    Started off pulling the seats and then got distracted into installing my OMP pedals that I had in my Mazda. I think I drilled 5 holes in the gas pedal before I got something to fit. Hungover me isn't so great at the whole measuring twice thing.



    Note that the clutch pedal is shorter because I had to cut the lower 1/2in off to keep it from catching the floor mat in my Mazda. Not something that I care enough about to pay for a new set for this car.



    Got distracted again with painting the faded cloth on the HK door pulls.



    fresh2deaf



    Then mocked up my new shift boots that I had been sitting on for months. Told myself that I couldn't install them until I refinished the rest of the console. You gotta set limits on the child in your head...



    I also had forgotten about the whole boot glued to the frame thing and didn't want to shred my decent condition OE boots, so I ran by the local Pull-A-Part with a knife and mercilessly gutted some leather boots on a few cars. I think I came away with an extra set of frames if anyone needs them.



    Popped her in to check the fitment...



    Then Spenser told me it was backwards...



    There we go! Stitching is nice and hidden. Who designed this?



    Next was a hot bath with my center console and a scrubby dish sponge. Looked kind of wonky afterwards, but one coat of Aerospace 303 and that ish was lookin fresh. The bare plastic is a little shinier than I prefer, but the finish is consistent and I can hit this thing with a golf club and not scratch it. Thumbs way the f up.



    Then I cleaned out a couple pounds of dog hair and installed the new (to me) alcantara seats and door panels that I went up to Cincinnasty to get a few weeks ago.



    Swapping door panels meant finally finishing my Bavsound Stage 1 speaker install, which I talked about a few posts back. And apparently the seats had sat long enough (~3 years?) that the motors had seized up, so I swapped all 8 (four per seat wtf) motors over from my old seats and we were good to go!



    Current status, with that badass ultimate sunshade in place:

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    Looks amazing!
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