The time has come to start blending high quality audio into my lovely new BMW M Roadster... when I installed systems in my other cars I tried to do it all at once, and its at these times when something goes wrong. This time I'm building it up one step at a time, I don't have a suitable headunit and won't have for a while now, so it gives me ample time for the best install possible. On with the pics! So what does this first pic show? It shows the boot of the car stripped. Because of a number of reasons, an M Roadster doesn't come with a spare tyre. Instead you get the "M Mobility" kit which includes a repair foam and a compressor. In the image below you can see the battery panel. Ideal.. my battery will be right next to the amp Where you can see the light cluster you can see I'm measuring up the hole for my Amp. Its in this hole where the car comes with a formed plastic piece designed for the Jack and Wheel Wrench, but as the M Doesn't have a spare, you don't get these with the car. So the Plastic form is wasting ample stealth space! You will see in a later pic that I didn't mount the amp in this way, it would have meant chopping the corner off the amp for clearance!! In the hole in the right you can also see a vent which allows air to escape the boot as you close the lid. These will be ideal for ventilation for the amp. :: --- :: Pic 2... I'm glueing a piece of wood behind the boot trim with 4 cable ties stuck to it... why? So I can attach the Active Crossover to the other side. The 4 Cable ties will be used to manage the cables as they come through the trim. :: --- :: Mounted! This will be the only visible item to the install.. well, visible when you open the boot! The cables at the top are the High Freq and Low Freq going out to the amp. They loop through the trim and through the cableties at the top of the piece of wood above. I've not finished here because it still needs input and power (next job) :: --- :: The shiny metal bit below has been PopRiveted to the car, a hole was drilled ONLY after I made sure there was nothing behind it. Once the hole was drilled it was sealed with a little bit of paint to stop rust. Whats the bracket for....? :: --- :: The AMP! Hidden in the old wasted space! :: --- :: You can see how the amp has slided into the space available, heat won't be an issue because of the ventilation, also the Amp doesn't run hot now, when I had Passive crossovers it used to be red hot to overcome the power sunk by the old Passive units. When the floor panel of the boot is put back in place the battery cover and the side of the boot keep the cover from touching the amp. Although I may use some plexi to make a cover, just in case. :: --- :: Tune in next time for more install!