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Old 10-31-2009, 03:43 PM
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Introduction and some Questions

Have had my 750 for about 2 months now and wanted to share some pictures and ask a few questions.

Has anyone lowered their car yet?? I know ac Shnitzer makes lowering springs but im not sure i want to give up the ride quality.

The wheels just dont do it for me. The wheels gaps are just way too big on this car. I was thinking of going with a 20" wheels. What size tire should i go with?? I could keep the rolling diameter the same but then the gap in the front and rear would look even bigger. any suggestions and thanks in advance for your answers






And just a heads up to anyone with the real leather dash Be careful who tints your windows, I have to have both my front door panels replaced because the tint shop used too much water and it got in behind the leather and damaged the foam backing.



Heres a pic of my other car. 2000 M5. Ive had it for 7 years now and i was gonna sell it but i just cant bring myself to doing it.

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Old 11-01-2009, 07:53 AM
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Baf- definitely keep the M. It looks showroom and I know it delivers a very different ride than your 7, and variety is the spice they say! As for what to do about your 750, I know someone who'd be glad to take it off your hands for, let's say 15K under msrp, so if you just can't make up your mind about what to do with her and you feel like you just have to move on, I'm here for you, man! What a dilemma.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:24 AM
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I have the M Sport package with 20s on mine. Fronts are 245-40-20. Rears are 275-35-20. Moving up to 20s will not change the gap. Mine is an XDrive and I have the same issue. I will not consider lowering mine as the front bumper barely clears some parking curbs.
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Old 11-01-2009, 09:31 AM
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Baf- definitely keep the M. It looks showroom and I know it delivers a very different ride than your 7, and variety is the spice they say! As for what to do about your 750, I know someone who'd be glad to take it off your hands for, let's say 15K under msrp, so if you just can't make up your mind about what to do with her and you feel like you just have to move on, I'm here for you, man! What a dilemma.
LOL, thanks, I appreciate the sacrafice youre willing to make but i think ill try and tough this one out.

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Old 11-01-2009, 09:33 AM
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I have the M Sport package with 20s on mine. Fronts are 245-40-20. Rears are 275-35-20. Moving up to 20s will not change the gap. Mine is an XDrive and I have the same issue. I will not consider lowering mine as the front bumper barely clears some parking curbs.
The reason im considering moving to 20's is because i know someone who has 22's and they have a slightly larger running diameter and it filled up the wheel gap nicely. Im thinking of sticking with the stock profile but a 20" wheel. Im sure his speedometer is off slightly and im trying to decide if its something i wanna do. thanks
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:28 AM
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I'm also in the same boat as you! Lowering module is something that I've used on my past MB S-class sedans but this is my first BMW, and I've no experience or knowledge of which company/brand to trust.

I too have the M-Sport Package but must take off the high performance tires because Winter is coming in Utah - so I'm searching for a good set of all-season's. How much drop? 1" 2"?

Can't wait until the summer when I'm able to throw on 21's-22's.
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Old 11-01-2009, 10:32 AM
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Can somebody please explain how you get the large pictures in the body of the post?
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:39 AM
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I'm also in the same boat as you! Lowering module is something that I've used on my past MB S-class sedans but this is my first BMW, and I've no experience or knowledge of which company/brand to trust.

I too have the M-Sport Package but must take off the high performance tires because Winter is coming in Utah - so I'm searching for a good set of all-season's. How much drop? 1" 2"?

Can't wait until the summer when I'm able to throw on 21's-22's.
The Shnitzers give a drop of about 1 1/4" inches but also about 25% stiffer ride according to Shnitxer. . I did find out that hamann makes springs for just the front that drop it about 1 1/2 which i perfect i think. Im gonna speak to them on monday and see how ride quality is effected
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Old 11-01-2009, 11:40 AM
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Can somebody please explain how you get the large pictures in the body of the post?
i justclicked on the add an image icon in the thread options on top and then put the url of my picture
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Old 11-01-2009, 01:30 PM
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I too have the M-Sport Package but must take off the high performance tires because Winter is coming in Utah - so I'm searching for a good set of all-season's.
I ordered a set of all-season Michelin Pilot Sports. I plan on running them year round. They are the only tires available in the stock 20" size. They are not run flats so I will keep a can of tire repair and an air compressor if I run into any problems.
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I was contemplating between 19 and 20 but ended up putting on 19inch hamann rims. Reason being I did not want to sacrifce comfort( this is a luxury car to me and comfort is my no 1 priority), didn't want to end up blowing my tyre in a pothole. My 19 inch tyre profile is same as the 750 profile(275/40/19, 245/45/19), running on P Zero runflats.
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