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E63 / E64 6 Series (2003 - 2013)
The E63/E64 BMW 6 Series builds on BMW's sporty heritage with aggressive lines and an incredible motor to back the design up. Available in coupe and convertible trims with a standard 4.8 liter engine producing 360 horsepower and 360 lb-ft of torque, the 6-series is a popular choice that exceeds expectations.

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Old 05-30-2012, 07:25 PM
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Tire replacement

My front tires are due to be replaced & trying to decide if I should replace with OEM runflats or regular tires. What have fellow 6 series owners been replacing their tires with? If I replace with regular tires I would have to change all 4 , where if I continue to use runflats I only need to replace fronts. I have never had a problem with runflats regarding ride or noise.
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Old 05-30-2012, 08:29 PM
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I'm in the process of changing out my runflats to Hankook Ventus V12's . Check tire rack, there's an $80 rebate if you buy a set of Hankook's.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:43 PM
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I changed out my run flats to the Michelin super sports ... They're great!
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Old 05-31-2012, 04:26 AM
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any recommendations on a all weatther performance tire ? Tired of swapping out winter to summer tire every season.
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Old 05-31-2012, 06:33 PM
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any recommendations on a all weatther performance tire ? Tired of swapping out winter to summer tire every season.
Continental ExtremeContact DWS is the only all season I would recommend. About $900 from TireRack for a set of 4 staggered 19".
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Old 06-01-2012, 10:28 AM
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I just went with 4 for the the Hankook V12s. Going with NRFs is the best thing I could have done.

The car rides Soooo much better. Handles great.

Also they are really cheap compared to RF's and there is an $80.00 rebate right now.

Also, I purchased the mini Spare kit for about $350 for longer trips.

Go for 4 Hankooks and they will be cheaper than the two front OEMs.
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Old 06-01-2012, 06:57 PM
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Continental ExtremeContact DWS is the only all season I would recommend. About $900 from TireRack for a set of 4 staggered 19".
I put these on my 6 & 7. Very good handling & riding tires. I got mine from Tire Rack. Shop the prices everywhere for the best price!
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Old 06-04-2012, 12:13 PM
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I put these on my 6 & 7. Very good handling & riding tires. I got mine from Tire Rack. Shop the prices everywhere for the best price!
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Herb, I agree with you about shopping everything for best pricing.
Not to denigrate a 'fest sponsor, but I've been a huge fan and consistent customer of TireRack.com for around ten years. Well, last month I need two new Michellins for the wife's SUV - would you believe that Costco and the local Acura dealer beat the Tirerack price by about 10%...? Part of the difference was shipping (it used to be that the shipping on tirerack was basically offset by no sales tax, however, tirerack put a distribution center in my state - GA - so they have to charge sales tax now). I couldn't believe that the dealer beat tirerack (and this was rack pricing, not some promo)... (costco had to order - full week wait, and dealer had them in stock at lowest price)... go figure...
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:03 PM
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Herb, I agree with you about shopping everything for best pricing.
Not to denigrate a 'fest sponsor, but I've been a huge fan and consistent customer of TireRack.com for around ten years. Well, last month I need two new Michellins for the wife's SUV - would you believe that Costco and the local Acura dealer beat the Tirerack price by about 10%...? Part of the difference was shipping (it used to be that the shipping on tirerack was basically offset by no sales tax, however, tirerack put a distribution center in my state - GA - so they have to charge sales tax now). I couldn't believe that the dealer beat tirerack (and this was rack pricing, not some promo)... (costco had to order - full week wait, and dealer had them in stock at lowest price)... go figure...
+1, I have had Tirerack smoke the local folks and other times been able to have them price matched locally. Or even beat them.
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Old 06-04-2012, 01:16 PM
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As the saying goes "Shop Around". You'll be surprised at times on where the deals are.
Personally I still do run flats. Saved me a few times in some uncomfortable situations without having to worry about sitting on the side of the road. Plus, it's not like I'm changing tires often, maybe a couple of years.
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Old 06-06-2012, 06:18 AM
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Agree with the Conti DWS as an all season tire. Have them on an Audi A4 and i am very pleased with the look and performance. I like my 6 with the Conti DW and mobility kit. They ride and handle great at a reasonable price, besides, I prefer to park the 6 if it snows.
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Old 06-09-2012, 08:36 AM
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I too am looking at replacing my RFTs with regular tires as apparently my alignment was messed up and caused wear producing a flat yesterday. I would usually just replace with RFTs as i have in the past but i've been out of work going on 5 months now so money is an issue. I really need to replace all 4 don't I? Do i need new wheels too if i'm going away from RFTs? Thanks.
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Old 06-09-2012, 10:41 AM
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I too am looking at replacing my RFTs with regular tires as apparently my alignment was messed up and caused wear producing a flat yesterday. I would usually just replace with RFTs as i have in the past but i've been out of work going on 5 months now so money is an issue. I really need to replace all 4 don't I? Do i need new wheels too if i'm going away from RFTs? Thanks.
Sorry about being out of work!! worlds in a bloody mess because of the greedy bankers and the governments in their pockets, bit of a rant!! As for the tyres, no you do not need new wheels, subject to the needs of money it is possible to split front and rear with runflats and non-runflats, but you cannot mix them on the same axle. Obviously it is best to have them all the same but I doubt very much that people will drive to the limits were it may be possible to have an issue.....You must remember to carry a mobility kit of some sort just in case..... the other thing I always carry in my car now is a wheel brace.............
Had an issue were a wheel came loose and could not do anything as because runflats !! no wheel brace......dumbest omission ever, People do remove wheels even when they are runflats.......
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Continental ExtremeContact DWS is the only all season I would recommend. About $900 from TireRack for a set of 4 staggered 19".
This is what I have and I really really like them. Good quality, good grip, and they are holding up quite nicely. The ride was a lot better than the original factory Runflats.

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any recommendations on a all weatther performance tire ? Tired of swapping out winter to summer tire every season.
Continental Extreme Contact DW or DWS. I have DWS and I love them.
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Old 06-12-2012, 03:09 AM
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I'm in the process of changing out my runflats to Hankook Ventus V12's . Check tire rack, there's an $80 rebate if you buy a set of Hankook's.
+1 here for the Hankooks Venus v12, 235 front 275 rear I think....

Prior to the rebate I got these for $225 a unit, but I always tip the crew $50. Not sure I'd that's a good deal, but these RFTs have saved my bacon more than once.
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