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The 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 01-09-2013, 04:41 PM
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Tire thoughts

fronts have 50k and are shot, rears were replaced early last year.

Options are:

Replace run flat fronts with factory tires for $750 or spend more and get 4 non run flast summer performance tires:

Toyos at $1,150

Continentals at $1,290

or Michelin at $1,590
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:28 PM
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I would go for the 4 non-runflat option for sure. My fav tires best to less-best with TireRack prices:

Michelin Pilot Super Sport $1,276
Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position is $1,090
Continental ExtremeContact DW $960
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 $798
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Old 01-10-2013, 03:26 PM
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Is there any value in the used rear tires? One has 80% tread left and the other 70%
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Old 01-10-2013, 11:52 PM
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Is there any value in the used rear tires? One has 80% tread left and the other 70%
You can probably sell them for slightly less than 50% of what you paid for them, maybe more if they are actually at 80%.
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Old 01-11-2013, 09:39 AM
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I would go for the 4 non-runflat option for sure. My fav tires best to less-best with TireRack prices:

Michelin Pilot Super Sport $1,276
Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position is $1,090
Continental ExtremeContact DW $960
Hankook Ventus V12 evo K110 $798
+1 I was in the same boat. Had one tire that developed a bubble on the inner wall on the rear that would have cost me about $500 to replace. I got rid of all 4 and the difference is night and day compare to the RFT's. I was a bit hesitant because of the advantage I see with the RFT but I decided to do what countless memebrs have done because of the value. I figured the M6 didnot come with it so why bother. I now have the M6 repair kit just in case a flat occurs. I went with the conti Extreme DW. Nice handling tires.
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Old 01-11-2013, 02:59 PM
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I have the M Mobility kit as well. Will likely go conti/Toyo and sell old tires on ebay
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Old 01-11-2013, 10:14 PM
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I don't know where you live but I usually replace my tires at about 50% thread and sell them on Craigslist in San Francisco. I don't ask for a lot (200 to 300 depending on the car they cane from), but they are usually gone in a day. I feel better having good tread for rainy days plus the noise level tends to increase as tires wear down so I don't mind splurging for fresh rubber much before I get down to the wear bars.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:08 AM
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I am running continentals....love it!
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:21 AM
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Drove my 2013 6er coupe straight from the dealership to my Tire shop; switched the RFT's and rims to Michelin Pilots Super Sports. Went from 18"s to 19". Loving the smooth ride, without the worry of having to buy a $500 tire; everytime there is a puncture with the Run Flats.
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Old 01-12-2013, 07:56 AM
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I am told that I should get better mileage also because my continentals were lighter than the RF.....I never check to confirm.
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Old 01-12-2013, 10:40 AM
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fronts have 50k and are shot, rears were replaced early last year.

Options are:

Replace run flat fronts with factory tires for $750 or spend more and get 4 non run flast summer performance tires:
Don't hesitate about going NRF's it's the right move.

I have Hankook V12's but they are very soft, and you feel everything on the road with them. Very good tire and an excellent price but not sure I would buy them again.

I have a friend with an M6 and Hancook V12s and he feels the same way. I would go with Yorgi's list.
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Old 09-22-2013, 08:59 AM
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Where can you get the M Mobility kit?
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Old 09-22-2013, 05:32 PM
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I have Michelin Pilot Super Sports on my C6 Z06 and love them. They will go on the 650 when it's time, but the car only has 4,000 miles on it so it's going to be awhile.
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The Hankooks get my vote. Good tires for good value.
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I went for Pirelli P Zero NRFT, going non Runflat definitely best move.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:02 PM
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Bridgestone S-04 Pole Position NRFT. So far I like them, about $1000 from Tire Rack plus installation.
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Old 10-07-2013, 02:42 PM
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I ended up getting the Bridgestone Poteza pole position NRFTs. Very pleased so far.
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Where can you get the M Mobility kit?
Check on Amazon. Decent prices.
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