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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 01-15-2006, 09:08 PM
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Soooo yeah. Im thinking of getting these:

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Finish Shown: Sil w/Pol Stainless Lip
Size Selected: 20x9.5
Price: $759 each
Estimated Availability: In Stock
Recommended Tire Size: 245/35-20
Wheel Offset: +18mm
Bolt Pattern: 5-120
Finish Warranty: 1 Year
Country of Origin: Italy
Construction Type: 1pc. Gravity Cast
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For those of you considering it ... here's a site where you can try out different rims on the 650 ... and see which ones you like best ...

FOR THOSE WITH SPORT PACKAGE:

http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_gara...=Sport+Package


FOR THOSE WITHOUT SPORT PACKAGE:

http://www.tirerack.com/upgrade_gara...Standard+Model
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:15 PM
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I would not put cast wheels on a 6 series. Forged is the way to go.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:17 PM
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What's wrong with these rims or the ones you say you would not use? What is the benefit of the ones you prefer?

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Old 01-15-2006, 09:19 PM
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What's wrong with these rims or the ones you say you would not use? What is the benefit of the ones you prefer?

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forged are lighter.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:20 PM
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I have seen the rims and they look good.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:23 PM
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The rims look good, but forged can be 20-25% lighter and stronger.

I am no wheel expert, but I have replaced wheels in the past. I was very disappointed with the results. The handling was aweful. I would be very cautious about replacing wheels on the car with out doing research.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:26 PM
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another option but in forged. Radergies
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:28 PM
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another option but in forged. Radergies

You know what I think...Radenergie is the way to go.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:29 PM
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Radergies are awesome but expensive. I have not found a supplier of those wheels here in SD.

If I was going to 20" or 21" wheels, I would go forged without question. With these wheel sizes, the risk of rim damage is very great.
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Old 01-15-2006, 09:37 PM
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Radergies are awesome but expensive. I have not found a supplier of those wheels here in SD.

If I was going to 20" or 21" wheels, I would go forged without question. With these wheel sizes, the risk of rim damage is very great.
Can you share with us the Forged rims one could look for? I am looking for a rim changed too and I prefer lighter. I had my eyes on Breyton, ACS and most recently Beyern's; Spirit 21", Type III 20", and Webbed 20" respectively.

Your thoughts?

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Old 01-15-2006, 09:43 PM
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Can you share with us the Forged rim one could look for? I am looking for a rim changed too and I prefer lighter. I had my eyes on Breyton, ACS and most recently Beyern's; Spirit 21", Type III 20", and Webbed 20" respectively.

Your thoughts?

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I would check with Steve645, he has the most exerience on the E63 board with wheel offsets, weights, tires, etc.
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The rims look good, but forged can be 20-25% lighter and stronger.

I am no wheel expert, but I have replaced wheels in the past. I was very disappointed with the results. The handling was aweful. I would be very cautious about replacing wheels on the car with out doing research.
Chuck - You are a wet blanket. This isn't about how the car handles, this is about the L O O K. Notice the boy racers are just plunging ahead. And, Phunk is already on his third set of wheels.
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Chuck - You are a wet blanket. This isn't about how the car handles, this is about the L O O K. Notice the boy racers are just plunging ahead. And, Phunk is already on his third set of wheels.
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Chuck - You are a wet blanket. This isn't about how the car handles, this is about the L O O K. Notice the boy racers are just plunging ahead. And, Phunk is already on his third set of wheels.

I hope you're not refering to me mal. A lot of time, thought and research was put into the purchase of my Radenergies. Quality and looks...it was a no brainer.
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I hope you're not refering to me mal. A lot of time, thought and research was put into the purchase of my Radenergies. Quality and looks...it was a no brainer.
How does it drive now?
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Damn. That is a beautiful fkng silver 6er ... If I had seen that beforehand, I might have gone with silver.

I am assming that is the WALD kit?

And these are the exact rims? http://www.wheelexperts.com/images/w...nergie/r20.jpg

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Am I the next "boy racer" ?

I have to say that silver one is not ricer or ghetto at all. It looks good.

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How does it drive now?

The ride is not that different from the stock 19" elipsoids. I haven't really given it a good go in a turn yet, kind of hesitant to. I'm not sure if my car will handle better, worse or the same w/ the wheel mod.
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Damn. That is a beautiful fkng silver 6er ... If I had seen that beforehand, I might have gone with silver.

I am assming that is the WALD kit?

And these are the exact rims? http://www.wheelexperts.com/images/w...nergie/r20.jpg

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Am I the next "boy racer" ?

I have to say that silver one is not ricer or ghetto at all. It looks good.

I like the R10 or R05's more than the R20's.
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Those are some nice looking rims!!!!
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I can safely say that Vellano is lighter than the Radenergies. Quality wise, about the same. Style wise, roughly the same. Weight on the other hand, radernergie is a heavier forged wheel. I believe the biggest you can put on the E63 is the 22" but the manufacturer has to get the offset right. My opinion is to do a thorough research. Try to look into modulare wheels. Maybe you might like it.
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Damn. That is a beautiful fkng silver 6er ... If I had seen that beforehand, I might have gone with silver.

I am assming that is the WALD kit?

That is not the wald kit.
It is a m6 with the r20 rims.
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