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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 01-16-2006, 01:08 AM
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Just to inform fellow members in the board, WALD prices for E63 will increase after Feb 1 due to popular demand. I will suggest owners of E63 to buy WALD before end of this month.
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Old 01-16-2006, 11:05 AM
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What is WALD?
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:52 PM
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What is WALD?
a japanese tuner. they recently released an e63 kit that looks very classy
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Old 01-16-2006, 02:53 PM
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here's a link if you want to see the WALD kit:

http://forum.e46fanatics.com/showthread.php?t=327587
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:20 PM
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Can't see it too well in all black, should've done it in white or silver. Or maybe that was the intention, eh?
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Old 01-16-2006, 03:22 PM
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a japanese tuner. they recently released an e63 kit that looks very classy
A japanese tuner for a german car? Kind of like an Italian restaurant selling burritos. I think i'll pass.
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Old 01-16-2006, 04:55 PM
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A japanese tuner for a german car? Kind of like an Italian restaurant selling burritos. I think i'll pass.

Why? If WALD is a good tuner, why does it matter where they come from? Given your logic, you should be asking where the Italian restaurant got their tomatoes, because they certainly didn't originate in Italy.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:19 PM
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A japanese tuner for a german car? Kind of like an Italian restaurant selling burritos. I think i'll pass.
Actually, WALD is a very good brand. I had a full WALD bodykit on my Lexus SC430. The fit and quality was perfect. I would never doubt their quality.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:21 PM
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Why? If WALD is a good tuner, why does it matter where they come from? Given your logic, you should be asking where the Italian restaurant got their tomatoes, because they certainly didn't originate in Italy.
Agreed. There are many reputable non-German tuners for BMW (like Active Autowerkes and SuperSprint). Who cares where it's from as long as it's good stuff.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:21 PM
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Holy S*&t. Maybe they ought to think about lowering their prices. I don't think I'd want them if they were giving them away! They're pretty close to Coyote Ugly.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:24 PM
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Holy S*&t. Maybe they ought to think about lowering their prices. I don't think I'd want them if they were giving them away! They're pretty close to Coyote Ugly.
Lower their prices?? The WALD kit costs about a third of the Hamann kit. It's probably the most affordable kit available for the 6er.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:25 PM
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I think WALD is an upcoming tuner for MBZ and BMW. I know some members here might think otherwise; being a japanese tuner for a German car but still if you see one of the street, your opinions might differ after that. Anyways, different people different preferences and tastes. Thats why you have ACS, Hamann..etc.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:28 PM
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I have Tein (Japanese) suspension on my M3. Lovin' it too.
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Old 01-16-2006, 05:29 PM
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Hey, it's your car, if you want to put Japanese parts on the German 6, it's your dime. My Italian bike has parts from all over. As long as it works. Who do you think makes your tires on the German car? Michelin is French, Bridgestone is Japanese, I don't think I can name too many German tire makers.
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I think WALD is an upcoming tuner for MBZ and BMW. I know some members here might think otherwise; being a japanese tuner for a German car but still if you see one of the street, your opinions might differ after that. Anyways, different people different preferences and tastes. Thats why you have ACS, Hamann..etc.
You are absolutely correct and I should change what I said. Just because I don't like them doesn't mean they aren't right for someone
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Im still really struggling with which kit is least Ricey

There's a whopping *ONE* picture of a wald kit on a jet black. And its in the link you gave above. And its in a dark room. And you can't tell how it looks. I've seen it on other color cars (below) but Im having trouble picturing it on black still....

So here is WALD in silver ...




It looks remarkably similar to the future ...... standard........ M6 styling .... so you can't talk too much s#it about it ...


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Old 01-16-2006, 05:45 PM
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You guys can say all you want. Personally i would never put a japanese manufactured body kit on my german car.
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Dude... I can't see any difference to the point of justifying the price!
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You guys can say all you want. Personally i would never put a japanese manufactured body kit on my german car.
Actually, I can't put any bodykits on my car, really ruins the line. I can see why people would do it to the Honda and Toyota cars but not a 6. Same reason I never modified the Boxster. So easy to mess it up and make it too Fast N Furious. Not my style.

To paraphrase something The Duke of Death said in Unforgiven, "Now, I assure you, in the presence of a BMW 650i, you would be so filled with awe so that any thoughts of modification would be beyond you. Now, a Honda Civic? Why not modify a Honda Civic? By all means."
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Actually, I can't put any bodykits on my car, really ruins the line. I can see why people would do it to the Honda and Toyota cars but not a 6. Same reason I never modified the Boxster. So easy to mess it up and make it too Fast N Furious. Not my style.

To paraphrase something The Duke of Death said in Unforgiven, "Now, I assure you, in the presence of a BMW 650i, you would be so filled with awe so that any thoughts of modification would be beyond you. Now, a Honda Civic? Why not modify a Honda Civic? By all means."

I feel the same exact way law. I think bodykits on a 6er looks out of place and they DO mess up the line. If I HAD to choose one i'd go for the AC Schnitzer kit.
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The kits don't seem to add much value to dark colored cars because they don't stand out at all.

On the lighter cars, the stock stuff looks find to me. It will be hard to beat a stock 645/650/M6 body panels from an appearance standpoint.
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The kits don't seem to add much value to dark colored cars because they don't stand out at all.

On the lighter cars, the stock stuff looks find to me. It will be hard to beat a stock 645/650/M6 body panels from an appearance standpoint.

Me too
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The kits don't seem to add much value to dark colored cars because they don't stand out at all.

On the lighter cars, the stock stuff looks find to me. It will be hard to beat a stock 645/650/M6 body panels from an appearance standpoint.

I thought the AC Schnitzer Tension front-side wing looked great, whereas the 6 and M6 panel looks dreadfully boring in comparison.
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If I HAD to choose one i'd go for the AC Schnitzer kit.
AC SCHNITZER......



Not my style. The buck tooth effect is definitely a bold design, but Im not sure Im into it. It does make the car look more like a 5 series by "ruining the lines" and squaring off the front. Then again, all the kits seem to do that.

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I'm thinking of putting a 93 Honda Prelude bumper on my 6er. For the rear i'm going to throw on a Pontiac Aztek rear end. That way my car will be UN approved and represent from sea to sea.
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