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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 01-17-2006, 10:27 PM
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Best Low Profile Tires ?

Going to be swapping my standard sport tires and rims for a new set soon.

Suggestions on the best tires for 20 inch rims?

Step father said to avoid Conti's. I don't know why.

Important to note: It never rains or snows where I live (San Diego).

I do a lot of driving through the desert (phoenix, vegas) so it can get hot.

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Old 01-17-2006, 11:18 PM
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Are you wanting to stay with run flats or go with standard tires? This will affect the options you have.

If you no longer want run flats, you will need to get a tire inflation kit in case you get a flat. BMW sells one as do local auto parts stores.

Also, be advised your car has no jack or tire iron.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:37 PM
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I've got the Bridgestone Potenzas. They're not runflats so i also have the Tire Rack Conti Tire Sealer/Inflation kit. Thing is, i'm pretty sure that i'd be calling a tow truck if i got a flat regardless of whether or not i had the conti kit. Hey Chuck do you know if they make any run flat 20"s? I think Dunlop used to, they may be discontinued now.
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Old 01-17-2006, 11:39 PM
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Nevervana, I was in San Diego once when it rained. Of course, that may have been before you were born.

If you abandon runflats, consider that some people have looked into getting a donut tire, in lieu of the inflation kit. Apparently the 5er has such a tire that will fit the 6er. The indentation in the trunk of our cars appears originally to have been designed to receive a tire, but somewhere in the design process BMW decided to save weight and also to put the battery there.

Let us know what you decide to do.
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I've got the Bridgestone Potenzas. They're not runflats so i also have the Tire Rack Conti Tire Sealer/Inflation kit. Thing is, i'm pretty sure that i'd be calling a tow truck if i got a flat regardless of whether or not i had the conti kit. Hey Chuck do you know if they make any run flat 20"s? I think Dunlop used to, they may be discontinued now.
As far as I know, Bridgstone is our only run flat vendor right now. Although I am sure Michelin will get back in the game soon.

Bridgstone only offers run flats in 17", 18", or 19" sizes. There might not be enough sidewall left to make them in large sizes.
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Michelin PS2's or Pzero Nero's (if you can find em).
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Michelin PS2's or Pzero Nero's (if you can find em).
Good options , just remember the tire wear will be substantially worse on some tires.

You could theoretically be replacing tires every 7-10k miles if you choose the wrong tire.
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