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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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Decision on Rims

I've decided to go with the Hamann Anniversary 1 rims.

Hamann Anniversary 1 rims.

The Anniversary 2 rims are a two piece and are unbelievable, with a 4 inch lip on the back, but they're hell to fit with the car (estimate of nearly 10 hours) and just aren't realistic to drive with. Anniversary 1 are one piece I believe, with a two piece appearance. Every photo I have seen of them I have liked. Including the one below.



Radenergie R20's

I've opted for these over the Radenergie R20's because they R20's seem darker in finish in all the photos I've seen, and I didn't like curve to the spokes. Hamann's are also cheaper. R20's do have a much deeper lip on them however. I have been unable to decide if that's a major issue for me or not. I always seemed to notice the curve in the spokes, and it bothered me.



Input on this decision from anyone?

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Old 01-19-2006, 03:58 PM
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Hard to buy wheels from photographs.

I can not offer any advice except to say due to a bad decision I made in the past, I would not order any wheels for my car unless I first saw them on another 6 series in person.
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I've decided to go with the Hamann Anniversary 1 rims.

Hamann Anniversary 1 rims.

The Anniversary 2 rims are a two piece and are unbelievable, with a 4 inch lip on the back, but they're hell to fit with the car (estimate of nearly 10 hours) and just aren't realistic to drive with. Anniversary 1 are one piece I believe, with a two piece appearance. Every photo I have seen of them I have liked. Including the one below.



Radenergie R20's

I've opted for these over the Radenergie R20's because they R20's seem darker in finish in all the photos I've seen, and I didn't like curve to the spokes. Hamann's are also cheaper. R20's do have a much deeper lip on them however. I have been unable to decide if that's a major issue for me or not. I always seemed to notice the curve in the spokes, and it bothered me.



Input on this decision from anyone?

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Make sure the ET offsets (do a search!) are correct. They vary by BMW model.

Are these 19 or 20 inch? Are you going to forego runflats if they are 20s? What will you use in lieu of runflats, then?
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Are these 19 or 20 inch? Are you going to forego runflats if they are 20s? What will you use in lieu of runflats, then?
A lot of hot air.
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nerv, do you mean you want the my new anniversery that i offered to you or were you able to find some?
Mine may still be in cali.
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Old 01-19-2006, 07:47 PM
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Evm - not sure why you said the Anniversary ones are discontinued from that photo I showed you. Those are the "Anniversary 2" ones and they're still fully available, as are the "Anniversary 1".

However the guy told me the 2's cost roughly $2900 per wheel, and take upwards of 10 hours to fit on the car. Not practical. The only difference with anniversary 1's is that the lip is not as "deep". Since I don't care too much about depth of lip, im going with the 1's.

Either way - both are readily available, retail.

As for the tires, I haven't flattened a tire since my 89 Accord had bald tires on it, so I guess I'll do what Steve is going to do, and just take it day by day.

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Evm - not sure why you said the Anniversary ones are discontinued from that photo I showed you. Those are the "Anniversary 2" ones and they're still fully available, as are the "Anniversary 1".

However the guy told me the 2's cost roughly $2900 per wheel, and take upwards of 10 hours to fit on the car. Not practical. The only difference with anniversary 1's is that the lip is not as "deep". Since I don't care too much about depth of lip, im going with the 1's.

Either way - both are readily available, retail.
Why does it take 10 hours to fit wheels? What am I missing?
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He was referring to the Anniversary 2 wheels seen here:



Which are absurdly wide. Like to the point that 99% of people dont or can't drive cars like that, effectively. It was purely for show. He mentioned something about having to heat up and curve the " _________" (forgot the word) so as to increase "clearance", and that with this particular wheel, he would have to do it not only on the outside "______" but also the inside "_______" because its so wide.

These guys were *highly* recommended by Audi and BMW, as well as Amato Body Shop in Serrento Valley Blvd, so I take his words as Gospel. He's got quite a reputation. In fact, I was given 4 highly recommended BMW 650 service centers that day by Amato. One for each specialty. One for doing Clear Bra. One for body work. One for some of the highest quality detailing (done inside!) in San Diego... etc.

Ill post them here after I have the work done and can report on it.

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PS.... saw a silver 650 on Miramar Rd today ... any of you guys?
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my bad ,I guess that is what I was told , I guess i was misinformed by gmp.
Sorry , for trying to hook another brother up at my winning cost on ebay.
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I still don't have a clue as to why it would take 10 hours to install.

either the rims fit, or they don't. What are they doing with a blow torch?
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evm - I appreciate the offer.

The full priced ones are going to be less than $3700.

The Radenergie R20's would have cost me $3800 and the guy said these are cheaper.

A friend of mine has access to getting them for 20% off retail as well, so I may be looking at about $3000 grand total.

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I'd say that the fact that the R20's have a fatter lip IS a major issue. When you're doing a 20" wheel on the 6er a deep lip is very important IMO. To me it seems to bring out the beast in the car. Giving it a much more powerful presence. A 20" wheel on our cars with no lip doesn't look that good to me. I say go w/ a wheel that has a deep lip..not too deep though..then it looks lame. On other forums i've seen posts about people not being happy after spending $4k or more on 20"s cuz the lip isn't deep.
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evm - I appreciate the offer.

The full priced ones are going to be less than $3700.

The Radenergie R20's would have cost me $3800 and the guy said these are cheaper.

A friend of mine has access to getting them for 20% off retail as well, so I may be looking at about $3000 grand total.

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20.00 9.00 5 x 120.00 15 1 Silver w. Polished lip Retail $1,095.00
20.00 10.50 5 x 120.00 25 1 Silver w. Polished lip Retail $1,140.00

-20% =3576
dam I paid $ 124 too much.
thank god i make that in minutes, 24 hours a day , everyday of the year =o)
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On other forums i've seen posts about people not being happy after spending $4k or more on 20"s cuz the lip isn't deep.
I agree , I think that is the biggest problem with the anniversery.
Thats ok, my 22" davins have a 5 inch lip. =0)
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20.00 9.00 5 x 120.00 15 1 Silver w. Polished lip Retail $1,095.00
20.00 10.50 5 x 120.00 25 1 Silver w. Polished lip Retail $1,140.00

-20% =3576
dam I paid $ 124 too much.
thank god i make that in minutes, 24 hours a day , everyday of the year =o)

You make that in minutes? Geez...i guess i chose the wrong career path.
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The Anniversary 1's have a 3 inch lip in the back don't they? Should be sufficient.
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What are the ET offsets? Or is the only thing that's important the fat lip?
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I've never noticed lips, honestly... at least not on a car. Then again I've never paid much attention. What catches my eye is the overall shape and design of the spokes and center area.
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You make that in minutes? Geez...i guess i chose the wrong career path.
thats the beauty of owning chains of grocery stores, restaurants, and realestate leases
making money evry secound of the day.
Low margins but its secure.
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I've never noticed lips, honestly... at least not on a car. Then again I've never paid much attention. What catches my eye is the overall shape and design of the spokes and center area.
They look nice, gives the car a more luxury coupe feel where as the wheels with 5 spokes make the car look sporty.

I prefer the 5 spoke or the Rad R10's, I like seeing a little brake and the sporty look.
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thats the beauty of owning chains of grocery stores, restaurants, and realestate leases
making money nonstop .
When you need a lawyer out west doing franchise and real estate work . . .

be sure to pick one who drives a 6er.
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I've never noticed lips, honestly... at least not on a car. Then again I've never paid much attention. What catches my eye is the overall shape and design of the spokes and center area.
The thing is once you notice larger lips in person a 3 lip will not be good enough.
its like me with the new lowered springs.
I nener noticed the large wheel wheel gaps until now.
Most 6's look like 4x4'ers to me now.
Call me spoiled I guess.
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When you need a lawyer out west doing franchise and real estate work . . .

be sure to pick one who drives a 6er.
really? I may be expanding there very soon.
Just working out a deal with another bmw fanatic I met on a bmw forum.
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I agree on the lowering issue. I've always noticed the diff between lowered and not lowered. Can I get away with lowering 1 inch or so without affecting performance?
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I agree on the lowering issue. I've always noticed the diff between lowered and not lowered. Can I get away with lowering 1 inch or so without affecting performance?
The only performance difference will be a positive one.
There are no negatives unless the roads you are driving on have nonstop potholes.
then you may have to fix the front lip spoiler.
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