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6 Series
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 01-29-2013, 07:53 AM
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Hi All, I've been lurking in the forum for a few months and thought I should introduce myself here. I purchased a 2010 Alpine White 650i with 14K miles. I am very excited as this is my first BMW. Previous to the BMW, I owned a 2007 RS4 and a 2012 VW GTI (commuter). I am not new to the modding world, so I might perform a few mods on the car. That said, I am thinking about possibly selling my stock sport wheels/tires if anyone is interested. Currently, I'm on a winter set. This forum is very informational and hope to meet some of the locals in the near future.

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Old 01-29-2013, 12:25 PM
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Old 01-29-2013, 02:10 PM
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Great to have you. How do you compare RS4 to the 650i
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Old 01-29-2013, 04:46 PM
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:49 PM
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Great to have you. How do you compare RS4 to the 650i
Thanks for the welcome!

The RS4 feels more spirited while the 650 feels more like a comfortable luxury cruiser.

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Old 01-29-2013, 08:14 PM
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Welcome and great looking car! I think the e63 looks best in Alpine White. What wheels are you going to go with?
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Welcome and great looking car! I think the e63 looks best in Alpine White. What wheels are you going to go with?
Thanks fellas.

I was thinking about a set of 21" HRE's but I'm getting second thoughts now. I learned more about my stock wheels and it's actually not bad being forged and all. I also don't know if the 21's will make the car look jacked up.
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21s would spoil the look IMO. Nice car.
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Nice car and congrat's - I like the stock 5 spoke wheels IMO.
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If you are driving the car in the winter I would throw snows on the stock wheels and grab a set of 20s or 21s. Personally I think 22s look a little too large for the 6er. You can always install a set of Eibach springs for $200 if you think the wheel gaps look too large after the upgrade. I love HRE wheels, I think they would look great on your car.
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welcome!! I too am from Chicago (Carol Stream to be exact). Great looking car! I would just get some tints come spring.
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Old 01-31-2013, 08:21 AM
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If you are driving the car in the winter I would throw snows on the stock wheels and grab a set of 20s or 21s. Personally I think 22s look a little too large for the 6er. You can always install a set of Eibach springs for $200 if you think the wheel gaps look too large after the upgrade. I love HRE wheels, I think they would look great on your car.
Given I live in the city, I don't really drive my car (especially in the winter months). Just to be safe I do have a 18" winter set on my car. I was thinking about lowering the car to reduce the fender gap but wasn't sure if the 21" wheels will make the car sit higer...when I say this I'm picturing a chevy caprice with huge wheels that almost make the car look like a 4x4.
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welcome!! I too am from Chicago (Carol Stream to be exact). Great looking car! I would just get some tints come spring.
Thanks, I'll be seeing you around if you ever go to local meets. I am thinking about checking out the 1/2 mile shootout in June.

As for the tint, I scheduled an appointment with Shaded Days about a month ago but there was a bit of confusion on the day of my appointment so I ended up not getting the tint. I'll probably do it in the Spring at another shop.
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You'll never forget your 1st! The 6 as your intro, starting off with a bang too! It's going to be hard to drive anything but a BMW now for sure.
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Thanks fellas.

I was thinking about a set of 21" HRE's but I'm getting second thoughts now. I learned more about my stock wheels and it's actually not bad being forged and all. I also don't know if the 21's will make the car look jacked up.
HRE's are some of my favorite wheels and they look great on the 6. What model are you looking at? Here is one of my favorite.



I think 21" is the best look for the e63, but of course you will have to dodge potholes, and depending on your tastes you may want to lower the car. Having said that, the wheels the car come with are very, very nice wheels. BMW makes some of the best factory wheels, and these are some of my favorite.

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You'll never forget your 1st! The 6 as your intro, starting off with a bang too! It's going to be hard to drive anything but a BMW now for sure.
Well said. Think I'm gonna grab me a beer and get this weekend started.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:20 PM
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^That is the same wheel I want..it's for sale in the classifieds. Indianapolis red (I think) looks very nice with those wheels!

I'm going to post my stock wheels for sale probably over the weekend and see where it goes. I don't have space to keep multiple sets.
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Old 02-01-2013, 02:57 PM
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^That is the same wheel I want..it's for sale in the classifieds. Indianapolis red (I think) looks very nice with those wheels!

I'm going to post my stock wheels for sale probably over the weekend and see where it goes. I don't have space to keep multiple sets.
Oh wow! I say pick them up. They will look amazing on your Alpine white.
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