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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 03-21-2010, 02:18 PM
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Exclamation 650i Lowering/Rims Questions

So I just got my new Stratus Grey 650i Convertible.
I'm looking at suspension setups, and I was wondering if M6 lowering springs will fit the other 6ers?
If not, then would I be better off getting h&r springs or saving for coilovers?

And I can't seem to make up my mind concerning rim sizes!
I was considering M6 wheels, but I also like the look of some 21" bbs.
Help is appreciated.
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Old 05-03-2010, 03:42 PM
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I have 22 forgiatos on order, and I will probably lower mine with springs. 20 Vs 21 Vs 22 well this is a sure to way start an argument especially with 6er owners, but most give 2 thumbs up on lowering. My opinion, well you just really have to satisfy you. But please keep in mind how and where you will be driving and how long you will keep the car. I have seen 6er's done right with all 3 sizes. I went with 22's cause i drive my car very little maybe 5k a year and I don't race or auto cross. It is really a summer car at best. Also on the wheels a did a matte finish nothing blingy like chrome. The bigger you go with the wheel in my opinion the more simpler they need to be.
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Old 05-03-2010, 04:48 PM
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So I just got my new Stratus Grey 650i Convertible.
I'm looking at suspension setups, and I was wondering if M6 lowering springs will fit the other 6ers?
If not, then would I be better off getting h&r springs or saving for coilovers?

And I can't seem to make up my mind concerning rim sizes!
I was considering M6 wheels, but I also like the look of some 21" bbs.
Help is appreciated.
Thanks
Why even waste the money and effort on OEM M6 springs? If you have the $$$, I say just go with the coilovers. This way, you can dial in the ride height, and the dampening exactly where you want it. Just keep in mind that with some coilovers, you may need to run a spacer up front so the tire does not contact the spring, or the spring perch.

As for the wheel size, I would personally go with either 21's or 22's.
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Old 05-03-2010, 10:10 PM
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I put 21" Hartge wheels on my car and dropped it about 1.2" with H&R springs. I definately feel the road more than before but the stance is great.
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:15 PM
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Jim, the car looks great. I have 22's on the way. I am going the spring route also as I only want a slight drop. Can I ask you what made you go with the h&r springs?
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:20 PM
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Old 05-04-2010, 12:46 PM
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I went with H&R soley because rather than a 1.2" drop front and rear with Eibach springs, the H&R's went 1.4" drop front and the same 1.2" drop rear. If money is not much of an object then you may want to consider coilovers as you will experience a much harsher ride with 22" wheels and springs.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:33 PM
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I went with H&R's bc after you put your springs on, are you REALLY gointg to need to re-adjust them? If not...get springs, if you will be adjusting your car all the time, get coilovers. I have the H&R on mine and the diff from OEM ride (sport) is almost (really) ZERO. If you want to waste...I'm sorry, splurge, go ahead and do the coilovers.
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Old 05-07-2010, 04:53 PM
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are you REALLY gointg to need to re-adjust them?


If you want to waste...I'm sorry, splurge, go ahead and do the coilovers.
I have coilovers on my car, and for me, it wasnt about the need to re-adjust it. It was mainly about dialing in my ideal ride height. Versus with springs, once its in, thats the height your stuck with. If its not low enough, or if its too low for you, you S.O.L.
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Old 05-10-2010, 08:42 AM
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if you have the $$$, just get coil-overs as everyone has mentioned, as you can actually adjust the height
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Old 10-01-2014, 10:31 AM
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I have an e63 planning on h&r I see there are 2 versions one 1.4 another 1.2 I'm in nyc will 1.4 be too low? I've been searching for comparison pictures between the two but unable to find any
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