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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 05-01-2009, 11:58 AM
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Miro M6 Wheel Replicas

Have been looking at getting the M6 wheels and have seen a few of you have the Miro replica version of these. I know they are about half the price give or take, but what are the main diffrerences or disadvantages if any of this replica wheel vs. the OEM wheel?

Love the M6 wheel look but hate to pay the money just to have the bmw stamp on them but on the other hand I will gladly pay more for superior quality, warranty and looks.

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Old 05-01-2009, 01:20 PM
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They look exactly the same, there is no problem with warranty for having wheels. And i live in PR where the roads are pretty horrible, the past owner of my 6 cracked 3 OEM rims, reaosn why i bought the Miros. So far the Miros are taking the beatnig pretty well. I say do it, Miros hands down.
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Old 05-01-2009, 04:16 PM
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ask Blazin. he's gettin the rep. set too.
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Old 05-04-2009, 08:12 PM
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Any other thoughts on the reps? I was thinking about getting the miros as well.... Are the rear as concave as the OEM? Is the finish on the Miros good? My last car was a 325 with m3 reps i bought from MOdbagains and the clearcoat started to peel on one of the wheels.. thanks
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Old 05-05-2009, 07:04 AM
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i noticed the offset of the OEM M6 @ 645 wheels are different, Here's the info i found

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Front 8.5J 19" Offset ET:12
Rear 9.5J 19" Offset ET:17

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Front 8.5J 19" Offset ET:14
Rear 9.0J 19" Offset ET:18

THE Miros have 15 / 20 offsets. Does this mean the wheel will be out a little farther and closer the the lip of the fender and a deeper look. OR the opposite?

I may buy OEM if they look deeper/ more flush to the fender and will fit a 645ci /w sport without any problems. Has anyone see the Miros right next to OEM m6 wheels?

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Old 05-05-2009, 08:19 AM
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It is the opposite. They will be further in assuming the width of the rims you are comparing are the same. The lower offset is what you want to make them stick out further. Or you can add H&R spacers.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:28 AM
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Have been looking at getting the M6 wheels and have seen a few of you have the Miro replica version of these. I know they are about half the price give or take, but what are the main diffrerences or disadvantages if any of this replica wheel vs. the OEM wheel?

Love the M6 wheel look but hate to pay the money just to have the bmw stamp on them but on the other hand I will gladly pay more for superior quality, warranty and looks.

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The BMW wheels are forged not cast and weigh half as much as a similar cast wheel.

Are the Miro's forged? I would not put heavy wheels on an aluminum suspension designed for light wheels. I doubt you will be able to keep the car aligned.
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Old 05-05-2009, 08:56 AM
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It is the opposite. They will be further in assuming the width of the rims you are comparing are the same. The lower offset is what you want to make them stick out further. Or you can add H&R spacers.
speaking of spacers. i no longer am buying the miro rims so if someone wants to buy the spacers i originally bought last week to go with my miro's place lety me know the ad is in wheels and tires in the classified sections
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:45 AM
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Thanks for the info .. so the OEM wheels will look the best without any mods/spacers .. and just bolt right up with no rubbing correct?
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Old 05-05-2009, 09:48 AM
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It is the opposite. They will be further in assuming the width of the rims you are comparing are the same. The lower offset is what you want to make them stick out further. Or you can add H&R spacers.
NSW i think you got confused on the numbers, if the M6 wheels are 19x8.6 +12 and 19x9.5 +15, compared to the 19x8.5 +15 and 19x9.5 +20, the M6s have the lower offset. The M6s will stick out more, but very little, probably unoticeable.

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The BMW wheels are forged not cast and weigh half as much as a similar cast wheel.

Are the Miro's forged? I would not put heavy wheels on an aluminum suspension designed for light wheels. I doubt you will be able to keep the car aligned.
The Miros are lighter than the stock 645 wheels, duno what M6 wheels weight. Talking about unsprung weight i would also consider the weight of the tires (RFT are heavier i beleive).
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:08 AM
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Yeah OEM is forged and the reps are cast but I haven't heard that many issues with the reps. It seems pretty strong and reliable. As for the weight issue, if you have the ellipsoids, the miros should be slightly lighter so nothing to worry about.
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Old 05-05-2009, 10:21 AM
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this post explains the miro offsets better because i was having a hard time understanding that myself, basically with the setup i was buying, 20mm rear spacers would have made the miro wheels flush with that back fender.

http://www.bimmerfest.com/forums/sho...d.php?t=360966
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NSW i think you got confused on the numbers, if the M6 wheels are 19x8.6 +12 and 19x9.5 +15, compared to the 19x8.5 +15 and 19x9.5 +20, the M6s have the lower offset. The M6s will stick out more, but very little, probably unoticeable.
I know that's what I said. I was replying to his question of "THE Miros have 15 / 20 offsets. Does this mean the wheel will be out a little farther and closer the the lip of the fender and a deeper look." The response was directed at the Miros and not the M6 rims.
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The BMW wheels are forged not cast and weigh half as much as a similar cast wheel.

Are the Miro's forged? I would not put heavy wheels on an aluminum suspension designed for light wheels. I doubt you will be able to keep the car aligned.
no problems my with my m6 wheels they are actually lighter than my stock 19 sport wheels and my car 8000 miles and drives smooth and no with problems mounting, with sensors ,or alignment bmw dealer didnt enough notice when I brought in for service no big deal just do it !!!!they are nice and they cover a lot of brake dust too!!!!
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Old 12-24-2009, 07:19 PM
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I just purchase the smoke grey Miro M6 replicas for my 04 645 CiC and they look awesome, but I have a problem with them. After I had BMW install them, my car exhibited vibrations at highway speeds. I took it back to BMW to have the car balanced again and they informed me the wheels did not fit the wheel hubs correctly so the wheels would not center correctly. They also told me that I need to get 1.5MM hub spacers to get rid of the play. I emailed MPAutosports to see if they will provide them. I will let you guys know if it works.
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Old 12-25-2009, 07:57 AM
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i have 20mm spacers for the rear of that car brand new. they are hub-centric and will make your wheels flush with the fenders(i almost bought those rims but decided to get something different)
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Blazin - Why did you decide against the Miro's?
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Old 12-26-2009, 06:07 PM
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whats the cost of a set with tires.
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they were out of stock nationwide so i went with something different
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whats the cost of a set with tires.
The rims are around $950 or so (shipped), pick your tire and add it to that.
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I bought hub centric rings for my MIRO M6 wheels and it solved my vibration problems. 72.6mm inner/74mm outer. They were only $10 bucks on eBay. I will post some pics soon.
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How much do MIRO M6 Replicas weigh for a 20 incher ? Are they lighter than stock 19 , 645-650 series rims ?
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How much do MIRO M6 Replicas weigh for a 20 incher ? Are they lighter than stock 19 , 645-650 series rims ?
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I don't know how much the 20" MIROs weigh, but the 19" s are a little lighter that the stock wheels.
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Have been looking at getting the M6 wheels and have seen a few of you have the Miro replica version of these. I know they are about half the price give or take, but what are the main diffrerences or disadvantages if any of this replica wheel vs. the OEM wheel?

Love the M6 wheel look but hate to pay the money just to have the bmw stamp on them but on the other hand I will gladly pay more for superior quality, warranty and looks.

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I bought Miro M6 replicas about 18 months ago and could not be happier. They are lighter than the OEM M6 or stock 650 rim. The did, when first installed have some vibration, which was totally solved with hub centric spacers provided by Miro.

They look great (bought OEM roundels as Miro's kept fading and use Miro //M badges) and have held up well. Well worth the upfront investment differential.
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