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E63 / E64 6 Series (2004 - 2010)
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 03-02-2015, 12:14 PM
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I have been reading about alignments on this forum but haven't really gotten any clear answers.
Can any alignment shop do the alignment or do I have to get it done by a BMW dealer.
I was reading that if a car has active steering, only a BMW dealer can do the alignment but then someone was saying that this is not true.
If only a BMW dealer can align a car with active steering can somebody please explain why this is so.
Since my car is lowered on Eibach springs will that cause some headaches even for the BMW dealer?
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I have been reading about alignments on this forum but haven't really gotten any clear answers.

Can any alignment shop do the alignment or do I have to get it done by a BMW dealer.

I was reading that if a car has active steering, only a BMW dealer can do the alignment but then someone was saying that this is not true.

If only a BMW dealer can align a car with active steering can somebody please explain why this is so.

Since my car is lowered on Eibach springs will that cause some headaches even for the BMW dealer?

Hi Matt.

If you can find an independent BMW specialist that will do a weighted alignment, you can save yourself some money from not going to the dealer. A reason why cars with active steering need to be at a dealer or certain independent shops for alignments is because they have specialized equipment to deal with the active steering system as well as the ARS and the weighted alignment uses weights inside the vehicle so that the alignment is more accurate to spec.
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Per a local BMW tech, the alignment can be done most any competent shop. Leave the engine running to allow the Active Steering to compensate for the alignment changes. If you have DIS, the shop can monitor the steering changes on the PC.

You can always negotiate with your local BMW shop, & usually get a better price. They would rather have some money, over none.! With the active steering, you will have a better peace of mind. You should be able to get the alignment for under 100.00, at your local BMW shop.
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