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E24 (1976 - 1989)
The BMW 6 Series (E24) was the first variant of the 6 series produced by BMW from 1976 through 1989.

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Old 03-15-2012, 02:55 PM
633inak 633inak is offline
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Wheel Refurbishment

I'm having my rims refurbished and it looks as though it'll cost me $250/each. Is this a fair price? I'm being told they will look like new when finished...I'm also having the gold repainted to a flat black. Can't stand the gold!
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Old 03-15-2012, 04:53 PM
Bert Poliakoff Bert Poliakoff is offline
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Well painting and labor aside, as I did my own labor, my 2 piece style 5 wheels cost me $45 each to have polished professionally. Maybe an hours labor to take apart and assemble and I can't imagine painting them is worth another $100. I am leaving room for error as I don't know labor rates in your area. Are they two piece or one piece wheels??
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Old 03-16-2012, 09:27 PM
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These are one piece wheels. Local prices aren't usually that bad compared to lower 48, but this seems ridiculous. I just emailed pics to repairmyrim.com and hopefully I'll hear something better from them. Shippings included so we'll see! Any recommendation on tire size?
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:39 PM
bgriff bgriff is offline
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wheel reburbishment

Your wheels look like the stock 14" BBS wheels that came on my '79 6er - in fact, I'd bet money that's what they are. As it happens, I have a set of these in the garage and I'm thinkin seriously about repainting/refurbishing them myself....and I've never tried this myself. I've picked up on these forums though, tips from guys like Bert, who have sanded, repainted and clearcoated wheels, it's not rocket science....pretty easy to do, just a little time consuming. Mine don't need a color change, I really just want to lighten them a couple of shades to a stock BMW color, like maybe the color of the basketweaves on an e34 or e39. Unless you just don't want to tackle the job, I'd suggest getting the correct paint from Wurth or maybe Dupli-Color and have at it before I'd consider paying $250 a wheel for someone else to do it.

What size tires are you currently using on your 6er? I've tried different sizes on mine and I prefer 225/60/14's for these wheels, 225's give you plenty of meat on the ground whereas smaller 205's or even 215's look kind of wimpy....just my opinion. I wanted to go to 235/60/14's front and rear so I bought 2 to see what they'd look like on the car, the 235's fit and look great on the rear, but they won't fit on the front because of hitting the shocks - now I have 2 practically new (less than 20 miles) 235/60/14 BF goodrich TA's I'd like to sell 'cause I can't use'em - wish they'd work on the front, I really like the look of more tire on the ground.

Good luck with those wheels

Bob G
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Old 05-03-2012, 04:46 PM
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14" wheeks are a waste on that car and will really never look right. Find some 16" one piece style 5s. They can be bought in nice shape for about $250 a set. Shipping USPS parcel post will run about $30 or less a wheel. best looking wheel, IMHO, are 2 piece 17" style 5s. Used in decent condition should be about $450-$550 a set.

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