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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 07-15-2014, 06:18 PM
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Smile e63 650i lowering options and photo

i would like to lower my 650...it's really hard to live with 3 finger gap in front wheel arch
however there is not many choice out there like E36/E39
please post photo of your lowered e63/4 with detail
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Old 07-15-2014, 08:28 PM
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Old 07-15-2014, 10:32 PM
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what about getting bigger rims???
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:18 AM
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Bigger rims will just make the wheel gap stand out more

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Old 07-16-2014, 02:46 AM
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i'm not a big alloy guy, but i really like this one...any one know how much and where you can buy Hyperforged HF-C7?



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Old 07-16-2014, 09:12 AM
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I got 22s on and the gap still bothers me.. But here i brooklyn the roads are disgusting so i cant lower. Id be dodging potholes all day
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:20 AM
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That M6 looks sick. It looks pretty low so I'm thinking coilovers. Planning to drop my ride soon. I think I'm going with H&R springs and Bilstein shocks combo. Looking at all the pictures, it seems like Eibachs are too mild of a drop for me. Lets get some more pics and setups! I been searching around and most of the pics are pretty old or no mention of their setup (In the picture thread).
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Old 07-16-2014, 10:46 AM
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I got 22s on and the gap still bothers me.. But here i brooklyn the roads are disgusting so i cant lower. Id be dodging potholes all day
Go with Eibachs...

I have them and the ride is still as smooth as the stock springs.

Of course i still avoid potholes and rough patches on the streets.

But i do that with every car i drive.
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:29 AM
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lowered on Eibach on Bilstein shocks but the Eibach springs will also fit the original shocks and be the same 1.2 inch drop.
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lowered on Eibach on Bilstein shocks but the Eibach springs will also fit the original shocks and be the same 1.2 inch drop.
Sport or HD bilsteins?
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Old 07-16-2014, 01:13 PM
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i have 22's and hardly have a gap,but i don't know if my car was lowered or not
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Sport or HD bilsteins?
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lowered on Eibach on Bilstein shocks but the Eibach springs will also fit the original shocks and be the same 1.2 inch drop.
i think that would look perfect with right spacer. thank you so much for that photo



option 1 : blistein shocks + H&R cost 1100 (without top mount) 30mm drop only

option 2: H&R coilover kit (around 1100) http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/H-R-29246-...item1c3f96a26f
from 20 to 50 depend on your alloy

option 3: coilover look, but stock ride quality... bigger alloy + 30 mm drop=
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Old 07-16-2014, 08:40 PM
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Before you decide on the H&R coilover kit read some reviews. It's total crap based on what I've read.

I would stick to KW Variant 3 or Bilstein PSS9 if you want coilovers.

If your shocks are OK and you want to save some money I would just do the Eibach springs and do the shocks later.
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Old 07-16-2014, 09:18 PM
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Not sure what type of ride your looking for with the springs but...

The H&Rs are known to have a "harsher" ride than the Eibachs which you may find unpleasant over time.
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:22 AM
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Thanks yourgi
I ll wait and get it right. I though
1k setup won't do it in e63....
b16 pss9 Cost 1800.

I don't mine crazy harsh ride
I had racing coil over with custom
Camber adjuster on my other bms noisy and hard, but Handle like dream. E63 is a gt car don't need it



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Old 07-20-2014, 09:21 AM
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Are your current shocks OK? I would not bother changing them unless they are shot so springs alone will cost only $250 / 120 plus install. That will leave you more money for new wheels.

KW coilovers will give you a ride as compliant as stock and allow you drop the car as low as you want, but you are right, it is not a cheap option. I have not driven a car with PSS9 coilovers but from I've read I believe they can also be adjusted to ride as smooth as stock. Also note that build-quality-wise, the KW are in a different league when it compared to the PSS9.

From what I've read about H&R coilovers they are harsh and have a very short lifespan.
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Are your current shocks OK? I would not bother changing them unless they are shot so springs alone will cost only $250 / 120 plus install. That will leave you more money for new wheels.

KW coilovers will give you a ride as compliant as stock and allow you drop the car as low as you want, but you are right, it is not a cheap option. I have not driven a car with PSS9 coilovers but from I've read I believe they can also be adjusted to ride as smooth as stock. Also note that build-quality-wise, the KW are in a different league when it compared to the PSS9.

From what I've read about H&R coilovers they are harsh and have a very short lifespan.
shocks done about 80k mile there for i don't fancy taking things apart any time soon
they are working perfectly fine now.... i'm waiting see how much i can sell my BBS
how much is BBS LM 20" in usa? (not replica)
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I had H&Rs on my 645 and they lived up to reputation of a "harsher" ride, when I got my 650 I went with the Eibachs which is definitely an improvement. Lowering springs are clearly a trade off. Here's my car sitting on Eibachs and 20" wheels, had this set up since last November and very pleased with the mods for an everyday driver.

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