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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 07-29-2013, 12:22 PM
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Smile Is the dash and doors leather or vinyl?

I have a 08 650i and I bought this cleaning kit at
Autozone but I feel like it's layering off some
Of vinyl. Like if its acidly removing its texture. I also bought a
Meguiers leather cleaner that will remove water spots and give
It a new replenishing look but I am not too fond of it. I have the darker
Tan color interior anyone have any recommendations
Of a kit? Also, is the dash vinyl or leather? I can also take
Pictures of the cleaning accessories I
Am using. Thanks for your time
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:33 PM
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My dash is black leather, the doors are part leather (black) and part vinyl (creme). Not sure if the leather dash was an option or standard though.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:56 AM
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Do you recommend installing drill and slotted rotors, I had some of these rotors on my old mustang and they work well thinking about doing an upgrade for my BMW. Also, what do you suggest on brakes? Ceramic?
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Old 07-31-2013, 04:24 AM
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If your dash is not stitched, then it is not leather. The doors should be half and half unless you have extended leather, then it will be 100% leather (again look for stitching)

Okay second gear for breaks... Lots of info out there on this one. I used Akibono ceramics and eliminated my brake dust problems. Drilled and slotted rotors look nice and are helpful if you are tracking your car because they dissipate heat so well. If your car is a street driver then I'd suggest solid rotors. Yorgi loves the OEM's and a couple other 3rd party rotors. You should read his DIY. I used Zimmerman rotors with my Akibonos.
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Old 07-31-2013, 08:57 AM
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Thanks for the information I really appreciated. I got a quote from the BMW that my brakes (front) would cost almost $843 while replacing the rotors since BMW does NOT turn their rotors. But I think I might just put drill and slotted. How can I post pictures on here? Photobucket?
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Old 08-01-2013, 04:57 AM
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Be careful, not all rotors are created equal. I put drilled and slotted rotors on my F250 Powerstroke to help dissipate heat and they lasted about 12k miles. Pads wore really quickly and rotors got scored. I usually tow trailers with the truck though.
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Old 08-01-2013, 05:35 AM
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Yea I found some good ones that cost good money and I found cheap ones but you get what you paid for right? I want great quality.
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