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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 01-11-2014, 12:06 PM
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22 inch wheels or 20 inch

alright guys, I'm new to bimmerfest and need some honest opinions here.

I have a 2007 650 convertible and am in the market for some wheels. Its been 10+ years since i've purchased aftermarket wheels on a car so I'm trying to get some honest opinions.

I'm debating on whether I want to go with 20 or 22 inches. I don't drive the car everyday but I want a nice classy, professional look when I do drive it. I also don't want to sacrifice the performance of the car too much. I know the bigger you go, the more you lose in terms of performance but I would like to get some advice from those of you who have 20's or 22's on your 650. Are 22's too big and gaudy for this type of car? Should I just stick with 20's?

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Old 01-11-2014, 12:27 PM
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alright guys, I'm new to bimmerfest and need some honest opinions here.

I have a 2007 650 convertible and am in the market for some wheels. Its been 10+ years since i've purchased aftermarket wheels on a car so I'm trying to get some honest opinions.

I'm debating on whether I want to go with 20 or 22 inches. I don't drive the car everyday but I want a nice classy, professional look when I do drive it. I also don't want to sacrifice the performance of the car too much. I know the bigger you go, the more you lose in terms of performance but I would like to get some advice from those of you who have 20's or 22's on your 650. Are 22's too big and gaudy for this type of car? Should I just stick with 20's?

Any feedback is much appreciated.
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When I bought mine it had worn 22 inch run flats. Horrible, Horrible ride. If I had not known what a 650 rode like I would have not bought the car. I went with OEM M6 19" with non run flats. Nice performance and rides like it should. In addition my car needed both thrust rod bushings and a lot of adjustment to the rear when I had it aligned. It is certainly just my opinion: I think that the 22's put too much stress on the car and will prematurely wear suspension parts out. In addition I don't know of very many 22's that maintain their shape for very long. You will be constantly balancing or having them straightened. Again just one mans opinion.
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Old 01-11-2014, 12:31 PM
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Much appreciated! How often do you drive yours?
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Old 01-11-2014, 01:22 PM
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i like the 22"s fills the spot great and i don't mind the ride either
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Old 01-11-2014, 02:08 PM
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Clawson, I'm in tampa also. If you'd like to see me wheels some time I'd be open 2 meeting up so you could see how 22s look on a lowered 6. Best size imo is 21. My ride is better than when I had the stock 19s on it.
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Old 01-11-2014, 03:10 PM
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@ Sentrex...nice looking ride! Thank you for the input. Very helpful info.
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Old 01-11-2014, 04:40 PM
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20's. I'm probably going to get crucified or reported for saying this but all the 22's I've seen are over the top and make the 6 look really ghetto IMO.


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Old 01-12-2014, 12:26 AM
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I know many guys will disagree with me, but in my opinion 22s are a little too large for the wheel opening on the 6 series. If you lower the car on coilovers (not just a 1.2" drop with springs) then 22s can look OK. I think 21s look the best but they sacrifice too much when it comes to performance for my tastes so my personal preference is 20".
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Old 01-12-2014, 01:02 AM
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Much appreciated! How often do you drive yours?
I am only home for about 13 days a month due to traveling for work. When I am home I drive it pretty much every day.
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Old 01-12-2014, 08:13 AM
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Fredoin...im asking for honest opinions so hopefully you don't get your head taken off. Much appreciated.

Yorgi, thank you for the insight. Very helpful

I decided on the 22's. Crazy enough, the wheels and tires that I wanted only cost $100 more than the 20's. I went with 22" xix 15 machine polished with the chrome lip. I had to order them from Cali so I will keep you all posted once I get them on the car. I don't drive the car everyday so I'm hoping that I'm not losing too much with the 22's.
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:05 PM
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Old 01-12-2014, 04:16 PM
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Lol. Exact tims and exact color of my car.

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Old 01-12-2014, 06:15 PM
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Stay away from the 22s... They make the car look funny... In my opinion.....
I have 21s and have no problems. And although I really like my 21s I say 20s would might be better just because of more options with rims, tires and the car....
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Old 01-12-2014, 07:51 PM
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21s ftw. Lookin nice coug. Those are the wheels I bought to put on my 6 until I bought asantis, which was a big no no. No I basically have the 22 version of the 128s, concave but with a step lip
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Old 01-13-2014, 01:13 PM
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Originally had 22's and now i have 21's with eibachs.

I like the looks of 20's as well but i wouldnt do 22's again.
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Old 01-13-2014, 02:22 PM
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I only moved up to 19" as i didn't want an excessively stiff ride unless I only wanted to drive straight. I'll be lowering mine this Summer with Eibach's and the cost difference for wheels/tires gong past 19" wasn't worth spending. Watch those pot holes as larger wheels don't seem to fair well given less sidewalls.
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Old 01-13-2014, 03:50 PM
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I feel like my 20's have a thin strap of rubber wrapped around them already. I couldn't imagine filling it with more metal, but that's me. If you have potholes where you live, then that should also be considered. Non-RFT's either way.
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Old 01-14-2014, 10:03 AM
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My car came with 22" and I switched to 20" and like it a lot better.

Still trying to sell the 22" rims

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Old 01-16-2014, 05:52 PM
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alright guys, i'm new to bimmerfest and need some honest opinions here.

I have a 2007 650 convertible and am in the market for some wheels. Its been 10+ years since i've purchased aftermarket wheels on a car so i'm trying to get some honest opinions.

I'm debating on whether i want to go with 20 or 22 inches. I don't drive the car everyday but i want a nice classy, professional look when i do drive it. I also don't want to sacrifice the performance of the car too much. I know the bigger you go, the more you lose in terms of performance but i would like to get some advice from those of you who have 20's or 22's on your 650. Are 22's too big and gaudy for this type of car? Should i just stick with 20's?

Any feedback is much appreciated.
clawson, my name is miguel. It all depends on your style. 20's look good!! 22's look good. Here @ xix wheels we cater to the bmw enthusiast. We have a little something for every taste.. Pm me for more info. Thanks.
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alright guys, i'm new to bimmerfest and need some honest opinions here.

I have a 2007 650 convertible and am in the market for some wheels. Its been 10+ years since i've purchased aftermarket wheels on a car so i'm trying to get some honest opinions.

I'm debating on whether i want to go with 20 or 22 inches. I don't drive the car everyday but i want a nice classy, professional look when i do drive it. I also don't want to sacrifice the performance of the car too much. I know the bigger you go, the more you lose in terms of performance but i would like to get some advice from those of you who have 20's or 22's on your 650. Are 22's too big and gaudy for this type of car? Should i just stick with 20's?

Any feedback is much appreciated.
clawson, my name is miguel. It all depends on your style. 20's look good!! 22's look good. Here @ xix wheels we cater to the bmw enthusiast. We have a little something for every taste.. Pm me for more info. Thanks.
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CLAWSON, I'M SO GLAD YOU DECIDED TO GO WITH OUR XIX WHEELS! I SEE EVERYONE'S POST, AND RESPECT HOW EVERY ONE FEELS! OUR XIX WHEELS ARE MADE SPECIFICALLY TO FIT ON BMW'S!! THEY ARE HUB CENTRIC, AND WE STAND BEHIND OUR WARRANTY! PLEASE SUBMIT ME A PICTURE OF IT ONCE WHEELS ARE MOUNTED!! VISIT OUR FACEBOOK PAGE TO SEE MORE OF WHAT WE DO!! https://www.facebook.com/xixwheelsmiguel?ref=tn_tnmn
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Old 01-17-2014, 10:55 PM
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22's on the ride. Pics coming soon. Thanks everyone for your input. It was truly helpful in my decision on my wheels.
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Old 01-17-2014, 11:34 PM
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Very nice, 22's are not for me but in the end it is your car and go with what you want. Can't wait to see how it comes out.

On a side note I am in the market for some new 33's...for my Jeep. So 22's just seem so tiny and my 6 series 19's even smaller.
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Old 01-21-2014, 11:40 AM
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Old 01-26-2014, 01:30 PM
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Cool 650 I with 22's

I just bought my 650I It has 22's on it..they look great but at the same time the first thing a couple friends said was the rims were to big.. it is also lowered a little..im sure if I could make the pick 21's would have been the way I went.. Bigger picture on Next Page of Post.But I spoke to early The bumper issue on my car is more because it is lowered some not because of the 22's ..Because of how low it is one including me sometimes when parking the bumper lip gets caught up on the Lip of the concrete sidewalk..Thanks for the bad luck Miguel (just jokin) about 5 minutes after i read ur email I drove up to far on the sidewalk didnt seem bad at all but msde me realize to be careful and that this was an issue not the Rim's..Yes the Gap now is about a quarter inch and one of the rivets /screw tore out..live and Learn..
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