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      04-02-2013, 04:21 PM   #1
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My F13 M6 with HRE's and H&R Drop (pics)-Better Pics Just added!!!! 04/15/2013

Well finally H&R made a set of springs for the F13 (came out a few weeks ago) and they are on the car. The install was rather easy compared to the F10 M5 where you have to actually remove the inside rear deck and speakers to access the top of the rear spring perches. The F13 is easy in this regard: simple trunk access. The drop is not much more than 20 miles old so I cant give you a full perspective on the comfort or lack of it but the car felt planted and solid at speeds up to 143mph. Of course Ill need an alignment which I will get this week.

Here are some quick shots I took via my cell phone (apologies). Ill get more pics but I think this gives you an idea of what to expect.

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HRE P47SC in Satin Black, 20x9.5 and 20x11 on stock tires 255x35 and 295x30

H&R Springs, 1 inch drop at each end per their specs

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Front Wheel Lowered (right when the lift came down)



Rear Wheel Lowered (right when the lift came down)

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Your car looks sick..
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      04-02-2013, 07:24 PM   #3
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Your car looks sick..

Thank you sir.
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      04-02-2013, 11:20 PM   #4
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M6 with a drop looks 100x better. Should be absolutely perfect as they settle in a little more. Love the Satin black HRE's. Seriously, you mod your cars with such perfect taste. Well played and thanks for the pics.
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Sick. Looks awesome.
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      04-03-2013, 09:39 AM   #7
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Thanks guys... after putting a few more miles on and then lining it up in the garage vs the dropped F10 M5; the M6 front is dropped more and the rear is slightly lower in regards to tire vs fender gap.

The springs on the M6 (h&R) are so short so there is less travel which want. I think because of this I didnt feel the car being bouncy but instead had a more coilover feel like my C63 Black Series which is fine for me. The drive is tight and not cushy but still BMW like in regards to undulations and turns. Ill give more feedback as I put more miles on the car and get an alignment. But for a car that was just dropped 1 inch all the way around it drives true on the toll roads but Im sure the toe is out and camber might need some love.
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More pics would be awesome! After settling a bit more. Tks!
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M6 is looking great
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Damn nice Vic! Did get you rid of the M5 already? Geez man.. What I would give to have a stable like yours...
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Job well done Vic. The ride looks mean!
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      04-04-2013, 09:47 AM   #13
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Damn nice Vic! Did get you rid of the M5 already? Geez man.. What I would give to have a stable like yours...
Actually I still have the M5---- Im loving both cars for many different and same reasons. Once a reputable tune is out Ill be doing that too to get a little more juice!!!!!
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So Vic, overall are you saying the ride is just slightly stiffer than standard?

I love the look of the drop, but don't want to change the ride quality too much... a little
is expected but I don't want to rattle my teeth out either.

May I also ask where you got your springs, as the Aussie agents here aren't too keen on getting them in stock.

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      04-05-2013, 12:08 AM   #15
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So Vic, overall are you saying the ride is just slightly stiffer than standard?

I love the look of the drop, but don't want to change the ride quality too much... a little
is expected but I don't want to rattle my teeth out either.

May I also ask where you got your springs, as the Aussie agents here aren't too keen on getting them in stock.

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Ill drive the car more tomorrow, I only drove it a total of about 40 miles since the drop... I got my springs from my Benz tech who does and did all my work on my past and current Benzes. He is a BMW nut too so he did the drop. I think you can access the springs directly from the H&R site as well.
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      04-08-2013, 08:32 PM   #16
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Had a chance to give it a road test yet Vic?

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      04-09-2013, 11:08 AM   #17
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Had a chance to give it a road test yet Vic?

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I did drive it about 50 more miles....... sorry mate I wanted to drive my M5 and my Black Series more in the past week.

Here is my take:

you can tell that its a little more stiff- but not too bouncy- and this is fine for me. The shorter springs create less compression and rebound so the they work pretty good with the stock EDC. I took the car on a more aged toll road with bad pavement and the car held its own comfortwise. In high speed bends (100 mph plus) on good roads the car feels planted and very neutral. There appears to be less body roll and an increased firmness. In the straights the car is awesome (speeds to about 160mph).

This is all very subjective. I think I carry a higher threshold when it comes to comfort loss than most at the sake of gaining a better looking car without diminished performance. I like the springs and to me its a must have for the F13 if ones to retain EDC yet remove those unsightly gaps.
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Vic do the 295 look really stretched on the 11inch rears? For what I can tell from your photos it looks fine. Getting p40sc for my M5 and plan on using my stock tires.
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Vic do the 295 look really stretched on the 11inch rears? For what I can tell from your photos it looks fine. Getting p40sc for my M5 and plan on using my stock tires.

They have a very minor curve to them--- obviously 305's would be optimal but I kept the stockies so when they wear down Ill replace then.

The PSS tires are a more square type of tire sidewall wise so they dont look that bad vs lets say a Hankook or Toyo tire which already has a rounder sidewall. You will be fine with 295s.

On my M5 I went with 10.5's in the rear (HRE P44SC's).
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So here is my more official post and pics that I actually started in the F10 forum due to more traffic.


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So here is my M6- the springs were just released and they really drop the car right IMHO. Its not too slammed but its not short in the rear either. The wheels are of course from HRE and they are my 15th set. Im loyal to a great manufacturer but also a great group of individuals there who always put out amazing wheels with tremendous quality and bold looks.

Big ups to Serge, Nick,and Paris at Benzworks in Huntington Beach who always work on my Benzes but have the wrench skills to drop Bimmers and install exhausts too.

And EAS the awesome local Bimmer tuning and mod facility in Orange County which Im very grateful to have close to my house. Tom, Steve, Sam, and Anthony are excellent modding partners to my cause and Anthony sure can take great pics with little to zero planning.

20x9.5 and 20x11 HRE P47SC's in Satin Black on stock PSS rubber (255x35 and 295x30)
H&R F13 M6 specific springs 1 inch drop at each corner
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Dealer painted front and rear reflectors and wrapped my side gills and front grill (yes they had someone do it) since the front grill wasnt out in black yet.
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Looks good Vic. Thanks for the info now I have to wait for wheels to come in!
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Looks fantastic Vic, and totally agree with you on ride height, it's perfect

Ordered my springs today, just hope their not too harsh for our Aussie roads.

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