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      03-09-2019, 06:12 AM   #1
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I've been running a Mercedes E400 coupe for the past 4 years and fancied a change. Nothing wrong with the E400. It's good competent car but just not very exciting.

I looked at various AMG, BMW M and audi RS models and settled on a low mileage 2016 LCI M6 coupe with competition pack. I've liked the look of the F13 M6 ever since it arrived on the scene in 2013 and always thought to own one one day.

The car is in San Marino blue with Silverstone interior, has B&O sound, CC brakes plus a whole host of other options. I've only just got the car and hardly used it but I think we'll get along just fine

I don't plan to change anything except possibly to add a CF diffuser. Any suggestions for an aftermarket diffuser will be welcomed. Not sure it's worth the cost of OEM.

Sorry for the rather poor quality pic from the BMW supplier.
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      03-09-2019, 10:05 AM   #2
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      03-09-2019, 02:47 PM   #3
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Hi everyone,

I've been running a Mercedes E400 coupe for the past 4 years and fancied a change. Nothing wrong with the E400. It's good competent car but just not very exciting.

I looked at various AMG, BMW M and audi RS models and settled on a low mileage 2016 LCI M6 coupe with competition pack. I've liked the look of the F13 M6 ever since it arrived on the scene in 2013 and always thought to own one one day.

The car is in San Marino blue with Silverstone interior, has B&O sound, CC brakes plus a whole host of other options. I've only just got the car and hardly used it but I think we'll get along just fine

I don't plan to change anything except possibly to add a CF diffuser. Any suggestions for an aftermarket diffuser will be welcomed. Not sure it's worth the cost of OEM.

Sorry for the rather poor quality pic from the BMW supplier.
Congratulations! And welcome to the M6 SMB club - you selected the best colour!

If anything, get wheel alignment checked/corrected by someone who knows what they are doing (read: not dealer setting it to factory recommended settings)... Changes the way the car drives, factory settings make it numb...
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      03-09-2019, 11:43 PM   #4
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Congratulations! And welcome to the M6 SMB club - you selected the best colour!

If anything, get wheel alignment checked/corrected by someone who knows what they are doing (read: not dealer setting it to factory recommended settings)... Changes the way the car drives, factory settings make it numb...
Thanks for your comments and advice. Much appreciated

Do you know what the optimum settings are?

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      03-09-2019, 11:43 PM   #5
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      03-10-2019, 01:42 AM   #6
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Thanks for your comments and advice. Much appreciated

Do you know what the optimum settings are?
Unfortunately not, but it also depends on your preferences - if the alignment technician doesn’t know anything else except factory recommended values, run away... My mechanic (in Melbourne, sorry, not much help to you) usually takes the car for a short drive to feel the balance. From what I remember, I think he said rear wheels are usually more critical in these cars, but they are more difficult to get to, hence most people never touch them, just focus on the front...
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Unfortunately not, but it also depends on your preferences - if the alignment technician doesn’t know anything else except factory recommended values, run away... My mechanic (in Melbourne, sorry, not much help to you) usually takes the car for a short drive to feel the balance. From what I remember, I think he said rear wheels are usually more critical in these cars, but they are more difficult to get to, hence most people never touch them, just focus on the front...
OK, I understand. I've read that some experience excessive inner rear tyre wear so your local guy may well be right. I'm not sure anyone found a solution though.

I'll see what expertise is available locally, excluding my BMW dealer.
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