Lowering my BMW X6 F16

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Lowering my BMW X6 F16

Post by HPS_bmw » 21 Jan 2018, 09:52

Hi all,

I am debating whether to get my X6 lowered or not...

How much will it effect its drive?

Please give me your thoughts...

In addition I’m guessing if I do plan to lower it, it will void my warranty as it’s only a year old?


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Re: Lowering my BMW X6 F16

Post by RayB » 21 Jan 2018, 10:08

As with all lowering kits the more you spend the better they are! Handling should improve if let's say you go for an ACS set up. If I were in your position that would be my first choice due to the connection between BMW and ACS

Regarding warranty it will only void parts that are directly in relation to any modification. So they can't blame an air con fault on the fact you lowered it.

Certainly worth speaking to BMW though and checking the small print!

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Post by M60NJP » 21 Jan 2018, 10:19

As above, with much depending how/where you use it - you'll lose ground clearance obviously but gain from less roll in corners - so if it's only used on the road, it'll be a benefit. To get a best outcome, you may need to research both spring and damper (vs lowering springs only).

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Post by HPS_bmw » 24 Jan 2018, 10:54

Hi both - I’ve decided to go for the ACS springs along with the Lumma CLR Racing Wheels.

Will post some pictures when it’s done.

Thanks for your help on the springs - much appreciated. I hope the wheels look good now too - fingers crossed.



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Post by M60NJP » 24 Jan 2018, 11:05

Look forward to seeing it!!

Based on your location, maybe you'd like to bring it along to one of the shows we're attending this year? You're not far from them all!!

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Post by HPS_bmw » 24 Jan 2018, 12:19

M60NJP wrote:Look forward to seeing it!!

Based on your location, maybe you'd like to bring it along to one of the shows we're attending this year? You're not far from them all!!
That sounds good to me, if you could let me know the details and I will try my best...


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Post by M60NJP » 24 Jan 2018, 12:27

All our meets are in the meets section here:

http://bmwenthusiasts.co.uk/forum/viewforum.php?f=215

Trentham and Santa Pod are the closest to you - but you might fancy a trip to Holland??!!

There will be a few others added to the list as details become available and some which are 'evolving' are in the 'Other Meets' section whilst we establish interwest levels.

Santa Pod is a BMW-specific events with the dragstrip action being the main attrraction, plus there's a party atmosphere on thew preceding evening/night for the campers.

Trentham is a huge open car show with lots of trade stands and family activity.

Holland (Bimmerfest) is massive and seems to grow each year - it's a weekender and the event has BMWs from across Europe.

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Post by HPS_bmw » 24 Jan 2018, 13:20

Right - having had a quick browse, I should be able to attend the Trentham show.

Another question I had, I’m unsure whether to keep my current Oem wheels that I have or p/x?

I’m planning to keep the car till 2020 atleast...

Let me know your thoughts...


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Re: Lowering my BMW X6 F16

Post by cockneyrebel » 24 Jan 2018, 13:42

I would be tempted to keep them for whatever may crop up,
Also being mid England you are prone to difficult weather sometimes in winter, so you could turn them in to your winter set and preserve your nice new set.
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Post by M60NJP » 24 Jan 2018, 13:48

cockneyrebel wrote:
24 Jan 2018, 13:42
I would be tempted to keep them for whatever may crop up,
Also being mid England you are prone to difficult weather sometimes in winter, so you could turn them in to your winter set and preserve your nice new set.
Agreed keep them and either use for the winter or store to put on when you sell - no everyone will like your taste in wheels so an easier sell is lilely with the OEM wheels (and youc can get a few bob back for yours!).

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