Trust me, if there was a way to do it without spacers I would, but the choice of wheels I actually like are very limited unless I want to spend the big bucks on the M6 wheels along with new tyres. You're absolutely right, they do hinder performance, but I'll still be dropping unsprung weight even with them so there's a small benefit to be had. I'm not going to pretend that I'm not changing them mainly for the looks though!
It is a lot of money, but really what else is out there for the budget that gives me what the 645 does? Impreza is tempting but I've been there, Boxster can't get kids in, 996 would be wonderful but twice the budget before mods. There's nowt with a V8, manual box and space for 4 with a huge boot, really. All this is just for a spruce up really: Half the budget on performance and pretty stuff, half on making sure it won't self-destruct. There's a good chance of increasing resale value too, as with the engine work that's the two biggest fears for any V8 6-series owner done and dusted with.
It will start seeing more track days though, as I'll have a spare set of wheels for 888s. I might even try the Federals on them, considering the price differential and the 80/20 rule.
Jaaaag XFR, supercharged V8, mahoosive boot, back seats, superb interior & sound system, 510bhp, looks so much better than a beemer (imo obviously) and around Â£20k for a good pre-facelift one
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