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    • Yin and Yang- Two very different E92 M3s one ESS supercharged and one naturally aspirated - Created by IND Distribution

      The Yin and Yang concept of Chinese philosophy represents a balance found everywhere in life and nature. In its most simple form, it is the idea that opposite and seemingly opposing concepts cannot exist without one another. You canít have a concept of light without knowledge of darkness; it is not possible to have a definition of hot without understanding cold. In this same way, whatever appeal either of these M3s have individually is magnified by the presence of their counterpart. We were fortunate enough to have both cars at our facility this past week, and were able to see how these radically different approaches to modification have created two great cars.



      Philip (Team Plutonium on this forum) and Chris (Singletrack) are not strangers to INDís offices. Both are great clients and great friends of the IND staff, and have completed several projects with us:

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      Both are avid M enthusiasts and appreciate a clean and purpose-built car, but their approaches to modifying their M3s are nearly polar opposites. Chris and Philip made their way to IND last week to take their next steps with each M3.

      Chrisí M3 has always been a journey to build the perfect ďOEM-plusĒ sports car. BMW has already created a wonderful M3 and Chris has been incredibly careful to ensure that the parts added are true enhancements to the car and change the overall style in the most subtle possible way. Prior to his visit Chris had removed the M3 badge on the trunk for an even cleaner outside appearance, and IND had sent him a ZCP carbon fiber spoiler, painted completely in Silverstone to improve the functionality of the car without adding complexity to the rear of the car. Chris has retained the factory ride height and original 19Ē wheels to maintain a simple and understated appearance.

      Chris has already used his M3 at several race tracks on the east coast, and during this visit planned to address the few issues the car has as a multi-purpose track and street tool, while also finishing the car cosmetically. We installed a Brembo 365/345mm GT kit with Pagid RS29 pads to add stopping power, but kept the original black finish and replaced the Brembo logo for an even simpler version in Silverstone for a very subtle appearance. The carís power steering system was improved by adding a 3D Design power steering overflow reservoir, to prevent any boiling issues at the track, and the intake manifold, air filter cover, and Macht Schnell intake elbow were refinished in a beautiful gloss black with silver pinstripe to maintain the simple and elegant style found throughout the carís exterior. A Stack gauge package was installed to monitor engine vitals, and finally a custom painted CRT style front lip and Euro bumper perfectly finished the front of the car without a major departure from the original BMW design.





















      Philipís M3 was the opposite and counterpart to Chrisí during their trip to IND last week. This car is no stranger to INDís shop, having been here several times before, and each time seems to have moved in a clear design direction. During this trip to IND, Philipís car undertook some of the biggest changes of all, in contrast to Chrisí more mild transformation.

      We started by upgrading the carís already potent engine package from the ESS VT2-600 kit to the even more incredible 625, pushing the envelope even further than the standard ESS kit allows. A Varis rear diffuser was added as well- a piece so visually striking that it is absolutely impossible to miss from the rear of the car. Finally the most major change of all came in the form of Volk TE37SL wheels and Falken 275/315 width tires. The square spokes and proven design of the Volk wheels add an element of purpose to the carís personality, while the enormous tires and pulled fenders needed to accommodate them combine perfectly with the Varis diffuser to create an impossible to miss stance. Although Philip plans to add a few finishing touches to the car over the next year, I feel that this trip to IND made the biggest impact on his M3ís overall design and personality, and to me the car is quickly approaching perfection.

      The dichotomy of these two M3s was not planned or forced, but rather an extension of our two clientís unique approaches to modification. It is precisely this aspect of work at IND that gives me the greatest joy- the opportunity to help our clients express themselves and their tastes, and to see how the unique personalities of our clients transform the blank canvas of the E92 M3 into the creations that leave our facility. These two cars are truly yin to the otherís yang, and the opportunity to see both simultaneously helped all of us at IND to appreciate the style of each. Enjoy the photos!

















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Yin and Yang- Two very different E92 M3s one ESS supercharged and one naturally aspirated - Created by IND Distribution started by Nate@IND View original post
      Comments 43 Comments
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        these videos are so sick! Boths cars are just amazing.
      1. fastgti69's Avatar
        fastgti69 -
        Both car's are beautiful, so elegant.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Thanks Sticky!

        Here is the video for the beast:

        http://youtu.be/KjWyCPvezgY
        It's a great vid... wish you gave it to me earlier!!
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Both cars are beautiful.Click here to enlarge

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        I just got it last week - 1978 Giallo Modena Ferrari 308 GTS - euro cams, electromotive electronic timing, QA1 coilovers.
        wow congrats man. Weber carbs FTW!
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yukohama Click here to enlarge
        these videos are so sick! Boths cars are just amazing.
        Thanks!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by fastgti69 Click here to enlarge
        Both car's are beautiful, so elegant.
        Thanks!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        It's a great vid... wish you gave it to me earlier!!
        Wasn't done yet. : )

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        Both cars are beautiful.Click here to enlarge

        Thanks dude!

        wow congrats man. Weber carbs FTW!
        Thanks again - yah so excited...that thing at redline sounds so great...I love it. Miss it so bad already...need it back!
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Thank you all! Click here to enlarge
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Just found these pictures on IND's photostream. Their pinstriper is insane. It looks like an optical illusion when he does cursive free-hand. It looks like he is bending the paint onto the surface. It was a privilege to witness part of this work first hand! Not to mention that this kind of work is FAR more reasonable than having someone do an airbrush job, etc.

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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        Just found these pictures on IND's photostream. Their pinstriper is insane. It looks like an optical illusion when he does cursive free-hand. It looks like he is bending the paint onto the surface. It was a privilege to witness part of this work first hand! Not to mention that this kind of work is FAR more reasonable than having someone do an airbrush job, etc.

        http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8308/7...14df6cfd_h.jpg
        http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8281/7...8c608e68_h.jpg
        http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7135/7...b9a1c058_h.jpg
        That's a cool custom helmet man.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        That's a cool custom helmet man.
        Thanks dude! Yah, very happy with how it came out. I believe there is an IND logo on the back as well, but they don't have a shot of that. Very fun process too - TP, Ilia, IND's pinstriper, and I all kind of worked it out on the fly.

        Car goes to the track this Friday, so I get to use it. : )
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Enjoy the track today! Instead of working on my helmet Jesal has been wearing it during the day...
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Enjoy the track today! Instead of working on my helmet Jesal has been wearing it during the day...
        Thanks dude! Track was awesome; only a couple of slight oh-$#@! moments ; ) Will post a few pics in a separate thread at some point.

        Sounds like interior helmet detailing is in order : P
      1. UsualSuspect's Avatar
        UsualSuspect -
        Your car is a blend of sublety and intracate design. The helmet is exactly the same...you have nice taste my friend. I like it!
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        Thanks dude! Track was awesome; only a couple of slight oh-$#@! moments ; ) Will post a few pics in a separate thread at some point.

        Sounds like interior helmet detailing is in order : P
        My helmet shipped on Friday - stoked! I'll be wearing it all week....
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        I'll be wearing it all week....
        LOL, just around the house?
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by UsualSuspect Click here to enlarge
        Your car is a blend of sublety and intracate design. The helmet is exactly the same...you have nice taste my friend. I like it!
        Thanks a lot; appreciate that!
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        LOL, just around the house?
        Yes... and only wearing the helmet.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Yes... and only wearing the helmet.
        You are going to look like a wookie in a storm trooper helmet.
      1. Sorena's Avatar
        Sorena -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        My helmet shipped on Friday - stoked! I'll be wearing it all week....
        LOL, i got to say i didn't like you much in the other forum. But i misjudged you. Click here to enlarge
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Yes... and only wearing the helmet.
        Dedication.
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack[/URL Click here to enlarge
        322802]You are going to look like a wookie in a storm trooper helmet.
        My wife made me shave my ass hair... feels weird now.
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        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sorena Click here to enlarge
        LOL, i got to say i didn't like you much in the other forum. But i misjudged you. Click here to enlarge
        No worries... I'm still a dick, but I try to be funny to hide the lack of actual knowledge. Singletrack can vouch for me - I'm insane and borderline retarded, but we almost passed out laughing multiple times during the weeklong man trip.