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    The E86 Z4M seen in these photos is not Kristinís first attempt at modifying a car, and it shows. Kristin is a long-standing and well respected member of Chicagoís modified car community so she wasted no time with her new Z4 when she got rid of her extensively modified Hyundai Tiburon in favor of one of BMWís most interactive M cars.
    Although this Z4M is in itís very early stages of modification and will remain a constant work in progress, Kristin was able to work with IND to give the car a striking appearance by adding just a few components. We knew that an aggressive stance was a critical aspect of this carís personality- a project like this begins by examining the stance and wheel fitment and expounds thematically from that starting point.

    The carís aggressive fitment is achieved by using Work VS-XX wheels in an 18x9.5 +19 front size, and an 18x10.5 +19 size in the rear. These sizes and offsets leave very little room for error both in terms of inside and outside clearance and had to be carefully planned and accounted for months before the wheelís arrival at IND. Our careful measurement paid off during the ultimate moment of truth.

    We opened the Work wheel boxes the moment they were unloaded from their UPS truck like excited kids on Christmas day, and immediately jumped to the task of test fitting the wheels. Any of our readers who have pursued close wheel fitment before will know the ďmake it or break itĒ feeling of this moment. We all grinned simultaneously when we saw that the wheel fitment was literally perfect- the front and rear wheels cleared with just enough room to spare!

    IND installed KW ClubSport coilovers to give the car the camber and ride height adjustment it needed. The VS-XX wheels were shod with Yokohama Advan tires, and the front fenders and rear quarters were carefully rolled to accommodate the aggressive wheels. Kristin added an Arkym front lip and rear trunk spoiler, both painted by IND, to enhance the carís sleek and low appearance. Gloss black grilles and painted reflectors round out the basic accents on this Z4M. Kristin has wasted no time and is also patiently waiting for an Eisenmann exhaust system to be hand built and imported from itís Stuttgart manufacturing facility.

    Although this carís mild state of modification will not last long, Kristin has once again proved that simple modifications can completely transform the personality of a car. Please stay tuned as Kristin continues to build her version of the perfect Z4M!

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    The drop and rims make the car looks way, way more aggressive. Good choice on both and the exposed carbon fiber works well with the black paint.

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    That looks insane, if only I could get the M or even the 3.0si coupe I would be more then happy. Looks like such a fun car to drive.
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    Talk about an upgrade (Hyundai to M). The car looks great though i'm not a big fan of the ducktail.

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