• IND Distribution creates a Portfolio project with Martin D. - One very hot E92 M3

      People all around the world have fallen in love with the automobile since itís creation over 100 years ago. Entire lives have been dedicated and lost to our love for the automobile, and for the feeling that it can give. Anyone who wants to navigate the aftermarket performance industry must have a good understanding of the allure of the sports car and what itís meant to humans since its invention. Itís always easy to spot those in the business who do not have a genuine love for cars, as their misguided intentions will always reveal themselves in the way they create their own project cars.

      Unfortunately, too many businesses in the car industry have a singular focus on the bottom line, and forget completely the love for automobiles that drew them into the business in the first place. When someone in this industry loses their passion and love for cars and begins to only view each car, each client as another dollar figure, all of their work suffers. They no longer service their clients as they should. The products these businesses choose to sell will often change, and the quality will suffer. These businesses will often choose to sell product built to a lower standard at a lower cost, simply to make money. These businesses will also create uninspired project cars, and this is perhaps where that lack of passion is most evident.

      Too many cars getting full page features in magazines these days are merely smoke and mirrors. Friends of mine in the magazine business have told me of cars showing up to photoshoots having to be pushed off of a trailer because the motor hasnít run in months. I hear of cars with enormous widebody conversions and motorsport inspired liveries that still have factory braking components all the way down to brake pad, terrible quality tires of unkown branding and origin that barely have enough grip for the street, and a rear muffler as the carís only performance modification. These cars are not an expression of a shopís love for automobiles as they should be, but rather an inauthentic push for profit, and profit alone.

      This state of the business is unacceptable to IND as a company, and we knew we had to declare war. Fortunately for us, Martin contacted us shortly after, and his love for cars was clear in every telephone call conversation we had. Martin loved all things automotive and had previously owned many amazing cars from Europe and Japan. His tastes enveloped the entire spectrum of performance cars, and allowed us to create a car that was designed purely for his enjoyment. We did not have to pay any attention to current trends, to what is popular or what could be seen as unacceptable, but only to Martinís own passions as a seasoned automotive enthusiast.

      Thank you, Martin, for giving us the opportunity to declare war on those who have forgotten what modifying cars is all about.

      MOD LIST-
      BMW Motorsport M3 GT4 Front lip
      BMW M3 Edition front grilles
      BMW M3 Edition side grilles with IND tinted LED
      BMW Motorsport tow strap
      ESS Tuning VT2-600 Supercharger kit with custom painted intake manifold
      IND textured black valve covers
      IND painted ignition coil covers
      IND gloss black mirror caps
      KW ClubSport coilovers
      Brembo GT-R brake kit with slotted disks
      Volk TE37 wheels in 18x9.5 +22 front and 18x10.5 +22 rear, custom finished in Porsche Guards red with 275/35/18 front and 315/30/18 rear Falken RT615K tires.
      Challenge Race X pipe
      Kreisseig Japan valve actuated exhaust system
      IND steering wheel hub adapter
      IND shifter extension
      Nardi 380mm suede steering wheel
      AMS Performance urethane shift knob
      M3 GTS door sills
      IND modified Recaro seat slider
      Macht Schnell seat brackets
      Bride GIAS seat with painted seat backs by IND
      IND leather wrapped Macht Schnell gauge pod
      Defi water temp, oil temp, and oil pressure gauges with Defi controller
      IND gauge adapters
      Roll bar by Fall Line Motorsports, painted Porsche Guards red by IND
      ďPoor manís closeoutĒ by rldzhao of M3Post
      Rouge Engineering toe arms with Porsche Guards Red paint finish
      LED tail light conversion
      Varis Japan GT wing
      Varis Japan Diffuser
      IND reflector delete
      Gloss black center mesh front and rear bumper inserts
      Custom programming by IND to delete EDC, seat fault codes, LED tail lamp conversion, seat belt pusher delete.

      Not seen on the car are:
      Challenge Engineering front lip, black edition on spare front bumper
      Challenge Engineering carbon-kevlar race trunk with BMW ZCP spoiler

      This article was originally published in forum thread: IND Distribution creates a Portfolio project with Martin D. started by Nate@IND View original post
      Comments 17 Comments
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by SSDD Click here to enlarge
        The car looks great and definitely performance oriented, but I have to know the backstory on the blue chick.
        I want to know the deal with the blue chick as well.

        Car is hot, what can I say. I love the interior and cage work done.

        That front lip is big money but it is great. I'm also a fan of that rear diffuser!
      1. biglare's Avatar
        biglare -
        This car is TITS!

        From the GT4 front lip to the rear wing to the GT-R brakes, this thing is awesome! My new fav M3!

        Click here to enlarge
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Ugly ass wheels, but I dig the boobs on the ash tray cover.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Yomama69 Click here to enlarge
        Ugly ass wheels, but I dig the boobs on the ash tray cover.
        I think they were going for that race car look as this seems to be a track toy.
      1. Yomama69's Avatar
        Yomama69 -
        Just my opinion, but those wheels in black would have totally looked better.
      1. Yukohama's Avatar
        Yukohama -
        this thing is bomb, Red volks on space grey? nice contrast
      1. Itsbrokeagain's Avatar
        Itsbrokeagain -
        Sickness as always. Where are you guys located? If I ever move out your way I know who Im asking for a job Click here to enlarge
      1. DD GT3 RD's Avatar
        DD GT3 RD -
        i will say it again, that is the baddest M3 I have seen. Everything is perfect. Wing is sick! roll cage and wheel color works perfect with the grey!!!! Seats with stitching!!!!!

        edit: isnt a 315 a little wide for a 10.5 rear wheel. I believe the max you should run is 305. When you put too big of a tire on a rim it doesnt get the right support. Side wall gets softer. correct me if im wrong.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Matt@Camber-Toe Click here to enlarge
        Where are you guys located?
        They are outside of Chicago.
      1. Stahlgrau's Avatar
        Stahlgrau -
        Simply stunning! Awesome work as always. When the time comes, I'm gonna have to send my car to IND.
      1. Stahlgrau's Avatar
        Stahlgrau -
        Is that the IND facility in these pics?
      1. Moose's Avatar
        Moose -
        Click here to enlarge Amazing, seriously. I've been staring at these pics for a while now. I would LOVE to drive this thing, looks insanely fun!!! Once again, Click here to enlarge
      1. mazdaspeed6's Avatar
        mazdaspeed6 -
      1. black bnr32's Avatar
        black bnr32 -
        still a bit more show than go, but pretty nice overall
      1. inter1032's Avatar
        inter1032 -
        not bad,must be nice to be able to drop that much money for mods
        still cant believe someone would spend that much for a front lip and brakes
        is this going to be a track toy?
      1. gixxer_kidd's Avatar
        gixxer_kidd -
        IND steps up the game every time. Any vids of the exhaust?
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by gixxer_kidd Click here to enlarge
        IND steps up the game every time. Any vids of the exhaust?
        There are a couple vids of it on youtube: