BMW M3 Forum (E90 E92)

BMW Garage BMW Meets Register Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read


Go Back   M3Post - BMW M3 Forum > M3 (E90 / E92 / E93) > Sponsor M3 Project Cars Showcase
 
Strasse Wheels
Post Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
      01-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
Nate@IND
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Nate@IND's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Chicago

Posts: 10,294
iTrader: (19)

IND Distribution creates a Portfolio project with Martin D.

People all around the world have fallen in love with the automobile since it’s 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 it’s meant to humans since its invention. It’s 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 hasn’t 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 car’s only performance modification. These cars are not an expression of a shop’s 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 Martin’s 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
“Poor man’s closeout” 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

























































high-res links-
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-1
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-2
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-3
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-4
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-5
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-6
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-7
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-8
http://www.ind-distribution.com/images/Mag-9



















Martin_D in Korea and Greece



__________________

Last edited by Nate@IND; 05-10-2011 at 10:06 AM.
Nate@IND is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #2
PKL
Colonel
 
PKL's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 335i
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Santa Monica

Posts: 2,467
iTrader: (0)

So awesome it's a 6MT!
__________________
2011 E90 335i M-Sport 6MT
PKL is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #3
DublinM3
Private
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Everywhere

Posts: 70
iTrader: (0)

Wow great job guys ! looks like the customer is planning to use the car the way it's supposed to be.
DublinM3 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #4
gixxer_kidd
Major
 
Drives: e92 m3
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: NNJ

Posts: 1,401
iTrader: (11)

Garage List
2008 m3  [5.00]
IND is king! You guys step up the game each and every time. Love your intro to your stories. Dude, you can write....

Martin, congrats on a sick car. I love everything about this car and how it's built for the track (where an ///M belongs). Enjoy the new beast brotha!
gixxer_kidd is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #5
Checkcaptain
Captain
 
Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Germany

Posts: 995
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Checkcaptain Send a message via Skype™ to Checkcaptain
Quote:
Originally Posted by shift@red View Post
Really like everything sans the wing and steering wheel/shifter. Sick work as usual.
+1

Nate, will the diffuser fit with the Akra Evo?
Could be something for my GT4
Checkcaptain is online now   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
vividracing
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
vividracing's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 BMW M3 DCT
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Arizona

Posts: 3,536
iTrader: (13)

Send a message via AIM to vividracing
Great job guys! I love the wheel color combo!
Sickessst E92 M!
vividracing is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #7
Brosef
Colonel
 
Brosef's Avatar
 
Drives: 2011 M
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Chicago

Posts: 2,217
iTrader: (3)

Saw this car in person. Pictures dont even do it justice. The stance is ridiculous
Brosef is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #8
Checkcaptain
Captain
 
Drives: BMW M3 E92
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Germany

Posts: 995
iTrader: (0)

Send a message via MSN to Checkcaptain Send a message via Skype™ to Checkcaptain
Honestly - GTS or Edition door sills
Checkcaptain is online now   Germany
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
tom @ eas
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
tom @ eas's Avatar
 
Drives: BMW
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Anaheim, CA

Posts: 10,285
iTrader: (13)

Garage List
Pictures are to die for. Awesome build guys!
__________________
tom @ eas is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:42 PM   #10
knifegun
Major
 
knifegun's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Where the weather is always the same

Posts: 1,069
iTrader: (0)

Amazing! Everything is sweet with the exception of the topless blue girl. Not really sure if there is a story behind it but if there is, it better be a really good one to warrant the blue girl.
knifegun is offline   Turkmenistan
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
Saigon
Brigadier General
 
Saigon's Avatar
 
Drives: BSM E92 335i Coupe
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: SoCal

Posts: 3,519
iTrader: (46)

Send a message via AIM to Saigon Send a message via MSN to Saigon
damn the wheels/tire/drop combo is magnificent. too clean! nice job IND
__________________
07' Alpine White E93 335i

M-Sport | BMW Performance | Beige l Piano Black l Sport l Premium l Heated l Navi | Steptronic l Comfort Access l Logic7 l iPod & USB |
Saigon is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:20 PM   #12
tightie
JOSH SHOKRI.
 
tightie's Avatar
 
Drives: 2013 E92 Coupe.
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: los angeles, california.

Posts: 5,686
iTrader: (7)

Garage List
2008 BMW M3  [3.95]
...wow.. definitely one of my new favorites.
__________________
15 YMB F80 M3 | iND Painted Front Reflectors, Painted Side Marker Set, Rear Painted Emblem & Front Grill Surround | Gintani Downpipes | H&R Super Sport Springs | Macht Schnell Stud Conversion Kit + Spacers | JB4 | Too many wheels to list
*Track Day: September 26 @ Buttonwillow Raceway
tightie is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
Ryan@IND
BimmerPost Supporting Vendor

 
Ryan@IND's Avatar
 
Drives: M3
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Chicago

Posts: 4,263
iTrader: (16)

Send a message via AIM to Ryan@IND Send a message via Skype™ to Ryan@IND
This car is truly "TO DIE FOR"!~
Ryan@IND is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #14
Mavrick151
My M treats me right
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: CA

Posts: 297
iTrader: (1)

Have fun with it Martin!!
Mavrick151 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:23 PM   #15
Gkap
BMF Movement
 
Gkap's Avatar
 
Drives: Women Crazy
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: GTA

Posts: 3,014
iTrader: (1)

simply amazing.
Gkap is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:29 PM   #16
LvnLrg213
Private First Class
 
Drives: 2013 F10 M5; 2013 X5M
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Coral Gables, Florida

Posts: 125
iTrader: (0)

SICK!!!!!!!!
LvnLrg213 is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:33 PM   #17
bavarian19
General
 
bavarian19's Avatar
 
Drives: Car
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: VA

Posts: 18,813
iTrader: (23)

bavarian19 is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #18
Omar@ActiveAutowerke
 
Drives: E92 M3
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Miami

Posts: 1,783
iTrader: (1)

Great work IND.
Omar@ActiveAutowerke is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:35 PM   #19
slicer
Brigadier General
 
slicer's Avatar
 
Drives: '13 E92 M3
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: San Diego, CA

Posts: 3,715
iTrader: (12)

Wow that is Sick! I could do without the nude torso, but hey, that's for the artist behind the car to decide...
__________________
KW Clubsport 3-way, Akrapovic Evolution, ESS Tune, StopTech Trophy, IND Euro Bumper & Black Mirror Covers, Turner Motorsports Studs/Lugs & Delrin Diff Bushings, MRF Solid Sub-Frame Bushings, RD Sport Sways, Recaro Profi-XL & Planted Seat Brackets, BMW Performance Carbon Fiber Interior Trim, BMW Edition Grills/Gills, Mode Carbon GT4 Splitter & GTS Wing, Advan TC3 (18x9.5/10.5), BBS E05 (18x10/11), G-Force Rivals (275/295)
slicer is offline  
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:36 PM   #20
SlammedR8
Brigadier General
 
SlammedR8's Avatar
 
Drives: 2010 Audi R8 V10 +2013 Audi S4
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Toronto

Posts: 4,936
iTrader: (2)

Send a message via MSN to SlammedR8
wow crazy

the spoiler is a bit overboard. but love everything else.
__________________
SlammedR8 is offline   Canada
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:42 PM   #21
DCMETRO22Z
MMA FIGHTER
 
Drives: feet
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: antony 92

Posts: 421
iTrader: (0)

That project is so sick... really... original and unusual.

Except for the boobs on the engine cover wich I find deeply reatrded.

Question : How did IND find GTS parts ?
DCMETRO22Z is offline   France
0
Reply With Quote
      01-17-2011, 02:46 PM   #22
xiliy
Lieutenant
 
xiliy's Avatar
 
Drives: Ride BMC
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SoCal

Posts: 484
iTrader: (9)

Damn, me like itso much. First rolling shot is sick. Enjoy your ride Martin!
xiliy is offline   United_States
0
Reply With Quote
Post Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:35 AM.




m3post
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.0
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
1Addicts.com, BIMMERPOST.com, E90Post.com, F30Post.com, M3Post.com, ZPost.com, 5Post.com, 6Post.com, 7Post.com, XBimmers.com logo and trademark are properties of BIMMERPOST