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      03-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #89
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IND Distribution creates a Portfolio project with Martin D.

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.

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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

























































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      03-08-2011, 10:45 AM   #90
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I know I know...Cheesy title his unsername is "Brosef"

It's still cold in the Midwest but Chicago's dedicated enthusiasts are already gearing up for this summer's track season, and our client Michael is no different. Michael (Brosef on this forum) came to us hoping to have a more thrilling experience at the track this season, so we added Brembo's 380 GT kit, HRE P40s wheels, and an ESS VT2 kit to the car.

Unfortunately we were not able to take exterior photos of the car due to our bad weather, but we did manage some engine bay shots of the freshly painted ESS intake manifold. Look for exterior photos soon!

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iND painted manifold
Challenge Sport X-pipe with HFC's
Eisenmann Race performance 4x83mm LeMans tips
19" HRE P40S
Brembo 380MM kit
KW V3's

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      03-11-2011, 01:35 PM   #91
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IND always puts some of the cleanest cars.

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      03-12-2011, 10:57 AM   #92
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This thread, sweet Jesus! You all do amazing work. I will not hesitate to call you for anything that I need for my car.
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      03-17-2011, 12:20 AM   #93
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... I feel like I just took a handful of viagra.
Remember.....if it lasts more than 4 hours you should consult your physician
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      04-11-2011, 02:37 PM   #96
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Many people know IND for modifying BMW cars of all types, and we take great pride in our BMW projects. However, our shop gates see much more than just BMWs, and after allowing countless Mercedes, Lamborghini, Ferrari, Audi, and even American Classic cars through our doors undocumented, we decided it was time to share the rest of our work with car enthusiasts.

Please enjoy these photos of our latest Audi R8!

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Really Awesome guys! Love the work you do! You can tell it's just filled with experience and Passion!!
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god damn that car you guy's built for nelson is utterly amazing as well as his car collection. i am still in shock that one person can own all those cars
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Amazing exhibit of the quality of work that is produced at IND.
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CF roof on the 135....
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I was trying to decide if it was CF or vinyl/paint but it doesn't have a sunroof and that was not available in the states. I hope when I get my M3 I will stop missing my 135i. Cannot wait to see what you guys do with the 1M you have ordered!!!
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IND is no stranger to ESS supercharged cars- our pair of BMW trained, BMW certified technicians have installed over 35 ESS supercharger kits on E9x M3s over the past several years. Weíve enjoyed ESSí stellar reliability and smooth power delivery throughout this time period.

Now itís finally time to apply the IND and ESS treatment to our own E39 M5 project car. Please stay tuned for updates as we assemble our E39.



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IND is no stranger to ESS supercharged cars- our pair of BMW trained, BMW certified technicians have installed over 35 ESS supercharger kits on E9x M3s over the past several years. Weíve enjoyed ESSí stellar reliability and smooth power delivery throughout this time period.

Now itís finally time to apply the IND and ESS treatment to our own E39 M5 project car. Please stay tuned for updates as we assemble our E39.
Nice! I have seen this kit face to face and it looks factory when installed!

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