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      01-17-2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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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 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.

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

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Martin_D in Korea and Greece


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      01-17-2011, 01:01 PM   #2

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So awesome it's a 6MT!
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      01-17-2011, 01:07 PM   #3

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Wow great job guys ! looks like the customer is planning to use the car the way it's supposed to be.
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      01-17-2011, 01:18 PM   #4

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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!
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      01-17-2011, 01:20 PM   #5

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Really like everything sans the wing and steering wheel/shifter. Sick work as usual.

Nate, will the diffuser fit with the Akra Evo?
Could be something for my GT4
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      01-17-2011, 01:25 PM   #6
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Great job guys! I love the wheel color combo!
Sickessst E92 M!
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      01-17-2011, 01:27 PM   #7

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Saw this car in person. Pictures dont even do it justice. The stance is ridiculous
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Honestly - GTS or Edition door sills
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      01-17-2011, 01:29 PM   #9
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Pictures are to die for. Awesome build guys!
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      01-17-2011, 01:42 PM   #10

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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.
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      01-17-2011, 01:44 PM   #11
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damn the wheels/tire/drop combo is magnificent. too clean! nice job IND
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15 YMB F80 M3 | iND Painted Front Reflectors, Painted Side Marker Set, Rear Painted Emblem & Front Grill Surround| KW 3 Way Clubsport | Gintani Downpipes | Macht Schnell Stud Conversion Kit | JB4 | Too many wheels to list
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      01-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #13
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This car is truly "TO DIE FOR"!~
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      01-17-2011, 02:21 PM   #14
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Have fun with it Martin!!
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simply amazing.
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      01-17-2011, 02:34 PM   #18

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Great work IND.
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Wow that is Sick! I could do without the nude torso, but hey, that's for the artist behind the car to decide...
ALL PARTS FOR SALE (click links) -
KW Clubsport 3-way, Akrapovic Evolution, Mode Carbon GTS Wing, BBS E05 (18x10/11), BMW Pedals Billet Extended DCT Paddles, Advan TC3 (9.5/10.5), Recaro Profi-XL & Planted Seat Brackets
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wow crazy

the spoiler is a bit overboard. but love everything else.
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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 ?
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Damn, me like itso much. First rolling shot is sick. Enjoy your ride Martin!
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