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    • Yin and Yang- Two very different E92 M3s one ESS supercharged and one naturally aspirated - Created by IND Distribution

      The Yin and Yang concept of Chinese philosophy represents a balance found everywhere in life and nature. In its most simple form, it is the idea that opposite and seemingly opposing concepts cannot exist without one another. You canít have a concept of light without knowledge of darkness; it is not possible to have a definition of hot without understanding cold. In this same way, whatever appeal either of these M3s have individually is magnified by the presence of their counterpart. We were fortunate enough to have both cars at our facility this past week, and were able to see how these radically different approaches to modification have created two great cars.



      Philip (Team Plutonium on this forum) and Chris (Singletrack) are not strangers to INDís offices. Both are great clients and great friends of the IND staff, and have completed several projects with us:

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      Both are avid M enthusiasts and appreciate a clean and purpose-built car, but their approaches to modifying their M3s are nearly polar opposites. Chris and Philip made their way to IND last week to take their next steps with each M3.

      Chrisí M3 has always been a journey to build the perfect ďOEM-plusĒ sports car. BMW has already created a wonderful M3 and Chris has been incredibly careful to ensure that the parts added are true enhancements to the car and change the overall style in the most subtle possible way. Prior to his visit Chris had removed the M3 badge on the trunk for an even cleaner outside appearance, and IND had sent him a ZCP carbon fiber spoiler, painted completely in Silverstone to improve the functionality of the car without adding complexity to the rear of the car. Chris has retained the factory ride height and original 19Ē wheels to maintain a simple and understated appearance.

      Chris has already used his M3 at several race tracks on the east coast, and during this visit planned to address the few issues the car has as a multi-purpose track and street tool, while also finishing the car cosmetically. We installed a Brembo 365/345mm GT kit with Pagid RS29 pads to add stopping power, but kept the original black finish and replaced the Brembo logo for an even simpler version in Silverstone for a very subtle appearance. The carís power steering system was improved by adding a 3D Design power steering overflow reservoir, to prevent any boiling issues at the track, and the intake manifold, air filter cover, and Macht Schnell intake elbow were refinished in a beautiful gloss black with silver pinstripe to maintain the simple and elegant style found throughout the carís exterior. A Stack gauge package was installed to monitor engine vitals, and finally a custom painted CRT style front lip and Euro bumper perfectly finished the front of the car without a major departure from the original BMW design.





















      Philipís M3 was the opposite and counterpart to Chrisí during their trip to IND last week. This car is no stranger to INDís shop, having been here several times before, and each time seems to have moved in a clear design direction. During this trip to IND, Philipís car undertook some of the biggest changes of all, in contrast to Chrisí more mild transformation.

      We started by upgrading the carís already potent engine package from the ESS VT2-600 kit to the even more incredible 625, pushing the envelope even further than the standard ESS kit allows. A Varis rear diffuser was added as well- a piece so visually striking that it is absolutely impossible to miss from the rear of the car. Finally the most major change of all came in the form of Volk TE37SL wheels and Falken 275/315 width tires. The square spokes and proven design of the Volk wheels add an element of purpose to the carís personality, while the enormous tires and pulled fenders needed to accommodate them combine perfectly with the Varis diffuser to create an impossible to miss stance. Although Philip plans to add a few finishing touches to the car over the next year, I feel that this trip to IND made the biggest impact on his M3ís overall design and personality, and to me the car is quickly approaching perfection.

      The dichotomy of these two M3s was not planned or forced, but rather an extension of our two clientís unique approaches to modification. It is precisely this aspect of work at IND that gives me the greatest joy- the opportunity to help our clients express themselves and their tastes, and to see how the unique personalities of our clients transform the blank canvas of the E92 M3 into the creations that leave our facility. These two cars are truly yin to the otherís yang, and the opportunity to see both simultaneously helped all of us at IND to appreciate the style of each. Enjoy the photos!


















      This article was originally published in forum thread: Yin and Yang- Two very different E92 M3s one ESS supercharged and one naturally aspirated - Created by IND Distribution started by Nate@IND View original post
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      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        High quality I think we can front page this.

        Singletrack intends to remain naturally aspirated?
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        High quality I think we can front page this.

        Singletrack intends to remain naturally aspirated?
        Indeed I do! Well maybe I will install a vaporizer mod at some point. : P
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        High quality I think we can front page this.

        Singletrack intends to remain naturally aspirated?
        Sweet! Thanks! And yes, Chris stays NA... he is being a little girl.

        Chris and I had the best vacation ever! Seriously, hanging out at iND for a week, getting Johan's modded Z4 as a loaner (are you kidding me?!), going to dinner with the gang every night, and watch the master techs, and body folks do their magic was simply incredible! Getting taken out to an authentic german restaurant (with tons of fellow friends) and getting wasted was yet another nice touch. Click here to enlarge

        Besides getting back our dream cars - we had one of the best man-vacations ever!

        Nate, Ilia, Andrew, Jesal, Ryan, Anthony, Tony, and Louise - thank you for letting us invade your space, being 8 years old, and disrupt your professional environment with the crudest, craziest, and most obnoxious behavior ever seen in the modding industry. We deeply apologize for the emotional scars we left... I think I've never laughed so hard in my life. And yes, the photos we took will be deleted...
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Awesome write up guys! Maybe the best money I've ever spent aside from that show in Amsterdam with a midget *AND* a robot.

        I was also very glad to see that you have the jesal housebroken finally.

        I can't wait for the next project!
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Sweet! Thanks! And yes, Chris stays NA... he is being a little girl.
        I can't tell you how many times I had to slow down to let TP catch up with me on the drive home. Let's just say it was annoying. Skunk attack was karma for screwing up my avg mph beotch.
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        Awesome write up guys! Maybe the best money I've ever spent aside from that show in Amsterdam with a midget *AND* a robot.

        I was also very glad to see that you have the jesal housebroken finally.

        I can't wait for the next project!
        If you call me a midget one more time I'm gonna loose my $#@!!
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        I can't tell you how many times I had to slow down to let TP catch up with me on the drive home. Let's just say it was annoying. Skunk attack was karma for screwing up my avg mph beotch.
        130mph is not a normal cruising speed. I know you wanna go back to prison, but these days it's totally OK with being gay.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        If you call me a midget one more time I'm gonna loose amy $#@!!
        Look out kneecaps! TP is enraged!

        You aren't a midget, you are just far, far smaller than me.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        130mph is not a normal cruising speed. I know you wanna go back to prison, but these days it's totally OK with being gay.
        Psssssssst. Everyone knows mansex it is not gay in prison...it's like a pass.
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        LOL!
      1. 0-60Motorsports's Avatar
        0-60Motorsports -
        Both of them are master pieces.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Team Plutonium Click here to enlarge
        Sweet! Thanks! And yes, Chris stays NA... he is being a little girl.

        Chris and I had the best vacation ever! Seriously, hanging out at iND for a week, getting Johan's modded Z4 as a loaner (are you kidding me?!), going to dinner with the gang every night, and watch the master techs, and body folks do their magic was simply incredible! Getting taken out to an authentic german restaurant (with tons of fellow friends) and getting wasted was yet another nice touch. http://www.m3post.com/forums/images/smilies/biggrin.gif

        Besides getting back our dream cars - we had one of the best man-vacations ever!

        Nate, Ilia, Andrew, Jesal, Ryan, Anthony, Tony, and Louise - thank you for letting us invade your space, being 8 years old, and disrupt your professional environment with the crudest, craziest, and most obnoxious behavior ever seen in the modding industry. We deeply apologize for the emotional scars we left... I think I've never laughed so hard in my life. And yes, the photos we took will be deleted...
        I've pretty much just dealt with Nate but the guys at IND do awesome work. I mean seriously awesome, I want to highlight that.

        You're car is sick, very nice. Has some balls to it unlike... oh we'll go easy on him.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Promoted to front page. The Volk's are 19's?
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        Promoted to front page. The Volk's are 19's?
        Sweet! 18s actually...
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by 0-60Motorsports Click here to enlarge
        Both of them are master pieces.
        Wow, thanks!

        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        I've pretty much just dealt with Nate but the guys at IND do awesome work. I mean seriously awesome, I want to highlight that.

        You're car is sick, very nice. Has some balls to it unlike... oh we'll go easy on him.
        Hahahaha! We'll see, I'm happy to race any SC cars....on a track with turns ; )

        As for IND - they really do. I just entrusted them with the 308 for some minor work. : )
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        Hahahaha! We'll see, I'm happy to race any SC cars....on a track with turns ; )

        As for IND - they really do. I just entrusted them with the 308 for some minor work. : )
        You never said you had a 308.

        IND just covers a lot of stuff. Their body/interior work obviously is top notch.
      1. singletrack's Avatar
        singletrack -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by Sticky Click here to enlarge
        You never said you had a 308.

        IND just covers a lot of stuff. Their body/interior work obviously is top notch.
        I just got it last week - 1978 Giallo Modena Ferrari 308 GTS - euro cams, electromotive electronic timing, QA1 coilovers. Unscene media will do another video of it and Ilia will be the stunt driver. Will be on Ferrarichat, but tell me where to post it here. : )

        IND are bringing some of the rougher parts up to my standards and I really would not trust anyone else to do it.
      1. Sticky's Avatar
        Sticky -
        Click here to enlarge Originally Posted by singletrack Click here to enlarge
        but tell me where to post it here. : )
        General Automotive -> Euro/Exotic section.
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Thanks Sticky!
      1. Team Plutonium's Avatar
        Team Plutonium -
        Thanks Sticky!

        Here is the video for the beast: