Many of our clients lead busy lives, and can’t dedicate an entire working week to modifying their cars so when our client approached us for a supercharger install and told us he wanted to arrive at our facility at 9am and depart again no later than that afternoon, we knew we had to plan very carefully in order to meet his deadline. Each piece had to be in place before our client’s arrival at our facility.
A Motorsport 24 oil cooler was held on one of IND’s shelves, waiting for install. We contacted ESS tuning, and ensured that a new flash cable was delivered directly to our client a week in advance. ESS created a tuned file for our client’s supercharger well in advance so that the file was ready to flash to his DME. The intake manifold was pre-painted weeks before our client’s arrival, our techs reserved, and a lift held open. Before long, every piece was in place.
Our client arrived on a crisp Monday morning at 8:45 am, his beautiful Monte Carlo Blue M3 fitting in nicely next to the other M3s at our shop that day. Within minutes the car was pulled onto one of our lifts, and our techs began removing the engine’s accessories. The supercharger and oil cooler install was completed shortly after the clock struck noon, and with ESS’ software loaded to the car within an hour the M3 was ready for it’s maiden voyage!
Our client left IND smiling, looking forward to his journey home. Thank you, Arter, for giving us an opportunity to work on your M3!
IND Distribution’s contacts in the BMW world allow us access to some amazing opportunities from time to time, and our new Sport Evo front lip is a direct result of one such opportunity. An homage to the original BMW front lip seen on the M3 GTS and the E30 M3 Sport Evo, the Sport Evo lip is a fully functional piece designed for extreme use in a motorsport environment. The upper section of the front lip is constructed from highly flexible FRP with an emphasis on a high plastic content for flexibility, while the splitter section is built for increased rub resistance.
Supplied brackets attach the splitter to the frame via the OE oil cooler mounting points, and the splitter is easily adjusted for more or less downforce with female torx fastners located at the bottom of the splitter. All necessary hardware, a fitment template, and complete instructions are included.
These lip kits will be produced in a limited run of 33 pieces in raw FRP and 22 pieces in gloss carbon.
iND Sport EVO front lip Made in Germany
M24 addresses the E46 M3’s weak differential cover by building a one-off cover machined completely from billet aluminum stock. The flexible OE bushings are eliminated for a simpler, more robust design that also more immediately transfers power through the drive train and to the rear wheels. Cooling fins are integrated into the cover, while the cover’s extra reinforcement ribs increase the strength of the mounting flange. The mounting ears on the differential cover are also reinforced, which addresses a known failure point of the original E46 M3 differential cover.
Any business will drive the people involved to form friendships that go beyond a simple utilitarian exchange, but when your business is to help people create the cars of their dreams you have an opportunity to connect that is beyond anything that people encounter in more “every day” industries. Working at IND has allowed us to form life-long friendships, and welcome our clients to the IND family.
Philip is one such client. He is not only a life-long friend, but a true member of the IND family. Working on Philip’s M3 is always a pleasure because we know that each time he ships the car to our facility he is placing his trust in us as a member of our family, and we do our best to treat him accordingly. This time, Philip’s car made it’s journey from New York to feed a never-ending addiction to power that’s shared by many who choose to add an ESS kit to their car. Philip changed transformed his already potent VT1-535 equipped M3 into a monster by upgrading to an ESS VT2-600 kit. In combination with his 4.10 differential the car’s midrange and top end response is even better than a standard M3, and the car is now a real force to be reckoned with.
IND added GTS door sills for a subtle reference to this M3’s newfound power, and a hand-pinstriped ESS VT2 600 badge on the trunk for a less subtle statement that tells those following the car to be wise when challenging Philip’s M3.
BBS FI in Titanium Finish
Most of us can remember enjoying a hobby with our fathers growing up. Whether it’s fishing, sports, or anything else, our memories of our time with our fathers are often some of the fondest memories of our youth. One of our clients was fortunate enough to continue enjoying a hobby with his father well into his adulthood, and the cars we showcase today are a father and son project.
The younger of the two has an incredible ESS supercharged E92 M3, complete with Brembo brakes, KW coilovers, a full exhaust system, and HRE P40S wheels with a brushed finish. His father chose a matching white Porsche 997 Carrera Cabriolet with the same HRE P40S wheels.
Our clients have been ordering some amazing wheels as of late and have now arrived at our warehouse. Many new projects are in the works and we will be showcasing these wheels on the cars in the coming weeks. Stay tuned as 2012 will be an exciting year! Special thanks to HRE, BBS, and Vorsteiner!
BBS FI in Titanium Finish