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JDM M3 by IND Distribution

17 January 2011 7 Comments

IND Distribution and I have recently announced that will be doing a collaboration build based on my BMW 1M Coupe rendering. While we wait for the car to arrive, the boys at IND Distribution are continuing to show the scene what they can do.

I got an email from Ilia of IND featuring their latest project M3. Their client, Martin, wanted an M3 that looked as if it was built by a tuning shop in Japan. So here’s the results.


Evenathough the goal of this project is to create a JDM styled M3, it’s still a BMW so couple of track parts from BMW were ordered like the BMW Motorsport M3 GT4 front lip and tow strap.

The Varis GT rear wing paired with the Varis Japan rear diffuser were an obvious choice for this type of project.

One of the most important areas in any car build is the stance. So for this, IND Distribution went with KW ClubSport coilovers

The wheels are 18×9.5 in the front and 18×10.5 in the rear Volk TE37

Behind the red TE37 is the Brembo GT-R brake kit with slotted disks to keep everything under control.

To match the looks, IND Distribution went with the ESS Tuning VT2-600 Supercharger kit with custom painted intake manifold

Kreisseig Japan valve actuated exhaust system was chosen to let the 8 cylinders sing in full blast or with civility whichever the owner feels at the moment.

Inside the cockpit is a pair of Bride GIAS seat with painted seat backs by IND

The factory steering wheel was upgraded with Nardi 380mm suede steering wheel utilizing the IND hub adapter.

A custom roll bar by Fall Line Motorsports, painted Porsche Guards red by IND surrounds the driver.

Defi gauges monitoring the fluid temps and pressure.

Lift shots..



Detail shots..

Time for some action..


List of Modifications and Upgrades
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 18×9.5 +22 front and 18×10.5 +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

Props once again to IND crew and Martin who actually owns this ride. Cheers.

7 Comments »

  • Lloyd said:

    WOW…..that M3 is gorgeous!

  • Brendan said:

    My new, all time favorite M3. What an awesome piece of work, I love it!

  • Jerry said:

    This car would be so clean without the white walls and wing.

    Overall though it’s badass!

  • E-Bullet said:

    Damn. It’s the most beautiful thing that stands on rims.

  • Hue said:

    I’d love to see this flat black.

  • Hoji said:

    Visually tight, with performance to match the aggressive stance. How can anyone peel their eyes away from this beautiful machine?

  • Jose said:

    What hub did you use for the nardi wheel?
    Your m3 looks clean af!