A history continued: IND installs an Eisenmann exhaust for an M fanatic.
We are grateful every day at IND for the longevity offered to us by our clients. Thanks to each and every IND client, we have the privilege of watching the ebb and flow of BMW M cars over the decades. We have watched the M brand evolve and grow, and feel lucky every single morning when we come into the office and have yet another opportunity to work with BMW’s latest and greatest. This longevity has granted us a sense of perspective- an ability to remember M models that are long gone, and use BMW M’s history book to make our choices.
From time to time, we are fortunate enough to work with an M fan that has a similar sense of perspective, and a similar love for BMW M cars. The owner of this Austin Yellow M4 has at one point in his life owned without exception every single M car ever created by BMW, and his sense of perspective has enabled him to work with brands that have stood the test of time- BBS, Brembo, Eisenmann.
Our client’s M4 is still in its early stages of modification, but is currently outfitted with a BMW Performance front lip and rear diffuser, and a BMW Performance trunk spoiler. This week we have proudly added one of the first Eisenmann exhaust systems in the country, to give this M4 the bark and personality it deserves.
Enjoy the photos, and stay tuned for more updates as this M4 project continues to develop!
When the F82 M4 graced the pebble beach concourse with its Austin Yellow exterior, all of us were captivated by its menacing appearance. In addition to the natural body lines of the car, BMW displayed their prototype M Performance parts, including a carbon fiber lower front lip. Much to our dismay, when BMW released the M Performance parts catalog their catalog this lower lip did not exist. Yes, the M Performance line provides an aggressive lip and splitter solution, but does not produce the same effect as the elusive carbon prototype
The RKP front lip for the F8X M3/M4 recreates the appearance of the Pebble Beach M4 with a full carbon fiber front lip spoiler. This F8X M3/M4 RKP front lip fits perfectly against the front bumper, leaving essentially no gap after the lip is installed. Installation is accomplished using provided fasteners. No double-sided tape.
Each RKP front lip for the F8X M3/M4 is built from carbon fiber, and is available in 2×2 twill weave to match the BMW M Performance parts.
The front lip is available for purchase through our website or via an IND representative.
IND Distribution has always been careful to work with only the highest level technology partners to ensure the best possible results for our clients. IND staff’s engineering and product design experience has enabled IND to not only make the best choices in the product we sell, but has also enabled us to partner with some of the most qualified in our industry to co-develop incredible product for M cars.
One of our most valued partners is Fall Line Motorsports. Fall Line has achieved over one and a half decades of success as a racing manufacturer by assembling a team of the best fabricators and engineers in the Midwest, and has enjoyed racing victories in professional and amateur racing from SCCA to IMSA pro leagues.
This year, Fall Line will leverage their racing experience to design and build road car performance components. Together with IND Distribution, Fall Line will create a host of parts specifically designed to enhance the already spectacular F8x M chassis. IND’s own M3 and M4 company cars will be used to conduct street testing, while Fall Line’s F8x racing development program will prove each piece in the unforgiving environment of Motorsport.
In the next few months, IND will catalog and organize our F8x performance parts program to bring M3/M4 enthusiasts everyone access to some truly incredible parts. Please stay tuned for more updates!
When inspecting the F8x M3/4 in any amount of detail, one thing becomes abundantly clear- in their quest for the perfect M car, BMW left no stone unturned, no issue unaddressed, no aspect of the car’s behavior un-optimized. Technology and art in engineering has enabled BMW to create an absolutely spectacular M3, a car that’s capable of plush comfort when driven normally, and life changing performance when driven in anger. Simply put, the M3/4 is BMW’s latest masterpiece, and has made all of us at IND fall in love with BMW M all over again.
Watching BMW create and engineer their new F8x inspired us and Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH to respond in kind. We knew that we could not simply connect a series of pipes to a generic canister and attach exhaust tips at the end. Every aspect of the design had to be analyzed, evaluated, and perfected until the exhaust system as a whole was absolutely flawless. Eisenmann did not approach the design of this exhaust system with the idea of beating their competitors- Eisenmann’s only peer in this race would be BMW M itself, and no stone could be left unturned.
Today, we are happy to introduce Eisenmann’s own masterpiece, the F8x M3/4 Eisenmann Heritage valved exhaust system. Eisenmann’s Stuttgart-based engineers have leveraged 30 years of heritage as Germany’s premier exhaust manufacturer as well as decades of experience as OE designers and manufacturers for Porsche and AMG to create the M3/4 Heritage exhaust system.
Each system is constructed from high grade 304 stainless steel, with a specific attention to wall thickness throughout to create the best combination of fantastic sound and reduced weight. The canisters are machine-pressed into a shape specifically designed for the F8x M cars using a series of deep draw dies, resulting in extremely high canister rigidity and contributing to Eisenmann’s signature tone. The canister shape was specifically created to completely eliminate the canisters from the rear view of the car, drastically improving the appearance of the F8x cars. Multiple internal flow paths work in unison with BMW’s Comfort, Sport, and Sport Plus ECU programming, and enable Eisenmann’s valve control to have a variable but drastic effect on the exhaust system’s personality, yielding a quiet tone while cruising and a fearsome growl under full load.
Eisenmann’s Heritage system is available as a rear section or complete exhaust system, enabling M3/4 owners to choose their sound level in stages. The complete system will include everything from the exhaust tips to the BMW downpipes, allowing for a bolt-on solution for easy installation and an aggressive sound. Improved flow capacity gives the exhaust system sufficient overhead for future modifications, removing any restriction in the system and enabling the F8x’s S55 powerplant to make even more power.
The new “Signature” tip combines what was great about BMW M’s design with the classic Eisenmann LeMans style to create something that is both at home on BMW’s new M car and also an homage to Eisenmann’s own classic tip designs. Eisenmann’s new “Signature” tips are specifically designed to emulate the style of the BMW M tips, to allow our clients to remain within the M realm of design and appearance, while simultaneously having something very unique- the added “LeMans style” inner tip is an Eisenmann hallmark, and has been unique to Eisenmann for over a decade.
In short, we are confident that this is the best Eisenmann F8x M exhaust possible. We are thrilled to present the new F8x M3/4 exhaust system to M enthusiasts worldwide!
Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH F8x M3/4 first look!
The sheer volume of phone calls asking about the new F8x M3/4 Eisenmann exhaust system that we have fielded at the IND offices over this previous month has been absolutely staggering. Although we cannot release details on the production system just yet, I am confident in saying that just as BMW left no stone unturned in designing this new F8x M3/4, Eisenmann has left no stone unturned in designing the perfect exhaust system for the car. I can truly say that the new F8x exhaust is Eisenmann’s best effort to date- a big claim, considering that Eisenmann Exhaust Systems GmbH has been building exhaust systems for nearly 30 years.
As we do not want to leave the BimmerPost audience in complete suspense over this weekend, we are happy to announce that the very first audio clips of the new Eisenmann system are ready for release. This video shows the Eisenmann rear section installed on IND’s own F82 M4, driven in the “Sport Plus” M mode. Like the rest of the F8x M car, the Eisenmann system’s behavior and sound will change to suit the driver’s mood, using the original BMW in-cabin controls.
For now, this is all that we can say about the new Eisenmann system. All of us at IND are truly proud to have been a part of the development of this exhaust, and are absolutely thrilled to see the feedback from the M enthusiast audience in just over a week, when we can release all of the information about our new Eisenmann exhaust.
First installed shots of the RKP F8x M3/M4 Diffuser
Today, RKP is proud to announce our first entry into what will be an extensive F8x M3/M4 catalog.
While the majority of the F8x M car is stunningly muscular, the diffuser section in particular leaves something to be desired. The flat polyurethane insert installed from BMW does not match the M3/4’s aerodynamically sculpted exterior, and so was the first item RKP elected to attack. In contrast, the RKP diffuser was designed with full length fins that reach all the way from the inside of the insert to their termination point at the rear of the bumper. The fins are particularly thin, and although this makes them especially difficult to manufacture, their athletic appearance is more purposeful and athletic. Unlike the BMW performance diffuser, RKP’s fins extend all the way to the edge of the diffuser, giving them a much more noticeable look in all of the right areas.
The RKP M3/4 diffuser has been in development for over 3 months with a specific focus on fit and finish. After several revisions, we have carefully sculpted what we believe to be a truly perfect fitting part. This was no easy feat, as working with the complex rear bumper shape and creating a component that would be durable, strong, lightweight, and integrate perfectly with the original BMW mounting took special care and attention to detail. We are proud to say that this diffuser fits like all other RKP components- absolutely flawlessly.
IND has maintained a partnership for the greater part of our companies life cycle. We are proud to have early access to one of their most popular solutions, the H.A.S. sleeve kit.
Founded in 1992 in Murrhardt Germany, KW has grown to become a leading suspension tuner for European and Japanese cars. KW suspension is developed thoroughly by KW’s engineers to have an extremely long service life and create a balance between great handling and a comfortable ride quality. KW has equipped winning race teams for over a decade, and is a supplier to AMG as well as BMW in the M3 GTS. KW’s facility is one of only 15 facilities worldwide to be equipped with a 7 post suspension test rig, giving regular M3 enthusiasts access to Formula 1 technology.
KW’s sleeve kit for the F8X M3/M4 allows a large range of height adjustment while retaining the factory electronic damping control. The factory spring perches are removed from the front dampers, and KW’s own threaded height-adjustable perches are installed. The kit includes progressive rate lowering springs for each corner of the car, height adjustable spring perches for the front and rear, strengthened and shortened bump stops and KW shock sleeves to protect the OE BMW dampers.
IND will have access to the first 35 kits inbound from Germany. The first batch of kits will arrive mid to late September. Below is a link to the listing on our site as well as some more information regarding KW’s 7 post rig testing.
In late June, we released photos featuring one of the more detailed projects any member at IND has been a part of. This project titled Ear to Ear featured cosmetic and mechanical work that was a culmination of nearly 5 months of work. From the custom bumper and rocker panels to the paintwork, every surface of this vehicle was addressed with some form of individuality. With the amount of time spent addressing every detail of the E93 it was only natural that our client, nicebraces, and IND employ the skills of Mike Maravilla and Unscene Media Group to capture every curve, line, and accent.
As fellow enthusiasts we are always looking for rare and unique parts. There is something about the hunt for that hard to find part that simply pulls at the strings in all of us. Whether you are a previous generation ///M enthusiast hunting for rare hurricane cloth and hounds tooth interior or someone into the more current offerings and seeking rare GTS parts, the sense of reward when the part is found is the same. Although the BMW Performance parts will eventually be an item available in dealers worldwide, at the present moment they are just as rare as an authentic E92 M3 GTS front lip spoiler. After searching the North American dealer network and hearing a release of late August we decided to expand our efforts to Europe. Through our contacts in Germany we were able to source the only available item from the Performance catalog (aero), the 2×2 weave carbon fiber splitters. Without hesitation we immediately sent the funds and had them shipped via FedEx Air Freight.
The BMW Performance division continues to expand their offerings all the while keying into the desires of BMW enthusiasts around the world. The F8X M3/M4 Performance parts are a more aggressive option created by the designers at BMW ///M. The aero options from the Performance division , design by BMW ///M provide a more sporty and aggressive look all the while maintaining or accenting the factory lines. The kit includes carbon fiber front splitters, trunk spoiler, rear diffuser, and of course mirror covers. All BMW Performance carbon parts are 2×2 weave.
We currently have 5 sets of splitters available for purchase. The lower partition is still not available, but this is a modular edition should any enthusiast decided to go with the full front Performance package.
Includes double-sided tape (per BMW)
BMW insulation foam pre-installed.
Available for order through our website or direct with a IND representative.