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First installed shots of the RKP F8x M3/M4 Diffuser

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.

Carbon Weave Options:

  • 1 x 1 plain weave (BMW F8X M3/M4 carbon roof)
  • 2 x 2 twill weave (BMW M Performance parts)

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IND | F82 M3 / F80 M3 KW H.A.S. “Sleeve” Kits Inbound

Published on August 29, 2014 by in Uncategorized
IND | KW H.A.S. “Sleeve” Kits Inbound

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.


KW Part# 253200AN

KW 7-post rig driving dynamic testing:


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OEM BMW F80 M3 Seat weights + Recaro install

Published on August 14, 2014 by in Uncategorized
OEM BMW F80 M3 Seat weights + Recaro install

We just installed a set of Recaro pole position’s in the iND F80 M3 plus the OEM BMW Motorsport DTM floor mounts. The F80 M3 seats weight 24.4lbs each with black leather.

OEM seats = 24.4lbs each
Recaro’s = 8.0lbs each 

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Ear to Ear in Motion

Published on July 28, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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.
Video work:

Unscene Media Group
Mike Maravilla

Below is a link to the vehicle details:



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IND | F8X M3/M4 BMW Performance Splitters

Published on July 18, 2014 by in Uncategorized

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.


  • 2×2 weave
  • Includes double-sided tape (per BMW)
  • BMW insulation foam pre-installed.

Available for order through our website or direct with a IND representative.


Email: info@ind-distribution.com
Phone: 866-963-4520 (Local – 847-963-4520)

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One small step for M, one giant leap for M fans: IND takes Euro delivery of our M4

Published on July 17, 2014 by in Uncategorized

Ultimately, all of us on BimmerPost are followers of the nearly 50 year old tradition that is BMW M. Whether you’re a vendor, an M owner, or both, we all fly the same flag. Since the humble beginning of BMW M with a small 35 person staff, M engineers have resolutely marched in the same direction: building the best race-derived road cars in the world. IND staff has been following the M tradition since the E36 M3’s heyday, and we are privileged, honored, and humbled to participate in M’s next step. Like all M3/M4 owners, we have taken the giant leap forward that is the F82 M4.

Ownership of our M4 started with Euro delivery, flawlessly arranged for us by Steve Thomas BMW. Euro Delivery is one of the best ways to get acquainted with a new M car. The German countryside, the Autobahn, and of course the birthplace of BMW Motorsport are uniquely able to inspire an M enthusiast to fall in love with an M car, and this was precisely the case when we got to the BMW Welt to pick up our M4.

Although I had to take a traditional “BMW Welt” shot, I’ll spare you the details of the amazing facility- many have already covered the Welt delivery experience in fantastic threads, so save for a few highlights I will move forward with my trip.

A classic 3.0 CSL “Batmobile” race car- this represents one of the origins of BMW M, and is one of M’s first creations. Because this car was also an art car designed by Frank Stella, seeing it in the flesh was truly like seeing a piece of BMW history.

One thing we’ll miss about classic race cars are the incredibly wide and low offset BBS race wheels used in the 70s and 80s. These classic spoke patterns and amazing wheel sizes are something we will likely never see again.

BMW displayed their E90 chassis clay model, giving us a fascinating view into the BMW development process. I can just imagine artists and designers working hard to shape the clay into BMW’s future- it must be an extremely exciting moment!

No trip through the BMW Motorsport history books would be complete without a look at the classic M1, and the amazing E46 M3 GTR. While both of these projects had their dramas during their service life, BMW M would not be the company it is today without either. Each is a critical component of the M story.

With our IND keys firmly in hand, we headed out to the German countryside, knowing that we would eventually have to hand over these keys and our amazing new car to Eisenmann.

Our first stop was our hotel in Heidelberg, a place we stop at each year. You can see more photos of this incredible town in our previous Germany trip stories:


We stopped in town to take some photos of the new M4, and found a local German admirer of the car. He stopped us to ask questions about the car, and shot photos of it for nearly 30 minutes! Talking to another fellow M4 fan truly made me feel lucky to participate in the M4’s history, and to enjoy such an amazing car in a place like Heidelberg.

Finally, I was back at our home away from home in Germany, Eisenmann GmbH. The ultimate purpose of our trip, our mission, is to help Eisenmann create the best exhaust system available for the M3 and M4 cars. It was for this that we purchased our F82 M4, for this that I made this voyage to Germany. Eisenmann has been planning and preparing for months now with the original BMW exhaust system components already at the facility and being studied carefully by the engineers, but it will take real study of the M4 as delivered by BMW M to truly create something special.

Finally, after nearly 5,000 miles and months of waiting and preparation, our IND M4 was on Eisenmann’s lift. The engineers at Eisenmann could not wait to truly dig in to the car, and apply their concepts and designs to a real M4.

Over the next three months, Eisenmann will meticulously digitize every inch of the M4’s floor, firewall, engine bay, and exhaust system as it connects with every related component.

By combining acoustic simulation, actual acoustic testing both in a lab and on-road environment, dyno testing, and computer aided design, Eisenmann will create an exhaust system for the M4 that is truly unique. We will work tirelessly with Eisenmann to ensure that they achieve nothing short of perfection by giving them our own M4 project car for hundreds of miles of road testing, as well as testing on the famous Nurburgring.

Please stay tuned as we work hard to develop our M4 demo car, both in Germany and then when it arrives in the United States!

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The RKP M6 front lip is here!

Published on July 3, 2014 by in Uncategorized

RKP continues a tradition of flawless fit, incredible surface finish, and the most carefully plotted designs in the industry with their M6 front lip.

The brand new M6 front lip was designed with extreme attention to detail, and special care to not only maintain but also to continue the original BMW body lines and design language. RKP also worked hard to design this lip for excellent drivability- placing the lowest point of the lip no further than the lowest point of the original BMW bumper.

The RKP M6 front lips are available in 1×1 plain weave, 2×2 twill weave, or any number of custom weave patters, along with matte and gloss carbon finishes. Each lip is hand built from 100% carbon fiber with no additional filler materials used.

Please contact an IND representative for more information!

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IND wheel fitment compilation thread, M3 and M4

Published on June 26, 2014 by in BBS, BMW, Falken

IND Distribution has been dedicated to the BMW M car since the company’s inception, and through nearly a decade of commitment have done everything possible to learn the secrets of BMW M to a science. We have explored every aspect of BMW’s marvelously engineered machines, and work tirelessly to ensure that our client base is always at the forefront of available information.

Today, we are proud to announce that in cooperation with BBS North America and Falken Tire we have made the first critical steps to understanding the M3/M4’s wheel well packaging, and in turn the available space we can use to install wider wheels and tires.

While IND specializes in custom tailoring widths and offsets specifically to the client, this document will provide some good basic guidelines for what we’ve found works, and what does not. IND will work directly with BBS to develop custom width and offset wheels for the M3 and M4 in the near future, so please keep in mind that what you see here were existing applications and installed on the F80 for testing purposes only.

For those who have not been introduced to the BBS brand, please have a look at our photo tour of both the main German BBS manufacturing facility, as well as the more elusive tour of the German headquarters of BBS Motorsport:



BBS has been responsible for creating some of the best road and racing wheels in the world, and have contributed more to the modern racing wheel than any other wheel manufacturer. We can think of no better company to partner with, for this or any other project.

With all of this said, we are happy to present our findings to the M3/M4 community!

Late last night, one of the first F80 M3s in our area rumbled its way into our warehouse for the first ever test fit of performance wheels on this chassis. After several hours of measuring wheel well clearance, damper position, and the shape and packaging of the car’s brake system, we were finally ready to move on to the good stuff- actually test fitting wheels!

A few basic cliff notes are in order, before we get into the details of our findings:

  • Please keep in mind that IND custom tailors each set of wheels we sell to each client we have, and that the information below should serve only as basic guide lines.
  • We’re happy to say that the OE brakes easily clear 18″, 19″, and of course 20″ wheels. This car should accept a wide range of wheels and tires both for the track and the street!
  • We’re also happy to announce that this car can easily accept very wide wheels! Thus far we’ve focused on 9.5″ wide front wheels, and 10.5″ wide rear wheels.
  • We’ve found that a 9.5″ wide front wheel with a +27 offset, and a 10.5″ wide rear wheel with a +35 offset will be very flush fitment on the F80 chassis, giving the car an aggressive stance for a good basic setup.
  • We’ve also determined that a 275/30/19 front tire and 295/30/19 rear tire are a small 2% smaller in rolling diameter than the tires originally provided by BMW, and are a great fit and sizing combination for both appearance and performance.

The M3, with IND’s custom painted engine cover.

Installing our Macht Schnell stud conversion kit.

Measuring maximum caliper diameter.

Our test subjects for the night.

The BBS RE wheels, mounted on our client’s F80 M3. These were a good fit in front when spaced to a +27 offset, and just a touch too flush in the rear, at a +30 offset.

Wheel fitment close ups of the BBS RE wheels. You can see that the 9.5″ wide wheel works perfectly with a +27 offset, but the 10.5″ wide wheel should be just a touch higher offset for a great fit.

The BBS FI wheels. At a 9.5″ front width with a +26 offset, the front FI fit nearly perfectly. The 10.5″ +28 rear wheel was too aggressive.

Front brake clearance shots of the 19″ BBS CH-R wheels. Plenty of space!

Front and rear brake clearance shot of the 18″ BBS FI wheels, again showing available space.

We will continue to update this thread as we learn more about these amazing new machines. All of us at IND are absolutely thrilled to begin to study, analyze, and develop the M3 and M4 to their fullest potential.

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All Smiles! The E93 M3 Build

Published on June 11, 2014 by in Uncategorized

As a man who caters to people’s smiles each and every day, attention to detail is not simply a character trait for Jeff (/Nice.braces), it is literally a way of life. When it was time to modify Jeff’s beautiful E93 M3, we began with the installation of a Vorsteiner front bumper, and progressed gradually to a performance car that had no component left untouched, no detail left unexamined, and the kind of dedication to an overall vision that can only be a result of countless hours of careful planning.

Describing this car component by component would take pages, so we will make do with a list of modifications. We know that M3Post enthusiasts will quickly see and understand that only a person who lives and breathes detail every day could envision a project like this E93, and we at IND are honored to have taken part in creating this incredible car.

Enjoy the photos!

-All photos courtesy of Mike Maravilla@Unscene Media Group and Jeremy Cliff


  • Vorsteiner GTS5 front bumper with Melbourne Red CRT accent
  • Vorsteiner Type II rear diffuser
  • IND custom built rocker panels and rear bumper
  • Gintani carbon fiber side skirts and rear bumper canards
  • Front bumper, rocker, and rear bumper mesh painted gloss black
  • OSS Designs custom headlights
  • custom painted E93 M3 trunk spoiler
  • custom painted mirror base
  • IND M5 mirror scheme with hand pin-striped accent, custom alpine white gradient
  • custom painted door handles with hand pin-stripe accent
  • custom painted side marker with hand pin-striped accent
  • gloss black hood vents with gloss black mesh
  • OEM European mirror gloss
  • OEM European taillights with light tint.
  • Custom painted M3 trunk emblem
  • Gloss black front grill set with gloss black slats.
  • Light tinted LED
  • Painted gloss black window trim
  • Alekshop front and rear camera


  • Black leather dash with fox red stitching
  • Custom alpine white floor mat piping with fox red stitching
  • Upholstered passenger door pull with tri-stitch
  • Embroidered head rest with tri-stitch surround
  • Black leather front and rear seat accents
  • upholstered center arm partition with black leather and fox red stitching
  • Modified OEM GTS carbon center console for E93 convertible switch
  • Custom carbon fiber Nexon steering wheel
  • OEM GTS Y-plate with hand pin striped accent. Painted BMW Frozen Black
  • Painted DCT knob with hand pin-stripe accent
  • BMW Performance interior trim with hand pin-striped accent
  • OEM European sun visor set
  • OEM European fog light switch
  • OEM M-power e-brake handle
  • Custom illuminated door sills

Wheels and Suspension:

  • Vorsteiner VS-110 in satin charcoal
  • Hand pin-striped Melbourne red center caps and logos
  • Macht Schnell 75mm stud kit
  • Project Kics black chrome R40 locking lug nut set
  • KW H.A.S kit
  • Ground Control camber plates


  • Brembo GT 380mm drilled rotor brake kit
  • Custom painted Melbourne red with black chrome logo

Engine, exhaust, misc. performance, and coding:

  • Akrapovic slip-on with carbon fiber exhaust tips
  • Dinan intake kit
  • BPM tune
  • powder coated valve covers
  • painted gloss black ignition coil covers
  • painted S65 plenum with hand pin-striped accent. Custom painted M3 badge.
  • Hand pin-striped under hood logos
  • gloss black intake cover
  • gloss black front intake snorkel partition
  • Custom coding by ModMyNav
  • Smarttop module

Read more…

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RKP E92/93 M3 Rear diffuser (New Release)

Published on June 2, 2014 by in Uncategorized

RKP’s next entry in their E92/93 M3 catalog follows the same guiding philosophy RKP has pursued throughout their tenure as a manufacturer for the chassis- provide race inspired parts with excellent fit, and fantastic weight and rigidity.

The RKP rear diffuser consists of two pronounced outside channels and a more subtle center structure, giving the diffuser an appearance that is a clear homage to racing cars. The diffuser is built by hand from pre-preg carbon fiber, is available in plain (1×1) or twill (2×2) weave, and like all RKP parts boasts flawless fit and finish.

Each RKP diffuser can be custom finished by IND Distribution in matte carbon, or with any number of paint combinations including a body color center to further accentuate the outside channels.

Please contact an IND representative for more information!

Gloss carbon 

With painted center option 

Optional painted center- 


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