Often, when you decide to tune your ride, it’s not a single, big operation where you take the car and make it better in one fell swoop. Many projects see a second or third modifications once the first one runs it’s course, or more money is gathered, or new features are launched.
One mistake you can make during this process, though, is going to far. Knowing when to stop tuning your car can make the difference between an awesome and a bad taste vehicle.
Recently, the guys from IND faced a similar problem. When presented with an already stunning Dakar Yellow BMW Individual M3, they knew that if they were to improve on it, they had to be very careful not to cross the line. So instead of making any big changes, they just enhanced what was already there.
The exterior only got modified by adding carbon fiber mirrors from the BMW Motorsport program. The next step was adding painted details on the E90 BMW M3, like the fasteners on the Varis diffuser or gloss black painted hose clamps. Under the hood, IND put in carbon fiber strut bars from Dinan, textured black powdercoated valve covers, Dakar yellow ignition coil covers, and painted ESS supercharger and diverter valve.
The interior has seen the most work though. The dashboard was re-upholstered in black leather, the door panels were split, with the top half receiving alcantara, while the bottom retaining leather. The seats were taken apart and restitched with Dakar Yellow thread to match the rest of the car. Even the custom built roll cage is a quality feature finished in the same Dakar Yellow.