Euro District 2021: ECS Tuning Coverage

In Star Wars Episode 4: A New Hope, audiences were introduced to this small cast of characters fighting unambiguously for good against a well-armed and militaristic empire with a planet-killing space station. The movie ends with good triumphing over evil after overcoming some difficult, but not insurmountable, odds, but the universe in which it took place [...]

2021-10-14T11:25:38-04:00October 14th, 2021|Uncategorized|4 Comments

H2oi 2021 – The End of an Era?

Last year, I attended the ‘unofficial’ H2oi in Ocean City, Maryland for the first time. What I witnessed that weekend in person and through social media from a distance disheartened and upset me, but it was only a fraction of what that ‘event’ offered. I also found incredible people, true down-to-earth enthusiasts, with the spirit [...]

2021-10-04T08:30:33-04:00October 1st, 2021|Audi, BMW, car show, Porsche, Volkswagen|9 Comments

Dubs at the Gap Official Event Coverage

When we left ECS on Friday around 8 am, we did the typical stop to get fuel and snacks. Overall, the drive was uneventful until we ran into our friends from Pittsburgh: Tyler Herwig, Eric Zyvith, and the gang we've been fortunate enough to befriend over this past show season. From there, we enjoyed a [...]

2021-09-22T11:12:35-04:00September 22nd, 2021|Uncategorized|2 Comments

Love/Hate Engines – How To Make Your N54 or 2.7T Reliable

As engines age, they inherently become more attention-demanding as their parts wear. Some engines, though, are simply considered unreliable due to common failures even during their lower-mileage life. That doesn’t mean they are worth writing off, however. The BMW N54 and Audi 2.7T are both regularly called ‘unreliable’ but their performance potential outweighs any fears [...]

2021-09-20T08:21:28-04:00September 17th, 2021|Audi, BMW, Engine, Turbo|8 Comments

Best Upgrades For Your Project Car

Last week, we covered the first steps you should take with a new project car or build. The focus was on setting your project up for success with maintenance on the front end so you can enjoy upgrades worry-free down the road. Well, this edition of Tuned In Weekly is all about the fun stuff [...]

2021-09-03T11:05:00-04:00September 3rd, 2021|Project Cars|Comments Off on Best Upgrades For Your Project Car

Project Car First Steps – Maintenance Time!

There’s nothing more exciting than picking up a new project car, especially if it already runs and drives. Even if it doesn’t, often, what’s kept it off the road is something simple enough. However, regardless of whether it’s been sitting derelict for a long time or has just seen better days, there’s a reason why [...]

2021-08-29T10:13:18-04:00August 26th, 2021|Project Cars|Comments Off on Project Car First Steps – Maintenance Time!

How To Identify and Service Your VW or Audi Haldex AWD System

Owning a Haldex-equipped Volkswagen or Audi is convenient when you need the AWD, but they require regular service to operate effectively. Luckily, we're here to help build your confidence in the garage with this handy guide to all things Haldex.   What is a Haldex AWD System?  The Haldex system derives its name from the Haldex [...]

2021-08-18T09:47:05-04:00August 18th, 2021|Audi, DIYs, Volkswagen|4 Comments

The Basics Of Wheel Fitment

In the modern car scene, it’s all about perfect wheel fitment. Even the best build can be passed over by enthusiasts if the fitment is weak, especially since achieving that perfect wheel fitment and suspension setup isn’t all that difficult. If you’re curious as to how you can give your car perfect stance and fitment, [...]

2021-08-16T08:43:51-04:00August 13th, 2021|Wheels|8 Comments