ECS Tuning and BILSTEIN Present: The Ultimate Audi A3 Sweepstakes Winner

ECS Tuning and BILSTEIN were proud to deliver the new Audi A3 to the winner on Friday the 17th of November. The ceremony was held at the BILSTEIN facility in Southern California and was met with the local car communities interested in seeing the exchange first-hand. For the past months, we have held a [...]

DIY: BMW Single Vanos Rebuild Kit

BMW M5x/S5x Single Vanos Rebuild Kit Installation BMW’s Vanos variable valve timing system is one of the most recognized systems in the industry. There are a number of different designs, and they all work off of ingeniously simple mechanical principals. Their notoriety, however, is not likely to be from their design and performance, but [...]

November 16th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|0 Comments

DIY: KONI Adjustable Coilover Install VW MK6 Jetta GLI

Today we are going to do something a little different; we would like to focus on a specific coilover system one of our employees decided to use in his MK6 Jetta GLI. We installed the KONI Adjustable Coilovers on his MK6 Jetta GLI for a better look and more capable suspension performance. The installation itself is [...]

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

In order to change the rear brake pads on the newer VWs and Audis with electronic parking brakes the internal parking brake mechanism must be retracted. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can retract the rear calipers with out damaging them. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the [...]

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E46 SMG Adaptation

SMG Adaptation Whenever you replace a major component on your SMG transmission, you will need to perform a system adaptation to insure proper functionality. Our Schwaben BMW professional scan tool works perfect for this.  We are performing this on our 2003 E46 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW [...]

DIY: BMW E46 ECS Blackout Fender Grille Installation

Replace the old and worn grilles, or just add style and individuality to your BMW E46 in only a few minutes of your time by installing our ECS Tuning Blackout Grilles. Our line of fender grilles offer the following features: • Constructed of durable, impact resistant, 100% ABS plastic • Simple Installation, requiring only [...]

October 26th, 2017|BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs|Comments Off on DIY: BMW E46 ECS Blackout Fender Grille Installation

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Audi B8 Hidden Menu Unlock

​A common modifcation that B8 owners like to do is to enable the hidden menu in Audi's MMI. The hidden menu is a service menu that can be enabled with our Schwaben Professional Scan tool. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar [...]

October 23rd, 2017|Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Audi B8 Hidden Menu Unlock

DIY: MK4 Hatch Pop Kit

Now you can pop your rear hatch with the press of a single button on your key fob. The innovative Hatch Pop Kit includes a solenoid-operated latch release, wire harness, spring loaded stop bumpers, two strong lifting struts, and all the mounting hardware you need. Installation requires removal of the rear hatch inner trim [...]

October 20th, 2017|DIYs, Interior, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: MK4 Hatch Pop Kit