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How To Protect Your BMW E9X M3 With This Skid Plate Install DIY

2020-07-07T10:54:33-04:00July 7th, 2020|BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs|

With the prices of BMW E9X M3 reaching affordable levels, it's no surprise the M-powered legend doesn't last long on the second-hand market. When you can pick a 414hp high-strung V8 powered luxury sports compact with no compromise to reliability and quality or a thirty-year-old Nissan with no parts availability and half the horsepower, it's [...]

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Audi B7 A4 2.0T Luft-Technik Install DIY

2020-06-30T12:01:16-04:00June 30th, 2020|Audi|

The B7 A4 has plenty of potential to graduate from its luxury commuter status to that of a more performance oriented daily driver. It does have a few drawbacks we have covered in a previous article about the common problems B7 A4 owners can expect, but today's DIY helps tackle some of those while also [...]

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Audi B8 A4 2.0T Catch Can Install DIY

2020-06-08T10:56:45-04:00June 8th, 2020|Audi|

The B8 A4 is a wonderful example of both luxury and performance but it isn’t perfect. As we mentioned in our last article about the common issues known to B8 A4 2.0T models, there are a few inherent flaws that need addressing for long-term reliability to be assured. As with any modern car, the crank [...]

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DIY Projects to Keep You Busy

2020-03-30T16:25:11-04:00March 30th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|

It’s been almost two weeks since we all self-isolated here at ECS, with only our essential distribution center staff working in modified shifts in the building to comply with social distancing recommendations. Since we all went home, along with most of the nation, to work from our couches, beds, floors, or home offices, we’ve tried [...]

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ECS Tuning Rear Control Arm and Trailing Arm Pre-Installed Polyurethane Bushing Kits for VW MK5, MK6, Audi A3/TT DIY Instructions

2019-02-18T19:03:33-05:00January 21st, 2019|About, Audi, Volkswagen|

The VW MK5/MK6 and Audi TT/A3 platforms are exceptional choices preferred by tons of enthusiasts around the world. As these cars age, it is important to address those more involved maintenance concerns from worn and degraded parts, especially if you are modifying your car for performance. Unfortunately, this often requires refreshed bushings and suspension components [...]

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5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

2018-08-03T15:06:49-04:00August 3rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, MINI, Schwaben, Volkswagen|

When you own a vintage or performance car, the goal is to have more fun times driving it than you have moments that make you frown. As with any hobby, however, there are those times that something goes wrong or its just time to take care of that nagging maintenance. Whether you are driving something [...]

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DIY: How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way

2018-04-23T21:29:59-04:00April 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, DIYs, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|

Introduction: This article will give you all the information you need to successfully bleed your brake system. The following topics will be covered: When and why you need to bleed your brakes The different methods you can use The different tools that are available The different types of brake fluid and why it is [...]

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DIY: ECS Performance Lightweight Power Steering Pulley

2018-01-05T22:16:47-05:00January 5th, 2018|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Performance|

Installing an ECS Tuning Performance Power Steering Pulley is an afternoon project that can be completed with relative ease. It rewards you with the performance and dependability of our meticulously engineered products, and it is an excellent opportunity to replace worn drive belts at the same time. Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with [...]

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DIY: MK6 Kohlefaser & Luft-Technik Intake Installation

2017-12-21T21:54:06-05:00December 21st, 2017|About, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Engine, Intake, New Products, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|

  Required Tools: Flex Driver For Screw Type Hose Clamps* Phillips Screwdriver Torx T25 bit Torx T30 bit 3/8” ratchet 1/4” ratchet with 6” extension 5mm Allen socket Spring clamp pliers (or locking plier) Schwaben VAG connector tool* *Available at ECStuning.com Before Installation, familiarize yourself with the [...]

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DIY: E9x Front and Rear Sway Bar Upgrades

2017-12-21T22:06:05-05:00December 20th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Installing ECS Tuning front and rear sway bars on your E9X BMW is a rewarding project that you will be able to complete in a weekend. Our step by step instructions will remove any guesswork and provide you with a smooth installation. Before you begin, read and familiarize [...]

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