About Craig Daugherty

Craig Daugherty is a writer and BMW enthusiast from Nashville, TN. His writing focuses primarily on performance tuning, DIY articles, and automotive history.

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|0 Comments

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|0 Comments

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

Everything You Need To Know About Brake Upgrades

Last week, we took an in-depth look at some of the best coilovers on a budget. This week, we're sticking with drivability and performance modifications that are guaranteed to offer better results than more horsepower. If you plan on improving your car’s performance capabilities, want a better overall driving experience, or it’s just time for [...]

2021-07-23T10:48:22-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Braking|1 Comment

So You Want To Do An Engine Swap?

Engine swaps are fairly common, even among the non-enthusiast crowd. Whether you’re simply swapping in an identical engine to replace a completely broken one or trying to stuff the biggest thing you can into your little VW for all the power, the fundamental principles are roughly the same. In this article, we’re going to cover [...]

2021-07-08T14:05:18-04:00July 8th, 2021|About, BMW, Project Cars|2 Comments

An Udderly Great Time: ECS Tuning Udderly Euro Event Coverage

If you’re a true enthusiast, there is little that can stand in your way when you set your mind to something. For our four-man team that trekked up to Wisconsin last weekend for Udderly Euro, that certainly rings true. Fortunately, we made it safely despite the extreme exhaustion, challenges, and lengthy drive. Nothing can stop [...]