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Vendor Spotlight: APEX Wheels for your BMW

Stock wheels from BMW are not what enthusiasts would call unattractive. In many cases, the OEM wheel options, especially on chassis for which they were never options, are preferable. But, when drivers need lightweight options for competitive or spirited use, they turn to APEX Wheels for durable, lightweight, and attractive options. APEX wheels are [...]

February 22nd, 2018|About, BMW, Wheels|0 Comments

QuickJack: The Ultimate Lifting Solution at Home or on the Track

Working on our own cars is a source of enjoyment and strengthens our bond through the experiences we share. For most at-home enthusiasts, access to affordable equipment and shop capabilities limits some of the extensive jobs or just makes otherwise simple jobs increasingly complex. One major hassle when working at home is lifting the [...]

February 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Best Ways to Spend Your 2018 Tax Refund on Your VW with ECS

Once again, the time of year where we are required to make a major decision is upon us: should we responsibly save our tax return, or does it become a race car stimulus package? Here at ECS, we expect you to make the proper decision. Naturally, we compiled a list of products on which [...]

February 14th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|0 Comments

Best Performance Modifications for your Turbo BMW

BMW has been fitting several models with turbochargers since their E10 2002tii. BMW turbo and twin turbo powered cars are capable of serious power. The accessible power explains why many record-setting BMWs have inline-six twin-turbos under the hood. Massive gains are easily achievable with light modification and tuning, which makes N54, N55, S55, and N20-powered [...]

February 9th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Engine, Software, Turbo|0 Comments

ECS Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Intake and Turbo Back Exhaust for your VW MK5 GTI

One of the best ways to add power and enjoyment to your VW MK5 GTI is to add a performance intake and exhaust. When used with software tuning, your MK5 GTI can pick up considerable horsepower and torque while also providing a satisfying increase in noise. There are quite a few options for intakes [...]

February 5th, 2018|About, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Best Mods for the BMW E36 3 – Series 1991-1999

If you have a BMW E36, you most likely have already begun to modify it in some way. The E36, which was produced from 1991 through 1999, was the successor to the highly-praised E30 chassis. The E36 featured a range of engines; the most desirable in America being the M5x line or the S5x [...]

Carbon Fiber Upgrades for the Audi B8.5 S4 3.0T FSI

The Audi B8.5 S4, also commonly known as the B8 S4 Facelift, is a 3.0T FSI-powered, 329hp example of Audi’s superior engineering. Its massive torque and respectable power are huge draws towards the B8.5, which makes it one of the more popular models chosen by ECS customers to modify. Many of the first modifications [...]

January 26th, 2018|About, Audi, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, General|Comments Off on Carbon Fiber Upgrades for the Audi B8.5 S4 3.0T FSI

A Month of VW MK7 Performance: Brand New Carbon Fiber Products

Winter has kept us indoors, but we haven’t been idle. Here at ECS, we have taken advantage of that time to produce a slew of parts for the MK7 platform. The MK7 Golf, GTI, and R are fantastic cars in their own right from the factory, but they can always be improved. Over the next [...]

January 24th, 2018|About, DIYs, General, Intake, Interior, New Products, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on A Month of VW MK7 Performance: Brand New Carbon Fiber Products