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.

SEMA 2019: ECS Tuning Gallery

SEMA is the largest automotive expo in the world. It offers some of the best and brightest from around the community that bring new products, builds, and their determination to the center stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We have not been heavily present at this show, both as a result of our [...]

2019-11-14T21:27:16-05:00November 11th, 2019|Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on SEMA 2019: ECS Tuning Gallery

The Best Mods, Maintenance, and Upgrades for the BMW E30 325i, 325is, and 24valve Swap

If you have been following along with our blog for the past year, you have seen plenty of ‘best mods’ articles about some of our customer’s top-choices for performance cars. Some of these, I’ve had to do a bit of research to speak about. I’ve had to bother our product specialists, brand teams, and [...]

2019-11-14T21:31:41-05:00November 7th, 2019|About, BMW|Comments Off on The Best Mods, Maintenance, and Upgrades for the BMW E30 325i, 325is, and 24valve Swap

Staying Motivated for Winter Car Projects

Winter projects are excellent ways to stay busy and enjoy car things while you can’t do as much driving or have as many events as the warmer months allow you to experience. The only problem is, you have to have a place to work, a project to work on, and a goal to get [...]

2019-11-14T21:33:05-05:00November 6th, 2019|About, BMW|Comments Off on Staying Motivated for Winter Car Projects

Falling in Love with an Old Volvo 240 Wagon

Several weeks ago, during a conversation, a friend asked me what I thought about the old Volvo 240 wagons. I told her they were fantastic cars, but I didn’t have much experience with them. She then told me she was looking for one to drive around Nashville for a fun weekend cruiser or camping vehicle. [...]

2019-11-06T16:45:43-05:00November 5th, 2019|About|Comments Off on Falling in Love with an Old Volvo 240 Wagon

Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Ok. This is a tough one. Part of me wants to say ‘build it your way’ like Burder Kang or something, and the other part of me wants to say ‘the word build is overused, often incorrectly.’ To what I am referring to is obviously the time-honored internet tradition of arguing over whether slamming your [...]

2019-10-30T21:25:13-04:00October 30th, 2019|About, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Top Mods and Upgrades for the Audi B5 S4

There are a few cars we enthusiasts consider universally loved. The E30 M3, Porsche 993 Carrera, VW MK1 GTI, and Audi Ur Quattro are just a few of those European examples that are impossible to hate unless you are just a contrarian who wants to spout Ben Shapiro style points they dug up on a [...]

2019-10-29T21:21:13-04:00October 29th, 2019|About, Audi|Comments Off on Top Mods and Upgrades for the Audi B5 S4

Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Whether you think wheels and a drop constitute a build or not, realistically, proper fitment on excellent wheels and your choice of lowering methods make a car completely different. A lowered height, good wheel choice, and proper wheel fitment drastically improves the look of a car and can take it from boring commuter to [...]

2019-11-14T21:39:22-05:00October 29th, 2019|About, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Common Mistakes People Make Modifying Their Cars

Car enthusiasts are a different breed. We anthropomorphize our cars, imbue them with our personalities, name them, lust after specific models, and customize them to extreme measures. Not every enthusiast would classify ‘car enthusiasts’ the same way, as the definition is incredibly loose, but a safe bet would be to call anyone who sees cars [...]

2019-10-24T21:10:26-04:00October 24th, 2019|About, Project Cars|Comments Off on Common Mistakes People Make Modifying Their Cars

Why Choose ECS Street Coilover Systems for your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen

With car modifications, there isn’t some ‘one size fits all’ or cookie-cutter solution. Its personal choice and enthusiasts take their choices personally. When you enter the coils vs. bags vs. springs conversation, you’re joining a brawl with other enthusiasts where the only outcome is a guaranteed black eye, hurt feelings, and a mark on your [...]

2019-10-22T20:04:08-04:00October 22nd, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Why Choose ECS Street Coilover Systems for your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen