M7 Speed New Rally-Tested Lift Kits for MINI Clubman, Paceman, Countryman

We’re going to go the opposite direction here that we normally do, literally and figuratively speaking. While ECS Tuning is primarily concerned with street and track performance, we do have an adventurous side. So too does M7 Speed, a well-known manufacturer of aftermarket upgrades for MINI variants. While ordinarily, we would be talking about how [...]

February 18th, 2019|About, MINI, New Products|0 Comments

Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

BMW is no stranger to the turbocharged engine. From their early introduction of turbocharged road cars to current LMP cars, BMW has proven their forced induction engine variants in the hands of commuters and top-performing racing drivers. The N54 twin-turbo straight six is legendary both for its insane horsepower potential and often fragile nature when [...]

February 13th, 2019|About, BMW, Engine, Intake, Performance, Turbo|0 Comments

Looking Back at a Legacy: Remembering John Haynes, Author of Haynes Manuals

At the risk of appearing to capitalize on content provided by tragedy, I cannot pass by an opportunity to celebrate the life and achievements of such an influential person to so many enthusiasts as John Haynes. Last week, surrounded by his family, John Haynes passed away after a brief illness at his home in England. [...]

February 12th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|0 Comments

Are Millennials Causing a Decline in Car Enthusiast Culture?

I have always enjoyed building, creating, assembling, or otherwise challenging myself with projects. I relish the times I have overheard family members doubt my resolve or abilities as opportunities to both prove them wrong and realize a desire. As car enthusiasts, many of us likely can trace our interest in performing our own work and [...]

February 4th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, General, Porsche, Project Cars, Volkswagen|0 Comments

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

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 [...]

January 21st, 2019|About, Audi, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Rear Control Arm and Trailing Arm Pre-Installed Polyurethane Bushing Kits for VW MK5, MK6, Audi A3/TT DIY Instructions

Big News from Volkswagen Auto Group and the MEB EV Platform

As mentioned in our previous article about that incredible E34 barn find including a gaggle of minty sedans and a touring, we at ECS would prefer to telling our own stories and offer an internal perspective to our readers. This week, we are going to break that tradition again. On January 14th, Volkswagen announced at [...]

January 15th, 2019|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Big News from Volkswagen Auto Group and the MEB EV Platform

Loud Button: ECS Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Your Audi B8 S4

Perhaps the most tempting part of owning a B8 S4 is the sound produced by the 3.0T FSI engine. The downsized engine from the previous V8 models still offers the grunt of a higher displacement engine, but it is now paired with the iconic supercharger whine and exceptional fuel economy for its power output. With [...]

January 7th, 2019|About, Audi, Exhaust|Comments Off on Loud Button: ECS Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Your Audi B8 S4

Lowering Springs, Coilovers, and Air Ride Suspension: Which is Best for My Car?

One of the first places many enthusiasts begin when modifying their car is the suspension. If you want to make a change to your car’s appearance, ride height, and handling performance, finding the right suspension for the job is how to do it. However, there are three types of suspension products, all with their own [...]

January 2nd, 2019|About, Suspension|Comments Off on Lowering Springs, Coilovers, and Air Ride Suspension: Which is Best for My Car?

Electric Future: an Enthusiast’s Apology for Electric Vehicles and the Fate of Internal Combustion

The automotive world in the last decade has experienced a dizzying swing of seemingly contradictory directions. Fueled by innovation, progress, and forward-thinking while held to increasingly conservative and stagnant political decisions, we have reached a point in 2018 where a distinct rift has appeared in the market. Increasingly, as governments like those of Spain and [...]

Bye Bye Beetle: Farewell to the Volkswagen Icon with the Top Five Performance Mods for your 2012+ VW Beetle

As the technology around vehicles developed, there were influential models that defined the automobile market and the vehicles that would follow as the world embraced an internal combustion future. Of these influential models, many come readily to mind when asked what cars most directly impacted the vehicles produced today. Cars like the Ford Model T, [...]

December 10th, 2018|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Bye Bye Beetle: Farewell to the Volkswagen Icon with the Top Five Performance Mods for your 2012+ VW Beetle