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

Professional-Level Detailing At A Fraction Of The Price

Cleaning and detailing your car is a bit like grilling burgers; everyone has a method they stick to and claim to know better than everyone else. While there are several ‘correct’ ways to both grill a mean burger and achieve a quality detail on your car, there are quite a few ways to mess them [...]

2021-04-15T16:35:11-04:00April 15th, 2021|About, Car Care, DIYs|Comments Off on Professional-Level Detailing At A Fraction Of The Price

The GTI Celebrates Its 45th Birthday: A History Of The GTI And A Look To The Future

In 1974, Volkswagen introduced the three and five-door hatchback oddly named the Golf as a modern replacement for the already five-decade-old Type 1 Beetle. Now, forty-five years later, we are eagerly awaiting the US-release of the new MK8 that continues the legacy of the staple hot-hatchback. Before the refresh makes it to our shores, though, [...]

2021-03-09T12:04:00-05:00March 4th, 2021|About, Volkswagen|10 Comments

What You Need To Know About CARB And The Future Of Performance Upgrades

Here at ECS Tuning, we’re all car enthusiasts. From producing and distributing some of the highest-quality performance, OEM, and aftermarket parts to creating unique content, sweepstakes, and participating in the European car scene, we love what we do. That means we have an opportunity to be a leader in our industry and enthusiast community when [...]

2020-10-12T15:20:15-04:00October 12th, 2020|About, Performance|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About CARB And The Future Of Performance Upgrades

OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

If you are fairly new to the wonderful world of DIY maintenance and upgrades on your car, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed with all the acronyms, like DIY (do it yourself, if you didn’t know.) These acronyms, like DCT, LSD, ASC, and the alphabet soup of other shorthand signifiers are pretty easy to google and [...]

2020-09-30T14:29:49-04:00September 30th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

Coilovers are just one of the many ways to lower your vehicle for better handling and precision settings to improve lap times, fitment, responsiveness, and in some cases comfort. Coilovers are not always best for everyone, but are more universal than the other methods of lowering your car for improved handling. If you need to [...]

2021-07-14T15:16:22-04:00May 5th, 2020|About, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Coilovers to Fit Your Budget

How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ve come to realize how much this adversity has affected nearly every function of our daily lives. Staying in and limiting our trips to stores for essential supplies is certainly the best course of action, but we’re now seeing unexpected outcomes from doing so and I’m not talking about [...]

2020-04-24T13:19:32-04:00April 24th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Continuing the trend of normal content, it’s Thursday, which makes it the perfect day to do a throwback article. I’m more creative than just re-running an old article, so let’s take a look back at one of my favorite experiences since joining ECS in 2017. That would have to be the European Experience 2018 trip [...]

2020-04-23T15:12:20-04:00April 23rd, 2020|About, ECS Show Nation, Project Cars|Comments Off on Throwback Thursday: A European Experience 2018 Story

Best European Bug-Out Vehicle to Escape the Apocalypse?

Yup, this is it. This is my limit. If I hear ‘unprecedented times,’ ‘flatten the curve,’ ‘shelter-in-place,’ or any of the other common language that has assaulted our ears any more, I am going to pull a Henry Thoreau and build a one-room cabin by a lake in the woods and just write a journal [...]

2020-04-21T11:34:20-04:00April 20th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best European Bug-Out Vehicle to Escape the Apocalypse?