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

Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning

Love it or hate it, winter happens every year. Here in Northern Ohio, the season means snow, salt, and face-hurting temperatures. As a result of the conditions, most of us are forced indoors and our car projects take on an excruciatingly slow pace. Despite the weather and its demotivational characteristics, some of our team have [...]

December 6th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche|Comments Off on Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning

LIQUI MOLY: The Best Oil for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche or Volkswagen

Cars, like all machines, require regular service to maintain their operational lifespan. This is common knowledge to just about everyone. Two or three times a year (depending on how much you drive) you can expect to have your car on jack stands in the driveway or at your preferred service center with an oil drain [...]

December 5th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on LIQUI MOLY: The Best Oil for your Audi, BMW, Mercedes Benz, MINI, Porsche or Volkswagen

How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

Oil catch cans are incredibly common, especially on highly modified engines. On forums, you can find several roundabout answers ranging from ‘it helps keep your engine clean’ to proclaiming ‘it will prevent your engine from blowing.’ These vague responses are lacking in real answers as to what the actual purpose of a catch can is and how it functions to benefit your engine. This is a case where people are giving sound, albeit, uninformed advice. So what does a catch can exactly do?

November 28th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Intake, Performance, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

In the classic film Dawn of the Dead, audiences were shown the first cinematic piece featuring a zombie outbreak and mass hysteria. Similarly to the out-of-nowhere horde of brain-hungry corpses, the Holiday season brings a seemingly overnight invasion of Holley leaves, tinsel, and public domain characters that mindlessly occupy the country. Along with the flood of decorations comes the wave of depression, anxiety, and Santa-induced stress that obnoxiously waves at you from your neighbor’s lawn as a fifty-foot-tall inflatable harbinger of doom.

November 20th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Schwaben|Comments Off on Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

How to Replace or Upgrade your Porsche Cayenne S or Cayenne Turbo Coolant Pipe

The Porsche Cayenne in the late 90s and early 2000s did what Lamborghini could not do in the 1980s. Their high-performance, luxury, sport utility vehicles were praised as capable off-roaders, family haulers, daily drivers, and exceptionally well performing touring cars. Like all pioneering, however, they were not without some early problems as Porsche adopted [...]

November 13th, 2018|About, DIYs, Porsche|Comments Off on How to Replace or Upgrade your Porsche Cayenne S or Cayenne Turbo Coolant Pipe

Wheel Look book: BMW E92 335i on Alzor 020 18×8/18×9

The Alzor 020 emulates classic motorsport wheel designs with its multispoke faces, stepped lips, and aesthetic hardware. For a timeless look on your BMW E9X, these wheels offer fitments specifically tailored to improving the fitment without the need for spacers. 020 wheels are available in gunmetal and silver faces, both with polished lips, and can be a much needed visual improvement over the stock options without straying too far away from the European enthusiast look. Pictured here, our E92 335i sports 18×8/18×9 ET25 020s in the silver option, which we encourage you to enjoy below.

November 12th, 2018|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Look book: BMW E92 335i on Alzor 020 18×8/18×9