SOWO Presents: The European Experience ECS Coverage

While I broke my car and enjoyed a vacation with my friends, a team of my colleagues was hard at work representing ECS on a more professional level at European Experience. We were excited to bring our own booth setup, cars, unique merchandise, and some of our lovely staff to the show for the first [...]

2019-05-24T16:20:15+00:00May 24th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Carbon Fiber, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on SOWO Presents: The European Experience ECS Coverage

European Experience 2019: The Summary

Beautiful weather, unbelievable European cars, seafood, beer, and a very broken E30 would summarize what was EUEX ’19. This past weekend, the ECS Tuning crew went south to Hutchison Island, Georgia for the European Experience show and, in classic fashion, I broke my E30 and had to trailer it home. Again. What a trip. 3:00 [...]

2019-05-24T16:22:21+00:00May 22nd, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on European Experience 2019: The Summary

A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

The BMW E39 M5 is inarguably one of the greatest ‘jack-of-all-trades’ cars ever made. It offered enthusiasts the unbridled power of an M-GmbH-developed S62 V8 that produced impressive power figures. Its chassis was nearly balanced perfectly, as it sported an almost dead-on 50-50 weight distribution. The suspension was a multilink front setup, which provided incredible [...]

2019-05-14T18:53:00+00:00May 14th, 2019|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on A Broken BMW E39 M5 is the Perfect Example of Why You Need to Change Your Oil

5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Performance Cold Air Intake

You know them, you love them, you’ve probably already heard plenty of information about them. We’re of course talking about performance cold air intake systems. Plenty of reputable channels and sources have posted information about whether intakes are worth it, what they do, and how they might benefit you, including some of our own literature. [...]

2019-05-08T20:14:24+00:00May 8th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Intake, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 5 Reasons Why You Should Have a Performance Cold Air Intake

How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

If you’re like me, you drive a convertible on nice days. If you are even more like me, you avoid driving on rainy days since it tends to rain more inside the car than outside. This is, of course, thanks to a convertible top littered with pinholes and barely sealed around the windows. Nothing is [...]

2019-05-07T19:09:19+00:00May 7th, 2019|About, BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs, Tech Tips|Comments Off on How to Replace a BMW E30 3-Series Convertible Top

Pegasloth for the People

We all love the underdog story. The plot is one we can trace back to the Epic of Gilgamesh and the Bible, the David and Goliath story. Perhaps more relatable to us car folk would be the story of Takumi Fujiwara in Initial D, where an unknown kid from a mountain town in Japan bested [...]

2019-04-29T16:41:53+00:00April 29th, 2019|About, BMW, New Products|2 Comments

More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

Show prep is killing me. I’ve reached the home stretch, the reassembly, which should be all downhill from here. Somehow, I have this sinking feeling it isn’t going to be that easy. With more parts on the way and my E30 still up off of the ground, I’m starting to feel a real crunch for [...]

2019-04-03T20:25:15+00:00April 3rd, 2019|About, BMW, General, Project Cars|Comments Off on More Work: Important Services Your Car Probably Needs

Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes

Readers who have followed along will know I have a somewhat abusive relationship with my E30. Maybe I’m a masochist, maybe I’m just too stubborn to give up on something I so clearly love. Regardless, I have found myself in the middle of what has become a much bigger project than I intended upon tackling [...]

2019-03-25T20:37:48+00:00March 25th, 2019|About, BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on Down the Rabbit Hole: Differential and Transmission Service Woes

Be Different: Jacob’s Insane Smart ForTwo Passion

The bubble car, cycle car, or more popularly, the microcar, has been around nearly as long as the traditional automobile. Generally, based on a 500cc engine with one or two cylinders, designed around a bubble-shaped cabin, and intended to be cheap to own, microcars have been the fashionable transportation option for thrifty enthusiasts for well [...]

2019-03-20T21:42:23+00:00March 20th, 2019|About, Mercedes-Benz|2 Comments

ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery

If you've been paying attention this week, you have seen some stunning photography from some incredible enthusiasts kind enough to share their work with us from the Riverside Chattanooga 4 meet last weekend. While I was there, I can do no justice behind a lens. Photographers like Ben Battles are much better suited to providing [...]

2019-03-15T20:31:03+00:00March 15th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery