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 [...]

2019-02-18T19:07:14+00:00January 7th, 2019|About, Audi, Exhaust|Comments Off on Loud Button: ECS Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Your Audi B8 S4

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 [...]

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 [...]

2019-02-18T19:13:40+00:00December 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 [...]

2018-12-05T22:05:34+00:00December 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?

2019-01-07T21:18:38+00:00November 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?

Rotiform Wheel Giveaway with ECS Tuning

Wheels make the car. They are the most visually striking part of a car’s exterior appearance and offer the widest range of changes to its attitude. A simple color change is one thing, but choosing the right size, offset, and style can drastically alter your car’s presence. This, of course, should come as news [...]

2018-11-27T20:05:42+00:00November 27th, 2018|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|1 Comment

Wheel Look Book Part 1: Alzor 010 x Audi B8 S4

While looking through our catalog of wheels, I noticed we lack any galleries that display wheels installed on vehicles. When I look for new wheels, it is important to see what all my choices look like. Wheel catalogs make the wheels more tangible over the screen since you can see them installed on a car [...]

2019-08-22T19:18:43+00:00November 5th, 2018|About, Audi, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Look Book Part 1: Alzor 010 x Audi B8 S4

Euro Summit Fall Meet at Flitzen Factory and Track First

An integral part of car enthusiasm that is open to all who wish to be a part of this world is the grassroots car meet. Passionate owners gather on weekend afternoons in parking lots across the country to support their friends and other locals who help organize these budding meets for an intimate setting. [...]

2018-10-24T14:07:03+00:00October 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, MINI, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Euro Summit Fall Meet at Flitzen Factory and Track First

H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip

A little over a week ago, while we were here hosting our own cars and coffee, the rest of the North American tuner car culture was fixated on a special event with similar Volkswagen roots to our own. For twenty years, Ocean City, Maryland has been home to an event that in recent years has [...]

2018-10-09T18:15:31+00:00October 9th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on H2oi 2018: What Really Happens at the Infamous Ocean City Strip