Okay, one more story from the greater car community, then we promise: back to the regularly scheduled ECS-exclusive content. Once again from the Detroit Motor Show this past week, something we felt has to be discussed was finally presented for the world to see. The new 2020 Toyota Supra and BMW Z4 M40i, which have [...]
At ECS, we prefer to relate stories to our readers that are unique and exclusive to us. Whether that is our own words about an individual’s car or products we have developed, these articles are uniquely ECS Tuning. However, as a BMW enthusiast and fan of the elusive barn find, I couldn’t pass up an [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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?
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 [...]
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.
Unless you live in a cave above the Arctic circle, then you probably know SEMA is happening right now at the Las Vegas convention center in Nevada. Hell, even if you do live in a cave, you are probably aware of it. SEMA 2018 has proven to once again be a demonstration of the absurd [...]
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. [...]