The ECS Tuning BMW E46 M3 Buyer’s Guide

The BMW E46 M3 has always been considered one of the most celebrated dedicated performance platforms. It’s powerful, rear-wheel drive, includes a limited-slip differential, was equipped with either a manual transmission or a single-clutch automated manual, and checks all the boxes for enthusiasts. However, as with any high-performance BMW built with cutting-edge technology, there are [...]

2022-01-25T09:23:21-05:00November 6th, 2020|BMW, Buying Guide|Comments Off on The ECS Tuning BMW E46 M3 Buyer’s Guide

Most Common BMW E46 M3 Problems

The E46 M3 is considered the last analog M3 and is still used today as the benchmark quintessential sports car. With a celebrated history, massive enthusiast community, and astounding aftermarket support, it has maintained relevance and still commands a premium price, even for SMG-equipped examples. Despite all those positives, and the 333bhp S54 power plant [...]

2022-02-07T13:24:06-05:00November 5th, 2020|BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on Most Common BMW E46 M3 Problems

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

Winter is quickly approaching and that means shorter days, colder temperatures, and fewer weekends to spend in the garage preparing for it. Right now is the time we put our fun cars, bikes, and other toys away and go back to driving our beaters. That, or preparing our daily driver for the changing weather. Be [...]

2021-10-22T09:28:27-04:00October 29th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

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?

First Maintenance Services for a Second Hand BMW E46 330ci

If you’re like our own Josh Shirk, you have taken advantage of the extremely affordable E46 330ci prices the market has seen lately. While exceptional examples are still selling for north of $5,000, you can pick up an E46 330ci for much, much less if you don’t mind doing a bit of work. However, work [...]

2022-02-02T13:32:31-05:00August 14th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on First Maintenance Services for a Second Hand BMW E46 330ci

How To Add Power To Your BMW E36 M3

There are quite a few characteristics of the E36 M3 that made it famous. It has incredible balance in terms of power and handling, it has a rigid chassis, bulletproof engine options between the two US-Spec and one ROW-spec engine, they look freaking sick with proper fitment and some simple exterior upgrades, and they have [...]

2022-02-07T13:17:21-05:00July 27th, 2020|BMW, Engine, Exhaust, Intake|Comments Off on How To Add Power To Your BMW E36 M3

How To Protect Your BMW E9X M3 With This Skid Plate Install DIY

With the prices of BMW E9X M3 reaching affordable levels, it's no surprise the M-powered legend doesn't last long on the second-hand market. When you can pick a 414hp high-strung V8 powered luxury sports compact with no compromise to reliability and quality or a thirty-year-old Nissan with no parts availability and half the horsepower, it's [...]

2020-07-07T10:54:33-04:00July 7th, 2020|BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs|Comments Off on How To Protect Your BMW E9X M3 With This Skid Plate Install DIY

Common Problems For The BMW E92 M3

If you are looking at an E92 M3 or just purchased one, you’re in for one of the most rewarding driving experiences available, especially for cars at that price point. For roughly $25,000, you can have a 414hp S65-powered coupe with a manual or DCT transmission that perfectly balances luxury and performance for a stellar [...]

2022-02-07T14:01:33-05:00July 6th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on Common Problems For The BMW E92 M3