Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Similarities between performance cars and everyday commuter cars are incredibly limited. One crossover area that tends to hold uniform importance across all forms of motoring is the ability to brake properly. Put in simple terms, cars of all types need to match their braking force with how much power they produce. In this regard, [...]

2017-12-27T20:21:35-05:00December 15th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

HAWK Performance Pads for Your Performance Car

“Which brakes should I use” is a question we hear all too often. For most people, stopping by the local brake shop or even the dealership are sufficient options. For the enthusiast, however, brakes that hold up under aggressive driving conditions on the street or track are paramount to a well handling and enjoyable car. [...]

2018-01-04T18:59:31-05:00November 21st, 2017|Braking, Performance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HAWK Performance Pads for Your Performance Car

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

In order to change the rear brake pads on the newer VWs and Audis with electronic parking brakes the internal parking brake mechanism must be retracted. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can retract the rear calipers with out damaging them. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the [...]

2017-11-02T15:31:03-04:00November 2nd, 2017|About, Audi, Braking, DIYs, General, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

Spotlight: Harley’s Supercharged Corrado Build

Sometimes, the cars we own sort of ‘end up’ (for better or worse) in our garages and we look to ourselves and think: “When did I start becoming interested in this?” For Harley, this is very much not the case. Originally from the UK, Harley has always held a great appreciation for European hatchbacks. [...]

2017-10-11T21:25:18-04:00October 11th, 2017|Body & Exterior, Braking, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Suspension, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Spotlight: Harley’s Supercharged Corrado Build

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Any time you replace the rear brake pads on your newer BMW with an electronic parking brake, you must use a scan tool to draw in the rear brake caliper piston so that you can install the new pads.  Then you must use a scan tool to reset the piston position, and our [...]

2017-10-09T19:59:14-04:00September 18th, 2017|BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E9x Brake Wear Sensor Reset Procedure

Brake pad wear sensor reset When you replace the brake pad wear sensors on many BMW's, the system will not recognize they were installed. You will need to use a scanner for the system to relearn them.  Our Schwaben scan tool works perfectly for this.  We are performing this on our 2008 E90 M3, and [...]

2017-09-26T18:28:37-04:00September 15th, 2017|BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, Performance, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E9x Brake Wear Sensor Reset Procedure

What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

Regarded as one of the most successful and desirable enthusiast cars, the BMW E30 3-series offers a connected and dynamic driving experience in a vintage car without being overly expensive or difficult to maintain. Known for their rear wheel drive, six cylinder, manual transmission variants, BMW continued their sport-compact segment with the new E30 [...]

2017-10-13T20:27:32-04:00September 12th, 2017|BMW, Body & Exterior, Braking, Buying Guide, DIYs, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Performance, Project Cars, Suspension, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on What to Know: Buying Your First BMW E30 3-Series

Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

Bring the capabilities of a professional scan tool to your personal garage and never have to pay hundreds of dollars at a dealership or shop again! BMW/MINI Scan Tool From basic oil service, light reset to the more advanced adaptation and actuation, this scan tool is industry leading. Plug the tool directly into your OBDII/EOBD BMW or MINI [...]

2017-07-20T17:59:13-04:00July 21st, 2017|Audi, BMW, Braking, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, MINI, Porsche, Software, Suspension, Tech Tips, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Schwaben By Foxwell Scan Tools

BMW M3 2008-2013 F10 M5 ECS 6-Piston Caliper Big Brake Kit Installation

Introduction: Part Number: ES#2804295 The ECS Tuning BMW E9x M3 F10/M5 Big Brake Kit includes the following: • Two F10 M5 Brembo 6 piston calipers • Two ECS Tuning two piece 382 x 36mm rotors • Two ECS Tuning Exact-Fit brake lines • OEM Textar front brake pad set • Two front brake pad wear [...]

2017-06-22T16:53:52-04:00June 22nd, 2017|BMW, Braking, DIYs, Performance|Comments Off on BMW M3 2008-2013 F10 M5 ECS 6-Piston Caliper Big Brake Kit Installation

BMW Bronze ECS Caliper Guide Pin Bushing Kit Installation

Introduction: Part numbers: ES#2723829, ES#2804354 The ECS Bronze Caliper Guide Pin Bushing Kit for your BMW offers the following features: • Oil Impregnated Bronze Caliper Bushings • Precision ground 304 Stainless Steel Guide Pins • Rubber dust cap and O-ring for maximum protection against contamination • Allows for better braking force for enhanced overall braking [...]

2017-06-08T18:12:01-04:00June 8th, 2017|BMW, Braking, DIYs|Comments Off on BMW Bronze ECS Caliper Guide Pin Bushing Kit Installation