Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

Whether you just purchased your first car or have decided to start modifying your daily driver, you have an overwhelming sea of questions laid out in front of you. What upgrades do you pick? What brands can you trust? How much is this going to cost? Will any of it make a difference? Even if [...]

2020-06-10T13:42:13-04:00June 10th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Carbon Fiber, Exhaust, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

Common Problems with the Audi B8/B8.5 S4

If you want a stately sedan with plenty of power from the factory and massive potential for aftermarket improvements, the B8 or B8.5 S4 is perhaps one of the most well-rounded cars you can find. With its 3.0T supercharged V6, available manual transmission, four doors, sporty yet luxurious interior, and iconic Quattro AWD system, the [...]

2020-06-02T12:42:29-04:00June 2nd, 2020|Audi, Buying Guide|Comments Off on Common Problems with the Audi B8/B8.5 S4

Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Every year, we have to do it. Whether you are a die-hard, mistletoe-snorting, holly, jolly, Santa-tracking, decorations-in-October kind of Christmas freak or the Grinch-doesn’t-cut-it type of naysayer, you still have to consider all the people in your life and what you will do for each other. You’ll need to find gifts and probably have a [...]

2019-11-18T15:48:04-05:00November 18th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

In the classic film Dawn of the Dead, audiences were shown the first cinematic piece featuring a zombie outbreak and mass hysteria. Similarly to the out-of-nowhere horde of brain-hungry corpses, the Holiday season brings a seemingly overnight invasion of Holley leaves, tinsel, and public domain characters that mindlessly occupy the country. Along with the flood of decorations comes the wave of depression, anxiety, and Santa-induced stress that obnoxiously waves at you from your neighbor’s lawn as a fifty-foot-tall inflatable harbinger of doom.

2018-11-28T17:51:47-05:00November 20th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Schwaben|Comments Off on Best Holiday Gift Ideas for a Car Enthusiast

Best Ways to Spend Your 2018 Tax Refund on Your VW with ECS

Once again, the time of year where we are required to make a major decision is upon us: should we responsibly save our tax return, or does it become a race car stimulus package? Here at ECS, we expect you to make the proper decision. Naturally, we compiled a list of products on which [...]

2018-02-15T15:15:05-05:00February 14th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Ways to Spend Your 2018 Tax Refund on Your VW with ECS

Best Used European Performance Cars Under $20,000

One major benefit we enjoy at ECS is seeing what our customers prefer to drive and modify. While we only cater to European vehicles, the distribution of makes, models, and trim packages is still incredibly diverse. There are, of course, clear leaders in each brand segment that tell us which cars are most popular [...]

2018-02-09T18:00:37-05:00January 19th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Used European Performance Cars Under $20,000

Best 5 Maintenance Needs for your Second Hand MK6 GTI

If you are in the market for a used hot hatchback, then you have undoubtedly put the MK6 GTI on your list to consider. Right now, the MK6 has entered that sweet-spot of being both affordable and available in excellent condition being that its oldest model year is within ten years old. As we [...]

2018-01-15T17:14:05-05:00January 15th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Car Care, General, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best 5 Maintenance Needs for your Second Hand MK6 GTI

Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

Buying a used car can be scary for anyone. This used car story is about Thomas, a future European car enthusiast, who bought a non-running, fairly clean, and extremely rare car to make his own. At sixteen, his father allowed him to work and save to purchase a car that absolutely spoke to him. [...]

2017-10-17T15:42:46-04:00October 10th, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Suspension, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

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

New Product: Audi B8 Chassis ECS Exact-Fit Clutch Line

Introduction Lots of attention is given to shift linkage feel, whether it's replacing bushings, installing a short shift kit, or changing the height or weight of your shift knob. However, most enthusiasts don't think twice about the feel of their clutch pedal. ECS Tuning intends to change that with the introduction of their Exact-Fit Stainless Steel [...]

2017-07-27T12:47:55-04:00July 27th, 2017|Audi, Buying Guide, Drivetrain, New Products, Performance|Comments Off on New Product: Audi B8 Chassis ECS Exact-Fit Clutch Line