How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

The triple-threat for useable, instant, reliable power is a tried and true combination of parts. Each performance upgrade performs a specific function to improve the factory output of your MINI, and all three are a sure way to make a significant increase in horsepower, but not all upgrades are equal [...]

June 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, MINI, Performance, Software|Comments Off on How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

A Dream Realized: Andrew’s LS-Powered BMW E46 M3 Drift Car

Generic clichés are generic because they are so frequently used. One we enthusiasts are familiar with is the timeless classic “hard work and dedication is all it takes to be successful”. It is often the case in the car community that projects start and are never completed or that something somehow impedes us from [...]

June 5th, 2018|About, BMW, Body & Exterior, DIYs, ECS Nation, General|Comments Off on A Dream Realized: Andrew’s LS-Powered BMW E46 M3 Drift Car

Vendor Spotlight: 60 Years of Sonax

What sets apart a car enthusiast from the rest of the inhabitants in his neighborhood? Do we look at the countless nights spent tinkering in the garage, or the constant arrivals of parts to their front door? While it may be a combination of several intricacies of an enthusiast’s life, one unifying activity found amongst [...]

May 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Car Care, DIYs, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: 60 Years of Sonax

DIY: How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way

Introduction: This article will give you all the information you need to successfully bleed your brake system. The following topics will be covered: When and why you need to bleed your brakes The different methods you can use The different tools that are available The different types of brake fluid and why it is [...]

April 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, DIYs, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way

Best Coilovers for your BMW E30 3-Series from CATuned

When it comes to modern companies focused on vintage BMW support, the list is not a long one. Over the years, names like Hartge, AC Schnitzer, Zender, Husco, and more have been replaced by contemporary equivalents. These new companies refuse to let the aging pre-90’s BMWs fade away into obscurity. CATuned is one of [...]

April 16th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Coilovers for your BMW E30 3-Series from CATuned

Wheel and Tire Guide: How to give your car perfect fitment

Wheels and tires are an important part of differentiating your car from every other commuter vehicle on the road. Whether you are looking to ‘kill the game’ with an aggressive set of wheels and tires, or just change your car’s look, your wheel and tire choice will play a big part in making that [...]

April 7th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, MINI, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel and Tire Guide: How to give your car perfect fitment

Product Spotlight: New ECS Center X-Pipe Exhaust Section for your Audi B8 S4

We love the B8 S4. The incredible power band, comfortable interior, and connected driving feeling still present in the late-model Quattro are just a few of the things we like most about our own S4. Unfortunately, the exhaust note is somewhat lacking in our opinion. Of course, there are full exhaust options that can add [...]

March 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Exhaust|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: New ECS Center X-Pipe Exhaust Section for your Audi B8 S4

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 [...]

February 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 Performance Modifications for your Turbo BMW

BMW has been fitting several models with turbochargers since their E10 2002tii. BMW turbo and twin turbo powered cars are capable of serious power. The accessible power explains why many record-setting BMWs have inline-six twin-turbos under the hood. Massive gains are easily achievable with light modification and tuning, which makes N54, N55, S55, and N20-powered [...]

February 9th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Engine, Software, Turbo|Comments Off on Best Performance Modifications for your Turbo BMW

Best Mods for the BMW E36 3 – Series 1991-1999

If you have a BMW E36, you most likely have already begun to modify it in some way. The E36, which was produced from 1991 through 1999, was the successor to the highly-praised E30 chassis. The E36 featured a range of engines; the most desirable in America being the M5x line or the S5x [...]

January 29th, 2018|BMW, Body & Exterior, Braking, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Mods for the BMW E36 3 – Series 1991-1999