Best Mods for a Daily Driven Volkswagen MK7 or MK7.5 GTI for Power and Performance

When you picture the quintessential hot hatchback, you probably think first of the Volkswagen GTI. For over forty years, VW has consistently set the paradigm with its GTI in that segment. Most recently, the MK7 and updated MK7.5 GTI 2.0T have delivered more performance and potential from essentially the same formula that created the namesake’s [...]

2019-02-20T17:40:22-05:00February 20th, 2019|About, DIYs, Engine, Exhaust, Intake, Performance, Project Cars, Software, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Mods for a Daily Driven Volkswagen MK7 or MK7.5 GTI for Power and Performance

Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

BMW is no stranger to the turbocharged engine. From their early introduction of turbocharged road cars to current LMP cars, BMW has proven their forced induction engine variants in the hands of commuters and top-performing racing drivers. The N54 twin-turbo straight six is legendary both for its insane horsepower potential and often fragile nature when [...]

2019-02-18T18:05:01-05:00February 13th, 2019|About, BMW, Engine, Intake, Performance, Turbo|Comments Off on Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

Bulgarian Barn Find E34s: What Would Be the Best Modifications for the BMW E34 5-Series?

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 [...]

2019-02-18T19:06:04-05:00January 10th, 2019|BMW, Engine, Exhaust|Comments Off on Bulgarian Barn Find E34s: What Would Be the Best Modifications for the BMW E34 5-Series?

Electric Future: an Enthusiast’s Apology for Electric Vehicles and the Fate of Internal Combustion

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 [...]

Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

SEMA has always been about the products and by proxy the cars, but it is also about making connections within the automotive industry. The biggest names in the industry are side-by-side with new faces displaying the next generation of creative genius. With all the most celebrated names in the community all in one place, it [...]

2018-11-06T20:36:53-05:00November 6th, 2018|About, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

Part of what makes our car hobbies fascinating is the dynamic nature of cars themselves. New models are released constantly that feature developments in technology to provide more features and increased power, as well as arguably more attractive styling. Thanks to the rapidly expanding catalog of performance vehicles, we are always busy finding ways to [...]

2018-09-26T16:33:21-04:00September 26th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

When you own a vintage or performance car, the goal is to have more fun times driving it than you have moments that make you frown. As with any hobby, however, there are those times that something goes wrong or its just time to take care of that nagging maintenance. Whether you are driving something [...]

2018-08-03T15:06:49-04:00August 3rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, MINI, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on 5 Ways to Make Your Next DIY More Fun on Your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

New Product: Volkswagen MK4 1.8T (Transverse) Ignition Coil Harness Replacement Kit

The Volkswagen 1.8T found in the MK4 generation is a staple in the European tuning community. This engine spanned almost a decade in one version or another and found its way into a number of different VW chassis that benefit from its awesome low-displacement power curve and turbocharged goodness. As the engine ages and [...]

2018-06-11T16:47:12-04:00June 6th, 2018|About, Engine, General, New Products, Volkswagen|Comments Off on New Product: Volkswagen MK4 1.8T (Transverse) Ignition Coil Harness Replacement Kit

Vendor Spotlight: CTS Turbo means Big Power for your Audi or Volkswagen

The old phrase “there is no replacement for displacement” has met its match in today’s aftermarket performance world. The recipe for huge horsepower was to have the biggest bore, most aggressive cams, and a fuel economy that was measured in feet from the largest engine possible. While turbocharged engines are not a new concept, the [...]

2018-05-15T22:00:46-04:00May 15th, 2018|About, Audi, Engine, Exhaust, Intake, Performance, Turbo, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: CTS Turbo means Big Power for your Audi or Volkswagen

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