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 [...]

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 [...]

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

Loud Button: ECS Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Your Audi B8 S4

Perhaps the most tempting part of owning a B8 S4 is the sound produced by the 3.0T FSI engine. The downsized engine from the previous V8 models still offers the grunt of a higher displacement engine, but it is now paired with the iconic supercharger whine and exceptional fuel economy for its power output. With [...]

January 7th, 2019|About, Audi, Exhaust|Comments Off on Loud Button: ECS Valved Cat-Back Exhaust for Your Audi B8 S4

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 [...]

May 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

ECS Explores the Brand New Audi R8 V10 Prestige Plus Edition and Supersprint Sport Exhaust

The Audi R8 is one of the less-conspicuous supercars available and hints at a refined taste for luxury and performance in a comparatively understated package. When it was released in 2006, the R8 was available only as a 4.2 Liter V8. Nearly immediately, Audi slapped a 5.2-liter FSI V10 into the Quattro coupe, and [...]

April 20th, 2018|About, Audi, Exhaust|Comments Off on ECS Explores the Brand New Audi R8 V10 Prestige Plus Edition and Supersprint Sport Exhaust

Product Spotlight: New ECS Downpipe for your Audi B9 A4 2.0T

Automotive enthusiasts love aggressive exhaust notes like fat kids love cake; it’s just a fact. While full stainless steel exhausts sound incredible and are definitely worth it, folks just looking for a little more growl out of their B9 A4 should choose our brand new ECS Stainless Steel 3” Down Pipe. [...]

April 2nd, 2018|About, Audi, Exhaust, Performance|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: New ECS Downpipe for your Audi B9 A4 2.0T

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

ECS Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Intake and Turbo Back Exhaust for your VW MK5 GTI

One of the best ways to add power and enjoyment to your VW MK5 GTI is to add a performance intake and exhaust. When used with software tuning, your MK5 GTI can pick up considerable horsepower and torque while also providing a satisfying increase in noise. There are quite a few options for intakes [...]

February 5th, 2018|About, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, Engine, Exhaust, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Intake and Turbo Back Exhaust for your VW MK5 GTI

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

DIY: B8 RS5 ECS X-Pipe Installation

The photo above shows a few of the exhaust components we will be referring to during this install, so let’s take a moment and review what we will be doing today. First, we will measure from the Rear Pipe Brace to the YELLOW lines and mark where the pipes will be cut. Then we’ll [...]

October 19th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance|Comments Off on DIY: B8 RS5 ECS X-Pipe Installation