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

Evil Touring: Evan’s E61 535xi/M5 Touring Build

One of the most incredible things about the car community is the use of forums and social media to coordinate, swap parts, share knowledge, and most importantly: post build threads. When we found Evan’s E61 535xi Touring build, we sifted through his sixty-plus page build threads and were absolutely floored by the amount of [...]

October 18th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, Interior, Lighting, Project Cars, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Evil Touring: Evan’s E61 535xi/M5 Touring Build

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. [...]

Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

Modifying cars for many enthusiasts is not only a hobby, but a form of expression you take with you everywhere. More accurately, this form of self-expression takes you everywhere. For our friend Tyler that was exactly the purpose behind this B8 A4 build. Tyler sat down with me at a small sandwich shop in [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, Performance, Schwaben, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

The MK4 R32 has an electronically controlled exhaust flap which allows for quiet exhaust at low idle and driving around town, and tells a different story on the highway at speed. The manual control harness from ECS will allow you to control when your exhaust is open or closed rather than relying on the [...]

September 19th, 2017|DIYs, Engine, Exhaust, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

From simple cosmetic upgrades to our massive Stage-5 Six-Piston Porsche Cayenne Big Brake Kit, the ECS MK5 GTI completely transformed. The GTI has experienced a Kafka-style metamorphosis being cocooned by an enormous list of modifications to arrive, stunning and gleaming, as it hovers above the ground before you. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9UhNQQBhSPo   ECS developed this build [...]

September 15th, 2017|About, Body & Exterior, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, Performance, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Showstopper: ECS Tuning MK5 GTI Full Build Feature

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 [...]

September 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 [...]

July 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

VW MK5 GTI ECS Valved Exhaust System Installation Instructions

Introduction: Part Numbers: ES#2903385, ES#2903383, ES#2903378, ES#2903361 The ECS Tuning Valved Exhaust System for your VW MK5 GTI offers the following features: • High-quality T304 grade stainless steel • 3.0” mandrel-bent tubing • Remote Controlled Exhaust Valve • Fully adjustable exhaust tips, in Chrome or Black Chrome • All installation hardware included Upgrading the exhaust on [...]

June 14th, 2017|DIYs, Exhaust, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on VW MK5 GTI ECS Valved Exhaust System Installation Instructions