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 [...]

Carbon Fiber Upgrades for the Audi B8.5 S4 3.0T FSI

The Audi B8.5 S4, also commonly known as the B8 S4 Facelift, is a 3.0T FSI-powered, 329hp example of Audi’s superior engineering. Its massive torque and respectable power are huge draws towards the B8.5, which makes it one of the more popular models chosen by ECS customers to modify. Many of the first modifications [...]

January 26th, 2018|About, Audi, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, General|Comments Off on Carbon Fiber Upgrades for the Audi B8.5 S4 3.0T FSI

A Month of VW MK7 Performance: Brand New Carbon Fiber Products

Winter has kept us indoors, but we haven’t been idle. Here at ECS, we have taken advantage of that time to produce a slew of parts for the MK7 platform. The MK7 Golf, GTI, and R are fantastic cars in their own right from the factory, but they can always be improved. Over the next [...]

January 24th, 2018|About, DIYs, General, Intake, Interior, New Products, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on A Month of VW MK7 Performance: Brand New Carbon Fiber Products

Best Fun Modifications for the VW MK6 GTI – The ECS Tuning Guide

To maintain the theme of modifying a second-hand MK6 GTI, we are outlining some fun modifications to improve your overall enjoyment while driving the car. Though they may not add performance benefits or significant changes to the aesthetics of your MK6 GTI, simple ‘livability’ modifications are what personalizing and customizing a car is really about. [...]

January 17th, 2018|About, Car Care, DIYs, General, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Fun Modifications for the VW MK6 GTI – The ECS Tuning Guide

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 [...]

January 15th, 2018|About, Buying Guide, Car Care, General, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best 5 Maintenance Needs for your Second Hand MK6 GTI

Best MK6 GTI Mods and Upgrades to Increase Power and Performance – The ECS Tuning Guide

The VW MK6 GTI, which ran from the 2010 to 2014 model years with the 2.0T TSI engine, is incredibly popular among tuners for its availability and potential for some incredible power. With the newest update just hitting dealerships and the last iteration showing up more frequently in used car markets, the MK6 GTI has [...]

January 8th, 2018|About, DIYs, Engine, General, Intake, Lighting, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best MK6 GTI Mods and Upgrades to Increase Power and Performance – The ECS Tuning Guide

Stage 3 Big Brake Kit Installation Instructions (MKV, VI, Jetta, EOS, Golf/GTI, and Audi A3)

The ECS Big Brake Kit provides big improvements in braking power with a specially packaged kit containing quality brake components from the best names in the business. Start with large diameter ECS two-piece, drilled and slotted floating rotors that dampen [...]

January 4th, 2018|Audi, Braking, DIYs, General, Performance, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Stage 3 Big Brake Kit Installation Instructions (MKV, VI, Jetta, EOS, Golf/GTI, and Audi A3)

CRP Automotive: Trusted Replacement Parts for 50 Years

CRP Automotive has supplied OE quality replacement parts to European manufactured vehicles for over 50 years. This longevity and dedication to OEM standards have made CRP and their subsidiaries Rein Automotive, ContiTech, Pentosin, and others, incredibly well known and trusted in the automotive community. Nearly every restoration or maintenance project features their parts, and for good [...]

December 29th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Engine, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on CRP Automotive: Trusted Replacement Parts for 50 Years

Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Dorman Products is a renowned supplier of original equipment parts generally “exclusive” to manufacturer dealerships including replacement parts, hardware, brake parts, fasteners, and more to the automotive community. Their high-quality focus and unique components offered as an alternative to “genuine” manufacturer parts makes for a low cost, reliable, and often a more effective replacement for [...]

December 27th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Dorman Products: New Since 1918

Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Similarities between performance cars and everyday commuter cars are incredibly limited. One crossover area that tends to hold uniform importance across all forms of motoring is the ability to brake properly. Put in simple terms, cars of all types need to match their braking force with how much power they produce. In this regard, [...]

December 15th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice