How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

Oil catch cans are incredibly common, especially on highly modified engines. On forums, you can find several roundabout answers ranging from ‘it helps keep your engine clean’ to proclaiming ‘it will prevent your engine from blowing.’ These vague responses are lacking in real answers as to what the actual purpose of a catch can is and how it functions to benefit your engine. This is a case where people are giving sound, albeit, uninformed advice. So what does a catch can exactly do?

November 28th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Intake, Performance, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|0 Comments

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 [...]

September 26th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Recent Additions: Our Newest Products for your Audi or Volkswagen

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

Product Spotlight: MK6 GTI Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Induction System

The VW MK6 offers an excellent tuning platform across all its variations. The downsides of production cars are the sacrifices made in their design which favor comfort for performance. The brand new ECS Luft-Technik Intake System or Kohlefaser Carbon Fiber Intake will a bit of that power with improved airflow and the added benefit visual [...]

March 5th, 2018|About, Intake, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: MK6 GTI Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Induction System

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 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

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

Aftermarket Cold Air Intake Mythbusted: Audi B9 A4 Luft-Technik Intake

If you have ever modified a car, then you are most likely well aware of the age-old argument “do aftermarket intakes add any real power gains?” Several YouTubers, bloggers, and self-proclaimed experts have weighed in on the argument. Despite miles of information regarding the subject, there is still a distinct divide between camps. There are [...]

January 18th, 2018|About, Audi, DIYs, Engine, Intake, New Products, Turbo|Comments Off on Aftermarket Cold Air Intake Mythbusted: Audi B9 A4 Luft-Technik Intake

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

DIY: MK6 Kohlefaser & Luft-Technik Intake Installation

  Required Tools: Flex Driver For Screw Type Hose Clamps* Phillips Screwdriver Torx T25 bit Torx T30 bit 3/8” ratchet 1/4” ratchet with 6” extension 5mm Allen socket Spring clamp pliers (or locking plier) Schwaben VAG connector tool* *Available at ECStuning.com Before Installation, familiarize yourself with the [...]

December 21st, 2017|About, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Engine, Intake, New Products, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: MK6 Kohlefaser & Luft-Technik Intake Installation