5 Reasons Why You Should Convert Your Car to Wheel Studs

Most passenger cars today are equipped with lug-studs, which mate to their female threads on the hub and hold the wheel in place. They work perfectly for holding the factory wheels to the hub and are not something a ‘normal’ commuter would think twice about. However, if you have ever had to service your car [...]

April 18th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|0 Comments

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

Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

Most enthusiasts will agree that their car is part of the family. We all love our cars and the relationships we are able to build with them, but modification is what we do. The process of customizing, maintaining, and improving the functions and appearance of our cars is cathartic in a way. Just as [...]

November 28th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

ECS Nation: Robert’s F56 MINI Cooper S

Introduction I came to the MINI world from various car and jeep builds. My last car before this was a 2015 SRT Challenger, that I loved but was not the right car for me for a number of reasons. I traded in my Challenger on my MINI due to a need for something smaller, easier [...]

July 26th, 2017|ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, MINI|Comments Off on ECS Nation: Robert’s F56 MINI Cooper S

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

Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

Introduction The Schwaben 6.5 Liter Extractor system is hand -operated for fast extraction of any type of fluid. Two different diameter extracting tubes are included to suit your particular application. The unit has a vacuum release button for quick and easy release. Displace 6.5 Liters ( 6.8 qts.) of fluid in minutes while maintaining a [...]

July 20th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, DIYs, Engine, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Easiest Oil Change Ever Courtesy of Schwaben Tools!

Torquing Tips

Torque to Yield or “Stretch” Bolts Many bolts will have a torque specification listed in the format - xx Nm (xx Ft-lbs) + xx degrees. These bolts are torque to yield bolts, commonly referred to as “stretch” bolts. The correct procedure for torquing these bolts is: Stage One - Torque the bolt(s) to the initial [...]

June 26th, 2017|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Torquing Tips