Best Performance Upgrades to Fit Your Budget

If you’re like me and don’t spend money on anything but food and car parts, then a little splurge won’t break the bank. But how much are we talking? What are the best bang-for-your-buck options? Well, an upgrade or series of maintenance services that cost under $1,000 is a safe bet. For a cool stack, [...]

2021-04-30T15:56:48-04:00April 30th, 2021|Exhaust, Performance, Schwaben, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Performance Upgrades to Fit Your Budget

ECS Tuning Virtual Car Show 2021 Presented By RaceChip

Every year, we open up the chance for our whole community to participate in a completely Virtual Car Show. Last year, amidst the pandemic, it was one of the few, if only, events many of us had a chance to enter. This year, while we’re heading back to normality, we’re still going to bring you [...]

2021-04-02T09:22:55-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Audi, BMW, car show, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Performance, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Virtual Car Show 2021 Presented By RaceChip

Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

The Volkswagen MK4 GTI with the 1.8T engine is one of the most commonly modified platforms available. Thanks to its availability, affordability, and the aftermarket support offered for this engine, it’s more of a question of where to start rather than what to do. Everyone knows bolt-on upgrades paired with a software tune are the [...]

2020-11-10T15:31:15-05:00November 10th, 2020|Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

Big Power: 2.0T FSI/TSI Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Upgrade

The 2.0T FSI/TSI engine has the potential for substantial power. Despite its small displacement, the power ceiling is fairly high for even simple bolt-ons. An intake, turbo-back exhaust, coil packs, software upgrade, and a K04 turbo make the 2.0T an absolute weapon. However, in the process, weak points that would otherwise not be an issue [...]

2020-10-26T12:11:06-04:00October 26th, 2020|Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|2 Comments

What You Need To Know About CARB And The Future Of Performance Upgrades

Here at ECS Tuning, we’re all car enthusiasts. From producing and distributing some of the highest-quality performance, OEM, and aftermarket parts to creating unique content, sweepstakes, and participating in the European car scene, we love what we do. That means we have an opportunity to be a leader in our industry and enthusiast community when [...]

2020-10-12T15:20:15-04:00October 12th, 2020|About, Performance|Comments Off on What You Need To Know About CARB And The Future Of Performance Upgrades

How To Add Over 50HP To Your BMW E92 M3

The BMW E92 M3 is a 414hp high-strung performance platform that carries the M3 name well. It was the first V8 and final naturally-aspirated version of the M3 ever developed and it has certainly aged well since it debuted in 2007. The snappy nature of the E92 M3 thanks to its high-revving V8 and its [...]

2020-07-06T13:26:53-04:00July 6th, 2020|BMW, Engine, Exhaust, Intake, Performance, Software|Comments Off on How To Add Over 50HP To Your BMW E92 M3

ECS Tuning’s Guide To Performance Upgrades For New Enthusiasts

Modifying cars is more than just our hobby, it’s our lifestyle. It is a form of expression we use to show our passion and enthusiasm, for the path we have chosen in life. The problem is, this form of art is more involved than just learning how to put ink on paper. It combines mechanical [...]

2020-07-01T15:25:22-04:00July 1st, 2020|Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Carbon Fiber, Engine, Exhaust, Performance, Software, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning’s Guide To Performance Upgrades For New Enthusiasts

Be Cool: New ECS MQB Cast Aluminum Intercooler Upgrade

Basic Performance Upgrades, or BPUs, are the parts we enthusiasts primarily pursue. Most folks don’t do engine building, honing, boring, fabrication, and extensive custom work themselves, and certainly not on their daily drivers. No one is going to break any records with BPUs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it. The simple formula of [...]

2020-05-27T12:32:44-04:00May 27th, 2020|Intake, New Products, Performance|Comments Off on Be Cool: New ECS MQB Cast Aluminum Intercooler Upgrade

Upgrade Your E46 M3 for Power on a Budget

If you have an E46 M3, we don’t need to tell you how awesome it is. With the values at an all-time affordability for new enthusiasts to pick up, there are likely quite a few of us who grew up with the E46 M3 as our dream car who now are able to snag one. [...]

2020-05-26T13:23:54-04:00May 26th, 2020|BMW, Performance|Comments Off on Upgrade Your E46 M3 for Power on a Budget