Electric Future: an Enthusiast’s Apology for Electric Vehicles and the Fate of Internal Combustion

The automotive world in the last decade has experienced a dizzying swing of seemingly contradictory directions. Fueled by innovation, progress, and forward-thinking while held to increasingly conservative and stagnant political decisions, we have reached a point in 2018 where a distinct rift has appeared in the market. Increasingly, as governments like those of Spain and [...]

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

Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

SEMA has always been about the products and by proxy the cars, but it is also about making connections within the automotive industry. The biggest names in the industry are side-by-side with new faces displaying the next generation of creative genius. With all the most celebrated names in the community all in one place, it [...]

November 6th, 2018|About, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Greatest Hits Vol. MK2: Kraftwerx Auto’s VW MK2 GTI Rallye SEMA Showstopper at ECS

The High Water Mark: The Days Before SEMA

In American popular culture, the lifespan of trends, events, and famous figures has drastically shortened thanks to social media and the sheer amount of information with which we are bombarded daily. Car culture experiences some resemblance of this phenomenon, most notably with the rapid evolution of the stance scene and the uncountable offshoot meets, clubs, [...]

October 29th, 2018|About, Performance|Comments Off on The High Water Mark: The Days Before SEMA

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

ISC Suspension Tested: Chuck’s BMW E90 328xi Daily Driver

How your car handles and feels on the road is what we most often associate with the condition of the vehicle overall. Worn suspension components like shocks, shock tower mounts, struts, and strut mount greatly reduce the drivability, performance, and comfort of your car. When it comes time to replace them, most folks turn [...]

September 14th, 2018|About, BMW, Performance, Suspension|Comments Off on ISC Suspension Tested: Chuck’s BMW E90 328xi Daily Driver

Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness

Few enthusiast groups are as varied as those of us who are infatuated with cars. Motivations and interests in automobiles are nearly uncountable, as the car world truly has an avenue for everything. Some of us are die-hard off-road junkies, others prefer showing off pristine vintage cars at the Concours d’Elegance, and the list [...]

August 27th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Performance|Comments Off on Bill Griffin and his Spec E46 BMW Racecar at Mid-Ohio Blind Madness

R8TED R: Martin’s Volvo S60R and Superfly Euro Wild Winner

There are seemingly endless numbers of cars featured in posters found on bedroom walls and fawned over by nearly every car enthusiast. Icons of motorsport history like the BMW E30 M3 or tuner legends like the infamous Nissan R34 GTR are cars we can all agree take up a sizeable portion of our imagination. Then [...]

August 21st, 2018|About, ECS Nation, Performance, Project Cars, Turbo, Wheels|2 Comments

A Brief History of Audi and their Quattro All-Wheel-Drive

Advances in automobiles have demonstrated an oscillating balance between innovation in passenger cars and racing cars since the initial four-wheel vehicles. A discovery in one arena naturally leads to its adaptation in the other, which was usually paired with unparalleled success. Many of the advancements that come to mind are translations of racing components fitted [...]

July 24th, 2018|About, Audi, Performance|Comments Off on A Brief History of Audi and their Quattro All-Wheel-Drive

Slammed to the Arctic: Official Update

The Rallywagen has now made its full journey to the Arctic Circle, all the way from Wadsworth, Ohio to Alaska, and the Street Shield survived. We did our best to put the protective belly plate through the roughest environments we could imagine our MK5 Jetta Sportwagen would experience, but nothing could break through the [...]

July 2nd, 2018|About, New Products, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Slammed to the Arctic: Official Update