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

Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

Millions of Americans woke up this morning to an extra $1,200 in their accounts thanks to the Congressionally passed ‘Covid-19 Stimulus Bill’ that is designed to help reinvigorate the economy and provide much-needed assistance to those out of work struggling to pay for necessities. If you’re like most people, this stimulus check is effectively money [...]

2020-04-15T15:52:10-04:00April 15th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

Best Upgrades Around $1,200 for Stimulus Check Ideas

With all this COVID-19 business keeping us stuck inside, I’m itching for something to do. Most people aren’t spending money for fear that the economic recession will leave them penny-pinching to get by. However, I think that’s an unfounded fear. Not only are we already about to see $1,200 bucks in our accounts soon, but [...]

2020-04-06T17:19:05-04:00April 6th, 2020|General, Performance, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Upgrades Around $1,200 for Stimulus Check Ideas

Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets

There it is, your finished street car project: a real race-inspired build for the road. But it’s missing something. You want to retain the original interior for comfort and drivability, but something about the interior just doesn’t match all the work you’ve put into making your car look the part and back up that appearance [...]

2019-09-11T19:54:57-04:00September 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Interior, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Racing Harness Setup for your Daily Driver: SCHROTH Quick-Fit Harness Sets