Clean Culture Ohio Showcase 2019: Event Coverage

This summer has been full of amazing events that we have been fortunate to attend. We have never been more active in the car community than we have this year, and it’s been a blast. Now that we have a taste for traveling to events like the European Experience and Waterfest, we can’t be stopped. [...]

Everything You Need to Know About Air Lift Performance Kits

There are three (safe) ways to achieve a lowered ride height and handling improvements on your car. Depending on your budget and goals, one way may be better for you than the others. For the budget minded person or someone just looking for a slight change in appearance and handling, lowering springs are perfect. If [...]

July 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Everything You Need to Know About Air Lift Performance Kits

ECS B8 S4 Lightweight Flywheel Explained

Somewhat appropriately, I was having a conversation with another ECS employee today about the lightweight flywheel in one of my cars. The question had been asked of me why I chose a specific transmission, which came down to the flywheel I wanted to use, and what benefits, if any, exist with that decision. It occurred [...]

February 26th, 2019|About, Audi, Performance|Comments Off on ECS B8 S4 Lightweight Flywheel Explained

Best Mods for a Daily Driven Volkswagen MK7 or MK7.5 GTI for Power and Performance

When you picture the quintessential hot hatchback, you probably think first of the Volkswagen GTI. For over forty years, VW has consistently set the paradigm with its GTI in that segment. Most recently, the MK7 and updated MK7.5 GTI 2.0T have delivered more performance and potential from essentially the same formula that created the namesake’s [...]

February 20th, 2019|About, DIYs, Engine, Exhaust, Intake, Performance, Project Cars, Software, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Mods for a Daily Driven Volkswagen MK7 or MK7.5 GTI for Power and Performance

Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

BMW is no stranger to the turbocharged engine. From their early introduction of turbocharged road cars to current LMP cars, BMW has proven their forced induction engine variants in the hands of commuters and top-performing racing drivers. The N54 twin-turbo straight six is legendary both for its insane horsepower potential and often fragile nature when [...]

February 13th, 2019|About, BMW, Engine, Intake, Performance, Turbo|Comments Off on Top 5 Performance Upgrades for your N55 BMW from Turner Motorsport

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|Comments Off on How Does a Baffled Catch Can Work and Why Do I Need One?

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