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|0 Comments

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

RallyWagen: Jaimie Orr’s trip with Volkswagen of America to the Arctic Circle Presented by ECS Tuning

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ghzb_uo0qU Something we find incredibly enticing about cars is how many different ways we can find them exciting. We can appreciate the differences between our cars as they become more than just a utility. In some cases, the prospect of doing something insane with a car is the best way to bond [...]

June 20th, 2018|About, ECS Nation, General, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on RallyWagen: Jaimie Orr’s trip with Volkswagen of America to the Arctic Circle Presented by ECS Tuning

How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

The triple-threat for useable, instant, reliable power is a tried and true combination of parts. Each performance upgrade performs a specific function to improve the factory output of your MINI, and all three are a sure way to make a significant increase in horsepower, but not all upgrades are equal [...]

June 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, MINI, Performance, Software|Comments Off on How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

ECS Tuning & StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Sweepstakes Presented by Racingline: Big Turbo and More!

The news has already spread about our second sweepstakes car, the ECS Tuning and StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Presented by Racingline. The GTI has already received a massive amount of work and attention courtesy of Zach and all our wonderful vendor partners and it is nearing completion. This most recent update finds us [...]

June 15th, 2018|About, ECS Nation, General, Performance, Project Cars, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning & StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Sweepstakes Presented by Racingline: Big Turbo and More!

Racing Safety Equipment for your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen

What makes a performance car so enticing to enthusiasts of all types? When we look reductively at the fundamental attractiveness of European performance vehicles, the underlying similarity is an emotional connection to what car guys would consider a blank slate. Approaching a new build is an open world of possibility, which is part of [...]

June 12th, 2018|Audi, BMW, MINI, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Racing Safety Equipment for your Audi, BMW, MINI, or Volkswagen