A Brief History of the Audi C7 RS7 Quattro

The Audi RS7 is the latest big-body Sportback sedan based off of the A7 platform. This impressive cruiser boasts a 560 hp twin-scroll turbo 4.0 TFSI V8 that powers all four wheels thanks to Audi’s impressive Quattro all-wheel-drive system. An eight-speed ZF automatic gearbox smoothly shifts the RS7 through the gears and shoulders the power [...]

April 4th, 2018|About, Audi, General, Performance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on A Brief History of the Audi C7 RS7 Quattro

Vendor Spotlight: Black Forest Industries

In 2001, Black Forest Industries was founded to provide Audi and VW parts to the growing European Tuning Community in America. Their unique, high-quality, performance parts are designed to improve both the aesthetics and driving experience of your Audi or VW and are renowned for their exceptional shift knobs available for nearly all European [...]

April 3rd, 2018|About, Audi, General, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Black Forest Industries

Product Spotlight: New ECS Downpipe for your Audi B9 A4 2.0T

Automotive enthusiasts love aggressive exhaust notes like fat kids love cake; it’s just a fact. While full stainless steel exhausts sound incredible and are definitely worth it, folks just looking for a little more growl out of their B9 A4 should choose our brand new ECS Stainless Steel 3” Down Pipe. [...]

April 2nd, 2018|About, Audi, Exhaust, Performance|Comments Off on Product Spotlight: New ECS Downpipe for your Audi B9 A4 2.0T

Vendor Spotlight: Sparta Evolution Big Brakes for your BMW

For most BMW owners, your cars are more than something that fills a necessity. Your BMW is a source of enjoyment. Whether you take your BMW to an occasional track event or just enjoy a spirited drive blasting tunes down your favorite road, having a brake system capable of providing sufficient force is critical. From [...]

March 29th, 2018|About, BMW, Braking, Performance|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: Sparta Evolution Big Brakes for your BMW

Vendor Spotlight: IRP Germany Performance Parts for your Track BMW

If you plan on driving your BMW at a track event, for an Auto-X, or competitively at all, the importance of setting up your car to handle the extra stress is critical. IRP Germany produces some of the best driveline components to help stiffen your BMW for performance use with high-quality mounts, flex discs, control [...]

March 8th, 2018|About, BMW, Drivetrain, New Products, Performance, Suspension|Comments Off on Vendor Spotlight: IRP Germany Performance Parts for your Track BMW

Best Coilovers for your BMW E90/E92 335i

One of the most popular methods to lower a vehicle is to equip the car with a coilover suspension kit. The standard procedure in most cases is to find the least expensive, lowest, and most adjustable coilovers available. These coilovers are then immediately fitted to the car, slammed to their absolute lowest setting, and [...]

January 16th, 2018|About, BMW, Performance, Suspension|Comments Off on Best Coilovers for your BMW E90/E92 335i

Best MK6 GTI Mods and Upgrades to Increase Power and Performance – The ECS Tuning Guide

The VW MK6 GTI, which ran from the 2010 to 2014 model years with the 2.0T TSI engine, is incredibly popular among tuners for its availability and potential for some incredible power. With the newest update just hitting dealerships and the last iteration showing up more frequently in used car markets, the MK6 GTI has [...]

January 8th, 2018|About, DIYs, Engine, General, Intake, Lighting, Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best MK6 GTI Mods and Upgrades to Increase Power and Performance – The ECS Tuning Guide

DIY: ECS Performance Lightweight Power Steering Pulley

Installing an ECS Tuning Performance Power Steering Pulley is an afternoon project that can be completed with relative ease. It rewards you with the performance and dependability of our meticulously engineered products, and it is an excellent opportunity to replace worn drive belts at the same time. Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with [...]

January 5th, 2018|About, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, Performance|Comments Off on DIY: ECS Performance Lightweight Power Steering Pulley

Stage 3 Big Brake Kit Installation Instructions (MKV, VI, Jetta, EOS, Golf/GTI, and Audi A3)

The ECS Big Brake Kit provides big improvements in braking power with a specially packaged kit containing quality brake components from the best names in the business. Start with large diameter ECS two-piece, drilled and slotted floating rotors that dampen [...]

January 4th, 2018|Audi, Braking, DIYs, General, Performance, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Stage 3 Big Brake Kit Installation Instructions (MKV, VI, Jetta, EOS, Golf/GTI, and Audi A3)

HPA and ECS Tuning Photo Contest

If you have a 2.0T K03-powered Audi or VW and are looking to upgrade it this Winter, HPA Motorsports and ECS want to help make that happen! We are hosting a week-long photo contest open to the applicable models. For a full list of those vehicles included in the [...]

November 30th, 2017|About, Audi, Engine, Performance, Project Cars, Software, Turbo, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on HPA and ECS Tuning Photo Contest