Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

Most enthusiasts will agree that their car is part of the family. We all love our cars and the relationships we are able to build with them, but modification is what we do. The process of customizing, maintaining, and improving the functions and appearance of our cars is cathartic in a way. Just as [...]

November 28th, 2017|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Carista OBD2 Bluetooth Adapter

HAWK Performance Pads for Your Performance Car

“Which brakes should I use” is a question we hear all too often. For most people, stopping by the local brake shop or even the dealership are sufficient options. For the enthusiast, however, brakes that hold up under aggressive driving conditions on the street or track are paramount to a well handling and enjoyable car. [...]

November 21st, 2017|Braking, Performance, Uncategorized|Comments Off on HAWK Performance Pads for Your Performance Car

ECS Tuning and BILSTEIN Present: The Ultimate Audi A3 Sweepstakes Winner

ECS Tuning and BILSTEIN were proud to deliver the new Audi A3 to the winner on Friday the 17th of November. The ceremony was held at the BILSTEIN facility in Southern California and was met with the local car communities interested in seeing the exchange first-hand. For the past months, we have held a [...]

November 17th, 2017|Audi, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, General, Performance, Project Cars, Uncategorized|Comments Off on ECS Tuning and BILSTEIN Present: The Ultimate Audi A3 Sweepstakes Winner

DIY: KONI Adjustable Coilover Install VW MK6 Jetta GLI

Today we are going to do something a little different; we would like to focus on a specific coilover system one of our employees decided to use in his MK6 Jetta GLI. We installed the KONI Adjustable Coilovers on his MK6 Jetta GLI for a better look and more capable suspension performance. The installation itself is [...]

November 6th, 2017|DIYs, Performance, Project Cars, Suspension, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: KONI Adjustable Coilover Install VW MK6 Jetta GLI

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E46 SMG Adaptation

SMG Adaptation Whenever you replace a major component on your SMG transmission, you will need to perform a system adaptation to insure proper functionality. Our Schwaben BMW professional scan tool works perfect for this.  We are performing this on our 2003 E46 M3, and the procedure will be the same or very similar on most BMW [...]

October 27th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Performance, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: E46 SMG Adaptation

DIY: B8 RS5 ECS X-Pipe Installation

The photo above shows a few of the exhaust components we will be referring to during this install, so let’s take a moment and review what we will be doing today. First, we will measure from the Rear Pipe Brace to the YELLOW lines and mark where the pipes will be cut. Then we’ll [...]

October 19th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance|Comments Off on DIY: B8 RS5 ECS X-Pipe Installation

DIY: VW MK6 H&R Lowering Springs Installation

H&R Lowering Spring Kit Installation Stock or Aftermarket Dampers? The H&R spring set we have chosen is a moderate lowering kit that will drop our MKVI Jetta GLI about an inch, and still maintain ride quality. Due to the car’s low mileage and overall good condition, we’ll reuse the factory struts and shocks, plus [...]

October 17th, 2017|DIYs, Performance, Suspension, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: VW MK6 H&R Lowering Springs Installation

Product Release: VW MK4 and Audi TT MK1 Adjustable Front Sway Bar End Links

An absolute must have for lowered VW MK4 and Audi TT MK1, our in house designed Adjustable Front Sway Bar End Links are here to help you keep the power under your hood from escaping before it hits the ground. Being adjustable, our end links range from stock height to absolutely slammed suspension vehicles, giving [...]

September 26th, 2017|About, Audi, General, Performance, Suspension, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Product Release: VW MK4 and Audi TT MK1 Adjustable Front Sway Bar End Links

Product Release: ECS Billet Rear Sway Mounting Kit

New from ECS is the Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounting Kit for your VW equipped with Independent Rear Suspension. These mounts are made from high quality billet aluminum and are accompanied by urethane bushings for maximum effectiveness of your sway bar function. Billet aluminum mounting brackets encasing polyurethane designed to fit 21mm sway bars [...]

September 25th, 2017|New Products, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Product Release: ECS Billet Rear Sway Mounting Kit

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port​ ​​2: Select "VAG"   ​3: Select "Audi"   4: Select "Systems" ​5: Select "Control Unit" ​ 6: Select "Common"   ​7: Select "Cent. Elect."   ​8: Select "Long Coding"   9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything ​ 10: Select "Software Coding"   [...]

September 25th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, General, Performance, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On