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

A Look Back at Car Trends in the 2010s

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are approaching the end of 2019. This signifies not only the end of this year but the end of the decade. With the 2010’s coming to a close, we have an opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the past ten years. Today, we’re going to look at a [...]

2019-12-30T16:37:25-05:00December 30th, 2019|About, Body & Exterior, Software, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on A Look Back at Car Trends in the 2010s

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 [...]

2019-02-20T17:40:22-05:00February 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

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 [...]

2018-06-20T15:11:50-04:00June 19th, 2018|About, DIYs, MINI, Performance, Software|Comments Off on How to get 35% More Horsepower from your MINI with ChipWerke Performance

Best Performance Modifications for your Turbo BMW

BMW has been fitting several models with turbochargers since their E10 2002tii. BMW turbo and twin turbo powered cars are capable of serious power. The accessible power explains why many record-setting BMWs have inline-six twin-turbos under the hood. Massive gains are easily achievable with light modification and tuning, which makes N54, N55, S55, and N20-powered [...]

2018-02-09T19:25:41-05:00February 9th, 2018|About, BMW, DIYs, Engine, Software, Turbo|Comments Off on Best Performance Modifications for your Turbo BMW

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 [...]

2018-04-17T20:16:42-04:00November 30th, 2017|About, Audi, Engine, Performance, Project Cars, Software, Turbo, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on HPA and ECS Tuning Photo Contest

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 [...]

2018-01-04T16:59:47-05:00November 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

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 [...]

2017-10-27T17:43:11-04:00October 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

Evil Touring: Evan’s E61 535xi/M5 Touring Build

One of the most incredible things about the car community is the use of forums and social media to coordinate, swap parts, share knowledge, and most importantly: post build threads. When we found Evan’s E61 535xi Touring build, we sifted through his sixty-plus page build threads and were absolutely floored by the amount of [...]

2017-10-18T21:13:18-04:00October 18th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, Interior, Lighting, Project Cars, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Evil Touring: Evan’s E61 535xi/M5 Touring Build