DIY: How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way

Introduction: This article will give you all the information you need to successfully bleed your brake system. The following topics will be covered: When and why you need to bleed your brakes The different methods you can use The different tools that are available The different types of brake fluid and why it is [...]

April 23rd, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, DIYs, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: How to Bleed Your Brakes the Right Way

ECS Transmission Street Shield for your Audi B8 A4 Quattro or B8 S4

Fresh out of our Research and Development department is a new protective measure for your Audi B8 A4 Quattro or S4: The ECS Transmission Street Shield Aluminum Skid Plate! Protecting your transmission is critical, especially in lowered vehicles. Potholes and various road hazards are frequent moments of terror that plague lowered and slammed cars.  This [...]

February 27th, 2018|Audi, Body & Exterior, Tech Tips|Comments Off on ECS Transmission Street Shield for your Audi B8 A4 Quattro or B8 S4

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)

DIY: MK6 Kohlefaser & Luft-Technik Intake Installation

  Required Tools: Flex Driver For Screw Type Hose Clamps* Phillips Screwdriver Torx T25 bit Torx T30 bit 3/8” ratchet 1/4” ratchet with 6” extension 5mm Allen socket Spring clamp pliers (or locking plier) Schwaben VAG connector tool* *Available at ECStuning.com Before Installation, familiarize yourself with the [...]

December 21st, 2017|About, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Engine, Intake, New Products, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on DIY: MK6 Kohlefaser & Luft-Technik Intake Installation

Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

Similarities between performance cars and everyday commuter cars are incredibly limited. One crossover area that tends to hold uniform importance across all forms of motoring is the ability to brake properly. Put in simple terms, cars of all types need to match their braking force with how much power they produce. In this regard, [...]

December 15th, 2017|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, MINI, Porsche, Project Cars, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Power Stop Performance Brakes: The Right Choice

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

DIY: BMW Single Vanos Rebuild Kit

BMW M5x/S5x Single Vanos Rebuild Kit Installation BMW’s Vanos variable valve timing system is one of the most recognized systems in the industry. There are a number of different designs, and they all work off of ingeniously simple mechanical principals. Their notoriety, however, is not likely to be from their design and performance, but [...]

November 16th, 2017|BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Engine, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DIY: BMW Single Vanos Rebuild Kit

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 VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

In order to change the rear brake pads on the newer VWs and Audis with electronic parking brakes the internal parking brake mechanism must be retracted. With our Schwaben professional scan tool you can retract the rear calipers with out damaging them. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the [...]

November 2nd, 2017|About, Audi, Braking, DIYs, General, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: Electronic Parking Brake Retract

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