Volkswagen MK4 Common Problems

The MK4 platform is one of the best-selling VW models of all time, especially if you include all the possible variants. The Jetta, Beetle, and Golf all shared the MK4 platform from 1998-2005 (give or take, some versions started later, others ended later). With several engine options, layouts, and even models to choose between, it's [...]

2020-11-09T16:19:57-05:00November 9th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Volkswagen MK4 Common Problems

How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

In the never-ending 2020 adversity, we still have to handle the normal seasonal work that always seems to come out of nowhere. Winter is quickly approaching and that means shorter days, colder temperatures, and fewer weekends to spend in the garage preparing for it. Right now is the time we put our fun cars, bikes, [...]

2020-10-29T16:11:30-04:00October 29th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How To Prepare Your Car For Winter Driving

Big Power: 2.0T FSI/TSI Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Upgrade

The 2.0T FSI/TSI engine has the potential for substantial power. Despite its small displacement, the power ceiling is fairly high for even simple bolt-ons. An intake, turbo-back exhaust, coil packs, software upgrade, and a K04 turbo make the 2.0T an absolute weapon. However, in the process, weak points that would otherwise not be an issue [...]

2020-10-26T12:11:06-04:00October 26th, 2020|Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|2 Comments

New Fall 2020 ECS Tuning Upgrades for Volkswagens

Gloss black hatch spoiler extension MK6/MK7.5 Brand new for you MK6/7.5 Golf R or GTI, our hatch spoiler extensions now come in the attractive, yet affordable, gloss black plastic material. You can have the exceptional look of a more aggressive rear spoiler without breaking the bank. This is also the perfect solution for anyone who [...]

2020-10-14T14:33:12-04:00October 14th, 2020|Body & Exterior, Drivetrain, New Products, Volkswagen|Comments Off on New Fall 2020 ECS Tuning Upgrades for Volkswagens

Something Fun: Billet Aluminum Power Port Plugs

Modifying your car doesn’t always have to be a six-hour project that leaves you filthy and bloodies your knuckles. Sometimes, it’s just a simple little change that makes you smile and that’s all it needs to be. We have a sense of humor here and we think most people that upgrade their cars share a [...]

2020-10-06T14:34:36-04:00October 6th, 2020|Audi, Interior, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Something Fun: Billet Aluminum Power Port Plugs

From the Files of Ben Battles: Artistic Arteon

If you’re a regular reader of our quaint little blog here, you’ve seen plenty of gorgeous shots by the talented Ben Battles. Articles like his escapades at the Lane Motor Museum or the Smart Fortwo Passion come straight from his camera lens and are brought to life with his crisp, dark, aesthetic for your eyeballs [...]

2020-10-05T14:33:22-04:00October 5th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on From the Files of Ben Battles: Artistic Arteon

OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

If you are fairly new to the wonderful world of DIY maintenance and upgrades on your car, you’re probably a bit overwhelmed with all the acronyms, like DIY (do it yourself, if you didn’t know.) These acronyms, like DCT, LSD, ASC, and the alphabet soup of other shorthand signifiers are pretty easy to google and [...]

2020-09-30T14:29:49-04:00September 30th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, DIYs, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on OE, OEM, Aftermarket, What’s It All Mean?

Top Five VW MK7 R Upgrades For More Power And Performance

If you have a VW MK7 R, you’re sitting on a goldmine of potential. But you knew that. It’s probably why you bought one or are looking at one to purchase right now. Whether you already have one or are about to buy one, there are probably a few upgrades you already have in mind. [...]

2020-09-09T13:13:37-04:00September 9th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Top Five VW MK7 R Upgrades For More Power And Performance

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