Real Wheels vs Replica Wheels: Age-Old Arguments

We’re back with yet another age-old argument. We’ve covered air suspension vs coilovers vs springs before, but this time, we’re going to compare something a little more controversial. Some folks get pretty heated about this subject. We are of course talking about wheels. Specifically, real wheels versus replica wheels and what the differences are, why [...]

2019-12-06T16:13:24-05:00December 6th, 2019|About, Wheels|0 Comments

SEMA 2019: ECS Tuning Gallery

SEMA is the largest automotive expo in the world. It offers some of the best and brightest from around the community that bring new products, builds, and their determination to the center stage at the Las Vegas Convention Center. We have not been heavily present at this show, both as a result of our [...]

2019-11-14T21:27:16-05:00November 11th, 2019|Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on SEMA 2019: ECS Tuning Gallery

Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Ok. This is a tough one. Part of me wants to say ‘build it your way’ like Burder Kang or something, and the other part of me wants to say ‘the word build is overused, often incorrectly.’ To what I am referring to is obviously the time-honored internet tradition of arguing over whether slamming your [...]

2019-10-30T21:25:13-04:00October 30th, 2019|About, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Whether you think wheels and a drop constitute a build or not, realistically, proper fitment on excellent wheels and your choice of lowering methods make a car completely different. A lowered height, good wheel choice, and proper wheel fitment drastically improves the look of a car and can take it from boring commuter to [...]

2019-11-14T21:39:22-05:00October 29th, 2019|About, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Akebono: the Low-Dust, Low-Noise, High-Performance Brake Solutions

Although we are a European parts and performance source, most of the automotive industry isn’t that specific. I myself have roots in the JDM scene and currently, have both a German car and a Japanese car that I love equally for different reasons. Many enthusiasts are equally varied, with broad ownership history spanning several markets, [...]

2019-10-04T16:32:41-04:00October 4th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Braking, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Akebono: the Low-Dust, Low-Noise, High-Performance Brake Solutions

Best Maintenance and Modifications for the BMW E90, E92, and E93 M3

Unless you count the incredibly limited availability E46 M3 GTR, the E9X M3 was the only to bear the name and receive a naturally-aspirated, high-revving, small-displacement V8 under the hood. With the introduction of its successor, the F80 M3 and coupe counterpart F82 M4, BMW went back to a straight-six paired with a set of [...]

2019-09-16T20:40:25-04:00September 16th, 2019|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Maintenance and Modifications for the BMW E90, E92, and E93 M3

APEX Wheels: the Best Option for Your BMW

When you build a car, often the moment it all comes together is when you fit that perfect set of wheels and tires that fill the fenders and add an aggressive appearance to the car with better fitment and more stylish looks. This changes much more than just the look of the car, it changes [...]

2019-09-12T20:33:46-04:00September 12th, 2019|About, BMW, Wheels|Comments Off on APEX Wheels: the Best Option for Your BMW

Clean Culture Ohio Showcase 2019: Event Coverage

This summer has been full of amazing events that we have been fortunate to attend. We have never been more active in the car community than we have this year, and it’s been a blast. Now that we have a taste for traveling to events like the European Experience and Waterfest, we can’t be stopped. [...]

2019-08-06T19:22:46-04:00August 6th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Show Nation, General, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Performance, Porsche, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Clean Culture Ohio Showcase 2019: Event Coverage