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

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 [...]

October 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

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

DIY BMW E36 or E46 ECS Adjustable Control Arms

Use the following checklist as a guide for control arm replacement. On page 9 we have listed all of the necessary torque specifications for the E36 rear suspension to cover the control arms as well as any other replacements/repairs you may be performing at the same time. Raise and securely support the vehicle. Remove [...]

October 16th, 2017|BMW, DIYs, Suspension, Uncategorized|Comments Off on DIY BMW E36 or E46 ECS Adjustable Control Arms

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: B8 Fog Lamp Operation With Turn Signal

On Audi B8 models, you can program the front fog lamps to illuminate in the direction which you are turning. This can be done with our with our Schwaben professional scan tool you can enable this. We are performing this on our 2011 Audi B8 A4, and the procedure will be the same or very similar [...]

October 16th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool: B8 Fog Lamp Operation With Turn Signal

Spotlight: Harley’s Supercharged Corrado Build

Sometimes, the cars we own sort of ‘end up’ (for better or worse) in our garages and we look to ourselves and think: “When did I start becoming interested in this?” For Harley, this is very much not the case. Originally from the UK, Harley has always held a great appreciation for European hatchbacks. [...]

Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

Buying a used car can be scary for anyone. This used car story is about Thomas, a future European car enthusiast, who bought a non-running, fairly clean, and extremely rare car to make his own. At sixteen, his father allowed him to work and save to purchase a car that absolutely spoke to him. [...]

October 10th, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Suspension, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Thomas’ BILSTEIN Equipped Audi B6 S4 Avant

ECS B8 Audi A4 S-line/S4 Carbon Fiber Front Lip

ECS is proud to present a brand new piece of carbon fiber for your Audi B8 A4 S-Line/S4: our in-house designed Carbon Fiber Front Lip Spoiler! If you are looking for a way to give your front bumper a more aggressive and unique appearance, this is it. While the front end of your B8 [...]

October 9th, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Carbon Fiber, General|Comments Off on ECS B8 Audi A4 S-line/S4 Carbon Fiber Front Lip

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: Audi B8 A4/S4/RS5 Carbon Fiber Antenna Cover

Ready to make your Audi stand out without hours of back breaking labor? With options for your pre or post facelift B8, these antenna covers are ready to break up the desert of your single-colored roof with an oasis of carbon fiber.  Give your antenna the visual upgrade it deserves to make it a [...]

September 26th, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Carbon Fiber, General, New Products|Comments Off on Product Release: Audi B8 A4/S4/RS5 Carbon Fiber Antenna Cover