Product Release: ECS Billet Rear Sway Mounting Kit

New from ECS is the Billet Rear Sway Bar Mounting Kit for your VW equipped with Independent Rear Suspension. These mounts are made from high quality billet aluminum and are accompanied by urethane bushings for maximum effectiveness of your sway bar function. Billet aluminum mounting brackets encasing polyurethane designed to fit 21mm sway bars [...]

September 25th, 2017|New Products, Performance, Suspension, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Product Release: ECS Billet Rear Sway Mounting Kit

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

1: Switch the ignition on (do not start engine) and plug the scanner into the OBDII port​ ​​2: Select "VAG"   ​3: Select "Audi"   4: Select "Systems" ​5: Select "Control Unit" ​ 6: Select "Common"   ​7: Select "Cent. Elect."   ​8: Select "Long Coding"   9: Write down the original values before attempting to change anything ​ 10: Select "Software Coding"   [...]

September 25th, 2017|Audi, DIYs, General, Performance, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool- B8 Daytime Running Light Always On

Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

Modifying cars for many enthusiasts is not only a hobby, but a form of expression you take with you everywhere. More accurately, this form of self-expression takes you everywhere. For our friend Tyler that was exactly the purpose behind this B8 A4 build. Tyler sat down with me at a small sandwich shop in [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Audi, Body & Exterior, Carbon Fiber, Drivetrain, ECS Nation, Engine, Exhaust, General, Intake, Interior, Lighting, Performance, Schwaben, Software, Suspension, Turbo, Uncategorized, Wheels|Comments Off on Tyler’s B8 A4 Daily Monster

Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

Every engine craves cool air: Lots of it. In order to produce as much power as it can, cool air is what every engine needs.  From the factory, your Audi’s intake system is designed to work in perfect harmony with the rest of the stock engine operating systems, but we all know there is a [...]

September 22nd, 2017|Audi, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Tech Tips, Turbo, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Audi B8 A4/A5 2.0T Charge Pipe/Intercooler Kit Install

N54 Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Carbon Fiber Intake Install

Installing the ECS Tuning N54 Carbon Fiber Intake System is a rewarding project than an experienced technician will be able to complete in a few hours, plan accordingly based on your experience level.  Before you begin, read and familiarize yourself with these instructions and make sure you have all of the required tools on [...]

September 21st, 2017|BMW, Car Care, Carbon Fiber, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Intake, Performance, Project Cars, Schwaben, Tech Tips|Comments Off on N54 Kohlefaser Luft-Technik Carbon Fiber Intake Install

Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

As some TT owners discovered through painful experience, waiting too long to replace the timing belt can result in expensive engine repairs when a broken belt lets pistons and valves bump in the dark. Today, we’ll replace a timing belt and water pump on a 2003 TT 1.8T 225 HP engine, code BEA. Even [...]

September 20th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, Drivetrain, Engine, General, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Audi TT MK1 1.8T & VW MK4 1.8T Timing Belt Installation

MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

The MK4 R32 has an electronically controlled exhaust flap which allows for quiet exhaust at low idle and driving around town, and tells a different story on the highway at speed. The manual control harness from ECS will allow you to control when your exhaust is open or closed rather than relying on the [...]

September 19th, 2017|DIYs, Engine, Exhaust, Performance, Tech Tips, Uncategorized, Volkswagen|Comments Off on MK4 R32 Exhaust Flap Manual Override DIY Instructions

Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Any time you replace the rear brake pads on your newer BMW with an electronic parking brake, you must use a scan tool to draw in the rear brake caliper piston so that you can install the new pads.  Then you must use a scan tool to reset the piston position, and our [...]

September 18th, 2017|BMW, Braking, Car Care, DIYs, General, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool BMW, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional BMW Scan Tool: BMW Rear Brake Pad Reset

Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable

'We know the door is open, Audi, we opened it!' This is something everyone who owns a newer car that dings at you every time you do anything. Fortunately, with our Schwaben Professional VAG scan tool, you can eliminate the chime for 'open door' quite easily! Below are the steps to [...]

September 18th, 2017|Audi, Car Care, DIYs, General, Interior, Schwaben, Schwaben Professional Scan Tool VAG, Software, Tech Tips, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Schwaben Professional VAG Scan Tool – B7 A4 Audi Door and Belt Chime Disable