Everything You Need To Know About Brake Upgrades

Last week, we took an in-depth look at some of the best coilovers on a budget. This week, we're sticking with drivability and performance modifications that are guaranteed to offer better results than more horsepower. If you plan on improving your car’s performance capabilities, want a better overall driving experience, or it’s just time for [...]

2021-07-23T10:48:22-04:00July 23rd, 2021|Braking|1 Comment

So You Want To Do An Engine Swap?

Engine swaps are fairly common, even among the non-enthusiast crowd. Whether you’re simply swapping in an identical engine to replace a completely broken one or trying to stuff the biggest thing you can into your little VW for all the power, the fundamental principles are roughly the same. In this article, we’re going to cover [...]

2021-07-08T14:05:18-04:00July 8th, 2021|About, BMW, Project Cars|2 Comments

Project Car Rescue!

If you’re a car enthusiast of any kind, you’ve probably seen countless YouTube videos or programs where the host pulls some junky old car out of a field and brings it back to life. Due to the rising cost of 'cool' cars, it has become increasingly popular for enthusiasts to search for broken or forgotten [...]

2021-06-03T13:15:34-04:00June 3rd, 2021|BMW, Project Cars|10 Comments

Riverside Chattanooga 6: Official Coverage

There’s nothing quite like the feeling of returning to reality after a weekend you’ve anticipated for months. Every year, I look forward to my return trip to Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Riverside Spring Meet where I catch up with all my childhood friends, make new ones, and enjoy some of the best builds the East [...]

2021-03-26T12:38:47-04:00March 25th, 2021|car show|4 Comments

Best Use Of Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? ECS Coilovers and Tekniform Wheels

Warm weather is already here for much of the country. After we survived that nasty polar vortex, the rising temperatures are certainly welcome, especially for those of us itching to get back to enjoying our cars. Shows will ramp up soon, the first one on our schedule is next weekend at Riverside 6 in Chattanooga, [...]

2021-03-11T11:59:55-05:00March 11th, 2021|Audi, BMW, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Use Of Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? ECS Coilovers and Tekniform Wheels

The Best Upgrades For Your BMW E46 325i Daily Driver

The BMW E46 325i was one of the more popular options when it was new, but as the chassis is now twenty years old at its oldest, these lower-trim 3-series examples have fallen from favor. The 330i and M3 tend to attract more attention, but that means these less-desirable versions are more affordable than ever. [...]

2020-12-31T10:40:51-05:00December 31st, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on The Best Upgrades For Your BMW E46 325i Daily Driver

How To Improve Your BMW E46 330i On A Budget

We have a lot of love for the E46 chassis here at ECS. Truth be told, it used to be a black sheep, of sorts because it sat in the middle between beloved classics and contemporary performance models in BMW’s lineup. The E46 was a drastic change in visual design for BMW, with a rounded [...]

2020-12-08T14:08:00-05:00December 8th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on How To Improve Your BMW E46 330i On A Budget

How To Improve Your BMW E46 330i Handling For The Street Or Track

The BMW E46 330i or 330Ci is perhaps one of the most ubiquitous BMWs. It straddles the line between being an enthusiast’s performance car and a normal commuter. These are the BMWs those of us in our late twenties and early thirties remember as the ‘new’ BMW, and what nearly every ‘hip’ mom drove back [...]

2020-11-24T14:05:57-05:00November 24th, 2020|BMW|Comments Off on How To Improve Your BMW E46 330i Handling For The Street Or Track

Most Common BMW E46 M3 Problems

The E46 M3 is considered the last analog M3 and is still used today as the benchmark quintessential sports car. With a celebrated history, massive enthusiast community, and astounding aftermarket support, it has maintained relevance and still commands a premium price, even for SMG-equipped examples. Despite all those positives, and the 333bhp S54 power plant [...]

2020-11-05T10:59:50-05:00November 5th, 2020|BMW, DIYs|Comments Off on Most Common BMW E46 M3 Problems