Dubs At The Lake: Dubs and Donuts/Cruisin’ The Lake Coverage

With all the fun that happened this weekend at Dubs at the Lake in McHenry, Maryland, it would be a shame to condense it all into a single article. While the meat and potatoes coverage will be released this Sunday in our ongoing Tuned In Weekly series, we thought we’d spend a bit of time talking about [...]

2021-05-28T09:52:04-04:00May 28th, 2021|Audi, ECS Show Nation, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Dubs At The Lake: Dubs and Donuts/Cruisin’ The Lake Coverage

Introducing: The ECS Tuning Racewagen!

Back in 2018, we sent a MK5 Jetta Sportwagen pre-production car on a ‘final voyage’ before it was destined for the crusher. Over the course of a few months, the JSW was built and outfitted for driving across the country and up to the Dalton Highway to the tip of North America’s western coast. To [...]

2021-04-26T08:44:10-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Introducing: The ECS Tuning Racewagen!

Brand New ECS OEM Intercooler Delete Bracket Kits for MK5/6/7 GTI/Golf R

We’re cranking out the hits lately. First, the MK5/6 2.0T FSI/TSI fabricated aluminum intake manifold drew tons of attention from big turbo builds. Now, we’re helping you reach those goals to reduce weight and increase efficiency. The new in-house designed MK5, MK6, and MK7 GTI/Golf R OEM Intercooler Delete Brackets are the best way to [...]

2020-11-13T11:34:45-05:00November 13th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Brand New ECS OEM Intercooler Delete Bracket Kits for MK5/6/7 GTI/Golf R

Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

The Volkswagen MK4 GTI with the 1.8T engine is one of the most commonly modified platforms available. Thanks to its availability, affordability, and the aftermarket support offered for this engine, it’s more of a question of where to start rather than what to do. Everyone knows bolt-on upgrades paired with a software tune are the [...]

2020-11-10T15:31:15-05:00November 10th, 2020|Performance, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Upgrades for your VW MK4 GTI 1.8T

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

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

Riverside Chattanooga Fall 2020 Event Coverage

After I witnessed what was possibly the worst example of ‘car enthusiasm’ at Ocean City last weekend, Chattanooga Tennessee’s Riverside Fall 2020 was as wonderful an experience as it always has been for me and an opposite experience to H2Oi. Riverside is my hometown show. It started in 2014 and has been a staple in [...]

2020-10-05T11:22:12-04:00October 5th, 2020|car show|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga Fall 2020 Event Coverage

Slammedenuff Nashville Part 1

Being a car enthusiast is much bigger than simply loving a material object. It is about experiences, good or bad, about learning, and most importantly, about the community with which you surround yourself. The friends you make, the shared passion between them, and the growth you experience together are who add depth to an otherwise [...]

2020-06-16T13:46:33-04:00June 16th, 2020|ECS Show Nation|Comments Off on Slammedenuff Nashville Part 1

Be Cool: New ECS MQB Cast Aluminum Intercooler Upgrade

Basic Performance Upgrades, or BPUs, are the parts we enthusiasts primarily pursue. Most folks don’t do engine building, honing, boring, fabrication, and extensive custom work themselves, and certainly not on their daily drivers. No one is going to break any records with BPUs, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t worth it. The simple formula of [...]

2020-05-27T12:32:44-04:00May 27th, 2020|Intake, New Products, Performance|Comments Off on Be Cool: New ECS MQB Cast Aluminum Intercooler Upgrade

How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks

While we’re all sheltering in place, we’ve come to realize how much this adversity has affected nearly every function of our daily lives. Staying in and limiting our trips to stores for essential supplies is certainly the best course of action, but we’re now seeing unexpected outcomes from doing so and I’m not talking about [...]

2020-04-24T13:19:32-04:00April 24th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, Car Care, DIYs, Porsche, Schwaben, Tech Tips, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Get Your Car Ready To Drive Again After Not Driving For Weeks