The GTI Celebrates Its 45th Birthday: A History Of The GTI And A Look To The Future

In 1974, Volkswagen introduced the three and five-door hatchback oddly named the Golf as a modern replacement for the already five-decade-old Type 1 Beetle. Now, forty-five years later, we are eagerly awaiting the US-release of the new MK8 that continues the legacy of the staple hot-hatchback. Before the refresh makes it to our shores, though, [...]

2021-03-09T12:04:00-05:00March 4th, 2021|About, Volkswagen|10 Comments

How Reliable is the VW MK7 R?

The MK7 Golf R is VW’s best-performing out of the box hot hatchback solution. It draws enthusiasts to its 292hp turbocharged version of the MQB Gen3 engine, all-wheel-drive system, available manual transmission, and practical 5-door hatchback layout. While it is still new, the MK7 R has not posed too many reliability concerns in the first [...]

2020-11-16T15:47:19-05:00November 16th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on How Reliable is the VW MK7 R?

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

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

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

Brand New ECS Red Carbon-Kevlar Intake System for your Volkswagen MK7 GTI

Upgrades that give your car both a visual improvement and a boost in performance are the best-case option when it comes to modifications. With the improvement in carbon-fiber technology and rapid development for aftermarket upgrades, the future has yielded some incredibly creative approaches to these dual-purpose parts. Namely, our newest line of carbon fiber upgrades [...]

2020-04-16T17:09:33-04:00April 16th, 2020|Engine, Intake, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Brand New ECS Red Carbon-Kevlar Intake System for your Volkswagen MK7 GTI

How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips

When it comes to adding personal touches to our cars, you often have three qualities to expect, and two you can pick per upgrade. As the old saying goes; you can have it fast, you can have it good, and you can have it cheap, but you can’t have all three. You have to pick [...]

2020-01-22T15:14:33-05:00January 22nd, 2020|About, DIYs, Exhaust, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Make Your MK6 or MK7 GTI Look Better in Five Minutes: ECS Direct Fit Exhaust Tips

ECS Visual Upgrades for your VW MK7 Jetta

The MK7 Jetta has made waves since its introduction as a step up in the commuter sedan with a performance twist from Volkswagen. As an alternative to the Golf, it offers grown-up looks, a trim model for every budget, and available features that would make any luxury car owner question their purchase decision. With economy [...]

2020-01-06T16:11:29-05:00January 6th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Visual Upgrades for your VW MK7 Jetta

Milltek Sport Exhaust: the best solution for your next project

We talk a lot about what parts and upgrades we would pick for specific cars, but often, we leave a lot of the specifics, like the manufacturer, up to our readers to decide for themselves. With certain parts, there isn’t much difference between performance, but there is with looks, sound, quality, and price. With exhaust, [...]

2019-10-21T19:16:59-04:00October 21st, 2019|Exhaust|Comments Off on Milltek Sport Exhaust: the best solution for your next project

Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R

Tracing its roots to the MK2 Golf Rallye, the latest iteration to bear the R badge from Volkswagen is the MK7/7.5 Golf R. The legendary Golf R is the beefier big brother to the GTI, which already sports amazing performance potential, but lacks the total package found in the top-of-the-line hot hatchback from Wolfsburg. With [...]

2019-09-06T15:44:53-04:00August 22nd, 2019|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Best Mods for the VW MK7 Golf R