How to Stay Busy in the Last Few Weeks of Winter

Winter… it just drags on. After the holidays are over, it just feels like a dead period that runs together in a monotonous crawl until you finally emerge on the other side of the season with warm weather. Until the season changes, however, we are stuck in that boring series of weeks where all we [...]

2020-01-09T16:15:20-05:00January 9th, 2020|About, Audi, BMW, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on How to Stay Busy in the Last Few Weeks of Winter

The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

2020 is upon us. Yesterday, we took a look back at some of the decade’s car trends and made some predictions about trends to come. Today, we’re just going to reminisce about 2019. We were quite busy this year, but some highlights stick out in my mind as the best moments throughout the year. These [...]

2019-12-31T15:58:59-05:00December 31st, 2019|Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on The Best of 2019 at ECS Tuning

How to Add Horsepower with Nitrous Oxide and Why it Works

You’ve probably seen the famous movies with everyone’s favorite tuner cars doing things that aren’t physically possible while driven by lovably laughable actors. While you might be laughing at their line delivery, you might also find yourself laughing thanks to one of the popularized upgrades found in the movies. We’re of course talking about Nitrous [...]

2019-12-19T10:20:10-05:00December 19th, 2019|About|Comments Off on How to Add Horsepower with Nitrous Oxide and Why it Works

The Best Deals This Year for Black Friday and Thanksgiving at ECS Tuning

Thanksgiving is a polarizing holiday. If you are excited about food, you are reminded of those who don’t have any. If you are thankful for family, you are again reminded of those who don’t have any to spend the day with around a table. If you are thankful for your freedom, you are reminded of [...]

2019-11-27T15:27:16-05:00November 27th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The Best Deals This Year for Black Friday and Thanksgiving at ECS Tuning

Are Air-Cooled Porsche Prices Finally Returning to Normal?

In the last few years, the air-cooled market, specifically the air-cooled Porsche market, has exploded in value. While you could easily snag a 964 Carrera 2 in 2008 for under $25,000, by 2015, you’d be lucky to pick one up for under $50k. By 2018, these cars in decent shape were fetching six figures for [...]

2019-11-26T16:13:00-05:00November 26th, 2019|Porsche|Comments Off on Are Air-Cooled Porsche Prices Finally Returning to Normal?

The ECS Tuning Wheel and Tire Program Exposed

Wheels and tires are the perfect finishing touches for your project or an excellent way to start the process to take your car on a magical journey from boring to built. At ECS Tuning, we have a pretty solid lineup of wheels from the best manufacturers for you to choose as the right fit for [...]

2019-11-25T15:43:10-05:00November 25th, 2019|Wheels|Comments Off on The ECS Tuning Wheel and Tire Program Exposed

Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Every year, we have to do it. Whether you are a die-hard, mistletoe-snorting, holly, jolly, Santa-tracking, decorations-in-October kind of Christmas freak or the Grinch-doesn’t-cut-it type of naysayer, you still have to consider all the people in your life and what you will do for each other. You’ll need to find gifts and probably have a [...]

2019-11-18T15:48:04-05:00November 18th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, Buying Guide, MINI, Porsche, Schwaben, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Christmas Shopping Ideas at ECS Tuning

Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Ok. This is a tough one. Part of me wants to say ‘build it your way’ like Burder Kang or something, and the other part of me wants to say ‘the word build is overused, often incorrectly.’ To what I am referring to is obviously the time-honored internet tradition of arguing over whether slamming your [...]

2019-10-30T21:25:13-04:00October 30th, 2019|About, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on Is Bags and Wheels a Build?

Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Whether you think wheels and a drop constitute a build or not, realistically, proper fitment on excellent wheels and your choice of lowering methods make a car completely different. A lowered height, good wheel choice, and proper wheel fitment drastically improves the look of a car and can take it from boring commuter to [...]

2019-11-14T21:39:22-05:00October 29th, 2019|About, Wheels|Comments Off on Wheel Fitment, Spacers, Hub-Centric Rings, and Wheel Sizing Explained

Common Mistakes People Make Modifying Their Cars

Car enthusiasts are a different breed. We anthropomorphize our cars, imbue them with our personalities, name them, lust after specific models, and customize them to extreme measures. Not every enthusiast would classify ‘car enthusiasts’ the same way, as the definition is incredibly loose, but a safe bet would be to call anyone who sees cars [...]

2019-10-24T21:10:26-04:00October 24th, 2019|About, Project Cars|Comments Off on Common Mistakes People Make Modifying Their Cars