Riverside V ‘Unofficial’

When Julian Burkett of German Auto Pros and I began prepping my E30 for the 9-hour drive down to my hometown of Chattanooga, TN for Riverside V, we were only concerned with ensuring my BMW would make it there and back without issues. Stretched tires, less than an inch of ground clearance from my oil [...]

2020-03-27T10:53:52-04:00March 17th, 2020|BMW, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Riverside V ‘Unofficial’

A Look Back at Car Trends in the 2010s

Well, ladies and gentlemen, we are approaching the end of 2019. This signifies not only the end of this year but the end of the decade. With the 2010’s coming to a close, we have an opportunity to reflect on what has happened over the past ten years. Today, we’re going to look at a [...]

2019-12-30T16:37:25-05:00December 30th, 2019|About, Body & Exterior, Software, Suspension, Wheels|Comments Off on A Look Back at Car Trends in the 2010s

The Brand-New ECS Street Performance Coilovers for your Audi B8 A4, A5, S4, or S5

You may remember the ECS Street Performance Coilover line we released last year as an affordable way to easily and effectively lower your car with some measure of adjustability thanks to the body adjustable ride height function. However, just offering an entry-level package with only a slight benefit over lowering springs wasn’t good enough for [...]

2019-11-20T15:13:06-05:00November 20th, 2019|About, Audi, Suspension|Comments Off on The Brand-New ECS Street Performance Coilovers for your Audi B8 A4, A5, S4, or S5

Black Forest Industries Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: Part 1

It has been said that “no plan survives contact with the enemy.” This observation holds true with ambitious builds in the automotive community, especially when you’re fighting on someone else’s home turf. While it may seem like a bit of an obvious challenge from the outside, those who have actually survived the whirlwind of building [...]

2019-06-17T18:41:43-04:00June 17th, 2019|About, ECS Nation, Volkswagen|1 Comment

Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

As you might have read, I am in the middle of perhaps the biggest project I have undertaken since I initially rebuilt my car. When I first swapped the old M20 out for an M52 in my E30, I replaced everything up front but left all the parts behind the transmission as they were. The [...]

2019-05-07T19:24:48-04:00April 1st, 2019|BMW, DIYs, Drivetrain|Comments Off on Ongoing Project: The M52 Swapped BMW E30 Vert Restomod

ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery

If you've been paying attention this week, you have seen some stunning photography from some incredible enthusiasts kind enough to share their work with us from the Riverside Chattanooga 4 meet last weekend. While I was there, I can do no justice behind a lens. Photographers like Ben Battles are much better suited to providing [...]

2019-03-15T20:31:03-04:00March 15th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Riverside Coverage Part 3 Gallery

Riverside Chattanooga ECS Tuning Coverage Part 2

Picking up from yesterday, the Riverside Chattanooga 4 coverage continues… A beautiful part of the Riverside meet is that it feels more like a more organized Cars and Coffee event rather than an all-out car show. No contests, trophies, or participation prizes, just cars and owners all enjoying each other’s company. The relaxed atmosphere paired [...]

2019-03-12T20:22:12-04:00March 12th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, Mercedes-Benz, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga ECS Tuning Coverage Part 2

Riverside Chattanooga 2019 ECS Tuning Coverage

Last week, I wrote some advice about spring prep for cars, especially ones that sat in storage all winter, which outlined several best practices to make your first drive everything you hoped. If only I had followed my own advice. This weekend, I returned to my hometown of Chattanooga, Tennessee for the Riverside Spring Meet [...]

2019-03-12T16:31:13-04:00March 11th, 2019|About, Audi, BMW, ECS Nation, MINI, Porsche, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Riverside Chattanooga 2019 ECS Tuning Coverage

Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning

Love it or hate it, winter happens every year. Here in Northern Ohio, the season means snow, salt, and face-hurting temperatures. As a result of the conditions, most of us are forced indoors and our car projects take on an excruciatingly slow pace. Despite the weather and its demotivational characteristics, some of our team have [...]

2019-02-18T19:13:40-05:00December 6th, 2018|About, Audi, BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche|Comments Off on Introducing the Winter Beater Challenge Presented by ECS Tuning