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

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

The ECS Tuning BMW E46 M3 Buyer’s Guide

The BMW E46 M3 has always been considered one of the most celebrated dedicated performance platforms. It’s powerful, rear-wheel drive, includes a limited-slip differential, was equipped with either a manual transmission or a single-clutch automated manual, and checks all the boxes for enthusiasts. However, as with any high-performance BMW built with cutting-edge technology, there are [...]

2020-11-06T16:47:50-05:00November 6th, 2020|BMW, Buying Guide|Comments Off on The ECS Tuning BMW E46 M3 Buyer’s Guide

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

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

‘Unofficial’ H2Oi 2020 Part 2: Landfall of the Storm

After endless amounts of research, reading the social media posts, watching the videos, and preparing myself for H2Oi, I felt like I had a grasp on what to expect in Ocean City for the annual ‘unsanctioned’ event. What I found was something entirely different, yet exactly the same, as everyone had described to me before [...]

2020-09-29T11:35:38-04:00September 29th, 2020|car show|Comments Off on ‘Unofficial’ H2Oi 2020 Part 2: Landfall of the Storm

How To Add Power To Your BMW E36 M3

There are quite a few characteristics of the E36 M3 that made it famous. It has incredible balance in terms of power and handling, it has a rigid chassis, bulletproof engine options between the two US-Spec and one ROW-spec engine, they look freaking sick with proper fitment and some simple exterior upgrades, and they have [...]

2020-07-27T12:50:20-04:00July 27th, 2020|BMW, Engine, Exhaust, Intake|Comments Off on How To Add Power To Your BMW E36 M3