Big Power: 2.0T FSI/TSI Fabricated Aluminum Intake Manifold Upgrade

The 2.0T FSI/TSI engine has the potential for substantial power. Despite its small displacement, the power ceiling is fairly high for even simple bolt-ons. An intake, turbo-back exhaust, coil packs, software upgrade, and a K04 turbo make the 2.0T an absolute weapon. However, in the process, weak points that would otherwise not be an issue [...]

2020-10-26T12:11:06-04:00October 26th, 2020|Intake, Performance, Volkswagen|0 Comments

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 [...]

Top Five VW MK7 R Upgrades For More Power And Performance

If you have a VW MK7 R, you’re sitting on a goldmine of potential. But you knew that. It’s probably why you bought one or are looking at one to purchase right now. Whether you already have one or are about to buy one, there are probably a few upgrades you already have in mind. [...]

2020-09-09T13:13:37-04:00September 9th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Top Five VW MK7 R Upgrades For More Power And Performance

Visually Transform Your Volkswagen MK5 GTI On A Budget

The MK5 GTI is one of the least-loved generations of the namesake but we don’t think that’s fair. Just because the lovable boxy styling of the GTI faded into the past with the introduction of the rather bubbly and rounded MK5 generation doesn’t mean it can’t be cool. Some of the best-looking cars I notice [...]

2020-06-08T13:54:59-04:00June 8th, 2020|Exhaust, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Visually Transform Your Volkswagen MK5 GTI On A Budget

The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

The car that started the modern era of affordable enthusiast ownership and simultaneously introduced the world to the idea of a hot hatchback is finally getting its official eighth generation. Yesterday, Volkswagen showed us the MK8 GTI, GTE, and GTD options we will see in showrooms everywhere quite soon. Here is our first look at [...]

2020-02-27T16:18:31-05:00February 27th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on The Volkswagen MK8 GTI is Here

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

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

How Would We Build a Volkswagen MK6 GTI

I spend way too much time thinking about how I would build a car that I don’t own and most likely never will. Today isn’t much different. I parked next to a coworker’s car today that he barely drives and was reminded that the Volkswagen MK6 GTI exists. Really, it doesn’t just exist, it’s a [...]

2019-06-27T20:20:55-04:00June 26th, 2019|About, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on How Would We Build a Volkswagen MK6 GTI

BFI Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: the Finalé

Friday night at the end of a long week, the BFI team stood around their creation ready to turn the key for the first time on their B3 Passat G60 Syncro wagon. A group of ECS engineers, marketing staff, and some assorted associates stood holding their breath waiting to hear the sound of the twin-charged [...]

2019-06-24T18:14:18-04:00June 24th, 2019|About, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on BFI Volkswagen B3 Passat Syncro Build: the Finalé