Introducing: The ECS Tuning Racewagen!

Back in 2018, we sent a MK5 Jetta Sportwagen pre-production car on a ‘final voyage’ before it was destined for the crusher. Over the course of a few months, the JSW was built and outfitted for driving across the country and up to the Dalton Highway to the tip of North America’s western coast. To [...]

2021-04-26T08:44:10-04:00April 22nd, 2021|Volkswagen|0 Comments

ECS Tuning Virtual Car Show 2021 Presented By RaceChip

Every year, we open up the chance for our whole community to participate in a completely Virtual Car Show. Last year, amidst the pandemic, it was one of the few, if only, events many of us had a chance to enter. This year, while we’re heading back to normality, we’re still going to bring you [...]

2021-04-02T09:22:55-04:00April 2nd, 2021|Audi, BMW, car show, ECS Nation, ECS Show Nation, Performance, Project Cars, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Tuning Virtual Car Show 2021 Presented By RaceChip

Best Use Of Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? ECS Coilovers and Tekniform Wheels

Warm weather is already here for much of the country. After we survived that nasty polar vortex, the rising temperatures are certainly welcome, especially for those of us itching to get back to enjoying our cars. Shows will ramp up soon, the first one on our schedule is next weekend at Riverside 6 in Chattanooga, [...]

2021-03-11T11:59:55-05:00March 11th, 2021|Audi, BMW, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Use Of Your $1,400 Stimulus Check? ECS Coilovers and Tekniform Wheels

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

A Look Inside The ECS Research And Development Process

Have you ever wondered how that ECS Tuning upgrade came to be? Of course, all performance parts begin their life with a need to perform better or differently than the original part, but how does it grow from idea to finished product? Here at ECS, we’re all enthusiasts, which allows us to draw inspiration from [...]

2021-02-15T13:56:42-05:00February 15th, 2021|New Products|Comments Off on A Look Inside The ECS Research And Development Process

VW Atlas and Tiguan MQB Performance Upgrades

Some years ago right before I started working here at ECS, I had always associated our products with typical performance platforms. The rest of the models offered by European automakers just didn’t have that ‘enthusiast’ owner base that others do, like the GTI, M3, or S4. However, we offer more than just support for those [...]

2021-01-25T10:06:13-05:00January 25th, 2021|Volkswagen|Comments Off on VW Atlas and Tiguan MQB Performance Upgrades

Fixing the VW MK7 R Common Problems

The VW MK7 R has been in our hands long enough now that some of its weak points have become clear to owners and enthusiasts. If you’re looking for a second-hand MK7 R, chances are, these issues have already been addressed, but it’s certainly something to look out for and check the service history. Whether [...]

2020-11-18T13:06:15-05:00November 18th, 2020|Volkswagen|Comments Off on Fixing the VW MK7 R Common Problems

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?