Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

Whether you just purchased your first car or have decided to start modifying your daily driver, you have an overwhelming sea of questions laid out in front of you. What upgrades do you pick? What brands can you trust? How much is this going to cost? Will any of it make a difference? Even if [...]

2020-06-10T13:42:13-04:00June 10th, 2020|Audi, BMW, Body & Exterior, Buying Guide, Carbon Fiber, Exhaust, Suspension, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Best Upgrades For A Daily Driven Car

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

Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

Millions of Americans woke up this morning to an extra $1,200 in their accounts thanks to the Congressionally passed ‘Covid-19 Stimulus Bill’ that is designed to help reinvigorate the economy and provide much-needed assistance to those out of work struggling to pay for necessities. If you’re like most people, this stimulus check is effectively money [...]

2020-04-15T15:52:10-04:00April 15th, 2020|Audi, BMW, DIYs, Exhaust, Performance, Volkswagen, Wheels|Comments Off on Upgrades you can Afford with the 2020 Stimulus Check

ECS Visual Upgrades for your VW MK7 Jetta

The MK7 Jetta has made waves since its introduction as a step up in the commuter sedan with a performance twist from Volkswagen. As an alternative to the Golf, it offers grown-up looks, a trim model for every budget, and available features that would make any luxury car owner question their purchase decision. With economy [...]

2020-01-06T16:11:29-05:00January 6th, 2020|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on ECS Visual Upgrades for your VW MK7 Jetta

Real Wheels vs Replica Wheels: Age-Old Arguments

We’re back with yet another age-old argument. We’ve covered air suspension vs coilovers vs springs before, but this time, we’re going to compare something a little more controversial. Some folks get pretty heated about this subject. We are of course talking about wheels. Specifically, real wheels versus replica wheels and what the differences are, why [...]

2019-12-06T16:13:24-05:00December 6th, 2019|About, Wheels|Comments Off on Real Wheels vs Replica Wheels: Age-Old Arguments

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

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

Enthusiast Built: Evan’s VW MK5 R32

Greatest hits albums have always been a sore subject with me. While I enjoy hearing all the subjectively ‘best’ songs by my favorite artists, I have always lamented the compartmentalizing nature of compilations that pick and choose from other albums. They always feel like pieces from different puzzles forced to fit together since, generally speaking, [...]

2019-09-26T17:07:27-04:00September 26th, 2019|About, Volkswagen|Comments Off on Enthusiast Built: Evan’s VW MK5 R32