Sep 22, 2017
There's no better feeling as a driving enthusiast than having the perfect supplies ready at hand in the event of an emergency or unexpected circumstance.
Sep 15, 2017
BFI just raised the bar when it comes to one of the most frequently touched parts of your car's interior. These heavyweight shift knobs feel like butter in palm of your hand, thanks to the top grain perforated air leather or black alcantara that it's wrapped in. Weighing between 215 to 250 grams the added inertial mass makes shifting effort substantially less while speeding up the process at the same time.
Sep 14, 2017
For years you’ve been protecting your engine with our ECS Tuning magnetic drain plug, now it’s time to keep your Differential safe too! Our magnetic drain plug helps remove harmful metallic contaminants from your differential fluid and helps you monitor the condition of your differential. Install an ounce of prevention with a drain plug that catches and holds ferrous particles with an iron grip, before it can cause expensive differential damage. Pick up an ECS magnetic differential oil drain plug and your favorite differential fluid and service your differential this weekend!
Sep 12, 2017
Back in stock are the ever-popular Alzor 030 split-spoke alloy wheels. Give your BMW a bold look and classic feel with these concave wheels. The hub-centric design and meticulously trued Alzor 030 not only looks fantastic, but will ride with the quality you would expect of German cars. Available in black or silver finish on either square or staggered sets, Alzor 030 wheels are sure to turn heads and provide that performance look to your BMW. For more aggressive looks be sure to pair 18" or 19" wheels with ECS spacers and bolts.
Sep 8, 2017
We've all found ourselves using highly "creative" methods for separating or removing parts in the midst of an intense project. Some methods do work... but usually at the expense of personal injury and a few broken or damaged parts. So why not start with the right tool? The Schwaben Open Barrel Crimping/Stripping Pliers feature hard-to-find open barrel crimp option used on many German cars.
Sep 1, 2017
Carista is a smartphone app that allows you to diagnose, customize, and service your car. Diagnose: Check your car's health and report any stored faults. Access manufacturer-specific diagnostics, clear fault codes and reset your CEL. Customize: Personalize the behavior of your car’s windows, lights and more, with a click of a button. Service: With Carista’s DIY tools, resetting your service indicator, or checking your launch control count becomes a 1-click action. Engage: Simply plug in the Carista dongle and download the app subscription from your play store.
Sep 1, 2017
With fall approaching fast the hours of sunlight are fading, that's where some good lighting to lead the way is important. If your headlights are cracked or covered in film this could be affecting your lighting performance making it harder and harder to see at night. Fog lights are also an important factor which are commonly broken on BMW's, our lighting is all about seeing whether it's seeing what's ahead at night or seeing a fresh restored vehicle in your driveway.
Aug 31, 2017
Few names in the tuning business carry as much weight as Dinan. Since '79, Dinan has been America's #1 BMW tuner, offering complete hardware & software solutions. Dinan prides themselves on creating balanced, reliable cars that still retain their BMW character while improving performance. They stand behind their products with a four-year, 50,000-mile warranty, matching BMW's new car warranty. A breed apart, their famous trunk badge is only available to cars with a sufficient number of Dinan parts installed. Start your journey to exclusive performance with Dinan and ECS Tuning.
Aug 30, 2017
Using our premium engine service kits ensure that your BMW gets the best service possible, and allows you to maximize component lifespan. If you are serious about maintaining your car, then our ECS Tuning Premium Service Kits are for you. For a limited time only, receive a FREE bottle of Redline Water Wetter with any Assembled by ECS Redline Oil Service Kit.
Aug 24, 2017
Today's modern engines were made with complex tools that only dealerships seem to have on hand. This forces one to take their vehicle to a dealer in order to get routine service. With these new tools from Schwaben, you can do this service yourself. Whether you need to do up your brake calipers, remove lug bolts and trim, ignition coils, or tighten your timing belt, Schwaben has the tool for the job. These high-quality and long lasting tools will do the job right the first time, giving you more time to enjoy your vehicle where it belongs, on the road.
Aug 24, 2017
The best way to address your accessory belt, tensioners, and idler pulley is to invest in a complete kit with new replacement hardware. ECS assembled and genuine OEM Accessory Belt Service Kits contain each part required to completely rebuild your accessory system. You get two accessory belts, hydraulic tensioner assembly, idler and tensioner pulley, A/C belt tensioner, and all hardware required for a clean install.
Aug 4, 2017
Avoid finding yourself without a key trim fastener - stock up for good with the Vaico BMW/MINI Fastener Assortment Kit. Designed with the DIY enthusiast or body shop in mind, this assortment comes stocked with clips for fender liners, interior trim, and body moldings, all in a convenient storage case. An extremely convenient kit for the discriminating MINI owner, you can now achieve a factory-perfect look instead of leaving crucial interior elements out of sorts.
Jul 27, 2017
Whether you need to replace your grille or you simply want to stand out from the others we have the right grille for you. As tough as they are visually appealing, all ECS grilles are made of rugged ABS plastic that won’t chip or peel like chrome and paint. Engineered for direct fitment on your BMW.
Jul 23, 2017
Schwaben produces specialty service tools to give DIYers and professionals access to the fastest service methods possible. Their Fluid Change Tools make oil service, transmission fluid service, brake fluid service, and more a breeze! These tools allow you to complete these services as professionally as modern dealerships and give you the ability to tackle jobs alone that would usually require lifting the vehicle or assistance from a friend.
Jul 18, 2017
We've all been in that helpless position when your car dies and there's no one around to help. What if you had a tool to remedy being stranded with a dead battery? Something so small it fits in your glovebox. The Schwaben Micro Jump Start Kit is the remedy, the days of looking for cable and another car to jump from are over. As a bonus, it even works as a phone charger for those days where both your car and phone are both drained.
Jul 18, 2017
Factory brake calipers slide on guide pins through rubber bushings. This design is adequate and widely used from the factory by BMW. For more precise braking, bronze bushings and 304 stainless steel guide pins allow for a more positive feel at the pedal and more even pad wear. ECS Performance Caliper Guide Bushings are C544 bronze to complement anti-seize, providing additional lubrication - all of which is held in place by an integrated o-ring and dust cap. Working in concert with new stainless steel guide pins allows for a much longer service life and less maintenance.
Jul 11, 2017
Ride height too tall? Looking for the perfect set of coilovers? This premium entry level, budget-minded coilover system from Solo-Werks will get you there. S1 coilovers are fully height adjustable with fixed rate shock damping. Featuring progressive elastomer bump stops and silver spring perches with a double lock ring design, these coilovers are built for aggressive street and track driving. All Solo-Werks S1 coilovers come with a 3-year limited warranty.
Jun 30, 2017
ECS Exact-Fit stainless reinforced brake lines provide more confident and dependable stopping by maintaining consistent brake pressure, long lasting corrosion resistance, and increased protection from failure. Even when new, factory style fabric mesh lined rubber hoses are prone to expansion under the pressure of hard braking, whether it be highway panic stops or threshold braking at the track. ECS lines are braided with stainless steel mesh, affording expansion resistance. This resistance to expansion creates a firmer pedal, and more direct pedal feel for your BMW.
Jun 28, 2017
Whenever a service is performed that requires the removal of the valve cover, replacing the gasket is so simple and effective that it should be done every time. Another component worth replacing while working with the valve cover gasket is the infamous Eccentric Shaft Sensor since replacing this part comes with a gasket replacement recommendation. This time of year is a great time to service these areas of your engine since the gaskets are constantly expanding and contracting with hot engine cycles and summer heat.
Jun 22, 2017
When you turn on your car to start your day, make sure your hand falls to this shift knob. The sumptuous leather and perfect weighting will have you dreaming. These Genuine BMW shift knobs are a direct fit to all BMW manual transmissions. With the extra weight carefully placed up high on the shift lever, shift action becomes smooth, solid, and deliberate. BMW set the benchmark in shift knobs. Feel the difference.
Jun 21, 2017
K-MAC offers engineered solutions for adjusting camber and increased toe adjustment at the front and rear of your car with camber plates – available in three stages to suit your driving style – and adjustable bushings. Whether you're just driving to work or trying to set the best lap times, keep your tires and your wallet happy with K-MAC.
Jun 15, 2017
Don't let a tough project stop you in your tracks! Get the right tool for the job with Schwaben Tools from ECS. Tools you can depend on, designed to put the DIY power in your hands, and ready to tackle general and specific jobs, Schwaben Tools are ready to make themselves at home in your garage.
Jun 8, 2017
3D Design is focused on high-quality styling components that allow you to personalize the look of your BMW. Inspired by European tuning trends and Japan's unique VIP tuning style, their wide range of lips, diffusers, side skirts, and spoilers are made from high-quality urethane or super light, super strong prepreg dry carbon and install easily to your factory bumpers and skirts to offer an understated, aggressive performance look. Set your BMW apart from the crowd with this wide variety of components from 3D Design, now available at ECS Tuning.
Jun 6, 2017
We've all been in that helpless position when your car dies and there's no one around to help. What if you had a tool to remedy being stranded with a dead battery? Something so small it fits in your glovebox. The Schwaben Micro Jump Start Kit is the remedy, the days of looking for cable and another car to jump from are over. As a bonus, it even works as a phone charger for those days where both your car and phone are both drained. Also, check out other various battery charging products so you don't get stranded this winter!
Jun 4, 2017
It's hard not to appreciate the powerful, aggressive appearance of a wide-stanced performance car; it's the look that forces enthusiasts to take your ride seriously. The effect is typically accomplished with flared fenders and over-sized wheels, requiring increased fender clearance. The Schwaben fender roller tool is easy to use, priced right and increases fender clearance while maintaining a factory-fresh look. Kits are available that include a heat gun to keep your finish from stress cracking, & a finishing tool to form the inner fender lip for a professional-quality
Jun 3, 2017
Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out the line of 3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap. Add texture and style to interior and exterior surfaces by applying these durable adhesive backed films to body panels or trim. Want variety? Channel Darth Vader with gloss black or carbon fiber, or go sci-fi-starship with brushed aluminum. Buy rolls five feet wide in lengths from one to 20 feet. Hi-tech look. Low tech installation. User-friendly and easy to apply using simple tools, 3M 1080 vinyl lets anyone get professional results on the first try.
May 23, 2017
Auto repair professionals understand the importance of properly torqued fasteners. Too tight, and the fastener may be weakened and break. Too loose and things come apart. Work efficiently and productively with digital torque wrenches and angle gauges, which enable you accurately to apply specific torque and angle adjustment. You can tighten nuts and bolts like a pro.
May 16, 2017
Tires are expensive, and maintaining good alignment is necessary to prevent excess wear. Unfortunately, most cars have only rudimentary adjustment for toe angle, meaning that excess camber wear cannot be adjusted for or corrected. K-MAC offers engineered solutions for adjusting camber and increased toe adjustment at the front and rear of your car with camber plates – available in three stages to suit your driving style – and adjustable bushings. Whether you're just driving to work or trying to set the best lap times, keep your tires and your wallet happy with K-MAC.
Apr 28, 2017
The three most critical and widely cited dimensions of your vehicle's suspension geometry - camber, caster, & toe-in - are what triangulate your wheels and position them to perform in a specified way on the road. Camber/Caster is of special concern to the enthusiast because of its susceptibility to change under the influence of different wheel arrangements and ride heights. Schwaben Specialty Tools has developed a superb method of measuring this critical dimension - The Magnetic Camber/Caster Gauge.
Apr 28, 2017
One of the few perennial faults with the legendary BMW Inline-6 is the solenoid valve on VANOS equipped vehicles. Trouble codes are thrown that cannot be resolved with a simple OBD II reset, leaving many owners convinced their engine is permanently sick. In truth, the remedy is simple and inexpensive - the replacement of the VANOS valve itself. If you're seeing codes 2A87 or 2A82 this is your common solution. Our instructional PDF will make installation time quick and efficient.