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Schwaben Strut Nut Sockets

Feb 28, 2015

During suspension work, there are a few critical tools that make installation and removal infinitely more simple. In order to remove the retaining nut at the top of struts on European cars, a dedicated tool that fits the unique shape of the strut mount is required. Many enthusiasts will damage the strut nut using a wrench or inappropriate socket to accomplish the task, bringing their project to a halt. For professional quality work, Schwaben Specialty Tools has assembled a collection of premium Strut Nut Sockets in all the most popular sizes for your European car.

Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class Propeller Shaft Flex Kit

Feb 26, 2015

A critical component within the drivetrain that serves as a vibration and torsion damper, the flex joint bolted between the transmission output shaft and the driveshaft can wear significantly over time. When the unit fails, damage to the underside of the car is unavoidable, and will certainly immobilize the vehicle. Replacing the propeller shaft flex joint not only protects you from this disastrous prospect, but also greatly reduces driveline noise and harshness.

ECS Inventory Reduction Sale On Schwaben Tools

Feb 22, 2015

Sale is now over. With tax returns and the spring season right around the corner, we wanted to thank you for all of the hard work that you have put in. We have selected handfuls of products to feature and reduced their price for this one time sale. Deals like this go quick, so act soon or risk missing out. Limited time, limited stock, huge savings. Sale Ends February 22, 2016

ECS Inventory Reduction Sale for your Mercedes

Feb 22, 2015

We have selected handfuls of products that we need out of our inventory to make room for bigger and better things. We have reduced their price until they are GONE. Deals like this go quick, so act soon or risk missing out. Limited time, limited stock, huge savings. Happy Hunting!

3M 1080 Series Vinyl Wrap

Feb 21, 2015

Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out this line of 3M Scotchprint films. 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 film lets anyone get professional results on the first try.

Schwaben Trim Removal Tool Kits

Feb 20, 2015

Ever tried removing a radio trim bezel with a screwdriver or metal putty knife? Ugly. Ineffective. Metal prying tools gouge, scratch, and crack expensive interior parts adding needless cost and aggravation to any repair or accessory installation requiring trim panel removal. Stop the madness. Invest in one of our affordable trim removal kits. Large kit or small, our trim removal tools are made of tough, non-marring molded plastic, brightly colored so you won't leave them behind when the job is done. Do it right. Do it faster. Schwaben.

Mercedes-Benz Vaico Fastener Assortment Kit

Feb 15, 2015

Avoid finding yourself without a key trim fastener - stock up for good with the Vaico Mercedes-Benz 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 mouldings, all in a convenient storage case. An extremely convenient kit for the discriminating Mercedes-Benz owner, you can now achieve a factory-perfect look instead of leaving crucial interior elements out of sorts.

Schwaben Presents: The Removers

Feb 14, 2015

We've all found ourselves using highly "creative" methods for separating old parts in the midst of an intense project. Some methods do work - usually at the expense of personal injury and a few broken or damaged parts. The new Remover Tools from Schwaben leave your knuckles and expensive parts intact. The new Exhaust Hanger Removal Tool has a slim profile for work in tight areas, easily pulling off hangers from behind. Steering and Suspension Ball Joint Separators offer a combined 12mm to 80mm jaw opening range. New rugged 3/8” drive Schwaben E-Socket Sets are also available.

Mercedes-Benz W204 Belt Tensioner & Pulley Kit

Feb 11, 2015

Are you experiencing squealing noises from the front end of your Mercedes-Benz? A cause of this noise is typically a problematic drive belt system, and for the M272 engine, specifically the belt tensioner. If it's time to service your drive belt system, why stop at just changing the belt and the tensioner? Over time the idler and guide pulleys will begin to make noise as well after years of use. ECS Tuning has the solution to eliminate the irritating noise and get your engine up and running properly. Belt Tensioner and Pulley kits have been assembled to address each concern.

ECS Valentines Day Wish List

Feb 8, 2015

Browsing through our world-class parts catalog can be overwhelming - with such a deep well of heart-pounding performance additions, convenient tools and accessories, and limitless OEM replacement parts, you'll need a way to control your lustful thoughts this Valentine's Day. ECS helps you cool off with the Wish List tool - setup a vehicle make and model, and click on the "Heart" logo next to any product that catches your eye. And if you're looking to spice things up this holiday with a thoughtful gift, $10-$100 ECS gift cards will make your sweetheart's wishes come true.

Schwaben Clever Solutions of Convenience

Feb 7, 2015

Schwaben Specialty Tools has released three new products that eliminate the pains and inconveniences associated with automotive repairs and installations. Get off the ground and move around with the Six Wheel Creeper - ruggedly designed to reliably keep your body off the ground while working underneath your Euro. The Schwaben LED Under Hood Shop Light features 120 LEDs & a polycarbonate transparent lens that instantly illuminates every crevice of your engine bay. The Rolling Creeper Seat and Tray keeps your body at an ideal height while keeping your tools close at hand.

Mercedes-Benz W204 C300/C350 H&R Suspension Products

Feb 6, 2015

H&R Sport Springs are made in Germany in adherence to strict quality control guidelines - their suspension components will meet or exceed the engineering excellence displayed on the rest of your Mercedes-Benz. Featuring custom valved shocks and progressive rate springs, the Street Performance Coilover Kit lowers your car's center of gravity while improving performance and control. Another stellar offering, H&R Sport Springs will lower your Mercedes-Benz between 1.2'' to 2.2'' in the front and 1.0'' to 2.0'' in the rear, reducing body roll and improving performance.

Schwaben Cooling System Tools

Jan 30, 2015

When it comes to the cooling system, we're led to only think of failure with overheating in the warmer months of the year. On the other hand, coolant prevents freezing within its system during the colder months, and there are still many that are unequipped to service their system properly. Don't get left in the cold. Maintain your cooling system the right way and keep it fully functional with these cooling system tools.

European Car Electrical Terminal Tool Kit

Jan 29, 2015

Automotive electrical work demands patience, knowledge, & above all, the correct tools. European car owners oftentimes find themselves using ineffective, dangerous, & cumbersome methods when repairing or replacing wiring harness connectors. Schwaben's latest release, the European Car Electrical Terminal Tool Kit, gives enthusiasts the exact tools required for bullet connectors, common ABS sensor and power connectors, trailer light plugs, and more. Extend harness life, ensure proper diagnostic equipment connectivity, and preserve wiring harness life with this superb release.

Mercedes-Benz W204 Chassis C-Class Wheel Spacer Kits

Jan 29, 2015

H&R lets you tweak your stance or give your wheels just enough space to clear larger brake calipers. From the most impressive suspension catalog in the world, H&R has engineered and tested this wheel spacer release to fit your Mercedes W204 perfectly. Choose from H&R's huge inventory of spacers that are guaranteed to match your car, your wheels, and your shopping budget. H&R's unique design allows our spacers to remain hub-centric, even down to the 10mm size.

Eastwood Fender Rollers and Accessories

Jan 25, 2015

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 Eastwood 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 job.

Schwaben Hand Tools

Jan 24, 2015

Schwaben Hand Tools

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The growing Schwaben Tool catalog has just expanded again with the release of the superbly engineered, exceptionally reliable Schwaben hand tools - now available from ECS tuning. The new Schwaben 1/2" breaker bar has a full 180°swing for those hard to reach bolts and nuts. A complete set of Schwaben twelve-point metric combination wrenches from 8 to 19 mm is also available. Mechanic-quality 290mm and 200mm long ratchets featuring a durable fine satin finish round off this latest premium tool release.

Schwaben 12 Ft 6 Gauge Booster Cables

Jan 23, 2015

Critical emergency parts should be purchased from a well-known, reliable company. High quality Booster cables are now available from Schwaben Tools. The 6-gauge copper, multi-strand cables are 12 feet long, making the emergency jump start hassle-free in any situation. Rated at 400 Amps, the vinyl-coated Schwaben cables are designed to last.

Schwaben CV Boot Clamp Pliers & Mini Tube Cutter

Jan 18, 2015

Keep your cuts clean and your connections clamped tight with these new Schwaben tools. The CV boot clamp pliers will assist in maintaining the factory look by utilizing ear-type clamps found on CV axle boots, vacuum lines, and fuel lines right from the factory. The Schwaben mini tube cutter will cut hardlines with a smooth, straight finish making it easy to flare and fit. For the enthusiasts looking to complete a job, and leave it with the appearance that it was never touched.

ECS Magnetic Fender Cover

Jan 17, 2015

Coming to a finish of an under-the-hood project is a sight that any enthusiast can enjoy. The other finish we enjoy the sight of is the paint finish, unblemished and grease free. The best way to ensure you maintain this appearance while working under the hood is with a fender cover. The ECS Magnetic fender cover features Soft magnets to hold tight in place, soft non-scratch leather on the front, and goose flannelette backing. Don't risk it, stay covered.

Volkswagen 5x112 Alzor Wheels

Jan 14, 2015

The easiest, most transformative modification for your VW is a set of new, perfectly selected wheels. Alzor wheels offers an array of 5x112 bolt pattern wheels for your VW available in various colors, finishes, and spoke designs. The entire line of Alzor alloy wheels are inspected and go through rigorous quality control and durability testing. Every wheel comes with a TÜV Rheinlan approval and is stamped with the familiar JWL and VIA stamps, giving you the confidence to drive aggressively on your new running gear.

New Schwaben Specialty Tools

Jan 12, 2015

It's the new year, it's time for some new tools. Every one of these Schwaben tools are built to last and are easy to use. The Thread Chaser Set includes the most popular metric sizes so you can restore corroded, damaged or stripped threads.The Metric Bubble Flaring kit is a must have for anyone replacing steel brake lines. The Memory Saver Kit allows you to connect a separate power source (9 volt household battery, or separate 12 volt battery) up to your OBDII port under the dashboard when replacing a battery, preserving radio presets and settings, and other vehicle memory.

Schwaben 6 Liter Fluid Extractor/Filler System

Jan 10, 2015

The Schwaben 6-Liter Extractor/Filler System makes changing oil, ATF, or any type of fluid easy and mess free. This easy to use tool is no doubt the best Extractor/Filler for the money. Easily change to pump in or out with the flip of a lever, and use the extendable foot step for stability while pumping. All of the included adapters mount on the tank for convenient storage. This is a manual pump which requires no electricity or air pressure to operate, and has a built in pressure/vacuum gauge for easy monitoring to prevent overpumping.

Schwaben Telescoping Hood Prop

Jan 4, 2015

Those who own a vehicle with gas hood shocks know they aren't always reliable if they even work at all. The Schwaben Telescoping hood prop takes the risk out of being in the engine bay, especially on a windy day. This hood prop is adjustable, lightweight, and sturdy making it easy to keep out of the way in the trunk so its there anytime you need it. Hold up, here's an extra hand

Schwaben Brake Bleeding Products

Jan 3, 2015

The 3-Liter European Pressure brake bleeder is designed to bleed and flush your brake system like a pro. This easy to use fully loaded pressure bleeder is no doubt the best pressure bleeder for the money. The customers looking for more, upgrade to the Multi-functional fluid pump kit that does all this plus and be used as an ATF filler. For those that prefer to leave flushing your brakes to the shop we offer a smaller fluid bleeding only option that comes in handy when doing brake jobs. Both products ensure your satisfaction in pedal feel and ease of use.

Mercedes-Benz W204 Chassis C-Class Ziza Lighting Kits

Dec 22, 2014

Who says lighting never strikes twice? New Ziza interior lighting kits add striking accents all over your interior, at glove box, footwells, vanity mirror, dome, trunk, and door light locations. The next time you hear thunder, think lighting, not lightning, and strike a blow for brighter, better looking interiors with Ziza LED kits.

ECS Tuning Gift Cards | Get the right gifts this season

Dec 20, 2014

Give 'em what they want: cold hard cash. ECS Tuning Gift Certificates are the gift that won't get returned because it's the wrong size, style, or color. ECS gift cards come in different denominations, from 10 to 100 dollars, to fit any budget. These certificates are sure to please your favorite auto enthusiast, and they're a lot easier to wrap than a bowling ball!

Mercedes-Benz W204 C-Class Auto Trans Service Kits

Dec 9, 2014

The Mercedes 722.9xx transmission is a collection of parts that must each be functionally sound for the gearbox to do its job. It follows then, logically, that when attending to a particular transmission issue, the strength of the weakest part determines the end quality of the system. For this reason, ECS offers several complete Transmission Service Kits for your W204 Mercedes. Choose from premium ECS-assembled and genuine OEM packages - each including Automatic Transmission Fluid, Filter, Oil Pan Drain Plug and Sealing Washer, Dipstick Tube Cap Lock Pin, and Pan Gasket.

ISSE 10% Off For the Holidays

Nov 28, 2014

Worried about that really bad storm? The mother of all blizzards where your all seasons tires don't get it done, and there are more cars in the ditch than on the road? Rest easy. We have a solution: ISSE Textile Tire Chains. So light a child can lift them. Easy to install no matter where you are. Just slip them over your tires, and get instant traction. Available in different grades depending on frequency of use, in sizes for most vehicles. Keep a set in your trunk so you can stop worrying and get a grip when winter gets ugly.

ECS Assembled Brake Flush Kits

Nov 28, 2014

When addressing a vehicle's braking system, it can be easy to overlook brake fluids. It's not always clear which parts are necessary to do the job correctly - usually resulting in unnecessary time and expense. ECS has assembled three Brake Fluid Flush Kits, each containing the convenient Motive Power Bleeder, Schwaben Bleeder Wrench, and one liter of brake fluid - everything needed for a basic servicing. The level 2 Kit includes a Motive Catch Bottle Set; the level 3 kit further improves the level 2 kit with high-performance TYP 200 brake fluid.

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