Jan 1, 2020
In the world of custom builds, the farther you stray from bolt-ons, the less likely you'll find a solution on the shelves that will fit and work exactly as you need. That's why we've launched our Universal Exhaust System program that helps provide you with the same high-quality stainless steel exhaust piping and accessories so you can tailor your spent gas exit to your needs with a brand you trust.
Dec 23, 2019
Last year, we sent VW Brand Ambassador Jamie Orr on a trip all across the country in a pre-production MK5 Sportwagen we affectionately called the Rallywagen where it ended in the Arctic Circle. This year we picked up a VW MK7 GTI and decided to build it here at ECS to debut at SEMA and then head South to drive all the way to the tip of South America on some of the most demanding roads. Rallywagen 2.0 was fully constructed in-house by our team of engineers. See the full journey here!
Dec 12, 2019
The perfect stocking stuffers for any European car enthusiast and backyard mechanic are right here at ECS. Everything from specialty tools to make your life easier, ECS has something for every stocking.
Dec 2, 2019
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.
Nov 15, 2019
Airlift Air Ride kits offer one-touch ride height control. No more wrenches. No more tedious adjustments. Both digital and manual kits put all system controls inside the car so you can make fast ride height adjustments while staying clean. Go low for show; add lift for general driving or to clear obstructions, laugh at speed bumps and dangerous driveway entrances.
Oct 23, 2019
With a high-strung S54 inline six under the hood, a manual 6-speed transmission, LSD rear end, and competent suspension, the E46 M3 is a great platform out of the box. That isn’t to say it can’t be improved, however, which is exactly what we aim to do. Below, we’re going to show you everything we upgraded on the M3 before it finds its way to a lucky new owner who will surely enjoy our tasteful upgrades provided by our partners to help bring out the full potential of this incredible machine.
Sep 24, 2019
Flushing brake fluid is a commonly overlooked maintenance service for most car owners. Fluid should be flushed every 1-2 years as a good service plan, however checking with the manufacturer's suggestions is best. A simple way to tell if the fluid is in need of a change is by looking at the color, new fluid will have a slight yellow hue while amber is the sign of a needed flush. Because brake fluid is hygroscopic, its designed to hold moisture away from the metal internals to prevent corrosion. Like a sponge the fluid can only hold so much moisture before becoming ineffective.
Sep 17, 2019
Akebono brake pads use highly advanced ceramic brake pad technology that provides excellent stopping power while extending rotor life and virtually eliminating brake dust, so the wheels on your European vehicle will remain their cleanest. Akebono EURO® Ultra-Premium ceramic brake pads provide exactly the ideal vehicle control and performance response intended by the manufacturers of European makes. Maintain the enhanced pedal feel of European braking performance with brake pads and friction formulas engineered specifically for your vehicle and 100 percent manufactured in the USA.
Sep 3, 2019
CSF is a leader in automotive cooling technology, with over a half-century of experience. Using that knowledge, they have developed this high-performance radiator that far surpasses the abilities of the stock unit. Starting with a two-row, triple-pass design for the coolest temperatures possible, this radiator features high-quality CNC-machined brackets and hardware. To finish it off, each radiator is hand polished to a mirror finish for that show-car shine. Best of all, it fits like the stock part, requiring no modifications for installation.
Sep 3, 2019
The BC Racing BR Series is our most popular suspension package. Equally at home on street and track the BR Series offers the best of both worlds with ride height and damping adjustability. Damping is adjusted simultaneously and height is adjusted independently of piston and spring stroke. The BR Series offers a minimum 2 inch drop* as well as 30 levels of damping adjustment. The BR Series is not meant as an entry level suspension setup but as a versatile setup that excels across a number of automotive disciplines.
Aug 22, 2019
KW Coilover kits are the final answer to your suspension needs. KW has a coilover setup that will perfectly suit your expectations for ride, handling, fitment, and quality. Variant 1 - Factory Pre-set Damping Variant 2 - Rebound Adjustable Damping Variant 3 - Rebound + Compression Adjustable Damping ClubSport - Rebound + Compression Adjustable Damping, Front Adjustable Camber Plates, Track-spec Spring Rates Get up to $200 in ECS Tuning Gift Cards to spend on your next order, when you purchase KW Coilovers
Aug 20, 2019
By using state of the art electronics, Sprint Booster allows crisp and instantaneous acceleration, eliminating all drive by wire delays. A dash mounted selectable switch lets you choose between stock/moderate/aggressive acceleration modes at the touch of an LED button. Installation is as simple as plugging it in between your accelerator pedal module and the harness. Once installed you'll instantly feel the difference the moment you step on the throttle. It can be removed just as easily if you ever want to return your car back to stock. Money-back guarantee!
Aug 13, 2019
Schwaben offers an extensive line of European specialty tools as well as standard tools to your collection. Its doesn't stop there, we even offer items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and mobility for both you and your tools. See our perfectly bundled hand tool kits that make an excellent addition to any tool box.
Aug 10, 2019
Available in tan, black, or gray to complement virtually any interior color, WeatherTech All-Weather Floor Mats have deeply sculpted channels designed to endure the harshest conditions. Next, these mats are coated in a protective, non-stick finish and equipped with anti-skid ridges to prevent shifting. Their proprietary engineered odorless resin ensures these mats won’t curl, crack, or harden in sub-zero weather. Finally, WeatherTech mats are manufactured in America to ISO 9001 standards for your quality assurance.
Aug 5, 2019
Hawk high-performance braking solutions have served Mercedes owners diligently with their exceptionally effective and economical brake pad kits. The latest addition to their growing catalog of superior braking setups, Drilled and Slotted Brake Rotors and Performance Ceramic Brake Pads bring are ideal for daily-driven vehicles that are in need of a high level of performance that stock pads and rotors cannot provide. Slotting and drilling significantly lowers brake rotor temperatures, while the proven Hawk Performance Ceramic Pads exhibit low noise and dust.
Aug 1, 2019
Want to do something bold? Bodacious, even? Check out the new 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 or titanium. 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.
Jul 30, 2019
When it comes to shocks and struts, Bilstein is the first and last word for many enthusiasts and trusted mechanics alike. Trusted by many of the world's largest automobile manufacturers, Bilstein has a reputation for quality and performance that they back up with a limited lifetime warranty. Bilstein offers several options for your vehicle, from original equipment specification to dampers designed to work with lowering springs. Whether you're looking to restore stock performance or improve your handling without sacrificing ride quality, Bilstein has a solution for you.
Jul 18, 2019
When it comes to your regular car maintenance, nothing is more common than needing an oil change. Choosing the best oil for your car can often lead to a headache of opinions, so we always recommend sticking with your manufacturer's specific oil. Learning how to change your oil is an easy task for any just about any car owner, but the real trick is having the right tools for the job. Save yourself money for years to come with Schwaben! If you're not the "crawl under the car type", check out our Schwaben Fluid Extractor and Filler. This tool is amazing when it comes to oil changes.
Jun 21, 2019
Gift cards are perfect for the big guy, that way it makes it easy for him to choose a tool he's had is eye on or finds one he didn't even know about. He might have a repair he's been waiting to get to work on. He might need a new part for his project in the garage. Whatever it is, the ECS gift card will get him exactly what he wants. Happy Father's Day
May 9, 2019
Free up horsepower easily without sacrificing comfort with the ECS Vacuum Actuated Exhaust Cutouts! A simple modification that allows you to flip between the factory exhaust routing through the full system or dumped out the open valve when you need extra performance. Since the vacuum-actuated valve is not electronic, it will not stick or burn out, meaning you will enjoy this effective modification for a long time without worry. No welding required, instant power, and a fraction the cost of a full exhaust system makes this the perfect upgrade for your German performance car.
May 8, 2019
Looking for the most attractive & adjustable tip on the market? Look no further than our ECS Swivel Exhaust Tips! Featuring a unique swivel collar design that allows adjustability in any direction for that perfect fitment. Simply adjust the tip to your desired position and tighten the hex bolt to 14 ft-lbs (19 Nm) and the tip will stay in place. These are engineered to last, using chrome plated nuts, 304SS cap screw, clamp, insert ring and exhaust tip. Available in 3.5" or 4.0" outlet and chrome or black chrome finish.
Apr 23, 2019
Your engine requires proper lubrication to function, but a simple oil change is only the bare minimum. As it ages, carbon deposits build up in your engine and rob performance by hurting efficiency. LIQUI MOLY engine flushes and additives are designed to supplement your oil change with proven technology to effectively clean and further protect your engine to both restore power and maintain a long operational life. The importance of additives is still a relatively new concept, but it is certainly critical to preserving your engine the way it deserves.
Mar 9, 2019
Servicing late model computerized vehicles is more of a challenge today than ever before for the aftermarket automotive service facility. Quite often the difference between being able to effectively and profitably service a car line depends on having access to 'Factory Level' tools and information. OEM Tools is are committed to bringing the 'Best in Class' Tools, Information and Reprogramming to the general aftermarket at a friendly price point.
Feb 21, 2019
From Schwaben Specialty Tools comes a tool every home mechanic should have in his arsenal. The 61" long adjustable Engine Support Bar adapts to any vehicle width, and supports a full 1000 lb weight rating. The support bar includes four rubber padded feet to prevent slipping and damage to your car's finish, while powder coating guarantees durability. The deluxe version of the support bar includes two-direction stability for added support.
Jan 29, 2019
If you live in an apartment or you can't get your car up on ramps or stands but want to change your oil, then this is exactly what you need. This tool enables you to drain from the dipstick tube and refill like normal, without getting under the car or fighting with drain plugs. Not only is it convenient it's also efficient: most cars leave oil in the pan when being drained from the plug—sometimes up to a half quart. The extractor, however, can reach this remaining broken down fluid to make room for even more uncontaminated lubricant. Extract the extra work from the job.
Jan 24, 2019
Working on Suspension Setups can be difficult and can require complex tools that only dealerships seem to have on hand. Don’t get forced into taking your vehicle to a dealer for a routine suspension refresh. Put the power in your hands with these specialty suspension tools from Schwaben. Free yourself from the dealer and do more services yourself! elf!
Jan 17, 2019
Store your wheels for less with Schwaben!
Jan 13, 2019
Automotive electrical work demands patience, knowledge, & above all else, 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.
Nov 13, 2018
ECS Tuning now offers an online returns solution! To get started, simply log into your ECS Tuning account, Click the "View Orders" button on the homepage and select the order that you wish to make a return on to begin! You have a choice of using a prepaid return label for convenience, or you may choose to return it using your own return label. If you have any questions, feel free to reach out to our Customer Service Team for assistance!
Oct 31, 2018
We've heard your requests loud and clear. ECS has resumed our local pickup option for our customers. How it works? Simple! Contact our sales team by phone or live chat to place your order so that we can confirm product fitment, availability, and more. Once your order is ready for pick up you will receive an email with the pick up time and location. Customer parking is up front. Just walk in to our front lobby and use the phone to let us know you're here.