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Pat's F10 535i N55 Build List Aug 15, 2021

I'm Pat, the Turner Brand Manager. As a die-hard manual transmission enthusiast, I had to be patient and wait for exactly what I wanted from a daily driver. After an exhaustive search, I found the perfect manual, M-sport, F10 5-series. It's the last ever manual 5 series produced, so I want to keep the car forever, which is why I haven't wasted any time building it up for a bit more fun. I started with all the bolt-ons and a tune to give the car some life. Following the power mods, I added some creature comforts and coilovers to make this F10 exactly the way I've wanted it to be.

Pat's E46 M3 Build List Aug 15, 2021

Pat's E46 M3 Build List

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It's hard to beat the sound of the S54, unobstructed by the roofline of the car. I scoured the earth to find a Cinnamon dressed E46 convertible, and was looking for one with 100k+ miles so I didn't ever feel guilty enjoying it. My goal with the car is to restore it to it's original condition from a cosmetic perspective. All of the interior bits are being replaced one by one, as well as the badges, emblems etc. Future plans for the car include a few performance upgrades such as Supersprint headers, Turner Suspension goodies, and anything else that will help me enjoy this forever car, forever.

Tyler's Tiguan MQB Tiguan Aug 15, 2021

I'm Tyler, our Videographer, and I drive a 2018 Volkswagen Tiguan SE. I fell into being an enthusiast by accident. I used to think cars and car guys were the worst. But when I accepted my position here at ECS, I knew I had to step up my car game. Being pretty tall, I picked up this Tiguan because it was a Volkswagen with legroom that shares a bunch with the MK7 GTI platform, so I don't have to keep it stock and boring or fold myself up to drive it. I have grown to love my tig (Tig Notaro, the notorious T.I.G.) and have enjoyed watching it change into what I envisioned.

Thomas's B5 S4 Build List Aug 15, 2021

I found my passion for cars when I stumbled upon a MK6 GTI for my first car. Sadly, one day pulling into ECS a semi hit me and now the car is gone. I stumbled upon an Imola Yellow B5 S4 rotting away, and I knew I had to have it. Although the car doesn’t run, I have purchased big brakes, larger turbos, wheels, tires, and a load of other parts knowing it will be a driving machine!

Ellen's X5 M Build List Aug 15, 2021

Ellen's X5 M Build List

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We wanted another SUV but, we didn’t want to sacrifice fun for something bigger. Power, functionality, and uniqueness were all requirements for the SUV addition to our fleet. The E70 X5M not only meets all those requirements but exceeds them. From only minor modifications, this X5 makes absurd power for an SUV in the best way possible. The E70 X5M is a versatile daily driver that can tow like a tank, has lots of room for activities, and gives plenty of 'performance' cars a run for their money, just the way we like it.

Cheyenne's Mini F54 Clubman Cooper S All4 Build List Aug 15, 2021
Chris's BMW E90 335 N54 Build List Aug 15, 2021

I wanted an N54-powered BMW since they came out in 2007. In 2017, I hunted for a manual with AWD. Initially, I decided to keep the car stock, but that didn't last. First came MHD software, then intake and exhaust mods to add a bit more power. Soon after, I found the stepped intercooler, which fits behind the bumper and looks OEM. When my stock turbos started leaking oil, I opted for the largest OEM-location turbos I could without going for a big single turbo and have maxed out the stock injectors. Now, what was supposed to be a stock 335xi dynos at 568whp. Oops.

Ben's Q5 3.0T Build List Aug 15, 2021

Ben's Q5 3.0T Build List

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Ricardo's 996.2 Carrera Build List Aug 15, 2021

As a car enthusiast, owning a car to modify is a must, and to me a Porsche has always been the perfect platform. It took over a 1 year of searching to find the right 911 to fulfill my needs. I came across this 996.2 Carrera, mostly stock with 28k miles, factory aero kit, lowered and MRR Design wheels. Shortly after taking this car home I installed LN Engineering IMS Solution, Deep Sump kit, Ohlins Coilovers, RSS Engine Mounts, GT3 style seats and many other maintenance items. This car offers the perfect balance between street and track use while still accessible to be modified. As part of the family of ECS Im looking to help expand the aftermarket parts catalog for these generations of porsches and newer.

ECS Project - BMW G20 M340i Aug 15, 2021

The M340i powered by the already legendary B58 twin-turbo is a luxury performance commuter dream. With these cars now widely available, we've been hard at work developing a full complement of upgrades that help bring performance to the surface of the M340i and unlock its full potential. This test mule is what we used to long-term test upgrades like our B58 intake, coilovers, front lip, rear spoiler, and more coming soon! Find everything we've done to our M340i right here so you can follow our guide to make your G20 everything it can be.

ECS Project - BMW F82 M4 Aug 15, 2021

ECS Project - BMW F82 M4

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Our very own shop F82 M4 sports a host of upgrades we've developed using this platform as a test mule that help take this already impressive performance coupe and make it an absolute weapon. Our M4 also features upgrades from Forge Motorsport, KW, BBS, and Turner Motorsport that transform the visual appearance and performance into a blistering M-Car worthy of respect. These cars offer tons of potential thanks to the twin-turbo straight-six under the hood, all you have to do is make a few choice upgrades just like us. Everything we've done is listed here so you can do the same!

ECS Project - Racewagen Build List Aug 15, 2021

ECS"s Racewagen! Known for its trip across South America, then transformed into a track car, this MK7 GTI has been around the world. Literally. After completing the build on this GTI, which included a custom cage, rear bucket seat conversion, and MK7.5 E-Golf front end swap, this dedicated race car now lives on the track where it demonstrates the incredible performance potential of the platform with the help of upgrades developed right here at ECS along with a host of our favorite partners like H&R, StopTech, HAWK, CSF, and more. Find everything we've done to this GTI right here!

ECS Project - VW MK4 20th 1.8T Build List Aug 15, 2021

Our very own shop MK4 20th 1.8T that sits on Airlift Performance suspension and can be seen on an assortment of wheel options, ranging from our Alzor wheel line to Rotiforms, 3SDM, and more. This MK4 is one of the 20th Anniversary special edition GTI's that pays homage to the introduction of the Golf for the American market and features the iconic 'Rabbit' badge on the back just like the first Golfs/Rabbits we received in the states. Find all the performance upgrades and modifications we've performed on this MK4 right here if you want to take inspiration from the ECS GTI.

Bryan's MK4 Jetta 1.8T Build List Aug 15, 2021

I bought this MK4 as a project in 2018. The only thing not missing was the engine. The exhaust, interior, hood, headlights, taillights, suspension, brakes, hubs, and bearings were all absent. The car was a rolling shell that was parted out and headed to a scrap yard before I saved it. Once I confirmed it ran, I started to fire the parts cannon at it. I found a MK4 part out thread, ordered the rest from ECS, and started piecing this MK4 back together. I have spent more than I should have on an old MK4, but I enjoyed saving it, making it run, drive, and perform better than ever.

Gary's MK6 GTI Build List Aug 15, 2021

Gary, a member of our R&D team, prefers an OEM plus aesthetic on his vehicles - which makes for a very clean and unassuming build. His low-mile Candy White Mk6 GTI quickly went from a tame daily driver to an aggressive three-season handling machine. While no modified car is ever "done", we think this example is pretty complete.

Chris's MK6 Jetta 2.5 Build List Aug 15, 2021

This MK6 Jetta 2.5 was my first car, and it's been what has motivated me to learn how to work on, maintain, and modify cars. The connections I've made in the VW community and the experience of learning more about cars are as much a part of it as the car itself. The only thing better than the community is how much I love the sound of an inline 5!

Tom's F10 535 N55 Build List Aug 15, 2021

Tommy Lilly, our Director of Sales for ECS, daily drives a perfectly set up F10 535i that expertly blends the luxury and performance elements that BMW intended with this executive sedan. His F10 features modest improvements to performance and looks with H&R Sport springs, a Magnaflow touring exhaust, rear spoiler, aFe intake, and Turner Motorsport software tune for more power, more aggressive looks, and an overall more enjoyable commute.

B8.5 A5 S-Line / S5 Gloss Black Grille Accents Aug 15, 2021

What the B8.5 A5 S-Line and S5 lack in aggressive styling, they make up in performance. But you don’t have to just accept that it will always look like a regular commuter car. Our new Gloss Black Grille Accents offer an aggressive visual change that helps the natural lines of the bumper around the fog lamps give off a more menacing appearance.

Rhonda - Evan's Mk7 Jetta R-Line Build List Aug 15, 2021

After turning my MK5 R32 into purely a summer/weekend car I needed a new daily. Lucky for me the newest chassis of Jetta had just landed and touted 45mpg! Knowing ECS would take an interest I decided to buy it hoping I'd get some goodies. Boy was I right. ECS outfitted Rhonda with their full carbon kit (wing, diffuser, front lip, fog flares) along with installing a set of Solo-werks S1 coils and Borla's dual-quad tipped exhaust specifically designed to fit ECS's diffuser. Then I threw some Rotiform LAS-R's on her and boom that's one good-looking daily!

Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | Z4 sDrive Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension| F2X Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | E8X Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | F8X M Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | F3X Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | E9X M3 Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

New Turner Performance Adjustable Suspension | E9X  Aug 15, 2021

Rubber bushings, fixed trailing arms, and tons of deflection in your BMW suspension makes it comfortable to drive daily if you are just an owner, but enthusiasts, especially those who want to spend time on the track, need more competitive suspension. With Turner Motorsport’s track tested suspension upgrades, you can use the same technology proven by one of the most successful BMW racing teams in America to improve your BMW’s cornering and handling.

Louise - Evan's Mk5 R32 Build List Aug 15, 2021

Louise was the solution to needing a winter vehicle since my old E39 was too low to drive around Ohio in the snow. After the first year or so, I began to see the potential of this little car. Thus began the modding. It started like usual with coils and wheels but as time went on I wanted something that could be track capable. Beefing up tires, brakes, sway bars, bushing, mounts, and other areas helped give this car the insanely planted driving experience I was after. Now it's the fun and peppy summer/weekend car I always wanted and each blip of the throttle keeps me smiling.

ECS & Stoptech E46 M3 Sweepstakes - Build List Aug 15, 2021

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 did. Below, we’ve listed everything we upgraded on the M3 before it was delivered to the lucky new owner who is surely enjoying our tasteful upgrades provided by our partners that help bring out the full potential of this incredible machine.

ECS & StopTech VW MK7.5 GTI Sweepstakes - Build List Aug 15, 2021

Are you ready to get behind the wheel of a brand-new MK 7.5 GTI? Every $50 spent* on ECSTuning.com is an automatic entry to win the chance to take home a heavily modified GTI. We partnered with excellent vendors like StopTech, Racingline, LIQUI MOLY, and more to make this GTI truly special for the lucky winner. Nearly every corner of this hatchback has been extensively upgraded to perform better than any other GTI on the street and catch more attention with its striking stance and livery. Don't miss out on your chance to be the lucky owner of this MK 7.5 GTI! *See official rules

ECS & Bilstein Audi 8V A3 Sweepstakes - Build List Aug 15, 2021

This is the Audi 8V A3 we gave away with the help of Bilstein, LIQUI MOLY, Rotiform, Milltek Sport, and so many other lovely partners who helped us create the ultimate version of the platform. Find everything we added to make this A3 incredible right here to take inspiration from our build and apply it to yours!

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