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 build list here!
Dec 2, 2019
Save up to 15% off your favorite ECS performance upgrades and accessories this Holiday Season.
Nov 28, 2019
Are you spending some quality time with your car this season? Equip yourself for all projects with Schwaben Tools! We offer an extensive line of standard & European specialty tools for your collection, as well as high quality items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and improve the DIY experience for both you and your tools.
Nov 8, 2019
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.
Nov 4, 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.
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.
Oct 16, 2019
ECS had a productive 2018 and a roaring start to 2019 with several new performance aftermarket components for your favorite European cars. Our new parts for your Audi, BMW, Porsche, MINI, and VW include everything from simple cosmetic upgrades to awesome performance pieces. Check out our full line of new products for your vehicle!
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 13, 2019
Supersprint offers tailored performance exhaust that is hand-made to be optimized for your Porsche without compromise. Like a fitted suit, each vehicle model’s exhaust system is specifically designed to fit and perform to the best of its ability. When you choose Supersprint you are choosing a unique and extensively tested system for the best sound possible. Give your Porsche the same level of quality in your aftermarket upgrades that they receive from the factory with a Supersprint exhaust system for a glorious noise and noticeable improvement to your power output.
Sep 9, 2019
Having trouble driving at night in your 65-94 911? You're not alone. The lighting technology may have been sufficient 50 years ago, but today it's all too easy to outdrive those dim H1 or H4 headlights. Upgrade to a set of these LED drop in replacements and they will transform not only the look of the night time road, but also the look of your car. Available in a variety of options for either the classic vintage look, or the modern updated hot rod look. These drop right in and plug and play making for a simple 10 minute installation.
Sep 1, 2019
Porsche purists know just how important maintaining the original look and feel of their classic German performance car is. Unfortunately, many of the modern convenience features ruin the vintage aesthetic that makes these cars appealing. Navigation is a must in cars we drive every day unless you just love juggling maps while you change gears on a winding road. This Porsche Navigation Single-DIN Radio is the perfect replacement for your original radio that maintains the classic look and feel of your dash but offers the contemporary features that you sometimes miss in your Porsche.
Aug 25, 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
Aug 20, 2019
Whether it's preventative maintenance, routine service, or buttoning up your seasonal project, don't wait until the eleventh hour to finish up your wintertime vehicle work. Below we have assembled our top Assembled By ECS Kits for your Porsche. At ECS Tuning, we have the goods to keep your vehicle on the road. Assembled By ECS kits are offered in a large variety to mend nearly any ailing Porsche. Get your project underway and rest assured knowing your vehicle is properly serviced.
Aug 19, 2019
The most important part of working on your car is doing it safely. Lifting, supporting, and lowering your car with the right equipment is paramount. Schwaben has a low profile, heavy duty, easy to use lifting products designed to safely and quickly raise and lower even the most slammed cars around.
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 5, 2019
Hawk high-performance braking solutions have served Porsche 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
Developed by the most distinguished experts of this industry, the Schwaben Professional Scan Tool is one of the most powerful aftermarket tools available for your European car. From simple trouble code reads/clears, service light resets, parking brake deactivation, recording live sensor data, to providing live data graphing; The Schwaben Professional Scan Tool does it all! Owning a Schwaben Scan Tool separates you from the average car enthusiast, empowering you with manufacturer-level diagnostic and analytic capabilities. Diagnose. Code. Adapt.
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 29, 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 9, 2019
Are you spending some quality time with your car this Valentine's Day? Equip yourself for the occasion and make the most of your plans with Schwaben Garage Gear! We offer an extensive line of standard & European specialty tools for your collection, as well as high quality items to help keep your car cleaner while getting work done and improve the DIY experience for both you and your tools.
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.
Apr 9, 2019
LIQUI MOLY is not only our favorite producer of lubrication and additive products, but they hold the title as the best oil producers in Germany: for seven consecutive years. A major part of any service is often a frequently forgotten one: using proper flushes and additives to ensure buildup and sludge are eliminated with maximum effect. LIQUI MOLY is a leading producer of oil additives, engine flushes, and fuel system cleaners, so we have picked out exactly which of their products your car needs to maintain peak performance at all times.
Mar 24, 2019
If you've ever rebuilt a set if Bilstein struts on your aircooled 911, you've probably got to the last step where you need to install the roll pin, and then realized roll pins are one time use. Not only that, but until now, these roll pins were very difficult to source. Rennline has the solution with these replacement roll pins manufactured specifically to fit Bilstein struts.
Mar 23, 2019
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 Schwaben digital torque wrenches. Enabling you to accurately apply specific torque. Trust the tool the pros know, Schwaben.
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.