Mar 25, 2020
Online ordering and Phone orders are still available as normal. Our sales and customer support staff are here in the building (though we are working remotely to do our part to help with social distancing). We do not expect any delays with shipping and we are ready to provide assistance with your orders. Feel free to call in, speak with one of our enthusiast experts, and find what you need for your next project. We are now offering Curbside Pickup at our facility in Wadsworth, Ohio.
Mar 20, 2020
Changing your Audi, BMW, or Volkswagen's oil on schedule ensures your engine will live a healthy and long operational life. While changing your oil might be straightforward, those who regularly do it themselves likely find the little annoyances that make it more trouble than it could be. With our new Schwaben Thread-In Oil Funnels, you can quickly thread this funnel into your oil filler cap for a hands-free and mess-free result when you pour in that new liquid gold. Make services easy for yourself and you'll begin to enjoy them even more!
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.
Jan 1, 2020
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.
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 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 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.
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 2019 and a roaring start to 2020 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 16, 2019
One of Porsche’s biggest design flaws on the water-cooled cars is the bumper air intakes. With the current design, the radiators are completely exposed and become magnets for road debris, leaves, and rocks. The fins on the radiator will quickly become damaged or plugged translating into big dollar repairs. The only way to stop the inevitable is to install a Rennline Radiator Protection Grille Kit.
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 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
Founded in 1999, Advanced Flow Engineering (aFe) produces high flow, high-performance replacement air filters, complete cold-air intake systems, and exhaust for Porsche. Each precision-engineered intake component and filter offers excellent design and construction, reusable cotton filters that breathe easier than paper filters, powder-coated heat shields to block out hot engine air, and measurable performance gains resulting in increased horsepower and torque. aFe's reputation is fast growing as a manufacturer and designer of quality intake kits with excellent fit and finish.
Aug 20, 2019
The new in-cabin mountable Accessport V3 has a large, full color, higher resolution screen which allows you to monitor up to six parameters in real-time. Fully customizable from the look (multiple bezel colors), layout (set up a race, street or dyno gauge cluster) and mounting options (choose from 1,000s of standard vehicle mounts). Of course, all of the great COBB Tuning is included - with enough space for 100 calibrations. This is your new Accessport - and maybe the last one you'll ever need.
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 16, 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 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.
Jul 10, 2019
Agency Power was developed out of the need to provide quality, functional, and fashionable racing products. Agency Power now has and in-depth number of parts for Porsches. Agency Power manufacturers its products only after rigorous product testing, racing, and quality checks are completed. AP parts have been featured in magazines, videos, and customer competition events worldwide. See what Agency Power offers for your Porsche below!
Jul 10, 2019
The revolutionary and patented design of the IPD Porsche Plenums improve intake airflow by replacing the factory plastic "T" style design with a more efficient, cast aluminum "Y" design. The IPD Plenums distribute the air flow more effectively by using a true merge collector and reducing pressure drop at the throttle body inlet. This innovative “Y” diversion area of the IPD Plenums split and channel intake air flow reducing airflow turbulence and increasing airflow velocity. This superior and proven design ultimately results in considerable power gains throughout the power curve.
Jul 4, 2019
While your Porsche was designed for the pure art of driving, it can always be improved. SPL Parts was born from a need for better adjustment ranges and more precise handling from durable suspension components. Give your Porsche the suspension upgrades it needs to let you drive it to the limit with all the range you need to set those perfect specs.
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.