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ECS Launches Chip and Ship Program for FSI and GEN1 TSI Volkswagens

posted by on 13 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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ECS has long recognized APR as the most established and trusted software development company for VAG platform vehicles. In order to supply the US market with the most convenient delivery method of APR’s world-renowned tuning solutions, the ECS team has developed a remarkable and convenient three-day service program specifically designed for all FSI and Gen1 […] More…

Wrap Turns Volkswagen Bus into The Droid You’re Looking For

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Never underestimate the dedication of a Star Wars fan.  Armed with a measuring tape, a computer with some graphic design programs and about 50 hours of free time, Instructables community member ‘mimaki cg60′ has converted the family Bus into a rolling representation of Luke Skywalker’s faithful droid. The graphic was created by mimaki through use of […] More…

APR Presents the 1.8 TSI Generation 3 ECU Upgrade (Tiptronic Now Supported)!

posted by on 12 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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Product Page APR is pleased to present the ultimate engine control unit (ECU) upgrade for the 1.8T EA888 Gen 3 engine. APR’s ECU upgrade is available in octane-specific variations and is conveniently flashed to the vehicle’s factory ECU through the OBD-II port without any physical modification to the factory ECU. The ECU’s Simos 12 engine […] More…

PSA: Helen, GA Police Outline SoWo Rules

posted by on 11 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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It’s a safe bet that many among us will be heading to Georgia this weekend for Southern Worthersee.  And while we certainly see it as a few days to kick back, have fun with friends that you haven’t seen in a while, and check out the few thousand cars in attendance, it’s also important to […] More…

ECS Tuning® Becomes a Master Distributor of Milltek Sport Exhaust Systems for the Americas

posted by on 6 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

When an internationally-known and respected business like ECS Tuning partners with a performance exhaust company with 32 years of continuous product development and technical expertise, the benefit to the end consumer is immeasurable. From their presence in the Volkswagen Racing Cup and British Touring Car Championship, to their close cooperation with the car manufacturers themselves, […] More…

USP Presents MK7 Golf Traction Control Button Kits!

posted by on 4 May 2015 in Aftermarket & Industry News

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The traction control system on modern cars limits tire spin by reducing power output to the wheels when tire spin is sensed. In certain situations such as driving in the rain this may be beneficial. However, in other situations such as driving in the snow or under hard acceleration, traction control can be detrimental. On […] More…