BMW E30 Skid Plate - Sump Armor

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Product Overview

Protect your oil pan with a Red46 Skid Plate

  • CNC Laser Cut
  • Stainless Steel
  • Comes with metric hardware including steering rack bolts and instructions

Skid Plate Fitment:

M10 - Early 318 with M10 engine (pre 1985)
M20 - All E30's with M20 engine (325, 325i, 325e) *NOT iX*
M30 - All M30 Swapped E30's
M42 - Late 318 with M42 engine
24V - All 24V Swapped E30's (M5x and S5x) using E34 oil pan
You have invested hundreds if not thousands of dollars into the suspension of your BMW. But without a skid plate your oil pan now sits dangerously close to the ground.
A skid plate gives you the piece of mind to drive around at the lowest of ride heights. Not to mention preventing hundreds if not thousands of possible engine damage.
Fitment Notes:
  • The E30 has two sets of mounting holes for the steering rack. You must have yours mounted in the standard position, the holes closest to the crossmember. The holes farthest from the crossmember were only used for cars that were not originally equipped with power steering, the U.S. never got any true manual steering cars. If your car has a steering rack out of a newer car (E36, Z3, E46, etc...) the installer may have used the wrong holes which will shift the skid plate too far forward. This doesn't happen very often and is easily corrected.
  • In most situations there is adequate clearance for most non-stock steering racks (E36, Z3, E46, etc...) but it may be necessary to "clearance" the skid plate to fit around the larger steering rack. Again, this is very uncommon.

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  • 5

    Posted by Mohammad on Dec 24th 2020

    Honestly you can’t go wrong with this skid plate. By far one of the nicest skid plates on the market and its cheaper in cost than the others on the market. I will definitely order some more for my other e30s.

  • 5
    e30 m20 skidplate

    Posted by Brenden Wiley on Nov 22nd 2020

    i literally just (accidentally) JUMPED my car straight from the skidplate at 70mph. stayed in fork and still had half an inch gap between the oil pan. can’t recommend this skidplate enough

  • 5
    Skid plate

    Posted by Alex Arguijo on Nov 18th 2020

    Works super well, I’ve been saved numerous times by this skid loader. Highly recommended

  • 5
    Skid Plate

    Posted by Kevin Doyle on Nov 6th 2020

    We run these on all of our race cars and low street car projects. They fit great and offer the right amount of protection.

  • 5
    Best Skid Plate on the Market

    Posted by DARION KALEGI on Oct 9th 2020

    BEST SKID PLATE OM THE MARKET. PERIOD. I would not hesitate to order again.

  • 5
    Very good quality thick sheet of metal

    Posted by nurettin on Oct 5th 2020

    Very good quality thick sheet of metal.

  • 5
    Great fit and protection.

    Posted by Hector Caro on Jul 18th 2020

    Easy to install, great quality and fit.

  • 5
    BMW E30 Skid Plate - Sump Armor

    Posted by Jim Maulhardt on Jun 29th 2020

    Very solid great communication would purchase from again. Thanks

  • 5
    Very impressed with this skid plate, fitment was great and easy to install. Quick responses from emails with questions for for fitment on my 24v swapped car

    Posted by Austin Gilson on Jun 7th 2020

    Highly recommend to anyone,