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 Adrian Cruz on May 30th 2020

    My skid plate fit really well and looks awesome, definitely worth the purchase, it’s saved my oil pan several times already.

  • 5
    E30 oil pan

    Posted by Clint on May 17th 2020

    Great quality and easy installation!

  • 5

    Posted by Joe Stalheim on Apr 3rd 2020

    I love them I bought two of them and it probably going to buy another one they fit perfect and easy to install

  • 5
    Great skid plate

    Posted by Cody on Dec 5th 2019

    Very good quality and fast shipping! They were also very helpful in answering questions about installation.

  • 5

    Posted by Nick on Nov 7th 2019

    Haven’t installed yet but it’s a thick plate that looks well formed! My sump is sitting 3” off the ground (24v plate) just buy it!

  • 5
    M20 skid plate

    Posted by David Perren on Aug 8th 2019

    Fits perfectly and feels really solid. Adds that security knowing that the oil pan is safe from bottoming or hitting road debris

  • 5
    24v sump armor

    Posted by Jordan P on Jul 24th 2019

    I’m thoroughly pleased by the integrity of this product. I expected it to be good but not this good. You can feel how solid it is just by holding it, super shiny, and the etching on it adds extra appeal. I spent thousands rebuilding my 95 s50 motor, and with this under it I’m not worried about damaging the pan at all. Definitely something every 24v e30 owner needs.

  • 5
    E30 m50 skid

    Posted by Talon on Jul 11th 2019

    Easy install, good fit. I haven’t bottomed out on it yet but the build quality is too notch and it’s a nice peace of mind knowing it’s installed

  • 5
    E30 Skid Plate

    Posted by Larry Marks on May 28th 2019

    I was beyond impressed by the quality of this skid plate. It was very easy to install on my Spec E30 race car. The opening on the bottom for your oil pan drain plug makes oil changes easy. Highly recommended.