BMW E30 Skid Plate - Sump Armor

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$150.00
SKU:
E30

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
    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.

  • 5
    24v e30

    Posted by Jacob on Apr 11th 2019

    I have a s52 swapped e30. Skid plate was pretty thick and made well. Very easy to install. Would recommend this product for any 24v in e30 . Plus always good support local businesses.

  • 5
    24v e30

    Posted by Jacob on Apr 11th 2019

    I have a s52 swapped e30. Skid plate was pretty thick and made well. Very easy to install. Would recommend this product for any 24v in e30 . Plus always good support local businesses.

  • 5
    Solid skid plate

    Posted by Jake on Mar 31st 2019

    Just got around to installing my new skid plate on my e30 sedan (m20) and it fit perfectly. Very easy install and all the hardware included made it even easier. Also noticed it still has about an inch of space between the oil pan and the plate in case you worry about those kind of things like me. Best of all it looks great too!

  • 5
    Bomber!

    Posted by David Gauthier on Mar 30th 2019

    This is well designed and beautifully made. We recently used it on a rallycross event with deep ruts and a lot of contact. The skid plate is still perfectly straright. High quality product!

  • 5
    Red46 Sump Armor & Solid Motor Mounts Saved My Car

    Posted by Erik Engstrom on Feb 20th 2019

    My son slid off the road and went over a curb that should have torn the oil pan and rack off our e30. It didn't. It bent the nose panel back and up where the plate's front was mounted and protected the engine. With solid engine mounts the car was still running on its side in the ditch.

    Lost the oil cooler, plate itself is already reinstalled on the fixed up car. Worth every penny and mandatory on any e30 considered worth more than $150.

  • 5
    Sump guard

    Posted by Peter on Sep 19th 2018

    The red46 sump guard/skid plate fits well and looks great! Happy with the way it looks and fits.