Turner Motorsport

E36 Front Subframe Reinforcement Kit

$101.34
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The motor mount area on a subframe is one of those easily-forgotton areas that may be hiding a serious problem. The subframe on the E36 has a gusset ('ear') welded on for the motor mounts. These gussets take the stress of the motor mount as the engine torques (more upgrades = more torque = more stress). Worn motor mounts only transfer more stress to the subframe. Unfortunately, the gusset is not well-reinforced from the factory and cracks can develop along the welds and the gusset begins to collapse. A total failure of the guesset will shift your engine to the side and forward, taking out many other components along the way and leading to a very costly repair.

The next time you replace the motor mounts, oil pan gasket, checking your oil pump nut, or any other time you drop the front subframe, you should install these reinforcements. This kit comes with steel reinforcing plates that are welded to the underside of the guesset as well as plates to close off the bottom of the gusset for extra strength. Instructions included (or see the link below).

Click Here for Installation Instructions.

Fits these cars:

MAKE MODEL SUBMODEL ENGINE
BMW E36 318i M42 1.8L
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BMW E36 318is M42 1.8L
BMW E36 318is M44 1.9L
BMW E36 318ti M42 1.8L
BMW E36 318ti M44 1.9L
BMW E36 323ic M52 2.5L
BMW E36 323is M52 2.5L
BMW E36 325i M50 2.5L
BMW E36 325ic M50 2.5L
BMW E36 325is M50 2.5L
BMW E36 328i M52 2.8L
BMW E36 328ic M52 2.8L
BMW E36 328is M52 2.8L
BMW E36 M3 S50 3.0L
BMW E36 M3 S52 3.2L
BMW Z3 1.9 M44 1.9L
BMW Z3 2.3 M52 2.5L
BMW Z3 2.5i M54 2.5L
BMW Z3 2.8 M52 2.8L
BMW Z3 3.0i M54 3.0L
BMW Z3 M Coupe S52 3.2L
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BMW Z3 M Roadster S52 3.2L
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