E30 REINFORCED FRONT SUBFRAME EXCHANGE PROGRAM
This is one of the most important modifications you should make if you're driving your car hard or adding more power. The Garagistic reinforced subframe arrives freshly powder coated and includes welded tabs that make the sway bar and engine mounts much stronger. This is necessary to prevent breaking the subframe. Stock E30 subframes that are used in any motorswap, from a S50 to an LS1 and anything in-between, will need to be reinforced to ensure longevity of your vehicle; it’s simply a must-have if you are using stiffer or solid engine mounts. The stock E30 front subframes live a pretty hard life. Filthy subframes with ripped motor mounts and weak sway bar mounting locations are a pretty common issue in the E30 world.
Often times, the first modification E30 owners will do is reinforce their subframes; R3vlimited is littered with issues with subframe warpage and cracking on the engine mounting points and just how much of a costly repair ir can be; not to mention that bigger aftermarket sway bars on an E30 are not a bolt-up affair since the sway-bar tabs are very thin and weak. This holds especially true with motor swapped E30s with heavier and more powerful engines (LS1, S5X, M30, M60, turbo etc etc). That’s why we offer this subframe exchange program. Simply send us your straight and undamaged subframe, get a reinforced front subframe back (with your choice of color for powdercoat). It's as "bolt up" as it gets! These are a must for tracked vehicles. Even spec E30 legal!
E30 REINFORCED FRONT SUB-FRAME BENEFITS
- Powdercoated (black is standard, other common colors are available)
- Fits all E30s, Including M3
- Reinforced engine mounts (including gusseted section)
- Reinforced sway bar mounts points
- Allows use of aftermarket/bigger sway bars
- Allows safe use of solid/stiff motor mounts
- Repair of existing damage (please inquire first)
- Reinforce of known weak point subframe
- Inexpensive insurance against failure
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO MODIFY MY E30 FRONT SUBFRAME?
This is a core exchange program. Send us back your STRAIGHT E30 front subframe core and we will refund you $200. We usually stock these subframes but please inquire if time is an issue. If we have them in stock, we will ship them the day you place your order. However it could take up to 2 week before your item ships. When you receive your subframe and install it, you can then ship your old straight, undamaged, subframe back. If you choose to send your core in we will give you back the $200 core charge. Once we receive your core we refund you with 7-9 days using the method you paid with. Add our solid engine and transmission mounts to your order for additional savings.
Providing us your core is the best way to ensure it is identical to what is on your car. While E30 subframes are all functionally the same fit there are minor differences across models that we do not differentiate between. All of the subframes we stock will work across the model cars that are listed here, but if we are not re-working your subframe expect that there may be some minor differences between what you receive and what is on your car.
CORES MUST BE RETURNED IN 30 DAYS FOR A REFUND. ALL CORES RETURNED AFTER 30 DAYS ARE ONLY ELIGIBLE FOR STORE CREDIT NO EXCEPTIONS. ALL CORES MUST BE IN OEM UN MODIFIED CONDITION, WE DO NOT ACCEPT PREVIOUSLY MODIFIED COMPONENTS FOR CORE. SERIOUS RUST ISSUES, MAJOR CRACKS, OR BENT SUBFRAMES ARE ALSO NOT ACCEPTED AS A CORE. SOME MINOR CRACKING MAY BE ACCEPTABLE PLEASE CONTACT US WITH PHOTOS FIRST.