BMW E30 3-SERIES TO E36/E46 STEERING RACK CONVERSION KIT (AIRBAG VERSION ONLY)
Lose that school bus steering feel in your E30. These spacers are what it takes to allow you to install a later model E36 or E46 steering rack into an E30 3-series 1984-1990 (airbag cars only). These spacers allow you to mount the E36 or E46 steering rack on your E30 subframe. If your BMW E30 does not have an airbag, You will need a different kit that can be found here.
Save some money and bundle this with a Solid Steering Shaft Flex Disk and Aluminum Power Steering Delete!
While you're in there, upgrade the last of your steering components for a complete overhaul!
Replace the OEM rubber steering shaft flex disk with one of our solid options to tighten everything up!
For those who want more direct steering feedback or have a deleted power steering system and looped the hoses, here is a clean a simple solution! The Garagistic Power Steering Delete is super simple to install, removes clutters and cleans up the engine bay, and gives you more feel and feedback from the tarmac.
Advantages to upgrading your steering rack to an E36/E46 rack in your E30
- Quicker Steering Ratio - All E36/E46 3-series steering racks have a quicker lock-to-lock steering ratio than the E30 which results in a much more crisp and precise steering feel. No more "school bus" feeling steering. A massive upgrade.
- Availability - Good condition E30 steering racks are becoming harder to come by in good used condition and later model steering units are much more readily available and priced nearly the same if not cheaper in many cases. Even if you are not interested in the performance upgrade this may end up as a more practical replacement for an aged/leaking steering rack.