BMW E36 reinforced front subframe
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E36 Reinforced Front Subframe Exchange Program
The stock E36 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, E36 and even the E46 world. Subframe warpage and cracking on the engine mounting points can be a costly repair. The motor mount area is very thin and weak. A must-have if you are using stiffer or solid engine mounts. This is especially true with motor swapped e36s 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 E36 subframe, get a reinforced front subframe back (with your choice of color for powder-coat). Its as "bolt up" as it gets!
These are a must for tracked vehicles.
E36 reinforced subframe features:
- Powder-coated (black is standard, other common colors are available)
- Fits all E36, Including M3
- Reinforced engine mounts (including gusseted section)
- 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
This is a core exchange program. Send us back your STRAIGHT core and we will refund you $175.
How long does the modification take?
If we have them in stock, we will ship them the day you place your order. However it could take up to 4-6 weeks (depending on core availability) before your item ships. If you have a time constraint please contact us first or send us your core for re-work. 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 $175 core charge. Once we receive your core we refund you within 7-10 days using the method you paid with.
Providing us your core is the best way to ensure it is identical to what is on your car. While E36 subframes are all functionally the same fit there are minor differences (x-brace mounting, transmission guards etc) 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, MAJOR CRACKS, OR BENT SUBFRAMES ARE ALSO NOT ACCEPTED AS A CORE. SOME MINOR CRACKING MAY BE ACCEPTABLE PLEASE CONTACT US WITH PHOTOS FIRST.
You can also add our front control arm ball joint reinforcement kit as an added option! Picture of that option is below!