E30 LS1 Motor & Trans Mounts
E30 Ls1 conversion kit
It's time to unveil the beast. These are the, ever-so, anticipated Garagistic E30 LS1 mounts! Make your e30 ready to strike fear into the hearts of supercar owners. These mounts allow you to put a 5.7 liter chevy V8 from a Camaro or Corvette (otherwise known as the LS1/LS2) into the famous 1984-1991 BMW E30 3 Series. Our motor mounts allow for perfect chassis placement to optimize weight distribution. It sits further back and as low as possible in the chassis (thanks to our oil pan option). In fact, this is these engine mounts place the motor so low that you might need to bent down the tabs that stick up from the motor mount (the ones that hold the steering rack in place just to make a little room). A little massaging or grinding of the tab. Thats how low this motor sits from the cross member. Ideal for weight distribution. As always there is a Lifetime Warranty on Engine Mounts and trans mounts. Will not fit truck motor blocks.
These mounts are made here in the USA; each piece is welded, gusseted and powder-coated. The LS1 mounts help solidify the very meaning of our name: garagisti; put a whooping on super-cars and leave no survivors. These are now in stock and ready to ship. Pictures show early prototype. These are compatible with Sanderson headers (with a vband setup). However, you WILL need a competent muffler shop to be able to wrap the headers around the steering shaft and motor mounts etc. It will fit, but it requires a GOOD muffler shop.
- Incredibly strong
- Fully tig welded (certified)
- Two mounting positions included
- Lowest available motor position
Every E30 LS1 kit includes:
- Conversion Lsx mounts
- Transmission brace
(We reserve the right to change design, look and specifications without notice)
Boosterless brake setup:
The brake booster relocation is the hardest part of the v8 into e30 swap. The factory booster is in the way. Some choose to use e32/e34 booster setup and relocate behind the headlight. This is costly, requires lots of custom work, clusters engine bay, and requires the removal or relocation of the complete abs setup including brake lines. With this boosterless brake setup bracket, swap time is shorter, and swap is cleaner. Our boosterless brake bracket allows you to use wilwood or tilton pedals/master cylinders. Everything is relocated tightly and neatly under the dash in the factory pedal area. When the conversion is done, its all hidden! Simply mount the resevours in your engine bay and thats the only give away. We recommend using masters with 5/8" bore front and rear. These are the most compact masters and the smaller bore means that effort will be bearable. General rule of thumb: Bigger bores: Minimal pedal travel/stiffer pedal/higher pedal effort. Smaller bores: Long pedal travel/softer pedal/less pedal effort. All grade 8 hardware included. Pedals/master cylinders are not included and must be bought.
6 speed driveshaft:
We offer a complete brand new drive shaft for your T56 6 speed. Fully balanced, Steel One Piece Driveshaft with 1310 U-joints. These are good for 1000hp.
RPM module/coding plug:
Your factory RPM gauge will not be accurate, when you do the conversion. Simply plug in our coding plug into your stock cluster and the RPM gauge will be accurate. Needed for any v8 swap in an e30.
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