Now Offering CURB-SIDE Pickup / FREE SHIPPING on Orders $49+ *exclusions apply
Sales & Specials

Heavy Duty Skid Plate

Protect your E30 BMW's most vulnerable area.
For E30 BMW's with the M30 engine swap.
Mfg Part #
ECS Part #
Race Skids
Availability: Direct Ship
Does this fit my vehicle?

Product Details

For E30 BMW's with the M30 engine swap.

The factory installs a skid panel on vehicles to protect the underside of the engine bay from dirt and light debris. Generally made of ABS plastic, the shields do an admirable job of keeping the engine bay fairly clean and dry. Where they do fall short is in impact protection. Although lightweight and easy to remove, these plastic panels will not protect the engine bay from large or heavy debris and they will not prevent a damaged oil pan in the event of bottoming out. If your vehicle's ride height has been lowered, you are familiar with the cringe-inducing feeling of creeping up driveways and into some parking lots. 

Enter, Race Skids. These skid "plates" are made out of heavy-duty 10-gauge steel, bringing you true protection to the underside of your engine. Steel will not warp or deform through the changes of season or heat cycles of the engine and is extremely resistant to the cracking and tearing so common in ABS skid panels In the event of a bottom out or curb impact, your oil pan will not be the first thing to take the brunt of the impact. Additionally, large or heavy debris and snow accumulation and ice chunks are a worry of the past. A dented oil pan is a headache, but an unchecked oil leak caused by a cracked or otherwise damaged pan can lead to a seized motor. 

The powder coated finish really sets these apart from the rest. While some may question the necessity of powder coating a part that spends its life on the underside of a vehicle, consider the benefits of coated metal versus bare metal. First, a coated metal surface is far more resistant to oxidation and corrosion. Second, initial installation and subsequent removal and install is made easier and safer with a smooth coated surface than a bare metal piece. Finally, having a coating makes the metal much easier to clean and maintain. Having the option to simply wipe something clean is a nice to have on a part that remains somewhat visible underneath the car.

All mounting hardware is included.

This Part Fits the Following Vehicles

Make Model Submodel Engine
BMW E30 318i M10 1.8L
BMW E30 318i M42 1.8L
BMW E30 318is M42 1.8L
BMW E30 325 M20 2.7L
BMW E30 325e M20 2.7L
BMW E30 325es M20 2.7L
BMW E30 325i M20 2.5L
BMW E30 325is M20 2.5L
BMW E30 325ix M20 2.5L
BMW E30 M3 S14 2.3L
*The above product applications have been written by ECS Tuning. All warranties, product application, fitment, and performance are the responsibility of ECS Tuning. For additional information see the terms of use.


ECS Tuning is not affiliated with any automobile manufacturers.
Manufacturer names and/or part numbers are used only for identification purposes.

Terms of Use Privacy Policy ECS Tuning is part of Enthusiast Auto Holdings