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Bumpers, Doors, Latches & Lids

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Cowls

Cowls are commonly referred to as the space between the windshield and the hood. They are sometimes used for air induction as it is a low pressure area.

Trunk Lids

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Sheet Metal Screw (4.8 x 16 mm)



E36 Trunk Latch Reinforcement Plate

Due to thin sheet metal (1.8-2.2mm) near the trunk latch as well as poor angular placement, the metal often develops stress cracks near the two bolts holding the latch in place. These cracks elongate and deepen, eventually causing the sheet metal to tear.

This problem is well known for those with spoilers (especially those who track their car) and very common on e36's without a spoiler.

100% Designed and Manufactured in the USA

Laser Cut from 10 gauge 304 Stainless Steel

Designed Specifically for BMW e36 and BMW's using that latch style

Stainless Steel Hardware Included

(2) Extended Length m6x1.0 Bolts (replaces Latch Bolts)

(4) Security Torx Metal Screw (Optional for Installation)

(1) T15 Security Torx Driver Bit



Installation Instructions

1.) Open Trunk Lid

2.) Remove t20 Torx screws holding latch

3.) (Recommended) Spread a small amount of silicone (not included) on back side of plate (to keep moisture out)

4.) Line Reinforcement Plate up

5.) Install Extended-length Hardware

6.) Drill in centers of holes at corners and install Torx Screws (optional)


Trunk Shocks

Don't let your trunk fall on your hand or head. Trunk lifts help support the weight of the trunk during opening and closing. They also assist in keeping the trunk up when open. If your trunk seems like it is getting heavier when opening it may be time to replace your lifts.
Trunk Shock - Gas Pressurized Support

Trunk Parts

Doing some repair on your trunk? We have the right part for the job.
Rivet - Trunk Panel

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