The E30 Update cow catcher corner brackets replace the original scalloped design which help prop up the corners of the lower front facia. This air dam is also affectionately known knows as the “cow catcher” on the 85-88 es and is trim level E30s.
Because these invariably get damaged and fall off the car, many people don’t even know this is a part that ever existed – but it did! They add additional support for the three main brackets and mount just to the outside of the fog light opening (so close they can actually rub a little at the top).
The E30 Update cow catcher corner brackets have been redesigned with a strong “triple X” brace structure and additional structural features that are more difficult to achieve with injection molding.