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Front License Plate...


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Many in CA do not mount a front license plate (even though it is illegal to drive w/o one). Some cars (such as the Jag XKR) do not have a "place" for it and others look odd when the plate obscures grills, etc. However, I'm warming to the idea that P-cars do have a place for it, they almost seem naked w/o a front plate. In Europe all carry one, so the car was designed for it. In my case, I also have a cool P-related plate that everyone likes, so I'm inclined to mount it on the front. What is the general consensus in this forum?

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1st off, what is the plate? (curious what it says). Next, the car does and should have a front plate frame. Unless you bought the car pre-owned it should have come with the front bracket (correct me if I am wrong Loren).

Are you saying you DO NOT have the hardware for the plate or you do but just don't know if you should put it on?

Either way I am curious about the plate :jump:

Just remember, it all comes down to personal preference. The input is great from others but what you like is what matters.

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.... Are you saying you DO NOT have the hardware for the plate or you do but just don't know if you should put it on?

Either way I am curious about the plate  :jump:

I do have the plate mounting bracket. I'm polling the group to get a consensus on plate yes, or plate no.

Update: I made up my mind - bumper plugs ordered from Eric...

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IMHO - the car looks better without the front plate...I think most will also agree to that.

About two weeks ago, I ended up pulling my bumper plugs (as much as I like them) because I was sick of being pulled over by NJ troopers for not having front tags. I have received several warnings but had never given a ticket until recently:

I noticed I was being followed by a cruiser on municipal roads...not even close to speeding. His lights went on & we pulled off to the shoulder. What now? The officer had ran my plates, saw I had received a bunch of warnings & felt this was as good a time as any to see if I heeded any of those warnings. I hadn't.

$60 later...no bumper plugs, reinstalled front plate, and a "high" regard of "NJ's-finest" for busting my balls. :cursing:

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How about something in the middle?

I have a thin, almost-europlate looking plate on the front of my Boxster and my 911 that came from my Porsche dealer.  It's a thin dealer logo plate, but it's thin like these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAP...item=2468761590

I don't see the point. I will only use a front plate because the law demands it. If not, no plate. I see cars w/ marque plates BMW, MB, etc... why? we already know the marque, why do we need to be reminded again? A fake euro plate? We are not in Europe. Just my 2 cents.

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