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      01-11-2020, 08:38 PM   #1
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      01-11-2020, 09:51 PM   #2
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      01-12-2020, 12:59 AM   #3
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Ask your radiator.
there isn't much radiator there because that is where the radar sensor thing is on cars that have it
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      01-12-2020, 01:00 AM   #4
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what did you use to mount it there? I might want to do this too... hate front plate mounts especially where it is on the g20
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      01-12-2020, 04:34 AM   #5
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what did you use to mount it there? I might want to do this too... hate front plate mounts especially where it is on the g20
I zip tied the factory bracket then screwed the plate on to the bracket.
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      01-12-2020, 07:40 AM   #6
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Hate the front plate. I live in NYS too I refuse to put one on.
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      01-12-2020, 08:50 AM   #7
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I am in California, no front plate either
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      01-12-2020, 08:53 AM   #8
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There are only three options in this instance:

- Move to a state with one license plate requirement
- Pay fines because personal front end aesthetics conflict with state law
- Have 2 plates and elect to focus on more important topics

Options 1 and 3 seem to make the most sense. In California, the front plate requirement is a part of the amazing weather tax. Happy to pay it.
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      01-12-2020, 11:13 AM   #9
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Nah. Just place them normal. I don't even like them being on the side.
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      01-12-2020, 12:03 PM   #10
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Nah. Just place them normal. I don't even like them being on the side.
+1. I find a lot of NYers do what the OP has done. Reminds me of bugs bunny for some reason.
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      01-12-2020, 01:43 PM   #11
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in VA my dealer offered a tow took plate mount. i didn't get one this time but ill probably take them up on it the next time
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      01-12-2020, 05:01 PM   #12
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Why didnt you mount it above on the area where it should normally be on, or what am I missing? Sure it's always better without a plate but in Europe its mandatory and the spot above is the most natural at least?
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I'm in Colorado and will continue to take my chances with no front plate. I'm willing to pay the fine.
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      01-13-2020, 12:39 PM   #14
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The German dealership using 3M tape for the front license plate holder (long European plates), that or get the tow screw mount with an offset license plate mount, might mess with one of the sensors. Other than that...trim up the zip tie and it's good.
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Yep my guy, just get some double sided tape and put it int he right place. Honestly looks like a hackjob were it is now.
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Yep my guy, just get some double sided tape and put it int he right place. Honestly looks like a hackjob were it is now.
+1, This is what most folks do in Europe and how BMW delivers ED cars.
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Actually the cool thing about California is that most of the time the police wont bother you about it, especially in Orange County. Highway Patrol more likely to stop you or if they are looking for a reason to pull you over, then you are giving them one. I dont have it on this car because it came from a state that didnt require and I dont have the front plate mount. So carrying the tag with me so if I get stopped for that, hopefully they just give me a fix it ticket.
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There are only three options in this instance:

- Move to a state with one license plate requirement
- Pay fines because personal front end aesthetics conflict with state law
- Have 2 plates and elect to focus on more important topics

Options 1 and 3 seem to make the most sense. In California, the front plate requirement is a part of the amazing weather tax. Happy to pay it.
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      01-18-2020, 11:19 AM   #18
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Most people I know still have the dealer advertising plates for years. california cops don't care, they have bigger things to deal with.
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Tow hook license plate holder is a more stylish option in my opinion. You don't have to drill any holes and it looks cool on the side. You can adjust it so it would not interfere with your parking sensors.

https://www.amazon.com/DEWHEL-Licens.../dp/B0198JH8SU
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if you want to get rid of it..oneighty does a motorized plate. you can hide it when you're actively driving and then leave it out when you're parked so you don't get a ticket.

not a bad option if you don't want to mount it how you did
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Ohio just did away with the front plate law. I'd check around, maybe some other states have too?
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