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Old 07-07-13, 05:19 PM   #16
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Personally I would go with those plastic wire ties because normal 20 20 vision would not be able to see them from even a car length. My issue with the tow hook is that it is off center which creates an un-uniform look.

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buy one of those front brackets and zip tie the bracket to the lower air dam. then use screws to screw the license plate into the bracket.

something like this

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That's what I was talking about but those fasteners look even better.
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Old 07-07-13, 06:10 PM   #17
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I have not had a front plate on my 2IS and told my dealer that when my car arrives, no front plate bracket or the deal is off. I will take my chances. I have never been pulled over in my 2IS as of yet. Of course there is a first time for everything. I think the front bracket destroys the F-Sport grille.
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Old 07-07-13, 06:18 PM   #18
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https://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11713_17.htm

The law the CA dealer must adhere to.
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Old 07-07-13, 06:25 PM   #19
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Dealer already drilled mine so I had no choice but I did take off the plate until I get a warning. Drill holes aren't noticeable compared with 2IS.
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Old 07-07-13, 06:41 PM   #20
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https://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d05/vc11713_17.htm

The law the CA dealer must adhere to.
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My Automall puts plates on most of the popular models like the RX and ES, but we don't on everything else. When a car is sold we give the option (if it's not already drilled) for the guest. If they decline, they must sign a waiver form that the dealership is not responsible for any charges or fines regarding a front plate on the car. So no, not every dealership drills
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Old 07-07-13, 06:47 PM   #21
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Yep, that is what I expect takes place at most dealers. Glad it's not required in Arizona. However the tint law here is tougher than CA I believe.
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Old 07-07-13, 07:07 PM   #22
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My dealer gave me the option -- can't remember if I signed a waiver -- probably did.
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just velcro it! works like a charm!
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I say if you have the IS F Sport like my self it's best if you don't put a license plate on the front until you get stopped by a cop. I live in Cali (Los Angeles) and the cops are some what a$$ holes in some places but i say run the risk and see how long you can roll without a license plate on that beautiful grill.
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You should worry less, it's not a huge deal. Ever since I had my first car, I never had a front plate. Just don't look suspicious.
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Old 07-09-13, 01:03 PM   #26
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Why don't you put the LP to the side like those gangstas. Or stick a european LP on top of it like the dbags who drive BMWs. Wait whaaaaa??
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Why don't you put the LP to the side like those gangstas. Or stick a european LP on top of it like the dbags who drive BMWs. Wait whaaaaa??
someone is angry and jealous or something.

Tow hook holder is a quick on/off solution. Or just put it lower.
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Just like dojoman, mine came with it already drilled in. I took it off (holes aren't noticeable) and will just worry about it if I get pulled over/get a ticket. It looks way better without it IMO.

On my previous vehicle, I actually had a parking enforcement officer leave a ticket on the windshield for me for not having a front plate attached. Until then, I thought you had to be pulled over for it.
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Can someone post a pic of their plate in front of their F sport grill.
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Old 07-10-13, 05:08 PM   #30
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Not my car, but it does the job:
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