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      12-23-2010, 07:12 PM   #155
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Installed Autozone Front License plate holder without removing the bumper

Thanks khaye1 for posting the idea about the autozone license plate holder.

I didn't really like the tow hook idea, so went with the autozone holder. But fastened the holder without removing the bumper or even the grill!

I got 2 11mm nuts and washers from Home depot and painted them black, along with the other parts from the holder. I glued the washer to the nut so that I could use the flex head wrench from Gear wrench set.









Put the nut with the glued washer into the flex head wrench, and bend it about 45 degrees and insert through the grill opening. Use the allen key and bend the flex head about 90 degrees, so the screw on the holder aligns with the nut.Fasten the holder to the grill.







I got two 5mm X 10 mm bolts, and extended neoprene nuts and washers. This holds the plate to the top part of the license frame, and also the neoprene nuts do not scratch the bumper.

Looks like a neat solution without drilling holes, or using the tow hook cover.
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      12-23-2010, 09:46 PM   #156
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Very cool @srim3 - too bad the ingenuity was imposed upon you!
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      12-24-2010, 03:47 AM   #157
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      01-04-2011, 10:09 PM   #159
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      01-05-2011, 01:29 AM   #160
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Im goign back to my Euro OEM License plate frame on my VCSL Bumper. at Least it looks nice and OEM and the Law is the Law!
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This is BY FAR the best solution I have seen, you Sir are a winner. Seriously, this will be saved in my email for when I get my first fix it ticket. Until then I'm raw doggin' it
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Great one buddy!!! Thanks for the help khaye1
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First post!!! lol. I dislike front plates but after getting pulled over twice in 24 hours (no ticket) I decided to buy this bracket and attach it to the lower grill. I decided it was better then paying $216 for the ticket =) excuse the dirty car....




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guys, just 3m tape it to the bumper...
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guys, just 3m tape it to the bumper...
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guys, just 3m tape it to the bumper...
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      06-21-2011, 11:29 PM   #171
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I just use 3M double adhesive & I've done this on all my cars & never blown off.
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Will this work on a '11 335i e93 w/ M Sport pkg bumper? The mesh is very wimpy on mine -- clearly meant for aesthetics only. It would seem the top of the plate would be bouncing to and fro at higher speeds even w/ a cushion behind the plate. I'm concerned it would either leave friction marks on my bumper or gradually weaken the mesh and lead it it tearing.
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looks clean!! very good idea and a cheap alternative!!
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I used toggle bolts... no special tools need...
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So I needed to put my front license plate on but I didn't want to drill holes in my new M-tech and I refuse to pay $65 for a tow hook mount...yes I'm cheap, so what.

Solution...$10 plate mount that works like a charm.





This is completely adjustable so lift or lower as you wish



What ya think?
Do you think this would work with European plates?
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