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      05-03-2010, 10:53 AM   #89
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^^^ unless you buy a US spec bmw
shit... i literaly just drilled holes in my bumper last week for this
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      05-03-2010, 11:01 AM   #90
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that's the cleanest solution yet. looks good.
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      05-03-2010, 11:55 AM   #91
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Great idea!


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      05-03-2010, 12:03 PM   #92
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It is a good looking and simple solution.
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      05-03-2010, 12:10 PM   #93
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Great idea and I like it much better than the the tow hook one.
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      05-03-2010, 12:11 PM   #94
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nice to see another no hole solution.

I'm running the skene designs.
http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378800
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      05-03-2010, 12:17 PM   #95
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      05-03-2010, 12:25 PM   #96
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patent this shit quick before them pirates get on it!!
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      05-03-2010, 12:28 PM   #97
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Genius!
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khaye1 I think this is the best solution I have seen! I live in Ontario Canada and all our cars have to have plates on the front and back (which I hate) would be nice if we only needed a plate on the back like some states. It is a great idea but in Canada the front skirt piece already comes pre drilled and some have the black plate holder. So in the end it does not really matter cuz the plate will still take away from the appearance. But if you don't want to drill this is a very cool and interesting solution!
NO cars come with the front bumper already drilled. the dealer drills the bumper so that they can put the plate bracket on. I specifically asked the dealer not to mount the plate bracket or drill any holes into my bumper, and I have been running no plate for 2 years in Toronto.
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      05-03-2010, 01:28 PM   #99
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      05-03-2010, 02:04 PM   #100
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very nice, im just curious why you chose this over wheelsto's tow hook license plate thing? not trying to complain or whatever but just curious, i do like it very much
first, be my guest at paying $50 or more for a plate holder vs $10 and second I really don't like the cockeyed look of the tow hook...symmetry is your friend.

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People have been doing it for years. I had it on my subie
yup, I had it on my xb...that's where I got the idea from but didn't have a chance to execute 'til I bought the mtech front
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      05-03-2010, 02:28 PM   #101
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Why do you guys not just fit a sticker as a reg plate ???
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      05-03-2010, 02:37 PM   #102
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wow thank you! going to pick this up!
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thats cool bro, over here in jersey u need plates in the front but i dont have them on my car because i dont like having plates in the front at all
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      05-03-2010, 05:30 PM   #104
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Very nice idea bro!
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      05-03-2010, 07:08 PM   #105
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+1 for avoiding holes
-1 for prohibiting airflow
-1 for not using euro plate

beats holes though
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Not really constricting the airflow compared to the factory plate mount...i actually raised it up to match the factory position.
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I was at a car show last week, saw a car with this plate holder and noticed it was rusting. After seeing it, I was a bit reluctant to install the plate holder. Has yours started to rust?
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not yet, but I know it's not stainless steel...but you can always opt to paint it
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+1 for avoiding holes
-1 for prohibiting airflow
-1 for not using euro plate

beats holes though
pahahahaha prohibiting airflow? i think the 8 sq in on air being blocked is negligible, and euro plates are not allowed in some states....
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