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      05-03-2010, 08:07 PM   #111
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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?
The skene design may cost more but.
1) won't rust like this plate mount will
2) mounts the plate a touch higher than the stock holder = more direct airflow

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      05-03-2010, 08:13 PM   #112
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hey khaye nice idea I saw your car near the taco bell in rb at the apartments looking good!
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      05-03-2010, 08:19 PM   #113
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^ yeah, I live in that condo complex
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Looks awesome bro! so clean! this is perfect and I would lvoe one for my E46 M3. So you gona make em and sell em?
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Looks awesome bro! so clean! this is perfect and I would lvoe one for my E46 M3. So you gona make em and sell em?
um it's available in stores and on line

http://www.autozone.com/autozone/cat...brandName=Bell
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      05-04-2010, 04:34 PM   #116
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Thanks Bro! Do you knoe if this will fit my E46 M3? It seems to be universal no?
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it's supposed to be universal. So it should, I don't see why not.
I'm using and prefer the skene design as seen above couple posts up.
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Cool thanks. I got scene design and euro bracket and gominigo, wana try this too
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Cool thanks. I got scene design and euro bracket and gominigo, wana try this too
cool...let us know which you like best
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Will DO for sure.
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i just bought this today and i have no idea how i'm supposed to install it do i have to remove the front bumper? if yes then that's a bitch
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here's another option

http://www.e90post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=378549
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Hey so this mean that i have to make holes under the front of the bumper? i can't just do it like how you did it without removing the front bumper?
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      05-11-2010, 09:33 PM   #124
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All really good options so I figure I'd throw in my ghetto one. I bought suction cups from Menards that happen to perfectly fit the plate. I just suction the plate to the bumper anytime I'm parked (we get tickets in Chitown for no front plates when sitting still). Never have driven on the highway with this solution but it definitely works driving around the city but I rarely do that since it's a easy pop off.
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Hey so this mean that i have to make holes under the front of the bumper? i can't just do it like how you did it without removing the front bumper?
someone said that you can pop the center grill without taking the bumper off, but you gotta be very careful not to snap the tabs
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I took the lazy-man's method: I just used the (2) included bolts and drilled under the bumper cowl, and it fits fine. For $10, it can't be bit (a fixit ticket in SD is $10, and thats IF you correct and get proof of correction signed off). preventative investment of time and $, and you're no longer rollin' dirty(at least as far as lic plates go)
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I already had my bumper off to paint the mess, so this is what I did. I put a furniture felt piece on top of the LP, and then 2 of them right above the arms that could potentially touch the bumper (trimmed to fit), and that's it.

It's for Bimmerfest, and is coming right off after, but it's a great interim solution.


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someone said that you can pop the center grill without taking the bumper off, but you gotta be very careful not to snap the tabs
Having seen both an E90 and E92 with their bumpers off and taking the grills off on both cars, I'd strongly recommend against it.
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lol ive had this on my car since 08! made by BELL.. works great.. i hate holes!!
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someone said that you can pop the center grill without taking the bumper off, but you gotta be very careful not to snap the tabs
yes i've done it!.. easy..
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      07-06-2010, 10:08 PM   #130
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Don't u risk a chance of snapping the lower mesh grill?
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      07-06-2010, 10:12 PM   #131
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Don't u risk a chance of snapping the lower mesh grill?
The plastic is pretty strong. I tightened the bolts up pretty good without a problem.
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this is amazing, thank you!
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