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(For those that have), How are you mounting your front license plate?

Discussion in 'Roadster' started by MileHighMotoring, Feb 5, 2016.

  1. MileHighMotoring

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    Mine came from another state with a plate zip-tied to the front grill, and I haven't installed my new Colorado plate to the front yet. Wondering what the best options are? Thanks.
     
  2. wiztecy

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    #2 wiztecy, Feb 5, 2016
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    The best ones are like the one that Steve designed earlier which attaches to the front where the tow hook would go. This one came with my Roadster.... I ended up taking it off and not running a front plate, haven't been hassled in California with it off so its staying off. You can look for one online that's like that for the Elise/Exige in the online marketplace:

    Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum

    Removable front license plate bracket

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    My Roadster also came with the OEM plastic one as well that I found in the trunk:
    FS: roadster OEM front license plate mount - SOLD
    front license plate mounting?

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    But there's plenty of threads on this topic if you search TMC:
    Tesla Motors Club - Enthusiasts & Owners Forum

    Whatever you do don't drill into the front bumper cover which I've seen people do.
     
  3. Curt

    Curt Roadster Signature #55

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    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    I have a spare standard plastic mount. It's yours if you want it.

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  5. MileHighMotoring

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    Thanks! Does that screw into the bumper?
     
  6. slcasner

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    Yes, you have to drill two holes in the underside of the nose.
     
  7. djp

    djp Roadster 2.0 VIN939

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    Check the underside of your nose, you might already have two holes there. I replaced the plastic bracket with two metal arms that I bolted into the same holes.
     
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    I just checked my 1.5, the two holes under the front bumper cover are not there on mine so it appears if you use the front plastic license plate mount you'll need to drill up into the bumper. I guess that's how I ended up with Steve's custom stainless plate mounting system., the original owner didn't want to drill or didn't know what that plastic thing was included in the trunk like me.
     
  9. MileHighMotoring

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    I don't have the holes yet and would want to avoid that. I've been able to procure one of the custom fab'd plate holders that mount in the tow hook spot. Thanks for the great advice everyone!
     
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    I have the moweraxle one on mine - works great.
     

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