TMC is an independent, primarily volunteer organization that relies on ad revenue to cover its operating costs. Please consider whitelisting TMC on your ad blocker and becoming a Supporting Member. For more info: Support TMC

Vendor Got a ticket violation and now you need a front license plate holder? Don’t drill!

Discussion in 'Model S' started by Torklift Central, Aug 17, 2017.

  1. Torklift Central

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Kent, Washington
    Oh no! Drilling into the nose cone (front bumper) of your Tesla Model S is not something that anyone wants to do. It effects the look of your car – and not in a good way! There are 31 states in the U.S. that require a front license plate to be displayed on your vehicle which you can see a report on here.

    [​IMG]


    We have a great alternative for you! Mountable in the factory honeycomb grill of your Model S, The Law front license plate bracket is able to be positioned on whichever side of your vehicle you choose.

    [​IMG]

    As the Tesla Model S continues to evolve with parking and proximity sensors and Auto Pilot technology, so does Torklift Central. Our Law removable front license plate bracket is now compatible with Tesla’s Auto Pilot functionality and all 2012-2017 Model S vehicles*. Further features of The Law include:
    • Auto Pilot Compatible
    • No Drilling. Eliminate permanent holes in your front bumper, 100% bolt on application and no modification to the vehicle required
    • Easy to Install. Installs in minutes
    • No rust, no corrosion and show quality. Hand crafted out of aircraft grade aluminum and comes with stainless steel hardware. High impact powder coat makes it durable for any weather condition
    • Lifetime Warranty
    *X7283 is not compatible with the 2017 Model S Refresh version


    Keep it legal. Keep it classy. Keep The Law on your side.

    [​IMG]


    Please let us know if you have any questions about The Law for the Model S, Model S EcoHitch or our Tesla hitch accessories. Feel free to contact us on the forum, or by using the info from our signature below.
     
  2. CHG-ON

    CHG-ON Still in love after all these miles

    Joined:
    Jun 24, 2014
    Messages:
    3,060
    Location:
    Santa Cruz Mountains, USA
    Nope! I refuse. I have never gotten a ticket, amazingly. I have not had a front plate in 30+ years. And I ain't ever doin' it.
     
    • Funny x 1
  3. BluestarE3

    BluestarE3 Active Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    2,607
    Location:
    Norcal
    Do you plan to offer one for the Model 3?
     
  4. Tech_Guy

    Tech_Guy Ludicrous + you say, well I got Ludicrous -

    Joined:
    May 6, 2016
    Messages:
    844
    Location:
    Los Angeles
    Or the refresh model S? Id love an alternate location for my front plate....
     
  5. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    7,881
    Location:
    Connecticut
    Same here. I'd rather pay the nuisance or fix-it ticket than put on a front plate.
     
    • Like x 1
  6. Torklift Central

    Joined:
    Aug 6, 2012
    Messages:
    55
    Location:
    Kent, Washington
    Hey BluestarE3 - we do have plans to get a Model 3 in as soon as we possibly can and will be looking at potentially making The Law as well as the EcoHitch. We'll need to look at the vehicle first though before we can officially confirm what we'll be producing for it.


    Tech_Guy - thanks for the question! Since the refresh Model S came from the factory with a no-drill license plate option, we chose to wait on making The Law for it. But, if there's interest in one for the refresh - we'd be more than happy to bring in a refresh Model S to test for The Law.
     
  7. SomeJoe7777

    SomeJoe7777 Marginally-Known Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2015
    Messages:
    917
    Location:
    Houston, TX
    I've never understood what the big deal is with people not wanting a front plate on the car. I don't think it diminishes the look of the car at all. I've lived in Texas all my life, so every car I've owned and every car that I see on the road has a front plate. It's no big deal.

    Plus, if you have a vanity plate, why not show it off from the front as well as the back?
     
    • Like x 2
  8. HankLloydRight

    HankLloydRight Fluxing

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2014
    Messages:
    7,881
    Location:
    Connecticut
    On some cars the front plate looks fine. But in any Tesla currently produced, it looks horrible and sticks out like a mutant appendage. It totally breaks the smooth lines intended by The Creator.
     
    • Funny x 1
  9. ecarfan

    ecarfan Well-Known Member

    Joined:
    Sep 21, 2013
    Messages:
    12,782
    Location:
    San Mateo, CA
    Available for Model X?
     
  10. Dborn

    Dborn Confirmed

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    2,349
    Location:
    Sydney, Australia
    It is a great pity that Tesla did not design a front bumper with indentation ready to fit a plate. Had they done so, it would have blended in to the aerodynamics. They do, after all, design a mounting for the rear plate same as all other cars.
     
  11. ccdisce

    ccdisce Member

    Joined:
    Sep 10, 2014
    Messages:
    40
    Location:
    Stone Mountain GA usa
    Fortunately in GA we are not required to have a front tag.
    The EU tag is narrower and looks more aero maybe I could make up a blank and add a matching sticker dimensioned with....... [ State & Flag... Rear Number ] , it would still be illegal in states that require a front tag however
    but not in GA as I run a regulation sized 'Road Bike' vanity front Tag on my Mustang.
     
  12. boaterva

    boaterva Supporting Member

    Joined:
    Apr 2, 2016
    Messages:
    1,901
    Location:
    Northern Virginia, USA
    • Like x 1

Share This Page