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Request for pics of cars WITH the front license plate

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by MarkBrokeIt, May 12, 2018.

  1. MarkBrokeIt

    MarkBrokeIt Supporting Member

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    Looked through the last 30 pages of the production photos thread. Almost all of the pics are from delivery day, so nobody has a plate on yet :) Most of the others don't have a good shot of the front.

    Yeah, I know...don't put a front plate on. This is not that thread (please). Required in my state, and the local cops DO TICKET.

    Interested in seeing "action pics" from people that have the standard LP holder as well as one of the other options.
     
  2. Piney999

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    I will second this request. Washington will ticket, so I am curious to see the lame front license plate in action.
     
  3. Sandiegodoug

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    This is what I did
     

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  5. MarkBrokeIt

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    How is it connected to the bumper?
     
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    I bent upper inch of plate 45 degrees
    Put inch wide soft Velcro on inside of plate where it touched lower bumper to protect it
    Then I zip tied to inner black grill.
     
  8. nitzmahone

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    If the stock plate mount isn't for you, I just posted some pics and first impressions on a somewhat reasonably-priced aftermarket option here.
     
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  9. T34ME

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    I plan to experiment with something similar to Doug, but for those of you who covered part of the lower vent with the plate, how does it effect battery cooling? People may say, it doesn't effect cooling at all, but Tesla spent a lot of money on engineers to calculate square inches of lower grill opening for battery cooling, and I am not comfortable with messing with that opening.
     
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    BF532D76-CABA-46E7-A79D-45F647C16C65.jpeg F8125DE0-07A6-4347-95F5-4A74F4655174.jpeg C8B301F9-6CE5-4B85-8F91-E8EA2905BA12.jpeg Honestly I just let Tesla install the oem on the front. I'm not going to get ppf or anything like that so I couldn't see any reason why I wouldn't just get the default.
     
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  11. novox77

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    I remember reading some people having issues with their front radar that turned out to be caused by a 3rd party license plate mount. So just be aware that that might be an issue if you don't go with OEM mount.
     
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    Good point.
     
  13. Sandiegodoug

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    Autopilot works perfectly
    Seems to detect cars in front of me.
    95% of Tesla’s disobey the law. Easy enough to snip the .10 worth of zip ties
    If Tesla says causing any issues.
     
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    #14 03DSG, May 13, 2018
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    Thanks for the profile picture of the stock mount. Its interesting that they curved the stock mount a bit possibly for aero as well as aesthetics. I will put the stock one on as well.
    I bought Model 3 plate frame for it. It's curved slightlyas well.

    IMG_1072.jpg

    IMG_1073.jpg
     
  15. MarkBrokeIt

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    Wow, that actually looks pretty awesome! Combo of the black car + frame + plate I guess.
     
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