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Temporary Front License Plate Solutions

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by chronopc, Aug 27, 2018.

  1. chronopc

    chronopc Active Member

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    Hi I was wondering what the best temporary front license plate solution is. I only want to put it on when I'm going to be parking in the city. Is there a product that is fast and easy to remove?
     
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    I plan on going without until I need to. I’m in CA, but prefer to go without. I’ve been ticketed before, but just attach it, get it signed off, pay the $25 or what not, then take it back off. Only been ticketed once. Otherwise, I try to avoid standing out or speeding too much.
     
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    Post some pictures when you get it installed.
     
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    Rocking the Sto n' Sho...I keep in in the Frunk and parked at the Presidio in SF on Saturday..popped it on and went on my merry little way.
     
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    I was looking at this option but worried that a high curb may rip the bracket off or severly damage it since it is attached under the bumper. Have you had any issues with this.

    I would like an option where the bracket is attached with 3M. Waiting for more reviews on the ccMustang bracket.
     
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    Why is this more of an issue when parking? Do folks get ticketed for missing front plates while parked?
     
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    Apparently from what I’ve read here the parking enforcement people in San Francisco have a hard on for issuing tickets for a missing front mounted plate.
     
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    Wow. Good to know.
     
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    Suction cups work great. It sticks on the front bumper really well. 20180907_132929.jpg 20180907_132920.jpg
     
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    Fantastic! Definitely using this when my 3 comes, thanks for the photos! Four suction cups will suck 33% more than the three suction cups I used on my S!
     
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    3 should be enough. I used 4 cause the box came with 4. :)
     
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    Yeah those are the ones I used. Any suction cups should work though. Not sure the size of the drill bit. I just chose the one I had that was the closest size to the back of the suction cups.
     

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