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The front license plate question.... (poll)

Discussion in 'Model 3: Interior & Exterior' started by neurocutie, Jan 5, 2020.

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My front license plate solution for my M3 is: (and I'm happy//not happy)

  1. I don't have a front plate cuz my state doesn't require one

    21 vote(s)
    8.2%
  2. I don't have a front plate and hope I don't get too many tickets

    102 vote(s)
    39.7%
  3. I am using Tesla's OEM tape-stuck-on solution

    53 vote(s)
    20.6%
  4. I am using a 3rd party front plate mount solution

    75 vote(s)
    29.2%
  5. I am in limbo, searching for a good solution...

    23 vote(s)
    8.9%
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  1. neurocutie

    neurocutie Member

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    Just wondering what y'all have figured out as far as the front license plate for the Model 3...

    Didn't want to complicate the poll too much, so chime in on whether you're happy with what your current solution is.

    I'm about to try out the el cheapo solution ($7 bolts), but also looking at the $50 bracket. Can't see spending >$100 on a solution, but willing to listen....
     
  2. jamaro

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    I'm using the cheapo bolt solution and it's been fine. I do live in a very mild climate so I can't speak to concerns others have had about blocking airflow (I have zero concerns about this). However, I am looking into one of the easy on/off magnet brackets because it would be easier to clean behind the plate and aesthetically, I think the front end would look a little better with the plate mounted a bit higher than it is now to avoid the bugs bunny look.
     
  3. Miss Tes

    Miss Tes Member

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    I live in Texas and while we are statutorily required to have both, many people I know only have one plate and have no issues. I’m going to see what happens.
     
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  4. Silicon Desert

    Silicon Desert Active Member

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    Did my own solution from the hardware store (which was not one of your choices) :)
     
  5. neurocutie

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    Is your solution equivalent to the cheapo two bolts through the grille-type solutions?
     
  6. Chisale

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    I went with the Tesla tape on option. Don't like it one bit but here in Ohio they repealed the front license plate requirement, to take effect July 1, 2020. So the tape has to hold only 6 more months....
     
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  7. Sherlo

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    As a general rule in SF Bay Area, stay away from all airport parking and SF meter maids if running without front plate. SoCal ppl probably feel the same about LAX parking.
     
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  8. odingrey

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  9. Wnuk

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    I just bought a used M3 from a state that required it. Mine doesn't. Looks to be the stick on type. Any suggestions for removing it without damage to the Xpel it is applied over?
     
  10. TLLMRRJ

    TLLMRRJ Active Member

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    Did you buy that so you could remove your plate? If so, why? Do you do car shows with your Tesla, or something?

    It seems to mount the plate in around the same place as OEM, so real improvement there, but a lot of additional cost.
     
  11. Silicon Desert

    Silicon Desert Active Member

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    yes, but the cost was $4.
     
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    That’s unless the Senate Bill 179 is passed...
    Senate Bill 179 | The Ohio Legislature
     
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  14. Bruinfan

    Bruinfan Member

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    licenseplatewrap.com

    super happy
     
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  15. chilman408

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    I have a Model X and a Model 3.

    Neither have front license plate. I have only gotten 1 ticket in the past 4 years between the two cars.

    Cops are pulling u over for a different reason unrelated to the front license.

    When I take the fix it ticket for someone to sign, the cop was surprised that I got the ticket.

    I live in Nor Cal
     
  16. GarZ

    GarZ Member

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    If you are in California
    licenseplatewrap.com
     
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  17. JPP

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    ...SnapPlate...

    Moved on from OttoStick.
     
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  18. Bruinfan

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    I think it's only a matter of time before they start enforcing it. The proliferation of Model 3s, and therefore, the number of front license plate violators, will reach a tipping point. I'd rather not get a fixit ticket.
     
  19. PoitNarf

    PoitNarf My dog's breath smells like dog food

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  20. odingrey

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    I just couldn't bring myself to drilling holes or putting tape on it. I have a clear bra up front too, but didn't install it for a month or so, so I didn't have to worry about taking it off or risking a ticket.
     

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