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To front plate or not to front plate; that is the poll

Discussion in 'Model S: Interior & Exterior' started by Discoducky, Sep 14, 2013.

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What do you have for a front plate?

  1. No front plate - no laws requiring

    2 vote(s)
    2.9%
  2. No front plate - but worry about fines while driving

    7 vote(s)
    10.0%
  3. No front plate - but worry about fines while parked

    7 vote(s)
    10.0%
  4. No front plate - but worry about fines while driving and parked!

    22 vote(s)
    31.4%
  5. No front plate - been fined once

    3 vote(s)
    4.3%
  6. No front plate - been fined a few times

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  7. Have non-destructive front plate - don't worry anymore

    11 vote(s)
    15.7%
  8. Have drilled holes for plate - don't worry anymore and hate that I had to do it

    10 vote(s)
    14.3%
  9. Have front plate - just cuz

    8 vote(s)
    11.4%
  1. Discoducky

    Discoducky Active Member

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    Just today heard about people getting tickets in Seattle. I'm wondering what others around the world are doing...

    THE POLL IS ANYONYMOUS...at least as far as you know ;)
     
  2. Denarius

    Denarius Active Member

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    Don't see a poll, but no way I'm mounting a plate.
     
  3. bareyb

    bareyb Active Member

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    I need an option for:

    Don't have a front plate. Don't care about the law. :D
     
  4. yobigd20

    yobigd20 Well-Known Member

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    You're missing "No front plate - laws required but I don't give a damn."
     
  5. PopSmith

    PopSmith Saving for a Model 3

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    I've never had a front plate attached to any of my cars and I don't intend to start now (especially with a Tesla). :tongue:
     
  6. CalDreamin

    CalDreamin Member

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    Yeah, I'll vote for that :tongue:
     
  7. sublimaze1

    sublimaze1 8Dec2012 / Leeroy Jenkins

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    You don't have a section:

    Front plate required, mounted non-destructively, protects car when wife parks with braille method.
     
  8. Plug Me In

    Plug Me In Member

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    I like that one. Reminds me of years ago when the wife left a yellow racing stripe down the side of our Subaru from a concrete parking pylon. She felt it hit and powered on through into the space. Her reasoning was "you can just wash the paint off". Fortunately she doesn't have an interest in driving the Tesla!
     
  9. youlikeadajuice

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    I'll go with this option too!
     
  10. gg_got_a_tesla

    gg_got_a_tesla Model S: VIN P65513, Model 3 Res Holder

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    I'm a good boy; had the front bracket drilled in during factory delivery.
     
  11. GDH

    GDH Banned

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    It's law in Oregon sooooo.......
     
  12. Barry

    Barry Member

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    I don't understand how front plates can be optional. I used to live in PA where there was no front plate. Here in CO, I've heard of tickets being issued for no front plate. That is the pirmary role of police - to generate revenue whenever possible.
     
  13. bareyb

    bareyb Active Member

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    You guys that are sticking them on with double faced tape... Aren't you concerned when you remove it some day that the paint is going to come off with the Tape? That stuff is nasty to get off...

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    I had a Corvette without a front plate for ten years. Never once did a cop even mention it. Not sure how it is now, but back in the 90's they really didn't seem to care.
     
  14. Ven Rala

    Ven Rala Member

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    I didn't put a front plate on for 2 months until I got a parking ticket for it. Exactly! I wasn't even driving my car and got a ticket for it. So i places it below the nose cone with plastic ties attached through the honeycomb grill. Doesnt look too bad. ImageUploadedByTapatalk1379272230.030795.jpg
     
  15. jerry33

    jerry33 S85 - VIN:P05130 - 3/2/13

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    That works in cool climates. I wouldn't trust it in hot ones as it blocks quite a bit of air flow.
     
  16. dsm363

    dsm363 Roadster + Sig Model S

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    Works in Texas for a year now=)
     
  17. 777dgt

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  18. TsRocket

    TsRocket Member

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    I front plated my car almost immediately, have gotten multiple tickets in seattle in my various cars, stop you for plate to give you a ticket for speeding. No plate ticket in SeaTac parking garage, parked. Greedy port authority, plus we go back and forth to Canada, eh? Wrecks esthetics of car, but i got over it. Got plate i like "00 GAS".

    Went to tesla event, one S with plate so low it wrapped around the underside so as not to be unreadable, i thought that was a good trick. "Oh, ooops!, officer, when did THAT happen?"
     
  19. ToddRLockwood

    ToddRLockwood Active Member

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    That's me, too.

    My last car of this caliber was a Ferrari 456GT. I drove it for seven years without being stopped for the missing front plate. In Vermont, they generally won't stop you for that alone. If they stop you for some other reason, then the front plate comes into play. This arrangement actually promotes safe, responsible driving!

    It is necessary to temporarily mount the plate for the annual state inspection. I had a nice mounting method for the Ferrari involving velcro straps. No holes necessary.
     
  20. NoMoGas

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    3M make a really strong two sided pressure tame. It's grey with red removable piece and sticks amazingly strong while peeling off with no paint issues at all.
     

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