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Decided to risk the no front plate option.

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Old 03-06-2012, 05:23 PM   #21
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I agree with all of you especially Odyssey. I will be putting the plate back on this weekend.
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Old 03-06-2012, 05:29 PM   #22
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No front plate in the southeast states.
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Old 03-06-2012, 07:12 PM   #23
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Old 03-06-2012, 08:22 PM   #24
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technically the law doesn't state that the plates have to be on the bumper. it only says it has to be visible from the front and rear of the vehicle. i have an 07 gt/cs with no front plates. i keep my extra plate in between my seat and console if i need to throw it on the dash real quick. i've been pulled over many times and questioned about the plates but never a ticket.
This is correct. Here's a direct quote from the TX DPS FAQ:

"How Many License Plates Am I Required To Display?
State law requires that you display two (2) license plates, one to the front and one to the rear. Placement or mounting of license plates is not defined."

http://www.txdps.state.tx.us/rsd/vi/misc/faq/viFAQ.htm

FWIW, it doesn't mean you won't get pulled over or get a ticket. But you do have a good chance of getting the ticket dismissed if you choose to fight it in court.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:24 PM   #25
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Once I had my front bumper installed I was hoping not to install the front plate.. But coming on the Fort they check and are real strict. I wouldn't risk it.. I also say put the plate back on..
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Old 03-07-2012, 12:23 AM   #26
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Once I had my front bumper installed I was hoping not to install the front plate.. But coming on the Fort they check and are real strict. I wouldn't risk it.. I also say put the plate back on..
I have never had anyone check for a front plate at a gate They do look for expired tags and tell you to get new ones.
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You have the bracket there, use it and avoid the possibility of getting pulled over for it at an inopportune time.
I drive about 70% with them on and 30% with them not on. But I know when they are on, and I'm not exceeding any speed limits, I know there are no reasons to get pulled over.
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I have never had anyone check for a front plate at a gate They do look for expired tags and tell you to get new ones.

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No front plate and loving it

Funny how something as small as a license plate can completely ruin the look of the front
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I have received 3 tickets in my car and not one of them mentioned my license plate. I dont even have my plate anywhere on the dashboard.
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Guess it just depends on where you live and what kind of mood the cop is in,
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Yeah when I installed my CS front bumper I didn't put the plate on, went that way for about a month and a half then got pulled over and got ticket. State trooper, was in a bad mood. So I installed the flip down license plate, and I really like it. Also if I lived in texas I wouldn't mind having the front plate, cause there black. I'm stuck with ugly yellow ones.
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Yeah when I installed my CS front bumper I didn't put the plate on, went that way for about a month and a half then got pulled over and got ticket. State trooper, was in a bad mood. So I installed the flip down license plate, and I really like it. Also if I lived in texas I wouldn't mind having the front plate, cause there black. I'm stuck with ugly yellow ones.
What do you mean they're black? Do you mean you can't get black custom license plates in NY?
This is what our normal plates look like:
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Old 03-08-2012, 07:59 PM   #34
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What do you mean they're black? Do you mean you can't get black custom license plates in NY?
This is what our normal plates look like:
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As far as I know you cant get custom colored plates in NY, I know you can change the letters but I'm not sure about colors.
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Old 03-12-2012, 11:03 AM   #35
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I had the Craig's Custom bracket on mine for over a year then one day it slipped down and was flopping around all over the place. I don't know how the plate and bracket didn't chew the bumper up but I didn't see any damage so I must have caught it right after it came loose. I even routinely checked the tightness of the wingnuts...
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I made sure the dealer did not put any holes in the bumper, and I have never had a front plate on my '07. One ticket. To me it is "operating cost" (along with the price of premium gas), for driving a nice clean looking Stang.
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I just bought the license plate frame from AM. It acutally flips under your car when you don't need it (Car shows, out of state). They had one that even had a remote control.
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I just bought the license plate frame from AM. It acutally flips under your car when you don't need it (Car shows, out of state). They had one that even had a remote control.
Yeah same one I got, love it.
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^^^Good news my man.. Wish I had known about this before I drilled holes in my bumper tho. I saw a red GT500, with the plated mounted on the bottom of the bumper. Man that looked bad a**! Any pics of yours??
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^^^Good news my man.. Wish I had known about this before I drilled holes in my bumper tho. I saw a red GT500, with the plated mounted on the bottom of the bumper. Man that looked bad a**! Any pics of yours??
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