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Old 07-05-2014, 12:36 AM
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Years ago I went without a front plate. Pulled over twice @$100 a pop. Put on front plate and never looked back. It doesn't look so bad. Custom plate with Porsche cover looks kinda good. I never worry about being pulled over. Well worth it IMHO. It's just not worth the aggravation. Also, the tow hook mount off to the side looks terrible compared to centre mount.
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Old 07-05-2014, 09:39 AM
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While the cost/benefit ratio of the front licence plate is infinity and the wasted production $ could be used to keep the newly legal pot heads in Washington state off of the roads........ for $5 and about 20 minutes time you can customize the front plate to be as non noticeable as possible. I've had a couple people ask me if it is legal to trim the plate and I always ask them "What was the logo on the plate bottom"? None of them could even remember what it said!!!! I can't wait for one of Washington's LEO to stop me for a trimmed front plate. I would bet $1000 they couldn't remember what the state logo was, let alone what type of donut(s) they had that day.

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Old 07-05-2014, 09:59 AM
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Does anyone know whether the skene mount will hold up at 150 mph? That flat plate is sure going to push back hard against those two screws. I haven't found any stories about it blowing under the bumper, but thought I should ask.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:02 PM
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Originally Posted by 0Q991 View Post
Thanks for the advice / input. I'm hoping I don't get a fix it ticket, but if I do, I'll pick one of these up...
The US millworks one is really nice too. Recently bought one and was very impressed by the quality. The quick release option works like a charm.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:05 PM
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Originally Posted by enzom View Post
Does anyone know whether the skene mount will hold up at 150 mph? That flat plate is sure going to push back hard against those two screws. I haven't found any stories about it blowing under the bumper, but thought I should ask.
Exactly what I was thinking. I bought one, went to mount it and through that process realized I had little faith in its abilities at high speed. Daily driving it would be fine I'm sure.
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Old 07-05-2014, 05:51 PM
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This thread would be so much better if you guys posted pics of your plate options
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Old 07-06-2014, 12:50 AM
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They make a no holes holder. Contact there is Rick Polk. Sorry no pics, will post some Monday.
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Old 08-03-2014, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Eric - Plug Guy View Post
We're working on an alternative mount system, and have been in beta testing for a few months. Hope to be able to show it very soon. Discreet, simple, easy install, works well on our test vehicles (Porsche and others) thus far.
Eric,
Did you ever develop a bracket for the 991? I don't see one on your website. Thanks!
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:24 PM
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On the 991 Turbo, can the parking sensors be turned off? I am doing Euro Deliv next month and don't want the plates drilled on the front . In Indiana we don't require front plates so don't want the holes. Porsche recommended US Millworks, if I bring it along to Stuttgart they won't drill the holes for the front plate. I'm not too worried about the sensors on my trip, if they are turned off I am not too worried. My current 991 doesn't have them, so not sure if the sensors can be disabled for the plate. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
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Old 08-03-2014, 03:49 PM
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Originally Posted by disden View Post
On the 991 Turbo, can the parking sensors be turned off? I am doing Euro Deliv next month and don't want the plates drilled on the front . In Indiana we don't require front plates so don't want the holes. Porsche recommended US Millworks, if I bring it along to Stuttgart they won't drill the holes for the front plate. I'm not too worried about the sensors on my trip, if they are turned off I am not too worried. My current 991 doesn't have them, so not sure if the sensors can be disabled for the plate. Any help would be appreciated! Thanks
If you're asking if you can turn off Parking Assist.. yes, you can. There's a button directly next to the overhead light button that turns off parking assist.
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Old 08-03-2014, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by kiya View Post
If you're asking if you can turn off Parking Assist.. yes, you can. There's a button directly next to the overhead light button that turns off parking assist.
Thanks so much, I figured it was possible but wasn't 100% sure. Glad that I can avoid those drilled front plate holes now
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Old 08-25-2014, 07:05 PM
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Talking Another mount option

While not "no holes" I just ditched the dealer's frame/logo and put on a thin framed "black chrome" one with a slightly convex plastic plate cover ( sold by the local Advanced Auto Parts). The cover and trim actually gives a nice finished look that somewhat matches the headlight covers . My car is Agate and the black chrome is almost a match.
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Old 08-25-2014, 10:38 PM
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Has anyone tried to mount the OEM front plastic plate holder by using another method other than drilling visible holes in the bumper cover?

On the OEM plate holder there is a small flange that goes under the nose which looks like it may be able to be screwed through whereby the screw holes could not be seen. I am tempted to try to do this. My idea would be to then get the hold painted body color. IMO, it might look more cohesive than some of the other solutions.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:18 AM
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It is a $25 "fix-it" ticket in CA. Velcro the thing on with the OEM holder, get it signed off, take it off. Worth $25 every few years not to have a front plate.
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Old 08-26-2014, 12:53 AM
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Originally Posted by Rallyeporsche View Post
It is a $25 "fix-it" ticket in CA. Velcro the thing on with the OEM holder, get it signed off, take it off. Worth $25 every few years not to have a front plate.
$75 where I live. And no opportunity to fix it. In fact, they would prefer you didn't so they can step up the fine on each successive infringement.

I've NEVER had a front plate before on any car. And since I picked up the 991 last December I've gotten bit twice. It's no fun attracting stares from the wrong people.
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