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Old 07-03-2019, 06:15 PM
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Exactly how required? They're compulsory here in CA, and a lot of folks will tell you that they get dinged for not having them, but I do not run them on either the 996 or my Corvette and haven't since...2005?

LEOs could easily use that as a reason to pull me over but never have...and on the few occasions I have been pulled over, I have not been cited for a missing front plate.

You might want to ask around locally and find out how aggressively LEOs in your area enforce this before you take the screw gun to the bumper cover. (And if you're already in the know, I'm sorry for any presumptuousness implied by the suggestion).
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:18 PM
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Originally Posted by 5CHN3LL View Post
How required? They're compulsory here in CA, but I do not run them on either the 996 or my Corvette. Neither car is subtle; LEOs could easily use that as a reason to pull me over but never have. On the rare occasions I have been pulled over for other reasons, I've not yet been cited.

I know that my experience is VERY different than a lot of folks - but you might want to ask around locally and find out how aggressively LEOs in your area enforce this before you take the screw gun to the bumper cover. (and if you're already in the know, I'm sorry for any presumptuousness implied by the suggestion).
No, I really don't know how closely it's enforced in my immediate area. I may just keep it in the car for a while and see what happens.

Regardless, I won't be drilling holes in the bumper.
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Old 07-03-2019, 06:19 PM
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Right on!

I wonder where my front plates ARE...
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Old 07-03-2019, 09:17 PM
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None of my cars have a front plate. I've only been pulled over once and just got a 'fix-it' ticket. All I had to do was put the front plate on, take the car to a CHP office for inspection and pay a $15.00 administrative fee. I took it back off when I got home. This was about ten years ago.
In the last year or so I started carrying a fake email with my registration and insurance in each car, showing the bracket is on order. I try to keep the fake emails current but with only mixed success.





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Old 07-04-2019, 12:02 PM
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No requirement for a front plate where I live. If I had to mount one, the "strong magnets inside the bumper" idea looks good.

Simpler would be a form-fitting plastic bracket attached to the bumper with 3M VHB double-sticky tape. This stuff is very strong, but can (with some trouble) be cleanly removed, leaving no trace.
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Old 07-06-2019, 05:44 AM
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In the NW,, the missing plate is usually a "bonus" ticket when you get tagged for something else,, and in my local area its a
big addon,, can be 400 bucks, Oregon no longer allows "fixit" tickets for the most part,, and the local cities add their own fun.
Washington has some twists as well.

Of course there is the "construction zone" double or nothing play as well.
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Old 07-06-2019, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by 85eurocarrera View Post
Why not this?
https://rennlist.com/forums/991/1021...ate-mount.html
Based on your headlight resto, it's a easy mod. Same laws here. I just pull it out of the frunk if asked. Why spoil the look?😎
I keep mine in the frunk on the tow hook adapter. I figure I'll just say I had the car towed due to a flat tire. I may fail to mention that was last year.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:05 PM
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Rennline ( a Rennlist sponsor IIRC) sells them. I got mine from a link on this forum but can't remember what brand. Yes it is off center and the plate is angled as well. But being cheap I would rather avoid a ticket. Front plates are required here a MO and my while got ticketed in her DD shortly after we moved here years ago.
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Old 07-06-2019, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by pdxmotorhead View Post
In the NW,, the missing plate is usually a "bonus" ticket when you get tagged for something else,, and in my local area its a big addon,, can be 400 bucks, Oregon no longer allows "fixit" tickets for the most part,.
I think that's pretty much how it works around here but If a cop is looking for a reason to pull you over, no front plate is handing it to them on a silver platter.
I searched for a post on a BMW board that I'm on and my last ticket was actually closer to eleven years ago. According to my comments back then, I could have a gotten a 'fix-it' or an 'infraction'. The difference being a $10.00 fee versus a $168.00 fine. I can't say whether the laws are still the same but I'm going to go out on a limb and say if they are, the fee and fine amounts have gone up considerably.
The CHP officer that signed off my ticket said that if when pulled over, you're a jerk, you'll probably get the higher fine version.




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Old 07-07-2019, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by cds72911 View Post
Porsche has a bracket for US size plates: 996 701 107 00

There is the part the plate mounts to and some spacers to adjust for the curve of the bumper (996 701 107 00 / 986 701 801 00 / 986 701 802 00).

Here is one example on ebay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-911...ss!05445!US!-1
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No, I really don't know how closely it's enforced in my immediate area. I may just keep it in the car for a while and see what happens.

Regardless, I won't be drilling holes in the bumper.
cds is correct. The ordering reference gets you the two blocks and the plate holder, screws and plastic expander nuts. Plate holder and blocks screw into an expander nut that fits in the two square holes in the bumper. The US size plates screws to the plate holder. No need to drill bigger holes. One caution make sure the blocks are in the upright position(there is an arrow for up) and properly seated on the backside of the plate holder or the screws will be to short to properly expanded the plastic nuts that grip the bumper cover. I use this arrangement cause I really don't want to be pulled over for something like no front plates.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:35 AM
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Originally Posted by wildbilly32 View Post
cds is correct. The ordering reference gets you the two blocks and the plate holder, screws and plastic expander nuts. Plate holder and blocks screw into an expander nut that fits in the two square holes in the bumper. The US size plates screws to the plate holder. No need to drill bigger holes. One caution make sure the blocks are in the upright position(there is an arrow for up) and properly seated on the backside of the plate holder or the screws will be to short to properly expanded the plastic nuts that grip the bumper cover. I use this arrangement cause I really don't want to be pulled over for something like no front plates.
Could you please post a picture of the front of your car with a good view of the adapter?

Thanks.

Edited to add - my searches for that part number return some very different products. Are you referring to something like this:

https://www.pelicanparts.com/More_In...hoCUrUQAvD_BwE

Or something like this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Porsche-911...ss!05445!US!-1
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:48 AM
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Originally Posted by mrfeh View Post
Could you please post a picture of the front of your car with a good view of the adapter?

Thanks.
No can do as it is in Georgia getting a HAMMER installed in the engine compartment! Sorry. The kit is what Porsche designed for a front plate mount for our cars. It looks good, utilizes the two square holes already in your front bumper cover and keeps the cops from giving you sideways glances or worse.

Totally your choice.

Update:

Pelican Parts: nope.

Ebay: yes. However, my kit came with the screws.

Funny thing is after I ordered, received and installed I found the same thing in the frunk!

My bad the mounting blocks have the expanding nuts moulded into the back of them. Been a long time since I messed with them!
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:54 AM
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Originally Posted by wildbilly32 View Post
No can do as it is in Georgia getting a HAMMER installed in the engine compartment! Sorry. The kit is what Porsche designed for a front plate mount for our cars. It looks good, utilizes the two square holes already in your front bumper cover and keeps the cops from giving you sideways glances or worse.

Totally your choice.

Update:

Pelican Parts: nope.

Ebay: yes. However, my kit came with the screws and the plastic expanding nuts.

Funny thing is after I ordered, received and installed I found the same thing in the frunk!
Could you please indicate which of the above products you used (in my most recent post)?

No need - I see you updated your post. Thanks.
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:56 AM
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This is what I used, but I don't remember the parts being this expensive!

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog...pg3.htm#item10
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Old 07-08-2019, 08:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bbboomer67 View Post
This is what I used, but I don't remember the parts being this expensive!

https://www.pelicanparts.com/catalog...pg3.htm#item10
Do you have a picture of the front of your car? I'd like to know what the black plastic on either side of the mounted plate looks like.
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