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Old 02-05-2011, 12:45 PM
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I also use the tow hook mount,we get tickets parked for no front plate.
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Old 02-05-2011, 12:49 PM
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I swear officer - my dog ate my license plate!!





and if he doesnt believe you - tell him you will sick your dog on his plate... see how he likes that !!

OMG this is a crack up
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Old 02-05-2011, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Chaos View Post
I also use the tow hook mount,we get tickets parked for no front plate.
In NE Ohio and have been without front plate for about 15 months. Have not been pulled over for that or anything else. I better find some wood.
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:18 PM
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Originally Posted by Axeman View Post
The entire license kit contains the following:

1 x License Plate Bracket (Part #: 996 701 107 00)
1 x License Plate Bracket Right Spacer (Part #: 986 701 802 00)
1 x License Plate Bracket Left Spacer (Part #: 986 701 801 00)
2 x Expanding Nuts For Bumper Cover (Part #: 999 507 040 40)
4 x Expanding Nuts For Bracket (Part #: 999 591 498 40)

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How do I tell which expanding nuts I need -- or do I need both? I imagine I'm going to have to take the bumper off to get to them...
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Old 07-09-2017, 02:59 PM
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Nope, don't need to remove bumper cover. The 2 expanding nuts fit in the square hole in the bumper cover. Might be blanking plugs in bumper cover now. If so, those should just pull out. See parts reference attached. Available many places as a kit.
http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-p...-05žion=802-00

Easy and nice. Spacers give a proper slant to license plate.

The more I think about, if my memory is correct, you don't need the bumper nuts as the spacers fit and expand inside the square holes. Heres another great source.
http://www.warehouse33auto.com/parts.../bi2/0/12623/0
http://www.warehouse33auto.com/parts...22/2/0/11383/0
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Old 07-09-2017, 03:12 PM
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One more thing look inside your frunk. After I bought the kit and installed I found the original kit in the frunk beneath the spare tire tools!
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Old 07-10-2017, 05:07 AM
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This is my solution, just use the square expanding nuts that fit into the bumper, put new holes in plate and screw to bumper. I don't run the front plate currently but if i need to it's ready to go
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Old 07-10-2017, 09:16 AM
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+1 on "Tow-Hook" mount for my front license plate as I take no chance living right across of my town Police-Station... I think I got mine on eBay, it's been a while now. Cheers,
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Old 08-02-2017, 06:49 PM
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Originally Posted by wildbilly32 View Post
Nope, don't need to remove bumper cover. The 2 expanding nuts fit in the square hole in the bumper cover. Might be blanking plugs in bumper cover now. If so, those should just pull out. See parts reference attached. Available many places as a kit.
http://www.autoatlanta.com/porsche-p...-05žion=802-00

Easy and nice. Spacers give a proper slant to license plate.

The more I think about, if my memory is correct, you don't need the bumper nuts as the spacers fit and expand inside the square holes. Heres another great source.
http://www.warehouse33auto.com/parts.../bi2/0/12623/0
http://www.warehouse33auto.com/parts...22/2/0/11383/0
I'm trying to figure out what I'm missing in order to attach my front license plate. This is what I have so far:

  • 996-701-107-00 License Mounting Bracket
  • 996-701-801-00 License Plate Bracket Spacer, Left
  • 996-701-802-00 License Plate Bracket Spacer, Right
  • 900-145-012-07 Screw, Size: 4.2 x 32
  • 900-143-134-00 Screw, Size: 4.2 x 9.5
  • 999-507-040-40 Expanding Nut for License Plate Bracket

I can't figure out how to make this work. I can use the longer (4.2 x 32) screws to attach the spacers to the bracket, but I still need a way to attach the bracket to the car. If I put those expanding nuts in the bumper cover, those longer screws in the bracket are too short to reach.

What am I missing here? You can see a factory diagram here, but it's not particularly useful because many of the existing parts have been superseded. For example, the mounting bracket I have supersedes the old #29 part that's shown on the diagram.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:32 AM
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Yeah that diagram seems like several iterations of this thing ago. Mine worked close to that, in that the spacers themselves attached to the bumper. Have you tried placing the white things in the front of the spacer, then placing it in the bumper cover? That might make the screw length a little more useful.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:39 AM
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Originally Posted by MikeinBloomfield View Post
Yeah that diagram seems like several iterations of this thing ago. Mine worked close to that, in that the spacers themselves attached to the bumper. Have you tried placing the white things in the front of the spacer, then placing it in the bumper cover? That might make the screw length a little more useful.
Mike, I'm not sure how I could do that. The back of the spacer has its own expanding nut, like this:



The screw isn't actually long enough to come all the way through.
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:46 AM
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Originally Posted by numbah9 View Post
Mike, I'm not sure how I could do that. The back of the spacer has its own expanding nut, like this:



The screw isn't actually long enough to come all the way through.
Hmmm. That's how mine worked then, where the spacer clicked into the bumper, and I just screwed the frame through the holes on the frame into the spacers. I thought those white things were the new way to mount the spacers to the bumper. I am not sure how far the screws I were sent go either, but I can tell you this thing is not the most sturdy. It seems like its designed to fail before the holes in the bumper cover do, which makes sense I guess. I've already ripped it off once.

If the screws aren't long enough to do that, you might just go down to Home Depot and get longer ones of the same width. Sounds frustrating!
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Old 08-03-2017, 10:59 AM
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If you want something "fanthy" without risking scratching the front bumper with the OE mount then check out the Rennline towhook mount

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Old 08-03-2017, 12:19 PM
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Originally Posted by MikeinBloomfield View Post
Yeah that diagram seems like several iterations of this thing ago. Mine worked close to that, in that the spacers themselves attached to the bumper. Have you tried placing the white things in the front of the spacer, then placing it in the bumper cover? That might make the screw length a little more useful.
I might try longer screws; I'm just a bit puzzled as to why this is so difficult! Pelican also list a different kind of expanding nut, 999-591-498-40:



Not sure if it's to be used instead of or in addition to the nuts that I have.

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If you want something "fanthy" without risking scratching the front bumper with the OE mount then check out the Rennline towhook mount
Those look great, but I'm a bit OCD for keeping things stock.
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Old 08-03-2017, 12:28 PM
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I'd recommend going with the toe hook mount if you're set on getting one. Mine came with the factory mount that someone posted above and when I removed it the front bumper had scratches that have gouged through the paint in places in the shape of those square mounts. The bumper plugs weren't big enough to cover them either so now I'm left with the option of a hideous front plate, or some visible scratches on the bumper. I opted for the latter but if you can avoid it, I would.
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