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Old 02-14-2010, 03:14 AM
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Where do you buy this JCS thing? Can't find it on the internet anywhere...
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Old 02-14-2010, 03:42 AM
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Where do you buy this JCS thing? Can't find it on the internet anywhere...
The bracket is designed/sold by forum member Rolf Stumberger. He can be contacted at [email protected], cost is $ 37.50 including shipping in US.
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Old 02-14-2010, 10:00 AM
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The bracket is designed/sold by forum member Rolf Stumberger. He can be contacted at [email protected], cost is $ 37.50 including shipping in US.
It is the bracket I use and I can say it works perfectly well. Looks good too.
No complaints whatsoever.
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Old 02-14-2010, 09:51 PM
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For the ROW Porsche puts on this plastic bracket, ofcourse holes are made in the bumper, but we have to have front licence plates
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Originally Posted by ADias View Post
I think that the JCS solution is simpler, more flexible, lighter and half the price.
I would agree and have the JCS unit for my 997, however he does not make one for Cayenne's. Therefore it depends... Gominigo is the proper unit to get for those looking for a Cayenne solution.
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Reviving an old but most useful thread... anyone know if Rolf is still selling these?

Side note to share- Our CA tax dollars at work - as I was going 65-70 mph from express lane to 4 lanes to the right getting ready to exit, saw a CHP in my rear view coming on ramp into the freeway... he changed lanes to the furthest left going 101 Southbound, and right when I exited he came 4 lanes across to pull me over for no front plates! Essentially , he made all that effort - crossed into the express lane, sped up just to see if I had plates on his rear view and pull me over on a Saturday at 11a for just that, no front plates.. must of made his day ! Looks like a 22 year old straight out of the academy. Bay Area drivers beware
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Old 09-10-2018, 05:15 PM
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Reviving an old but most useful thread... anyone know if Rolf is still selling these?

Side note to share- Our CA tax dollars at work - as I was going 65-70 mph from express lane to 4 lanes to the right getting ready to exit, saw a CHP in my rear view coming on ramp into the freeway... he changed lanes to the furthest left going 101 Southbound, and right when I exited he came 4 lanes across to pull me over for no front plates! Essentially , he made all that effort - crossed into the express lane, sped up just to see if I had plates on his rear view and pull me over on a Saturday at 11a for just that, no front plates.. must of made his day ! Looks like a 22 year old straight out of the academy. Bay Area drivers beware
I got a fix it in SF a few months ago. If you opt for a different route aside from the tow hook mount, I would suggest Skene Design license plate brackets as drilling is done under the bumper and not upfront, so you dont see holes on the face of the bumper.

https://skenebrackets.com

here is how i mounted mine and can easily be adjusted upward or downward depending on your liking. I adjustment mine further upward after I took this photo.



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Old 09-10-2018, 05:46 PM
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Thanks JQ.. Rolf did reply to me via email and said he had stopped making them for a few years now, bummer
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Originally Posted by JQ911 View Post
I got a fix it in SF a few months ago. If you opt for a different route aside from the tow hook mount, I would suggest Skene Design license plate brackets as drilling is done under the bumper and not upfront, so you dont see holes on the face of the bumper.

https://skenebrackets.com

here is how i mounted mine and can easily be adjusted upward or downward depending on your liking. I adjustment mine further upward after I took this photo.

If you feel you have to have that ugly assed plate in front, I think this is the route I would go.
The tow hook mount looks like plate is on display like a billboard and ugly.

Down low looks 100% better.
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:20 PM
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Originally Posted by groovzilla View Post
If you feel you have to have that ugly assed plate in front, I think this is the route I would go.
The tow hook mount looks like plate is on display like a billboard and ugly.

Down low looks 100% better.
A lot of people I see in SF with new cars have no plates and the 997.2, I got did not have front plates either when I got it. I thought to myself, if previous owner did not run front plates from 2009 to 2018, then its not an issue. Unfortunately, I got a fix it 4 months into the ownership and was pulled over again a few weeks thereafter but got out of the 2nd one as I showed the officer the Skenes bracket I installed and showed him the DMV invoice on the new plates I ordered since I only have one plate when I bought it.

The 2nd pull over I had was the same as what VG247 experienced but mine was on 280S bound for Half Moon Bay. I was minding my own business at the rightmost lane doing less than 65mph and CHP was merging at my rear from one of the exits I passed then went on my left blind spot for a few minutes overtook me and was ahead 3 cars length and a few moments slowed down as as soon as I passed boom lights on. I told him I got a fix it a few months ago and bought the front license plate bracket which I told him was installed at the front (mounting brackets only) and was just waiting for the plates I ordered and pulled out my DMV print out on the plates I ordered. He looks straight out of college looking to keep up with his quota
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Old 09-10-2018, 07:32 PM
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The 2nd pull over I had was the same as what VG247 experienced but mine was on 280S bound for Half Moon Bay. I was minding my own business at the rightmost lane doing least than 65mph and CHP was merging at my rear from one of the exits I passed then went on my left blind spot for a few minutes overtook me and was ahead 3 cars length and a few moments slowed down as as soon as I passed boom lights on. I told him I got a fix it a few months ago and bought the front license plate bracket which I told him was installed at the front (mounting brackets only) and was just waiting for the plates I ordered and pulled out my DMV print out on the plates I ordered. He looks straight out of college looking to keep up with his quota
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Old 09-10-2018, 08:00 PM
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Yeah that’s too bad the CHP love our cars, and lock on them for a reason to pull us over for a citation like heat seeking missiles.... I’ve had a silver MB coupe for over a decade with no plates and nothing (fingers crossed), same with my newer white MB coupe as well.

The good fortune is they’re only fix it tickets lol I may just purchase the nice one from Renn $100 I think. Definitely not leaving it on ;-) just when parked in the city from those San Francisco meter maids and for future fix it tickets ...
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Old 09-10-2018, 09:16 PM
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I went 13 yrs on my 964 without a front plate, even had a replica euro plate, and never had an issue. My current 997 is a lifelong CA car and did not have a front plate when I bought it not long ago. The front bumper was never drilled in its 12 yr life.

I decided to not tempt fate and did the Skene bracket just like JQ911. I can take the plate off in less than 5 min and the bracket is not visible unless you look for it.
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Old 09-10-2018, 11:40 PM
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I went 13 yrs on my 964 without a front plate, even had a replica euro plate, and never had an issue. My current 997 is a lifelong CA car and did not have a front plate when I bought it not long ago. The front bumper was never drilled in its 12 yr life.

I decided to not tempt fate and did the Skene bracket just like JQ911. I can take the plate off in less than 5 min and the bracket is not visible unless you look for it.
This is how it looked now. I decided to take it off and just tell incase I get pulled over again that I am painting the brackets black. I will plastidip it black so it won't be seen from afar.


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Old 09-10-2018, 11:45 PM
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This is how it looked now. I decided to take it off and just tell incase I get pulled over again that I am painting the brackets black. I will plastidip it black so it won't be seen from afar.


Great idea on the Plastidip black. It will blend in better against the 3rd radiator on my car. Also of note before I mounted my plate I curved it slightly to go match the front then mounted the Skene brackets.
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