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Old 08-31-2010, 09:55 PM
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I think I have to finally get a front license plate holder, still can't decide, Tow hook, or Skene design (under bumper install).

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Old 08-31-2010, 10:08 PM
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All else being equal, the under bumper design looks best to me. If this is going to be an on/off installation then ease of repeat removal/install is a factor. If it's more or less permanent then no big deal. From your avatar it appears your car is a 997.1 so partially blocking the center air duct is not an issue as it would be with my car.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
All else being equal, the under bumper design looks best to me. If this is going to be an on/off installation then ease of repeat removal/install is a factor. If it's more or less permanent then no big deal. From your avatar it appears your car is a 997.1 so partially blocking the center air duct is not an issue as it would be with my car.
Knowing myself, I think I rather have permanent than taking on/off. Off centre looks weird to me, saw one on a Boxster the other day and it was even worse than 997! However, tow hook basically is the only option that is totally free of holes in the bumper!

PS. You can get the Skene design mounted with double-tape and it supposed to hold well, but I don't trust that so rather mount it.
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i had an identical copy made with a hi-res scan. so far, so good, knock wood, fingers crossed, etc. i don't really like the look but i like it better than the alternatives.
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Old 08-31-2010, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by brendo View Post
i had an identical copy made with a hi-res scan. so far, so good, knock wood, fingers crossed, etc. i don't really like the look but i like it better than the alternatives.
Very creative solution! Have you been stopped yet? Or does it just look good enough that no one (meaning law enforcement) has noticed yet?
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
Very creative solution! Have you been stopped yet? Or does it just look good enough that no one (meaning law enforcement) has noticed yet?
no issues YET, with lots of motorcycle cops around here in bellevue, kirkland, seattle WA.

pls don't jinx me
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Originally Posted by brendo View Post
i had an identical copy made with a hi-res scan. so far, so good, knock wood, fingers crossed, etc. i don't really like the look but i like it better than the alternatives.
Yeah I know of that option but I know people who got tickets for it here in BC! it's revenue generating for them and they are doing whatever they can to get more!
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Old 09-01-2010, 12:57 AM
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Why not add a 3rd option

Swift motorsports hideaway plate
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Originally Posted by brendo View Post
no issues YET, with lots of motorcycle cops around here in bellevue, kirkland, seattle WA.

pls don't jinx me
I'm knocking on wood right now.....
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This thing adds 1.25" to the bottom of the bumper. Clearance would be a problem; I'd peel it off the first time down my driveway.
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Originally Posted by Mike in CA View Post
This thing adds 1.25" to the bottom of the bumper. Clearance would be a problem; I'd peel it off the first time down my driveway.
Yeah, pretty cool though.
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Just do the lower center install.
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Old 09-01-2010, 03:38 AM
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I just installed the JCS this weekend after getting a ticket in downtown SF. It was simple to install, took about 10 minutes, and looks fine. I may get the fix it ticket signed off and just remove it the next time I was the car. Who know.... I love the clean look and am willing to pay a "Beauty Tax" as my wife calls it.
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Originally Posted by Hella-Buggin' View Post
I just installed the JCS this weekend after getting a ticket in downtown SF. It was simple to install, took about 10 minutes, and looks fine. I may get the fix it ticket signed off and just remove it the next time I was the car. Who know.... I love the clean look and am willing to pay a "Beauty Tax" as my wife calls it.
How much was your ticket? It's $109 here!!!
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dont know about you guys but i simply made a frame that had a larger backing that i can stick on the bumper. the plate has 2 bolts connected to it that fits exactly where the holes of the original plate holder are. my plates are right where they are suppose to be but no holes. i used high quality 3m tape and for the past 2 months, driving on highways, up to 220kph, and the rain no problem. i did put a safety line just in case it falls off. the line is connected to the body. if the plates do fall which i dont think it will, they will hang and make some noise on the bumper. it wont fall of and get lost.. seriously i would think this is a simple idea. looks original but no holes no problem if i wanted to remove it i would do something similar to the rear insignia, i would use dental floss to cut the tape..simple
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