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      Junior Member sinisin63's Avatar
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      Front License Plate Mounting

      Has anybody tried mounting their front license plate with velcro? I recently removed my texas plates and noticed that I have four holes in my bumper.

      I guess the other two may have been from my european plates I used to have. Been thinking of filling the holes and repainting the bumper and using velcro. I use the car on weekends only and occasional road trips.
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      I used this solution. Velcro will not be sturdy enough and you may risk losing your plates...

      http://forums.swedespeed.com/showthr...but-fits-the-R
      For CCmustangs, you need to contact the owner as the 94-98 bracket is no longer posted on their site. But I just got mine last month and it's very high quality and works great. It's also removable so if your at a show, you can easily remove it by loosening 2 wingnuts.
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      ^+1, I have this and it works just fine. I recommend putting something between the vertical bars of the CCmustangs bracket holding the plate and the bumper (like rubber pads stuck to the bars), as it can scratch from contact/vibration.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BlazinBob View Post
      ^+1, I have this and it works just fine. I recommend putting something between the vertical bars of the CCmustangs bracket holding the plate and the bumper (like rubber pads stuck to the bars), as it can scratch from contact/vibration.
      +1 Agreed, but the version I bought from CCMustangs that I got 2 weeks ago came with rubber pads. So it's all good, I think he modified the design a little bit, the securing plates are now wrapped in rubber as well to avoid scratching the bumper at all even though it's inside the bumper...
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      http://www.clubrsx.com/cr/STK-SK06-ULPR-MID1.html
      I love this!!!! when i get a new set of plates im getting this
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      Quote Originally Posted by DevolvR View Post
      +1 Agreed, but the version I bought from CCMustangs that I got 2 weeks ago came with rubber pads. So it's all good, I think he modified the design a little bit, the securing plates are now wrapped in rubber as well to avoid scratching the bumper at all even though it's inside the bumper...
      too late for me. There were some little metal bumps on the back of the upright bars that scratched my bumper a bit. I like the design though, it's easy to put on and take off.
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      I just recently installed a new bumper cover and didn't want to drill holes to mount the bracket, so I got the show-n-go and mounted it on the bottom side. You still have to drill holes on the bottom, but no holes on the main area underneath the main grille. My only worry is that I might rip it off if i'm not careful going off driveways or pulling into gas stations.
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      Quote Originally Posted by KiotCloudkicker View Post



      I just recently installed a new bumper cover and didn't want to drill holes to mount the bracket, so I got the show-n-go and mounted it on the bottom side. You still have to drill holes on the bottom, but no holes on the main area underneath the main grille. My only worry is that I might rip it off if i'm not careful going off driveways or pulling into gas stations.
      Yeah that won't work if you have winglets, unless you want to install it infront of the intercooler (weird!! and more heat soak issues lol)...
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      How about taking the plate off completely??? If you get pulled over get some 3M double sided sticky tape to adhere to the front bumper while you get the local cops to sign off on your fix it ticket. Once they sign off on it, remove the plate and be on your way.
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      Thanks for all the replies.

      ccmustang is a little more than what I would pay for a license plate mount. I may just just come up with a my own mounting bracket or just use velcro. This velcro I have sticks very well, my only concern is tearing off my paint as I remove the velcro on the bumper.
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