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Old 07-05-2009, 10:54 PM   #1
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License plate on front of your camaro?

nevermind...
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Old 07-06-2009, 06:47 AM   #2
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Old 07-17-2009, 03:55 PM   #3
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Thought I'd bring this back up...

My plates came in yesterday and I'm going to the dealer to pick them up tomorrow and I'm torn on what to do. What are other Texans doing? Has anyone been pulled over yet?
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:05 PM   #4
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i have my plates but i did not put my front plate on. i just put it in the glove box.
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Old 07-17-2009, 04:38 PM   #5
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Yeah, that bill is moving real fast (heavy sarcasm)

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billloo...81R&Bill=SB561
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:11 PM   #6
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Plate is in the glove box. If I get pulled over, I will tell them that the front plate holder is on order. Hopefully the law will pass where we don't have to have it anymore by Sept. 1.

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Yeah, that bill is moving real fast (heavy sarcasm)

http://www.legis.state.tx.us/billloo...81R&Bill=SB561
seems to be just sitting there begging to save the state money and
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:28 PM   #7
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I have mine in the glove box too, haven't been pulled over yet, and figured I would use the same line as NativeTexan... I just hope they don't look in the trunk... Hmmm, maybe I should move that thing!!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:30 PM   #8
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Glove box as well...I'll take the ticket before I install it! ...and even then it will go in the front window first before I drill holes in my bumper!
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Old 07-17-2009, 05:40 PM   #9
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count your blessings, the dickheads at the dealership took that choice away from me.
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:31 PM   #10
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I am not sure what to do about this. I have a lot of friends that are police officers and asked them about this. They ALL told me it gives them probable cause to pull someone over. I DO NOT want to put a license plate on the front of my car when I get it, but I don't want to be pulled over because it is not there. I have been pulled over by DPS in the Valley for this and I had a license plate on the front of my car. He told me it was a mistake???

I don't know what to do. I do not want to be hassled over this.

Any suggestions????
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Old 07-17-2009, 09:39 PM   #11
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No front plate threw mine away,if I get stoped I'LL take the ticket before i ruin the car with a front plate.

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Old 07-17-2009, 09:47 PM   #12
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No front plate threw mine away,if I get stoped I'LL take the ticket before i ruin the car with a front plate.
I am thinking the same thing?!?!?!?!?
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Old 07-18-2009, 09:19 AM   #13
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Not happening here!!!!! I'll pay the ticket $110
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:08 PM   #14
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I'm regretting everyday I had that front license plate put on! Hopefully that law passes... and there's some sort of way to fix the damage done. I don't mind the look... just the holes... the holes!!! :(
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:43 AM   #15
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My girlfriend has no front license plate on her Cobalt and had never gotten pulled over, until she was going in for a major surgery and was already freaking out. State trooper pulls us over and gives her all kinds of crap till she was about to cry. They will use it as a dumb reason to see if they can get you on anythng else.
But I just can't do that to my brand new car.
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Old 07-19-2009, 09:46 AM   #16
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There are a couple of threads where guys made mounts that puts in below the bumper and requires NO drilling of holes, that way if we do get the law passes, we can just take it off. I have seen a lot of Vette owers with the front plate in the front window, I am not sure if that ok by the letter of the law, but if you have it there, and get pulled over, you would most likely get off if you told the officer that the mount was on order, that at least you were making the attempt by displaying it.
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Old 07-19-2009, 11:59 AM   #17
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Old 07-19-2009, 12:10 PM   #18
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Thought I'd bring this back up...

My plates came in yesterday and I'm going to the dealer to pick them up tomorrow and I'm torn on what to do. What are other Texans doing? Has anyone been pulled over yet?
No, I didn't put mine on, and no I haven't been pulled over yet. I've also owned 2 BMW e36 M3's and never had a front plate one either one and never got pulled over for this. Even a cop that pulled me over and wrote me a ticket for 'failure to signal lane change' didn't bother to mention or write me up for no front license plate. If they do pull you over, it is a cop looking for someone to mess with and still it would probably only be a fix it ticket.

I can only speak from my own experience. They may start getting more strict with all the red light camera that are going up.
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Old 07-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #19
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:39 PM   #20
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:51 PM   #21
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Old 07-19-2009, 02:52 PM   #22
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I think its stupid that we have to get front license plates..

when u get pulled over its not like the cop comes from the front of the car, he walk from the back to the front so y do we need a front plate???

i live in TX n i dnt know what its like in other states, but have u notice that the higher end cars dnt have front plates or is that just me.. like the BMW, Benz, Lexus... ive notice that.. what just becuz they have a 40-50 thousand dollar car its cool..

i think they should just let it go n stop making ppl mess up the front on their cars for a law that no one cares for.. What yall think???
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Old 07-19-2009, 04:43 PM   #23
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I think it stupid too, however, I live in a small town, and it would just be an excuse to pull you over and write a ticket to pad the city's pockets. I will NOT drill holes in my car, I have already told my dealer if they put holes after I specifically tell them not to, there will be hell to pay, I will either make my own custom holder that will go below the bumper and be held on threw the lower grill, as soon as the law changes, it will be history.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:19 PM   #24
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Here is what I did,I bought the remote hideaway plate that goes under the bumper ,what a mistake,it sticks out about 2 inches when the plate is hidden,looks worse than the front plate,so I am stuck for 130 bucks,I am sure this is why thier is no returns.So I took the plate bracket that came with the car and drilled two holes in it and used plastic ties to attach it to the lower grille,this way thier is no holes in your bumper.
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Old 07-19-2009, 08:37 PM   #25
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Thought I'd bring this back up...

My plates came in yesterday and I'm going to the dealer to pick them up tomorrow and I'm torn on what to do. What are other Texans doing? Has anyone been pulled over yet?
I've had a 88' custom chevy truck, 91' GMC Syclone ( which ran the 1/4 mile in 13 flat bone stock) and a 99' Z28 and had no front plate on any of them. I never had any problems with law. I don't plan on having one on my camaro when it comes in. Hopefully any day now(del. date was 7-9). I think when you have a bad ass car or truck you should not mar the front of it w/ a license plate.
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