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Old 07-17-2009, 10:58 AM   #1
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7-characters NEWTEXAS LICENSE PLATES

Taken from the Car Guys weekly letter.

July 1st announced the arrival of the new seven-digit license plates the Texas Department of Transportation is now distributing.

Seven digits are now necessary because the state has gone through all the unique combinations of six-digit numbers and letters after more than 31 million pairs.
The license plates also have a new look - a hilly landscape below the classic, azure blue sky every Texan knows by heart, with the familiar phrase "The Lone Star State" remaining at the bottom.

The previous background most are acquainted with depicted oil rigs, a horse-mounted cowboy sauntering about a prairie under a nighttime sky, and a NASA space shuttle in the upper left-hand corner. The new plates also no longer have raised digits, but rather are flat and slightly lighter weight, features that make them cheaper for the state of Texas to manufacture.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:12 AM   #2
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Still a boring crap plate IMHO....Texas is the second largest state!! We should have the best designed plate out there......
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:22 AM   #3
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Sweet.....this opens up new custom plates!!
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:26 AM   #4
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Can't wait to see what you guys dream up now...
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:01 PM   #5
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As long as nobody takes mine before I take delivery in the next few weeks, I'll be good to go. Last check it was still available....maybe I need to check again....

Still availablle
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:09 PM   #6
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I wonder when you can start ordering these? I went online and they still limit to 6 characters ..

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:11 PM   #7
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I wonder when you can start ordering these? I went online and they still limit to 6 characters ..

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Humm makes me think, maybe if you order you still only get 6, and normal issue is not up to 7?
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:15 PM   #8
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Humm makes me think, maybe if you order you still only get 6, and normal issue is not up to 7?
Correct .. just found online in the new license plate fact that you can NOT personalize the new plate. You can only request the 6 character ones.

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Old 07-17-2009, 12:27 PM   #9
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I'll be picking up the new 7 character license plate from my dealer today, I'll be sure to show you all how it looks on the car if you're interested.
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:42 PM   #10
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I have a 7-digit on my camaro too, i like it. Looks very nice
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Old 07-17-2009, 12:46 PM   #11
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as of now (like Crowley said), you can NOT get custom 7 digit plates yet. It won't happen for a while.
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:15 PM   #12
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I want 7 digits!!!

Dang...oh well I had a little hope at least half way thru the thread!
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Old 07-17-2009, 01:55 PM   #13
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I received my car on July 2 and got my plates in last week. I guess I just missed the new plates because mine are the old 6 digit. Bummer...
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As long as nobody takes mine before I take delivery in the next few weeks, I'll be good to go. Last check it was still available....maybe I need to check again....

Still availablle
to DFWSS...I was able to order my personalized plates online without a VIN. My local tax office (Collin County) is holding the tags until I get my car.

You might want to check into ordering your tags early if you want to ensure you get your desired letter combination
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