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Old 07-18-2009, 06:35 PM   #1
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How many New Jersey drivers have put their front license plate bracket on?

It's a law, but it looks terrible. What are you doing? Have you been pulled over for not having it?
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Old 07-18-2009, 06:42 PM   #2
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I put the Show and Go bracket on.

But have not down loaded pics off the camera yet.
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Old 07-18-2009, 07:12 PM   #3
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I won't put i on. I have driven 5 cars without the front plate in NJ over the last 20 years. I have gotten a total of 4 tickets. They don't have any Points on your license and they are typically around $30 bucks. Small price to pay in my book. (I didnt want to ruin the look of my Vette's nor my Acura RL)

To be honest 2x I was given a ticket for no front plate instead of a speeding ticket by a couple of forgiving officers.
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Old 07-18-2009, 10:09 PM   #4
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I haven't put a plate on the front and don't plan on it.
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Old 07-18-2009, 11:45 PM   #5
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i think the ticket is $78.00 now
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:07 PM   #6
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i got pulled over in englishtown of all places after 3 weeks with no plate and passing at least 20+ cops with no problems.he gave me a warning.i wired the plate to the lower grill and ordered a stow and go from swiftmotorsports 60.00 free shipping. cost less than a ticket
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Old 07-20-2009, 04:37 PM   #7
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I live in Philly and wanna move to NJ but I *REALLY* don't wanna put that eyesore of a bracket on the front bumper of my car. It just kills all the sleekness.
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Old 07-21-2009, 09:41 PM   #8
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I put the Show and Go bracket on.

But have not down loaded pics off the camera yet.
i was playin with that when you stopped by the meet...i think the Show and Go bracket is great because you don't need to drill into the front facia. and when you park it at a show or meet spot, you can just slip it under the front bumper and no one really is the wiser
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Old 07-21-2009, 10:02 PM   #9
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As mentioned in another forum, mounting plate without drilling holes...for NJ drivers like me.

you will need to drill one new hole below the provided mounting holes (the lower holes) then you thread a long tie 12-14 inches through the hole from the bracket. then thread the tie through the grill and catch with your fingers and then through the new lower holes drilled and "set the bracket as made to sit. Once set, pull ties through lock and pull tight so that the lock part of the tie fits and sits in the recessed bracket hole. This will allow the plate to sit on the bracket flush. Cut the excess tie and mount plate, look mom no holes in the bumber and very secure!


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Old 07-22-2009, 07:59 AM   #10
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Yea! I work in Boardentown and also Drive through Washington Twpt. at least once a week. Don't need any additional reasons to get pulled over.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:09 AM   #11
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It seems like quite a few people are using this hide and go license plate bracket. I've been looking into it more and more. Seems like a good way to go.
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Old 07-22-2009, 08:18 AM   #12
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pic. please
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:47 AM   #13
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As mentioned in another forum, mounting plate without drilling holes...for NJ drivers like me.

you will need to drill one new hole below the provided mounting holes (the lower holes) then you thread a long tie 12-14 inches through the hole from the bracket. then thread the tie through the grill and catch with your fingers and then through the new lower holes drilled and "set the bracket as made to sit. Once set, pull ties through lock and pull tight so that the lock part of the tie fits and sits in the recessed bracket hole. This will allow the plate to sit on the bracket flush. Cut the excess tie and mount plate, look mom no holes in the bumber and very secure!


best and good luck!
can you take a pic of how this is on the car? if you're pressing the plate against the paint or whatever? thanks.
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:25 PM   #14
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swiftmotorsports.com for the bracket
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Old 07-28-2009, 02:32 PM   #15
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I still haven't and refuse to.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:17 PM   #16
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swiftmotorsports.com for the bracket
How much was it? The site says "call for pricing".
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Old 07-30-2009, 01:26 AM   #17
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Left my front license plate bracket off for 2.5 months now and at least 30 cops had an opportunity to pull me over and say something about it. Under no circumstance am I going to put it on. Show and Go looks horrible and with the front ground effects lip, it would get shredded.
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Old 07-30-2009, 08:48 AM   #18
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How many dealers put the bracket on before you picked it up?
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Old 07-30-2009, 11:21 AM   #19
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As I posted elsewhere at least on my 2LT the Show N Go maunal doesn't work out of the box - the front fasica of the 2LT is too steep as the Show N Go frame is meant to be horizontal. It can be put on but requires drilling into the lower fasica and the frame will be at an angle - if installed this way the license plate will also be at angle angle when in the "Go" position.

See these threads - first one has another member's install
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24244

Second has a post with my sketch of the issue
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showth...ighlight=altec

I think the SS fascia is flat or flatter and I know the GFX is flat which would allow either the manual or motorized Show N Go to work. Just be careful regarding the LTs.

So for now I'm running without and haven't been stopped yet though I know its a matter of chance IF I'm not doing anything else wrong. I pulled into Sam's Club yesterday, two local patrol cars were having a driver-side to driver side meet - both looked at me and gave a "thumbs" up that I returned the gesture but didn't bother to come over were I parked.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:59 PM   #20
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We've got a good solution....

2010 Camaro retractable front license plate holder. With this retractable plate holder you can hide your ugly front plate within seconds, simply fold it down and stow away. If your on the road just pull it out and flip it up, no more tickets and no more hassle from the authorities. Installation requires just two small holes to be drilled under the front bumper or double sided tape. Adjust up or down in less than 3 seconds!


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Old 07-30-2009, 02:09 PM   #21
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[QUOTE=RPI Designs;739323]We've got a good solution....

2010 Camaro retractable front license plate holder. With this retractable plate holder you can hide your ugly front plate within seconds, simply fold it down and stow away. If your on the road just pull it out and flip it up, no more tickets and no more hassle from the authorities. Installation requires just two small holes to be drilled under the front bumper or double sided tape. Adjust up or down in less than 3 seconds!
QUOTE]

This looks like or is the Altec Products "Show N Go" and appears have the angle issue in my previous post. Also, the second picture is not a Camaro.

The plate when up is leaning on the bumper, so unless it has clearance its going to scrap against the bumper surface.

Still not a solution for those of us with LS/LTs who don't want to drill and double sided tape is not a good fixture for what the frame will encounter from wind and road conditions.
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Old 07-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #22
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We've got a good solution....

2010 Camaro retractable front license plate holder. With this retractable plate holder you can hide your ugly front plate within seconds, simply fold it down and stow away. If your on the road just pull it out and flip it up, no more tickets and no more hassle from the authorities. Installation requires just two small holes to be drilled under the front bumper or double sided tape. Adjust up or down in less than 3 seconds!
QUOTE]

This looks like or is the Altec Products "Show N Go" and appears have the angle issue in my previous post. Also, the second picture is not a Camaro.

The plate when up is leaning on the bumper, so unless it has clearance its going to scrap against the bumper surface.

Still not a solution for those of us with LS/LTs who don't want to drill and double sided tape is not a good fixture for what the frame will encounter from wind and road conditions.

Right, the 2nd picture is not a Camaro as stated on the site.

This is a solution as double faced tape is fine. We've sold these for 4 years for Corvette and they hold up great and we have never had one issue with them.

Perhaps you don't want to use this, that is fine. But its a great product that does have many satisfied customers.

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Still not a solution for those of us with LS/LTs who don't want to drill and double sided tape is not a good fixture for what the frame will encounter from wind and road conditions.
Actually, it is a good solution as we have sold these for many years for Corvette and they do hold up quite well to the wind/road conditions.

Perhaps you don't want one, that is okay with us.

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:24 PM   #24
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Actually, it is a good solution as we have sold these for many years for Corvette and they do hold up quite well to the wind/road conditions.

Perhaps you don't want one, that is okay with us.

I have one, still in the box as it didn't work for me - so I agree its a good solution but not necessarily for an LS/LT front fascia unless you want to drill holes, have the license plate at an angle and possibly scratch your bumper.

For a GFX or SS with a horizontal bumper bottom its a good solution.

BTW - I like your Camaro products - just a suggestion - the pictures need to be bigger, especially when you click on them - you can't really see the details... good luck and thanks for making aftermarket accessories.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:36 PM   #25
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We have the same issue here in NY. I didn't put one on my 2002 and got 1 ticket in 2 years plus. It was worth it. The one on the 2010 is not as bad but I still don't want to drill the bumper. Plus it obviously looks better with out it. If I want to sell it later to someone who lives where they don't require 2 plates, it will lower the value. Keep in mind however, If you have the front bracket on, it acts as a buffer for all those morons who like to use your bumper as a guide for parking.

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