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Old 05-09-2012, 09:43 PM   #15
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i drive mine in texas with no front plate and no issues
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Old 05-09-2012, 10:20 PM   #16
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i drive mine in texas with no front plate and no issues
i got pulled over a few different times for it before but like i said im not really worried bout it just wanted a few ideas on fixing the holes....but looks like plugs and touch up paint for this guy
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Old 05-09-2012, 11:51 PM   #17
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I was thinking about taking it off of my bumper..your meaning to tell me that all the dealers screw 4 freaking holes in a NEW CAMARO?!?!? WTGF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 05-10-2012, 12:34 AM   #18
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I live in Wisconsin, a two-plate state, but my dealer asked me if I wanted the front plate holder installed before I took delivery. I said "np", so my plate holder sits in my trunk now, just in case.

The "plugs" look ok, and they are by far the cheapest route to go.
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:22 AM   #19
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Even though I'm in a two plate state, my dealership doesn't put plates on any of the Camaros. Thankfully!
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Old 05-10-2012, 08:50 AM   #20
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I was thinking about taking it off of my bumper..your meaning to tell me that all the dealers screw 4 freaking holes in a NEW CAMARO?!?!? WTGF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Some use all four, others only use two... Having a front plate isn't a problem for most people. But it's an eye sore for the rest of us.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:07 AM   #21
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Panel retainers from any auto parts store... paint to get a match and shove them in the holes...
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:11 AM   #22
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I went to I think it was lowes or home depot and got little plastic plugs, and use touch up paint to make them match my car
I just did this same thing. 5/16" plugs. Drill holes out to 5/16". Painted and cleared them w/ matching paint. They came out awesome.
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Old 05-10-2012, 11:21 AM   #23
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I told my dealer to leave it off, and they did. I'm in a two-plate state and have had no problems running a single. If I get pinched, it'll go on the windshield. I'm not drilling holes in the front bumper, period.
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Old 05-10-2012, 01:44 PM   #24
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I bought the plastic plugs at Lowes and a container of touch up paint from the dealer and did mine.

so glad I did it, looks sooooooo much better than with the plate.

Cost was about 25 bucks versus 100 or so for the bumper plugs.
The BumperPlugs cost $25. I have a pair on my Porsche. They're primed, painted and clear coated by professional painters. They even use some kind of plasticizer so the paint is flexible and reduce the possibility of cracking later down the line.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:08 PM   #25
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The BumperPlugs cost $25. I have a pair on my Porsche. They're primed, painted and clear coated by professional painters. They even use some kind of plasticizer so the paint is flexible and reduce the possibility of cracking later down the line.
That's $25 per pair. So $50 for the Camaro. But if they last, then I'd say they're worth it!

I recently repainted mine, after about a year. The paint was starting to chip around the edges.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:27 PM   #26
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I told my dealer if I arrived to pick it up and there were holes in the bumper or a plate then he would keep the car. No front plates in NC.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:35 PM   #27
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It's amazing how many people it really bothers to have the front plate on their car. I agree 100% it looks better with out it but I live in a state (NH) where two plates are required and there is a cash fine to go with getting stopped with out one. The biggest issue I have with it is that why give the LEO another reason to stop me if maybe I'm going a little fast or something else on the road. Its not the end of the world that's for sure.
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Old 05-10-2012, 04:43 PM   #28
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It's amazing how many people it really bothers to have the front plate on their car. I agree 100% it looks better with out it but I live in a state (NH) where two plates are required and there is a cash fine to go with getting stopped with out one. The biggest issue I have with it is that why give the LEO another reason to stop me if maybe I'm going a little fast or something else on the road. Its not the end of the world that's for sure.
100% agree. I got pulled over in my Infiniti a couple years ago for making a left hand turn with no turn signal. When the officer came to the window he said "The reason I stopped you is for making a left hand turn in front of me with no signal, I was going to let it go until I noticed you don't have a front plate." Gave me a "fix it" ticket, had to put the plate on, waste my time finding an officer to sign off my ticket and pay $25 to the People Republic of Komifornia. I now have a front plate on all my vehicles. Just saves a hassle in the long run granted its an eye sore.
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