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Old 03-17-2019, 07:49 AM
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I found the solution for the stupid state of Texas requirement for front plates, though, I'd rather not have it. There are some good ideas like magnetic vent clips and stow and show but you still run the risk of an ahole cop with nothing better to do than issue you a ticket and fine that can go towards a new carbon fiber lip spoiler. So what I did was took off the stock plate holder and put tape behind the plate so it doesn't rub against the grill. Then secured it with some wires so it doesn't move and rub. Then bent the bottom 1/4 so it contours inwards along the shape of the grill and you can clearly see the quattro emblem. Am I happy? No. Am I ok with it? Yes. My main goal was to have the quattro logo shine on. Oh word of advice, don't be the idiots that have plates sitting on your dash. You don't know when you'll get rear ended and have that thing turn into a projectile and slice through your passenger's neck.


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Not a bad alternative- Iíve been running plateless on the front for 6mo and have had no issue with Dallas PD, or suburb PDs, as of now. You going to upgrade to a custom colour plate...like black or grey? Thatíll help it blend in more, if you really want to run with the front plate.
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In the 5+ months since I installed the RS-style grille and have pretty much continuously run with no front plate, Iíve never had a LEO show even the remotest interest in not having a plate. And anyone who remembers my level of paranoia from 6 months ago about not having a plate ó even though I have the Sto N Show, I donít really use it. The front plate sits in the floor pan behind the drivers seat.

My (unscientific) theory is that if the LEO looks at my front grille, they see that there isnít a mount for a plate, so itís not that Iím intentionally not displaying it, there just isnít a place to display it.

At some point I may still be nailed and then Iíll tap dance. Until then, itís not even in the back of my mind.

Hopefully we donít have any Delaware Valley LEOs on this forum.

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I don't think they're stupid. He sees the nice Audi grille and he's either "oh he's out of state" or if somehow notices that it should be there and it's not, he doesn't bother unless you're also speeding, driving dangerously, black, or have expired plates or whatnot.
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In the 5+ months since I installed the RS-style grille and have pretty much continuously run with no front plate, Iíve never had a LEO show even the remotest interest in not having a plate. And anyone who remembers my level of paranoia from 6 months ago about not having a plate ó even though I have the Sto N Show, I donít really use it. The front plate sits in the floor pan behind the drivers seat.

My (unscientific) theory is that if the LEO looks at my front grille, they see that there isnít a mount for a plate, so itís not that Iím intentionally not displaying it, there just isnít a place to display
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Good for you, you are a rebel, way to stick it to the man! 🚔🖕🚓 Still doesn't excuse you for not having it. If an alfa romeo is able to have so does the RS5.

I'm not preaching one way or another and I'm not telling people cops will or won't. I'm just trying to be helpful and let people know of another way of mounting their plates and show off their quattro logo.
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Originally Posted by arrtewwx View Post
You going to upgrade to a custom colour plate...like black or grey? Thatíll help it blend in more, if you really want to run with the front plate.
Would like to but it'll take away from my CF spoiler fund 🤑
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Originally Posted by belzebutt View Post
he doesn't bother unless you're, black,
he speaks truth.
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For some reason, the police aren't enforcing the front plate laws for the hundreds of Model 3s I see driving around, 95% of which don't have a front plate.
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he speaks truth.
Just what I want, political BS in a car form I enjoy......not
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Just what I want, political BS in a car form I enjoy......not
Sorry to get your panties in a wad. It is just a joke. He mentioned it and I just played along with him.
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