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    Thread: Front License Plate

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      05-02-2012 02:43 PM #1
      I'm getting ready to move to Cali in July and I'm guessing I will need a front plate. When I bought the car in 08 they swapped out the bumper for one with no holes. Now that I'll have to go back, what is the cheapest best option for a front plate?

    2. 05-02-2012 04:21 PM #2
      3m double sided tape, no holes

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      05-02-2012 05:18 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by tdi-bart View Post
      3m double sided tape, no holes
      ill one up you and suggest earth magnets

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      05-02-2012 06:55 PM #4
      I have a front license plate trim piece for a 2011 TTS, will that fit the 2009?
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      05-02-2012 08:14 PM #5
      I just ordered a 2013 TTRS and ordered it with the European front bumper...no holes...make friends with a police officer or CHP. Front license plates SUCK!! I've lived in Cali my whole life and I haven't been stopped yet for no front license plate...knock on wood!!

    6. 05-02-2012 08:58 PM #6
      SB82, yeah it depends on what area of california you're going to be in. i live in norcal and ive been running around without a front plate with no issues. however, im usually in more suburban areas of the bay. if you're going to live in say, SF, you should definitely get a front plate.

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      05-02-2012 10:39 PM #7
      just moved away from the Olympic Peninsula, Wa. Pulled over for no front plate, $124 ticket, but my wife was driving, I wasn't with there...she talked her way out of it...said it was my car...

      I drilled the front for a plate...it did hurt.

      answer to post below, it was especially bad in a small town of 9K, all they had to do is check everybody out, and my car really stood out.
      Last edited by oldster1; 05-04-2012 at 07:32 PM.

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      05-02-2012 10:54 PM #8
      Quote Originally Posted by oldster1 View Post
      just moved away from the Olympic Peninsula, Wa. Pulled over for no front plate, $124 ticket, but my wife was driving, I wasn't with there...she talked her way out of it...said it was my car...

      I drilled the front for a plate...it did hurt.
      I lived in WA for 7 years... never an issue over two cars.

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      05-03-2012 01:32 AM #9
      In California no front plate tickets are an equipment violation with no fine, same as window tint. You fix what u are cited for and get it signed off at any police station. There is a small processing fee of about 20-dollars. In my experience, most cops couldn't care less if u have the front plate. Unless you're a fugitive, u plan to drive drunk or transport drugs, dont bother with the front plate.

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      05-03-2012 08:38 AM #10
      Quote Originally Posted by jmofo View Post
      I just ordered a 2013 TTRS and ordered it with the European front bumper...no holes...
      All TT RS come like that, here's mine for example. Nothing special ordered:

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      05-03-2012 08:58 AM #11
      I'm moving to Pasadena. I'm also going to have the same issue on my Passat. I guess I might try to see how long I can get away with it.

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      05-03-2012 10:28 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by jmofo View Post
      I just ordered a 2013 TTRS and ordered it with the European front bumper...no holes...make friends with a police officer or CHP. Front license plates SUCK!! I've lived in Cali my whole life and I haven't been stopped yet for no front license plate...knock on wood!!
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      05-07-2012 01:33 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Koa1 View Post
      In my experience, most cops couldn't care less if u have the front plate.
      My experience in the last few years differs markedly. I've gotten 1 front plate citation from Riverside county (have had front plates on since then). Many people I know have received citations throughout So Cal. When visiting San Diego, retired police officers were trolling the parking lot at Balboa Park giving out warnings for front plate violations.

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      05-07-2012 04:31 PM #14
      I've been pulled over multiple times in California for no front plate. I haven't been pulled over in the Audi, yet.
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