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superderk Apr 2, 6:08am - #142794 

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do you think this is legal?

i live in Illinois...ya think cops will say anything about it?
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superderk Apr 2, 6:10am - #142795 

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the liscence plate being ziptied to my grill that is...

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NorwayGT Apr 2, 6:13am - #142796 

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its fine

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Mizery_Machine Apr 2, 6:18am - #142797 
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Man I dunno.. I think the plate can't be obstructed at all. I remember some woman getting pulled over a while back because she put electrical tape over a part of her plate because she said it was racist. But laws differ from state to state. Best of luck to you, though! thumbsup
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superderk Apr 2, 6:20am - #142798 

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thanks man...i just hate holes...they shouldnt belong on a front bumper! and how often do you see a vette pulled over for not having a front liscence plate...at least i have mine mounted somehow!

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NorwayGT Apr 2, 6:21am - #142799 

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u think it will restrict a lot of air to the radiator?

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superderk Apr 2, 6:24am - #142800 

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i thought about that...but i figure there's enough air getting to it...i dont push it really hard anyway...often. but i figure it shouldnt overheat unless i drove at high rpm's for a long period of time...correct me if im wrong please anyone.

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ToiletPaper Apr 2, 7:08am - #142801 
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you should be fine..
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se7enmodgt20 Apr 2, 8:33am - #142802 
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yea you shouldn't have a prob.
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Jae Apr 2, 10:16am - #142803 

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they are going to give you fix it ticket..
when i got mine they told me that it needed to be screwed on somewhere, not ziptied.
But the cop was nice enough to let me pass the check.
look for some type of metal or plastic that sticks out of the car.. like the honda civics.
i'm looking for that too, but i don't know where to get it
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SilverGT Apr 2, 11:47am - #142804 
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what imma do with my License Plate is tilt it forward, sort of like the jdm look, using 2 L-brackets by bending them and drilling some holes. Kim has it on his car and it looks tight.
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marajade Apr 2, 11:48am - #142805 

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Have no idea - but it looks cool thumbsup

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GTSHYPR Apr 2, 2:13pm - #142806 
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Originally Posted by SilverGT

what imma do with my license plate is tilt it forward, sort of like the jdm look, using 2 L-brackets by bending them and drilling some holes. Kim has it on his car and it looks tight.


I think that you're gonna have to tilt it. That's what you have to do here in VA. Or just put it on the bumper.
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YBLEGAL Apr 2, 2:31pm - #142807 

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just go without it. It looks a lot better. I haven't had any problems yet.
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VSGTS14 Apr 2, 10:24pm - #142808 

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talk to a cop, then you'll know.

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Donegan Apr 2, 11:13pm - #142809 

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Originally Posted by superderk
thanks man...i just hate holes...they shouldnt belong on a front bumper! and how often do you see a vette pulled over for not having a front liscence plate...at least i have mine mounted somehow!


Nice.
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Mad_Game Apr 2, 11:15pm - #142810 
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i dont even use my front License Plate, cops rarely notice
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slidr Apr 3, 3:53am - #142811 

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I'd say that it is definitely illegal because your whole plate must be exposed, especially the tags.

Although, it is descretionary, so the cop may or may not ticket it for you.


I live in St. Louis, and have not had a front plate on my car for almost a year now, and not one cop has said anything about it.

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Bakablo1 Apr 3, 4:13am - #142812 
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well you should be ok.. dunno y cops would have a prob wit it idunno
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aspen Apr 3, 4:54am - #142813 

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i dont see any problem with it rolleyes but then again theres some stupid cops out there trying to ruined your day rofl

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theretiredpimp Apr 3, 4:58am - #142814 

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Originally Posted by aspen
i dont see any problem with it rolleyes but then again theres some stupid cops out there trying to ruined your day rofl


Yeah, I don't see any prob with it either but there are assholes for cops out there that just might wanna say something to exercise their authority. I think you should talk to a cop or something. I'm happy I got PA tags. PA law requires cars to only have the rear plate. grin

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Evan Apr 3, 5:00am - #142815 

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Two problems I see with it (potentially).

1. As already mentioned, some states require the plate to be bolted on (no zip ties).

2. Most states don't allow the plate to be obstructed (even partially). Some states are stricter than others, but in the most extreme cases you can't even have a License Plate Frame thumbsdown

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slidr Apr 3, 5:02am - #142816 

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The bottom line is:

If the cop is an ass, and wants to find a reason to write you a ticket, he will and can ticket you for it.

It's not like a cop would pull over for just having your front plate looking like that (usually they won't), but if he is a dick, and walks around your car and wants to write you a ticket for something, then he will.

Some cops just hate kids, and cars like Celicas.

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boydevious Apr 3, 9:20am - #142817 

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I got pulled over last week for no front License Plate.. but ziptied it just like yourz but..the bottom of my plate is facing outwards so its easier to see..you should be fine.. because they signed my fix it ticket when it was all ziptied! =)

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xmangt1 Apr 3, 9:39am - #142818 

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Well I'm really hoping you don't have any problems because I'm in Illinois too & I've gotten 9 tickets so far for no front plate.(I can't find my front plate). I was just thinking about this yesterday & really don't feel like drilling into the front bumper of my kit. I've recently ordered a personalized plate. A good friend of mine is a Chicago PO so I'm gonna ask him about it.
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Speed4TheNeed Apr 3, 1:47pm - #142819 

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you CAN still be ticketed, because it is NOT mounted correctly.

however, i doubt many officers will pull you over specifically for that. most likely, if you get pulled over for something else (running redlight, speeding, etc.) they will probably add your incorrectly mounted License Plate to the rest of the ticket.
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Clos Apr 3, 3:41pm - #142820 
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i think it would be fine but never know good luck and hope you dont get a ticket
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SpectraGod Apr 3, 4:09pm - #142821 
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I have the TRD front end and I bolted mine behind the mesh grill, you can still read it just fine. it's been that way for almost a year now, I haven't been bothered by cops yet, and I like in illinois about an hour outside of chicago. Lombard to be exact!
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man in iowa i got hit a no plate the 2nd day i had my car, i told them it was new, so i have 30 days, but he wrote me a warning cause i had the rear plate on, im not sure how illinois is though

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shox Apr 4, 9:52am - #142823 

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If it's covering some of the stickers (here we have stickers you need to have to prove your car is registered for the year) then I believe it'll be a problem
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driver Apr 4, 9:59am - #142824 

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nah its okay
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superderk Apr 4, 6:39pm - #142825 

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we have stickers...but only on the back...

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Snake03GT Apr 5, 3:13am - #142826 
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they need to invent a smaller License Plate

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