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Old 04-18-2015, 11:59 AM   #1
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People's experiences with no front license plate?



Hi.

I bought a new car and I would love nothing more than to remove the front license plate. I know it's against the law but I'm curious what everyone's experiences have been?

I keep hearing that if you have a nicer car the cops are more lenient than if it's your mother's minivan. For example my friend has a 2014 ZL1 Camaro and his plate is in his dash, he's never had issues.

I know it's a common question, but humor me.

The car in question is an Jerez Black E92 M3.

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Old 04-18-2015, 12:52 PM   #2
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Got chased many times. I explained it just came from an auto photo shoot. Had europlate on front so it was clear there was no place for local plate.
I got tired of the drama so I went with the Bimmian tow hook plate holder this year.
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Old 04-18-2015, 01:04 PM   #3
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Five years. Two tickets. Worth it.
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Old 04-18-2015, 09:45 PM   #4
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About 11 years, and approx 7-8 tickets. Haven't gotten a no-plate ticket for the past 5 years or so, but decided to put the plate back on anyways. Can't justify giving my time to cops anymore, if i don't need to.

There's a little trick that can legally exempt you temporarily from having no front plate for a few months which for me, lasted 4 months. This was in 2005ish so if nothing has changed, it should still work. Catch me at a meet or cruise, and i'll tell you about it.
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Old 04-19-2015, 06:14 PM   #5
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My advice, just run it. It brings unnecessary heat to your car and isn't worth getting pulled over for something so stupid especially if your car is heavily modded.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:23 PM   #6
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my advice, just run it. It brings unnecessary heat to your car and isn't worth getting pulled over for something so stupid especially if your car is heavily modded.
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Old 04-19-2015, 08:34 PM   #7
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Drove most of summer 2013 with no plate, got a ticket a week before storing it.

Since then I've had a stow and go plate, forgot it down a few times, but so far i've been lucky.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:58 AM   #8
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About one ticket a year. Easy to spot missing ON tags on a black car.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:42 PM   #9
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4 years, 1 warning, 0 tickets.
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Old 04-20-2015, 01:56 PM   #10
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Just get a stow n go or hide a plate holder. "Oops sorry officer forgot to flip it up"
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:46 PM   #11
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Drove most of summer 2013 with no plate, got a ticket a week before storing it.

Since then I've had a stow and go plate, forgot it down a few times, but so far i've been lucky.
Where do you guys get these show-n-go plate things? I wouldn't mind going that route.

Thank you everyone for the replies.
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Old 04-20-2015, 03:51 PM   #12
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http://www.ebay.com/bhp/hide-away-license-plate
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Old 04-20-2015, 05:27 PM   #13
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Really not worth the risk running into those Ontario Gestapo or Nazi minded cops.
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Old 07-24-2015, 03:01 AM   #14
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No luck in my area because I live right by the cop station. Also as soon as you pass via shitty area, they will be after you in no time...
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