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Old 12-17-2011, 10:59 PM   #1
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Need some idea's on my front License plate mount

Aloha all,

My truck doesn't have any holes in the front bumper. I need some idea's on mounting my license plate. I really don't want to cut holes...

Any one have any idea's?
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:01 PM   #2
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Dont put your plate on.
besides this...
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:06 PM   #3
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In AZ, we only need the rear plate...CA needs both I think....Does Hawaii require both? I'd keep my front end looking clean if it wasn't required...hopefully someone gives you ideas!
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:12 PM   #4
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if i remember correctly... someone on tw or tn took the front license plate bracket from a dodge ram and got it to work flawlessly on the 05-11 front bumper. don't know if the same could be said for the 12s, but that's what i would look into.

there's also this, where the holes won't be seen if the plate/bracket is removed:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Add-Front-Un...ht_4362wt_1037

Edit: another idea:
http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/index.shtml
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:24 PM   #6
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Props to you for obeying your local laws and wanting to run your front plates.
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Old 12-17-2011, 11:38 PM   #7
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I have a 2010 and the markings for the holes ARE there in the bumper and they are reinforced behind it. You just have to look really carefully. I had to mount my front plates too, I just decided to go for it and screwed them in there.
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i see what you did there
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:39 AM   #9
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I have a 2011.

I put a plate on the front of my Tacoma. I like how it looks, I just carefully centered the plate where I wanted it and drilled a couple of holes for the screws. Sorry, I don't know the technical terms but below the chrome grille there is a strip of plastic bumper, then a slit at the level of the fog lamps, then another strip of plastic right above the skid plate. I mounted the plate on the lower strip of plastic. Problem solved.

About a week later I noticed another late-model Tacoma with a front plate mounted on the upper strip of plastic. When I looked carefully at my Tacoma (I had to move around a little so the light would shine on it at different angles) I saw there are, in fact, two holes already there on the upper plastic strip, they're just painted over or have to have some plastic tabs knocked out of them.

That said, I don't like how it looks on the upper part of the bumper, I think it looks better on the lower bumper and I'm happy with the results I got.
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:52 AM   #10
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A tad off topic but here is a terrific product for those with bumper holes that want to hide them as they are not required by law to have a front plate. Look here -> http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html
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Old 12-18-2011, 06:55 AM   #11
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Was just thinking .. the 2012 doesn't look real shabby if you mount right where the factory made the dimples for the plates holes. I can't visualize it looking any better mounted elsewhere. Here is a pic of a raised (6") 2012 with plates on the front..


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nj needs one. but i just keep it in the truck and tell them i bought it out of state and the dealer hasn't sent me the plate bracket yet. or throw it on the dash. thats what i did with my car.
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Old 12-23-2011, 06:50 PM   #13
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i made a bracket out of stainless steel that goes through the front bumper in the center and drilled holes to the aluminum box tube bumper behind the plastic bumper. If you would like pictures I can take one this weekend and post it for you. I live in Jersey also and had to have one so I wouldn't get pulled over. It is easy to make
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my '12 has "dimples" on the front fascia (like sherlock's post)... dealer didn't drill pilot holes, ..so i'll just have to do that when i get the plates...
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if its a law than just drill the holes and avoid any unwanted attention from the police.
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I plugged my plate holes, and not gonna worry about it.
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Old 12-28-2011, 08:27 PM   #17
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Was just thinking .. the 2012 doesn't look real shabby if you mount right where the factory made the dimples for the plates holes. I can't visualize it looking any better mounted elsewhere. Here is a pic of a raised (6") 2012 with plates on the front..


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I used some very long black tie straps and attached the plate to the plastic cross support in the lower air dam. It took 4 ties and just kept working them tigter until the plate was secure and centered. No drilling at all.
I actually took it off my truck a few months later but put one on my sons 2008 taco the same way.
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found it. don't know how well it'll work on the '12s, but it may be possible.

http://www.toyotanation.com/forum/61...e-bracket.html
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