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Front License Plate Mod

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by BBiggs, May 7, 2010.

  1. May 7, 2010 at 12:30 PM
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    BBiggs

    BBiggs [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just got it!
    Has anyone bent or cut up their front license plate to fit it in the lower grille? Or done some sort of mod to make it look cleaner? I wanna do this but I just don't know where to start!
     
  2. May 7, 2010 at 12:42 PM
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    NraFan

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    I doubt it's actually legal to modify your plate in any way. Better check your local laws before you take on this project.
     
  3. May 7, 2010 at 12:45 PM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    I'm not sure if it's legal, but 90% of my friends have done this to their vehicles. They just fold the top and bottom of the plate back to make it narrower, and then put it in the grille.

    One of my friends dad has an 07 Gallardo, which doesn't have a front license plate mount, so he had someone airbrush one onto the front bumper, which is apparently legal.

    Either way, that's not my concern.
     
  4. May 7, 2010 at 12:46 PM
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    What in the hell is a Gallardo?
     
  5. May 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM
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    tacomakid89

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  6. May 7, 2010 at 12:48 PM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    It's a Lamborghini haha. Rear Engine, All wheel drive, 5.0 L V10.


    ...It's pretty fun.
     
  7. May 7, 2010 at 12:52 PM
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    dgr540

    dgr540 I've got the FUNK

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    Well even if painting was illegal he could just floor it before the cop could fully turn around and he would be gone.
     
  8. May 7, 2010 at 1:26 PM
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    jackwithcorona

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    part of the reason why i had the body shop leave it off the new bumper after i got it banged up...

    well the whole reason actually
     
  9. May 7, 2010 at 1:28 PM
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    BBiggs

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    I just got it!
    So you don't have one at all? Or you've fit it somewhere more inconspicuous?
     
  10. May 7, 2010 at 1:32 PM
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    none at all, bitch part is its too big for the glove compartment either... so i have it under the rug in the back of my access cab. im not too worried about the cops giving me too much trouble, they never bothered me when i had my corolla tinted, speedway blue, rims and the like (a cop "magnet") so i dont think they should bother me too much for this one either. but thats just my $.02
     
  11. May 7, 2010 at 1:44 PM
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    don't give them a reason to pull you over!
     
  12. May 7, 2010 at 1:46 PM
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    dont wanna rub it in, but i also have veterans plates... and they get me out of tickets everytime...
     
  13. May 7, 2010 at 1:48 PM
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    ^they better! Thanks for your service!
     
  14. May 7, 2010 at 1:52 PM
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    haha thanks man, best 80 bucks every two years i ever spent!
     
  15. May 7, 2010 at 2:22 PM
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  16. May 7, 2010 at 2:49 PM
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  17. May 7, 2010 at 3:07 PM
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    When I put the AP bumper on I just didn't put the front plate back on.

    Haven't been pulled over for the ~6-7 months I've had the bumper on there.
     
  19. May 7, 2010 at 4:43 PM
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    Some cops will find the tiniest reason to pull you over in hopes of a bigger "catch," especially if you have out-of-state or out-of-county tags. I was once stopped for a "partially obscured tag date sticker" because of a tiny fleck of mud about as big as a pea. I got out and flicked off the mud pellet while the cop ran my license and his partner snooped in my windows with his flashlight. Of course, I then went on my way sans ticket or warning as it was a bogus stop.
     
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