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Front License Plate

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ToyotaSanDiego, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:01 AM
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    ToyotaSanDiego

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    When I bought my Tacoma they had screwed the front license plate into the bumper. I personally dont like the plate there but will be left with two ugly holes if I remove it. Does anyone have a suggestion?
     
  2. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:07 AM
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    Put the plate on and forget about it. It's a ticket in California, a stupid one but a ticket none the less.
     
  3. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:09 AM
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    at least you didnt use too much power in your drill when taking the screw out i ended up pulling the plastic with it so now the hole pokes like 1/8'' out
     
  4. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:20 AM
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    Yea i live in Cali and i just recently put my front plate on after 4 years. Too many of my friends were getting tickets for not having one. I say put the plate on and be on your way, but if you want to keep that clean look i believe there are plugs you can buy at any automotive place. I've seen a few people on here who've done it.
     
  5. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:35 AM
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    Dealer here in Chicago was nice enough to ask me if I wanted the front license plate on before he drilled the holes.

    I decided to take my chances...

    But I'm thinking maybe a bull bar in the future, so I'm thinking I'll eventually mount the license plate onto there. Meanwhile, if I get pulled over, I'll say my bull bar is on back order and if they cut me a ticket..take it court. These tickets are almost usually dismissed in my area.
     
  6. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:50 AM
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    Mine had a plate on it when I bought it...and I made them fix the holes and they resprayed the bumper. Which, I think the paint is starting to bubble up. :mad:

    You should be able to get little 'plug inserts' to put in the holes. Atleast it'll cover up the holes and look 'clean'.

    Someone here or another forum had some speedway blue ones...so there's gotta be a way to buy whatever color you need.
     
  7. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:55 AM
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    I bought $2 plastic inserts and sprayed them with Duplicolor that kept on peeling off, so I finally got hosed by these guys: -
    http://www.bumperplugs.com/ - over priced even though its a good product and the color match is perfect
     
  8. Jul 1, 2009 at 7:58 AM
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    My Law enforcement buddies told me it is common now for some cities to pull you over for this as a reason to check for DUI.
    While they got you there if you haven't been drinking but have other mods to your car like tint expect fix-its for them too.
    Really bad in LAPD territory especially the beach areas.
     
  10. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:35 AM
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    To much to list...see sig for more...
    Any way to bring in revenue to our poor ass state...
     
  11. Jul 2, 2009 at 6:50 AM
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    Yea its pretty ridiculous! Same with tinting.
     
  12. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:05 AM
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    In arizona we don't need a front plate, but my truck came from cali, so, I'm stuck with holes. Thanks for the suggestion on the plugs spearhead.
     
  13. Jul 2, 2009 at 7:10 AM
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    I did the same
     
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    Military and licensed out of state has it's advantages ;)
     
  15. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:08 PM
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    yeah i put the cheep ass clemson plate from my sis civic on and it looked like crap and i wastoo lazy to use a screwdriver so i used the drill and now i have black holes in white paint but im getting a good one soon
     
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    hmm cheap ass clemson plate, huh? - so the good plate will have either a gamecock or seminole on it, right? :p

    I grew up in Greenville and then Columbia so I had to say something stoopid :D
     
  17. Jul 2, 2009 at 12:44 PM
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    haha i lived in columbia for 15 years and realized most carolina fans (NOT ALL) are jackasses and my sis goes to clemson so i go to all the games
     
  18. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:24 AM
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    fair enough, I have family that graduated from Clemson too
    used to go to death valley lots back in the day, great venue
     
  19. Jul 3, 2009 at 8:33 AM
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    yeah , carolina fans spit on us when we went for the Vols game
     
  20. Aug 5, 2009 at 5:55 PM
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    I'll settle this, put a Tarheels 2009 National Champions tag on it and wa-la, problem solved! :D
     
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