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License Plate Holes

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by txduckhunter, Jan 11, 2012.

  1. Jan 11, 2012 at 7:10 AM
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    txduckhunter

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    Hey I have a quick question just wanting to get some valuable TW input.

    My trucks front license plate was just screwed in to the front bumper below the grill.

    I went to remove the plastic dealer tag and the screws were going to leave ugly holes and take a little paint so I left them.

    I hate front license plates. I think they look stupid. I grew up in Louisiana where they aren't required.

    What I'm thinking of doing is either
    A- Go through the trouble of filling in and painting the holes..
    B- Find one of the toyota emblems like guys use on the satoshi grills and put it there.
    C- open to other ideas..

    True story When I registered my first truck in TX and got 2 plates I just figured they gave me an extra and thought well that's nice because you hit them on trailers and such. Then I got stopped one day and asked why I didn't have one!

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  2. Jan 11, 2012 at 8:40 AM
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    I've seen guys on here with like little thingys in the holes...ha thats not much help, but I'm sure someone will be able to link the plug-like things that people put in the holes, looks much better than holes
     
  3. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:32 AM
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  4. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:47 AM
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    So you got stopped for not having your front plate and you're still only going to put on one? :rolleyes:
     
  5. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:51 AM
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    Bumperplug.com I believe is the website. Also have the plugs that cover your key hole on the door. Paint matches perfectly.
     
  6. Jan 11, 2012 at 9:57 AM
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    Front is required in tx, but I still leave mine off. I pass at least 3 cops a day
     
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  7. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:01 AM
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  8. Jan 11, 2012 at 11:16 AM
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    For the cleanest look, sand the area flat, fill the holes and repaint. This is obviously ridiculously expensive but you'd never know there were holes there. Otherwise those plugs seem like a pretty neat option. I wouldn't put a Satoshi emblem there, I think it would look out of place.
     
  9. Jan 11, 2012 at 12:05 PM
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    I got stopped for something else and the officer mentioned my front plate.
    That was when I was in high school..
     
  10. Jan 11, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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  13. Jan 11, 2012 at 2:04 PM
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    But it's not color matched. It's colour matched...

    By the way, it took me 3 tries to type that correctly. I kept putting th 'U' in the first "color".
     
  14. Jan 11, 2012 at 5:31 PM
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    Had an idea, I can't decide if it would be cool or gay.

    Anybody ever seen the little "spike" bolts? About 1/2 inch long. What if I just plugged the hole with that?

    Im on the fence if it's gay or cool. I think cool cause I'd have little "horns" on the taco, gay because they are small and people would from a distance be like wtf is that? Oh spikes...
     
  15. Jan 12, 2012 at 7:23 AM
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    I wouldn't...
     
  17. Jan 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM
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    Actually as of Jan 1 NO plates are required in TX. The legislature accidentally removed all fines for not having plates (front or rear) - and our fearless leader, Rick Perry, signed it into law. Technically they can give you a ticket for not having plates, but there is no fine associated with the ticket. The legislature doesn't meet again until Jan 2013, so this most likely won't be changed until then.

    See the link to a news story about this below.



    http://www.nbcdfw.com/news/politics/Lawmaker-Error-Omits-Texas-License-Plate-Fine-133978998.html
     
  18. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:41 PM
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    No more plates for me haha:D
     
  19. Jan 12, 2012 at 2:45 PM
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    I had to plug bumper holes too :(

    bumper renewal.jpg
     
  20. Jan 12, 2012 at 3:19 PM
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    I'm in texas goodbye front plate..just ordered a pair of bumper plugs. Also troopers have stopped me before for not having it and I always get a warning. It's in the law books so I guess they use it as pc to stop u. Here in south texas I think troopers have better things to do than write tickets for not having the front plate.
     
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