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True No Drill Front License Plate Bracket!

Discussion in 'Buy / Sell / Trade' started by ernhon808, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. Feb 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM
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    ernhon808

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    I really like the plug idea.
     
  2. Feb 26, 2014 at 8:59 PM
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    2005-2011 NoDrill Front License Plate Bracket.
    (Excuse the Photoshop action to blur out thousands of dead bugs on my friend's bumper)

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  3. Feb 27, 2014 at 4:01 AM
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    Question: It appears that's this braces or wedges against the lower valence. Does this rub and scratch that portion it is in contact with? I really like this product, but I am super anal in my vehicles.
     
  4. Feb 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM
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    op, its march .....are the 05-11's ready?
     
  5. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:11 PM
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    Hi, Kyle!

    I definitely understand your concern. I used to be very anal about my truck too when I first got it. So anal that I refused to allow my dealer to install the license plate. The front part of this bracket sits against the unpainted bumper and will leave minor pressure marks indicating that you had something installed against it before. Similar thing happens when you uninstall a license plate from a drilled bumper. Only difference is this bracket does not leave permanent wholes and it does not touch any of the truck's painted surfaces.
    *****Update: The brackets are now rubber padded to prevent pressure marks**************

    I have tried plasti-dip but plasti-dip is awesome for some other application. Thought of powder coating. Extreme heat like what's required for powder coating is not good for aluminum especially when the main part of the bracket is the a spring feature. I have tested this bracket in many ways and that included leaving it out in the hot sun of Hawaii for months. I very stoked that the spring stayed strong and never degraded.

    The painted black bracket has a nicer softer surface. Definitely a must for the "anal" like us. I wouldn't say that I would never come up with a design especially made for the "Super Anal." But I am very happy and confident with this design that's why I wanted to share it with others.

    Thank you very much for your awesome question! :D

    -Ernest
     
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  6. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:15 PM
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    Lol. Sorry! Aiming for Mid March. And honest truth.... a list of reservations has already started.

    -ernest
     
  7. Feb 27, 2014 at 9:18 PM
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    2005-2011 NoDrill Brackets will be available around Mid March 2014. Please IM to reserve with your Tacoma year info. Prices will be the same as 2012-2014 models.
     
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  8. Mar 2, 2014 at 7:08 PM
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    Thanks for the response! A plate isn't required in my state, but I wouldn't mind having a nonpermenant option.
     
  9. Mar 2, 2014 at 7:22 PM
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    OP, put me down for 1 on the 05-11 design.

    Mahalo
     
  10. Mar 2, 2014 at 7:48 PM
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    K, bah! I message you when ready.
     
  11. Mar 2, 2014 at 7:57 PM
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    OP, how would these work with a billet grill? Also, any issues with having the setup offset to one side as opposed to the middle?
     
  12. Mar 2, 2014 at 8:17 PM
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    I'm almost 100% positive that it would NOT work on trucks with billet grill. There's a hook that grabs on the inside to hold the bracket in place. The only way you would be able to make it work is to make a 1/4" cut for each hook on the top part of the grill to make room for the hook.

    The lower valence where the bracket is designed to go has the same size space end to end. So I would think that you would be able to snap it on anywhere on that valence. I can test it out with my friends truck first then I let you know.
     
  13. Mar 2, 2014 at 8:40 PM
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    My thought is that is would be in the lower, to the left or right of center, where the plate is currently. I am likely to do a hidden winch mount, and the fairlead will be right where the place is now, in my sig pic.

    Thanks!

     
  14. Mar 2, 2014 at 9:54 PM
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    Yah so if the lower grill where the plate is now is the stock grill you should be fine. Best is to try when time comes. I'll pay for your shipping fees if you try it and doesn't work out how you want it.
     
  15. Mar 3, 2014 at 10:17 AM
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    You really need to make these for the earlier 2nd Gen (2006 specifically)
     
  16. Mar 3, 2014 at 10:20 AM
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    Just scrolled up and saw this post. My bad :(

    Thanks, IMing for mine
     
  17. Mar 3, 2014 at 10:52 AM
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    Lol, no worries!
     
  18. Mar 3, 2014 at 12:49 PM
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    The added zip ties is an awesome idea but not necessary.
    The Total strength of the bracket comes together only after the license plate is finally screwed on.
    Testing the sturdiness of each piece does not reveal the true strength of the bracket.
    Would I zip tie my bracket? Yes, I would. I don't see why not.

    Again, thank you very much for posting that info.
     
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