Did I read the instructions right, that after the purchase there is still modifying that needs to be done?
Yes, but that is the entire point. The US license plates hang down below the mounting area on the hatch. Looks like you have to trim 1/4" or less from both the top and bottom to make this work. The nice thing is, someone would have to be really sharp to realize you did it. The trimming would be very subtle to the folks who may want to generate revenue for you doing so, yet the effect is major in the looks of the rear of the car.Did I read the instructions right, that after the purchase there is still modifying that needs to be done?
It's really awesome to see this level of interest. Thanks again everyone for making the group buy possible.
I'll let this run a little bit longer before I place the order. So far it's looking like 15 should cover it for everyone signed up so far and a few last minute additions. I'll keep you updated when they are on the way. I've ordered some extra foam tape and hardware already so I'll be ready to assemble when the laser cut parts arrive.
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I will take one of the extras.Here's the final list for the group buy. The sheet metal parts were just ordered and are expected to ship to me on or before April 15th. I'll post an update when they arrive.
From there it should take me another week or so to finish off the parts and get the kits ready to ship. Thanks again everyone for supporting the project.
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OK cool, I've got you down. Two extras remaining then.I will take one of the extras.
Likely illegal in Texas, but....Kind of a moot point because I don't think that any cop would ever notice, but does anyone know how most states define "mutilation" of a plate? It seems they are targeting folks who specifically make the plate harder to read, but I also don't like the idea of driving around with probable cause. Still in though, lol.
I have a friend who drives his VR6 mk2 Jetta around PA on a Euro plate that's colored like a PA plate and has his actual PA registration number on it and he doesn't really get hassled. Dark smoked cover? That will get you hassled. His is clear and legible with the correct info. Granted it comes down to encountering the wrong cop on the wrong day, or not.Hey Ted,
You’re right, most states focus on legibility (of the main letters and numbers), mounting, visibility of stickers, not being so dirty, etc. Some states also specifically don’t allow frames that cover the main letters and numbers.
Ex: In PA, my plate frame covers up the whole bottom area underneath the main text where is says “PENNSYLVANIA”. It’s a frame, that covers text. Troopers and local PD alike don’t care here.
This frame makes the plate much more visible, numbers, letters, stickers and all. This also looks like it will be twice as sturdy compared to OEM.
I trust it. But if you’re in one of those states or towns that hate car people, be careful. That’s where the probable cause will be a pain. Hopefully the police only gawk at how clean it looks!
The wagons are the least suspicious of the e46s. Haha
Not too moot Ted! Im sure a lot of us were thinking this too.