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So I got pulled over last nite for not having a front plate and having my front doors tinted. Cop let me slide on the front plate cause I showed him there were no holes in the bumper to mount the plate, but got a ticket for my front tints.
I'm gonna try and fight the tint ticket cause Il recently changed the tint laws, but Chicago hasn't, so I not really expecting to get away with that one.
But anyway, any one that has the V bumper have a front plate mounted?
I really don't want to have to drill holes in the bumper. Right now I have my plate sitting on my front dash in the windshield, but the cop flat out told me that ain't gonna fly.
Any other Ideas on mounting the front plate?
 

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So I got pulled over last nite for not having a front plate and having my front doors tinted. Cop let me slide on the front plate cause I showed him there were no holes in the bumper to mount the plate, but got a ticket for my front tints.
I'm gonna try and fight the tint ticket cause Il recently changed the tint laws, but Chicago hasn't, so I not really expecting to get away with that one.
But anyway, any one that has the V bumper have a front plate mounted?
I really don't want to have to drill holes in the bumper. Right now I have my plate sitting on my front dash in the windshield, but the cop flat out told me that ain't gonna fly.
Any other Ideas on mounting the front plate?

you probably either had a really bored cop, or he suspected you of something else and needed an in.
 

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So I got pulled over last nite for not having a front plate and having my front doors tinted. Cop let me slide on the front plate cause I showed him there were no holes in the bumper to mount the plate, but got a ticket for my front tints.
I'm gonna try and fight the tint ticket cause Il recently changed the tint laws, but Chicago hasn't, so I not really expecting to get away with that one.
But anyway, any one that has the V bumper have a front plate mounted?
I really don't want to have to drill holes in the bumper. Right now I have my plate sitting on my front dash in the windshield, but the cop flat out told me that ain't gonna fly.
Any other Ideas on mounting the front plate?
Ya it's a real piss off when they do the job you're paying them for...........
 

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there are plate brackets that mount on the underside of your bumper then slide out and forward. then when you dont want the plate just flip it down and slide it in.
 

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black Zip tie it to the lower grill.
DUH! sometimes the answer is so obvious...why didn't i think of that?

I'm not complaining that I got the ticket. But out of the two possible tickets, I would have prefered the plate over the tints.
Since IL changed the front tint law, Chicago cops go out of their way to ticket for front tints, cause they say local city law supercedes state law. My tints are within the law and there is no reason I should get a ticket for being within the law. The plate however, is another story.
the cop didn't seem to want an in cause he didn't ask to search my car or anything, just gave me the ticket and a verbal warning and went on his way.
 

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i feel ya,, a couple years back the cop actually watched me in december remove the vynal tint i had on my brake lights on the side of the road... and still gave me a ticket
 

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do you live in chicago? cause if you have a chicago address on your license you are SOL on the tint ticket.

i don't run my front plate in jersey, not drilling that perfect bumper. don't know many cops who will pull you over just for front plate, esp since theres no way to tell unless you drive past him and hes on a perpendicular sidestreet since if hes behind you he can't tell and if he passes you the opposite way hes not gonna do a 180* if he even notices. i would lose the tint and not put a front plate on. doubt you'll have much trouble getting pulled over for front plate if you just keep everything else on the level.
 

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That sux bro. I'm in Jersey also and had my CTS for 2 years now with no front plate. Haven't been stopped yet and I pass a ton of cops. Guess I should hold tinting out the windows....
 

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Whatever it takes .
Never give 'em an excuse to pull you over .

All you are to them is revenue . :mad:









Thank you M.A.D.D . :bigroll:

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