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      06-27-2011, 10:45 AM   #1
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1M Tow Hook License Plate Bracket Mount?

Hello:

I just delivered a 1M to a customer and was wondering if anyone knew of a front license plate bracket mount that worked through the tow hook mount. Please let me know!

Thanks!
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      06-27-2011, 11:56 AM   #2
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try this..

http://www.cravenspeed.com/products/The-Platypus.html
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      06-27-2011, 12:00 PM   #3
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Or this from Bavarian Autosport:

License Plate Relocator
Keep the law happy without ruining your bumper. This clever device screws into the tow hook.
Part # : 65-0000
$49.95

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
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      06-27-2011, 12:27 PM   #4
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I have one of these on my 335i and plan to pick one up for the 1M assuming it fits which it should, http://www.rhoplate.com/
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      06-28-2011, 09:25 AM   #5
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I have the rhoplate on my 335i as well but my customers wants to make sure that we are 100% before he orders something.
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OP, were you able to find out which size fits?
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      07-05-2011, 05:28 PM   #7
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I have one of these on my 335i and plan to pick one up for the 1M assuming it fits which it should, http://www.rhoplate.com/

+1 I have this plate it works well
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not centered = ugly
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not centered = ugly
Yeah but its necessary to avoid the po po from pulling you over and ticketing you.
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CP-E Front License Plate Bracket

Just installed my cp-e front plate bracket last week. It's very beefy, follows the lines of the bumper, fits perfectly, and works great!
www.cp-e.com

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I used these guys for my Cayman S

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Just installed my cp-e front plate bracket last week. It's very beefy, follows the lines of the bumper, fits perfectly, and works great!
www.cp-e.com

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they quality here looks great. i just sent them an email.
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      07-08-2011, 05:35 PM   #13
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Thank goodness I live in a province that doesn't require front plates.
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DOESN'T FIT

Just tried to install the Bavarian Autosport unit listed below.
It doesn't fit. The tow hook bolt is about 1 1/2 inches too short.

I called their parts department and their is no existing fix for this.

I'm returning it today and ordering the Platypus.




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Or this from Bavarian Autosport:

License Plate Relocator
Keep the law happy without ruining your bumper. This clever device screws into the tow hook.
Part # : 65-0000
$49.95

http://www.bavauto.com/shop.asp
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Just installed my cp-e front plate bracket last week. It's very beefy, follows the lines of the bumper, fits perfectly, and works great!
www.cp-e.com
Good to know the 135i version fits the M. Looks good!
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Anyone know if the one made by GoMiniGo for the 1Series fits the 1M? I had one on my 135 and kept it when the car was sold. Thanks.
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So I'm in a state that requires front plate and have a 1M on order. I'm guessing it would be wise to tell the dealer now to not mount front plate so I can get a bracket like this?
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Um, that's an affirmative. And remind them several times. And be there when it arrives to tell them again.
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Um, that's an affirmative. And remind them several times. And be there when it arrives to tell them again.
THX U...I kinda figured this but just wanted reassurance that my demand would even be taken seriously.
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So I'm in a state that requires front plate and have a 1M on order. I'm guessing it would be wise to tell the dealer now to not mount front plate so I can get a bracket like this?
I was stressed about what to do as well but I learned something new yesterday at the dealership. All the M cars come with a Body Colored Painted front license holder, in Canada anyway. This is not bad at all, I will just tell them not to drill holes on the front of the bumper, and just drill two holes underneath the bumper instead to install the plate holder. Use double sided tape on the upper side of the holder and no holes needed!
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      09-11-2011, 10:32 PM   #21
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On that CP-E tow hook bracket pictured above, is there any risk of the plate scuffing the bumper on the side that isn't supported by the tow hook? Of all the choices referenced above, the CP-E to my eye looks the cleanest ... but it's also almost twice as expensive.

Maybe letting the dealer drill a bracket in the center is fine ... it doesn't look like that would block intercooler flow too much. Decisions, decisions.
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what? no, no drilling! That plate holder is reinforced, it should bend or flex to allow for bumper scuffing.

So NO to the drill!
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