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      10-04-2011, 07:40 AM   #1
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HTX: Tow Plate Question

I'm buying a 135i in the next few days and unfortunately Texas requires a front license plate. I'm thinking of getting the US Mill Works tow plate (link below). I had one concern though, is it at a high risk of being stolen? It's not exactly hard to remove from what I understand.

http://www.usmillworks.com/bmw_front..._tow_hook.html
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      10-04-2011, 03:12 PM   #2
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I have run all of my cars without front plates for the last 20 years...
been pulled over twice for it...
once in a VW on I-10 near Buckys and given a warning...maybe 10 years ago..
second time in a Vett on I-45 near Willis...ticked $200...paid the fine and never installed the plate....
I doubt you will get pulled over for it unless your doing something stupid...

If you still want to obey the law... try some Blue Loctite...

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      10-07-2011, 08:44 PM   #3
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its weird.. both my VW and BMW do not have front plates, and didn't come with them when I left the dealership.
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      10-08-2011, 06:16 AM   #4
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Dont run front plates here either.
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      10-09-2011, 05:48 PM   #5
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Great, I won't worry about it then. Thanks guys.
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      10-11-2011, 09:55 AM   #6
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From my experience. It is a fix it ticket. However it is a pain the ass. I had gotten pull over and cited for it. I just took some ticky tac (is that what you call it?) and had it on the car for less than 5 sec (when it was cool outside) took the picture and took it back down. Went out to court and presented the picture and it was dismissed.

A good excuss that I tell people is just say that the car is european and I had just gotten the car or I have the front plate bracket on order with the parts dept. (when getting your car service as for a quote on the front plate from parts and once you get the sheet just had write back order on there) so when you get pulled over you can say i have it order just that it is on back order.
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I'm buying a 135i in the next few days and unfortunately Texas requires a front license plate. I'm thinking of getting the US Mill Works tow plate (link below). I had one concern though, is it at a high risk of being stolen? It's not exactly hard to remove from what I understand.

http://www.usmillworks.com/bmw_front..._tow_hook.html
I had one of those on my MINI (after getting a ticket) - the auto car wash will bend it

Having a front plate wouldn't be so bad if our plates weren't so ugly
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