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      11-19-2012, 01:18 AM   #1
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tow hook license plate holder

finally...i am to take delivery of my long awaited e92 m3 2013....i was hoping, if anyone could suggest a good tow-hook plate holder (build quality top priority), I am required to have a front plate, but i wont let them drill the front bumper..

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      11-19-2012, 08:24 AM   #2
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Congrats! How long was the wait?

Good toe hook plate bracket - US Millworks

http://www.usmillworks.com/bmw_front..._tow_hook.html
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      11-19-2012, 10:29 AM   #3
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Congrats! How long was the wait?

Good toe hook plate bracket - US Millworks

http://www.usmillworks.com/bmw_front..._tow_hook.html
awesome! i was actually reading about this not to long ago, i will probably go with it!

the wait, ah bro... it was a whopping 11 weeks, if you'd like I can post my timeline if you are awaiting your beloved m3, it was 11 weeks because of that daaaaamn horrible wench, Sandy
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      11-19-2012, 11:58 AM   #4
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I just put the US Millworks on my 2013, about two months ago. I have no complaints, though it would have been nice if they ground a set of flats on the ball flange so you could pop a c-wrench on it for tightening it easier.
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awesome! i was actually reading about this not to long ago, i will probably go with it!

the wait, ah bro... it was a whopping 11 weeks, if you'd like I can post my timeline if you are awaiting your beloved m3, it was 11 weeks because of that daaaaamn horrible wench, Sandy
Wow, the first week I found to be most difficult. My CA just told me est. for delivery to me is late Nov., which I wish were true, but I ain't holding my breath - seems too fast.

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I just put the US Millworks on my 2013, about two months ago. I have no complaints, though it would have been nice if they ground a set of flats on the ball flange so you could pop a c-wrench on it for tightening it easier.
I hear ya. first world problems my friend
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      11-19-2012, 08:21 PM   #6
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thanks J for the heads up/feedback!

and yea S65, i was told actually by my CA production week of oct 7th, luckily it happend 5 days earlier for me, once your car gets put into production the wait tension gets alleviated almost immediately, for me I was scared of the captain of my ship pulling a George Clooney from the Perfect Storm, and also how heavily the gas situation would impact my trying to fill up upon receiving the car, luckily from what i have heard / seen in tristate, that problem has been solved...at least I will know on wednesday lol (when i pick up)...btw if you want I used two different websites to track my boat, one for when it was immediately in the coast, another for when it was crossing the atlantic i can pm or post here whichever you prefer
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      11-19-2012, 08:28 PM   #7
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Check out Gominigo.com

They have bit for the front tow hook as well.
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      11-19-2012, 08:42 PM   #8
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try Rhoplate.com. I've used their product for the past year and it's been very sturdy. Lots of mounting positions.......
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thanks J for the heads up/feedback!

and yea S65, i was told actually by my CA production week of oct 7th, luckily it happend 5 days earlier for me, once your car gets put into production the wait tension gets alleviated almost immediately, for me I was scared of the captain of my ship pulling a George Clooney from the Perfect Storm, and also how heavily the gas situation would impact my trying to fill up upon receiving the car, luckily from what i have heard / seen in tristate, that problem has been solved...at least I will know on wednesday lol (when i pick up)...btw if you want I used two different websites to track my boat, one for when it was immediately in the coast, another for when it was crossing the atlantic i can pm or post here whichever you prefer
Cool bro, post it up to the thread!
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Cool bro, post it up to the thread!
http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

^ used this for when ship was just leaving Bremerhaven, fairly accurate

no prob bro, this is the site i used for mid atlantic segment of the voyage:
(when ship is out of AIS range)
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/

this site takes time to update as in the ship pings like once every 12-20 hours...but the info is accurate best free resource imo, also its easiest to enter ship callsign which you can get from W&W's main site or from the marinetraffic site

hope it helps!
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http://www.marinetraffic.com/ais/

^ used this for when ship was just leaving Bremerhaven, fairly accurate

no prob bro, this is the site i used for mid atlantic segment of the voyage:
(when ship is out of AIS range)
http://www.sailwx.info/shiptrack/

this site takes time to update as in the ship pings like once every 12-20 hours...but the info is accurate best free resource imo, also its easiest to enter ship callsign which you can get from W&W's main site or from the marinetraffic site

hope it helps!
I think I figured it out, there are only two boats my car could be getting on (11/21 departure). If it's earlier one, it's plausible I could be in my car by first week of Dec. Do you know which boat you're on?
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I used the front license plate holder with double sided tape on the top to secure it. It clips in from the bottom, and then one must layer the double sided tape on the top so that it comes in contact with the bumper.

It looks like it was drilled but I can take it off with no problems. I've had it on for a while now with no issues from the weather.
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I think I figured it out, there are only two boats my car could be getting on (11/21 departure). If it's earlier one, it's plausible I could be in my car by first week of Dec. Do you know which boat you're on?
my car already is waiting at the dealer bro, those sites are what helped me during the voyage...but my boat docked during sandy so it got delayed more...typically not more than 11-15 day voyage
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I used the front license plate holder with double sided tape on the top to secure it. It clips in from the bottom, and then one must layer the double sided tape on the top so that it comes in contact with the bumper.

It looks like it was drilled but I can take it off with no problems. I've had it on for a while now with no issues from the weather.
which plate holder is this?
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which plate holder is this?
It's the one from the dealer that should come with the car if your state requires front plates.
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      11-22-2012, 12:31 AM   #16
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It's the one from the dealer that should come with the car if your state requires front plates.
ah yea...that is sitting in my trunk lol! i told them please do not attach...my CA she's awesome, and they didnt attach, its required by state law here...but im gonna dodge that till the tow hook holder comes in
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      11-24-2012, 09:08 PM   #17
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11/21 boat is the tampa - it is due in NY on Nov 30
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Turner Motorsports sells a custom bracket for the M3 , very high quality.
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      11-28-2012, 07:40 PM   #20
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I, too went with US Mill Works. It is a high quality part and is sturdy as hell.
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I, too went with US Mill Works. It is a high quality part and is sturdy as hell.
same here, posted pics on the class of 2013 , took time to adjust but very satisfied with the end product
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