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      02-08-2013, 08:07 PM   #23
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Man am I glad I live in a state where you don't need a stupid front plate.
I live in one. Just don't put it on. They only issue a ticket if you get pulled over for something else. i.e.. speeding, running red light etc.
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      02-08-2013, 08:29 PM   #24
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i thought parking backwards was essential so you don't end up crushing your lip
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      02-08-2013, 08:52 PM   #25
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There're many vehicles in Texas without them. A lot sports cars don't have them, including the M3.
There are a lot of cars here that don't have them, but that doesn't mean not having one is legal. It's usually just a fix it ticket, but I put one on just because I don't need a reason to get pulled over.

Backing in is fine, but I consider myself pretty lucky if I can find a parking spot with just one side protected. No reason to get greedy other than douche-baggery.
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      02-08-2013, 09:05 PM   #26
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I have actually paid close attention to the back in parking and it seems
to be more prevalent and "normal" on the east coast...
I very seldom saw the back first parking habits in California but here in DC
it's everywhere.
I got a gash o my old 328i from a very old lady backing in her Crown
Victoria next to my car...

Just check your fellow member location and a pattern is formed...
coincidence???
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      02-08-2013, 09:14 PM   #27
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Driver of car pictured in OP is undoubtedly a douchecanoe.

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I don't really know if this actually saves your car. It makes it more vulnerable for people to do things.

1) Took up to spots (+15 douche points)
2) Parked backwards (+5 Douche points)

Coming to a grand total of a phenomenal +20 Douche Points

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TIL: Some think backing into a parking spot is a douche maneuver.

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i thought parking backwards was essential so you don't end up crushing your lip
Words of the wise.
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      02-08-2013, 09:15 PM   #28
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Haha. I thought you knew I don't have a car yet.
Yea yea..lol
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      02-08-2013, 09:40 PM   #29
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+2 ..guess I'm a douche extraordinaire
+3...
reversing into a parking/parking backwards is part of the license test in quebec
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      02-09-2013, 06:17 AM   #30
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I wonder where the ///MFEST Sticker went...

http://jalopnik.com/5982575/this-is-...rs-are-asshats

I never understood the appeal of having the front plate off to the side like this. It looks hideous. Either run with no plate or mount it properly in the center with a nice M3 plate frame. I get that a front plate doesn't do wonders for the looks of the car, but this is the worst option, IMO.
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      02-09-2013, 06:26 AM   #31
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I never understood the appeal of having the front plate off to the side like this. It looks hideous. Either run with no plate or mount it properly in the center with a nice M3 plate frame. I get that a front plate doesn't do wonders for the looks of the car, but this is the worst option, IMO.
Sorry but it's not the worst option if you want to avoid drilling holes into your bumper to mount a plate in the middle.

If I recall this plate is mounted by using the existing tow hook hole so no drilling etc and you can to back to a prisitine front bumper by unscrewing the assembly and just poping the little cover back in.
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      02-09-2013, 07:45 AM   #32
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I always back up into parking spaces because its easier to leave when you get back. I don't think it's douchebaggy... But parking in the middle and huge MFEST stickers definitely is.
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      02-09-2013, 08:07 AM   #33
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i thought parking backwards was essential so you don't end up crushing your lip
My old man told me the other day that he thought my car was gay. So I went and ask why.

His response is since I bought it the car as always back up to every spot. Lol. Wife and I thought it was funny.
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      02-09-2013, 08:13 AM   #34
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I never understood the appeal of having the front plate off to the side like this. It looks hideous. Either run with no plate or mount it properly in the center with a nice M3 plate frame. I get that a front plate doesn't do wonders for the looks of the car, but this is the worst option, IMO.
It's not for looks, but to avoid putting holes in the front bumper. If I had to, I'd probably go this route.

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      02-09-2013, 09:15 AM   #35
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I never understood the appeal of having the front plate off to the side like this. It looks hideous. Either run with no plate or mount it properly in the center with a nice M3 plate frame. I get that a front plate doesn't do wonders for the looks of the car, but this is the worst option, IMO.
+1 completely agree. the non-centered plate reminds of the "tuner" evo/wrx/rice burner crowd. Keep it classy M3 owners
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      02-09-2013, 09:25 AM   #36
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I don't park like that for fear of keying. It's pretty much like putting a "key me" siren on your car.

You can park away from people without making your car a target.
I don't park like that because I'm not an asshat.
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      02-09-2013, 09:47 AM   #37
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      02-09-2013, 10:25 AM   #38
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+1 completely agree. the non-centered plate reminds of the "tuner" evo/wrx/rice burner crowd. Keep it classy M3 owners
While I understand the logic for avoiding the drilling of the bumper, when I see any vehicle with an off-center front plate I find myself checking the driver's head gear for ballcap symmetry with the plate.
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      02-09-2013, 01:08 PM   #39
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While I understand the logic for avoiding the drilling of the bumper, when I see any vehicle with an off-center front plate I find myself checking the driver's head gear for ballcap symmetry with the plate.


lol..the baseball cap assymetry and the cap on backwards look are THE signs of douchebaggery. Lots of "because racecar bro" civic/eclipse/hyundai kids love the look. M3 owners driving > $60K cars deserve better.

I guess I am old school, but lots of kids are 'gifted' their cars by parents and thus don't appreciate the car that they didn't have to work hard for with their money and now you have this problem.
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I don't really know if this actually saves your car. It makes it more vulnerable for people to do things.

1) Took up to spots (+15 douche points)
2) Parked backwards (+5 Douche points)

Coming to a grand total of a phenomenal +20 Douche Points

...Super Douche/attention whore
1. yes.
2. No. This is called "Tactical Parking". This is for convenience and safety. Check this link.
http://www.itstactical.com/skillcom/...s-and-evasion/
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      02-09-2013, 01:33 PM   #41
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Sorry but it's not the worst option if you want to avoid drilling holes into your bumper to mount a plate in the middle.

If I recall this plate is mounted by using the existing tow hook hole so no drilling etc and you can to back to a prisitine front bumper by unscrewing the assembly and just poping the little cover back in.
Okay...so in order to avoid drilling holes in your bumper (which won't show since you have a plate mounted) you mount your plate off to the side like this which looks hideous. Like I said, it looks best with no plate, but if you need to have a front plate, why not just mount it properly so it looks as good as possible.

This is like saying you want rear spoiler, but you don't want to get adhesive on the trunk so you decide to mount the spoiler at the base of the rear window instead. You won't have damaged the paint finish of you car (under the spoiler), but it will look hideous.

The only logical argument for this side mount thing is if you have built a real dedicated show car and you need to frequently keep taking the plate on and off for car shows.
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      02-09-2013, 01:54 PM   #42
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Man am I glad I live in a state where you don't need a stupid front plate.
I live in one. Just don't put it on. They only issue a ticket if you get pulled over for something else. i.e.. speeding, running red light etc.
In San Francisco the fucking meter maids will give you a ticket if you're parked on the street without a front plate, sometimes even if you don't get a ticket for anything else.

I've gotten 3 so far. Like $120 each. They're fixit tickets so I just keep my plate on my towhook mount in the trunk, pop it on, get signed off, pop it back off.
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Okay...so in order to avoid drilling holes in your bumper (which won't show since you have a plate mounted) you mount your plate off to the side like this which looks hideous. Like I said, it looks best with no plate, but if you need to have a front plate, why not just mount it properly so it looks as good as possible.
Completely agree. The side plate is much more visually disruptive than a regular centered plate in a decent holder. Using the tow hook mount also draws attention to the car in a negative way since it looks abnormal.

There is also no need to drill holes in the bumper; spend some money on high quality double sided tape.
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Sorry guys, it was me. Won't happen again. And the part about the parking lot being full is false.
Literally LOL'd for a good minute
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