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      07-11-2013, 12:43 PM   #23
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yes, this is a mandate in DC and VA; dont risk it, esp if you drink and drive; youre just asking them to pull you over; i've been pulled over twice for no front tags
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      07-11-2013, 02:01 PM   #24
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yes, this is a mandate in DC and VA; dont risk it, esp if you drink and drive; youre just asking them to pull you over; i've been pulled over twice for no front tags
Thanks man - I'm def gonna put one on. Have a Skean bracket on order now. Curious if it'll pass inspection without a front bracket?
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      07-12-2013, 06:38 AM   #25
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yes, u should pass it without the front plate(at least in MD you would); VA might be more strict; I also have the skeane bracket; took 10 minutes to install
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      07-12-2013, 08:18 AM   #26
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yes, u should pass it without the front plate(at least in MD you would); VA might be more strict; I also have the skeane bracket; took 10 minutes to install
Nice, that means it'll take me 30 minutes to install..hah.

Throw some pics up! Would be curious to see how yours looks.
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      07-12-2013, 08:27 PM   #27
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My car passed inspection with no front plate and I put on the Skene shortly after. I went without a plate on another car and I always sweated getting pulled over (dark tint and loud exhaust added to the sweat) so with this car I'm going all legal. I dropped the plate a bit lower which I think improves the look though perhaps impedes air flow. The Skene is super adjustable, so much that it took me way longer than 10 minutes to install it. I used threadlocker because it felt like the bolts could easily back out.
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      07-14-2013, 03:18 AM   #28
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Thanks everyone for their comments. I recently changed my oil and had the front of the car elevated and while the oil was draining, i took advantage of the time and installed the Skene kit.

It's a pretty easy install - you don't even need a drill. All you need is:
(1) cleaner + rag
(2) Screwdriver

So it looks very very stable and solid. I was worried the bracket would maybe hit the bumper but Skene included two rubber bumper things to put on the back. Cool.

I guess if I have any negative comments, it would be that the brackets don't quite reach out as far as I'd like, resulting in the plate being tilted forward a tiny bit more than I'd like. This could be fixed by getting a slightly longer arm on the L bracket (can be seen on the bottom) so it extends a bit farther away from the car. But oh well, no big deal I guess.
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      07-14-2013, 03:39 AM   #29
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Huh? So no front license plate?
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Huh? So no front license plate?
Nope. 7 months. *knock on wood*
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Nope.
You crazy meng
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Word is the front license plates are no longer necessary in MD effective October 1, 2013. Guess who's removing his tow hook plate + frame tonight?

My car did not come with any holes drilled up front so there is definitely a case to me made. Will have a copy of the bill with me as well in case I get pulled over.

Excerpt of the bill and additional details at the following link-
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...-Change-in-Law
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      04-14-2014, 08:06 PM   #34
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Word is the front license plates are no longer necessary in MD effective October 1, 2013. Guess who's removing his tow hook plate + frame tonight?

My car did not come with any holes drilled up front so there is definitely a case to me made. Will have a copy of the bill with me as well in case I get pulled over.

Excerpt of the bill and additional details at the following link-
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...-Change-in-Law
Virginia needs to enact legislation like this. ASAP.
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      04-15-2014, 07:51 AM   #35
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Word is the front license plates are no longer necessary in MD effective October 1, 2013. Guess who's removing his tow hook plate + frame tonight?

My car did not come with any holes drilled up front so there is definitely a case to me made. Will have a copy of the bill with me as well in case I get pulled over.

Excerpt of the bill and additional details at the following link-
http://www.teslamotorsclub.com/showt...-Change-in-Law
That was only a proposed bill and it never made it to the floor for a vote. Thus, front plates in MD are still the rule
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That was only a proposed bill and it never made it to the floor for a vote. Thus, front plates in MD are still the rule
You sure? The bill itself says effective October 1, 2013?
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