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      06-21-2008, 07:24 PM   #23
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Thanks Greg! That suites my purpose very well indeed.
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Sweet - thanks for the tip Greg - I just got my first "no license plate" ticket. Damn meter maid! Got me as i was picking up a cup of joe at starbucks.

wasn't gone more than 10 mins!

ah well - guess i had it coming - now for that tow hook mount so i can get it 'fixed'
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      07-23-2008, 07:45 PM   #27
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      07-29-2008, 12:01 AM   #28
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I just ordered this option I found on a Mini site of all places. Serves the purpose well as I can add the front plate but keeps my bumper pretty clean as the drill holes are well hidden underneath the front intake lip and not out on the front of the bumper! Will let you know how it goes...but even with this bracket I can go front plateless too from the looks of it!

Will let you know...get the car back tomorrow afternoon...just had my Eisenmann Sport exhaust installed at Curry's Auto in Dulles this afternoon!
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      08-21-2008, 07:09 AM   #29
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If anyone wants to see the tow hook plate in person I will have it at chapterfest.
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thks but I'll take the chances.
the tow-hook solution just doesnt look right IMHO..
but thats just me. I'll continue flyng the beast frontless

... knock on wood
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      08-21-2008, 11:29 AM   #31
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i dont like the tow hook mount because its not centered and thus just looks off. I have the hide away plate system from swift comming on monday.
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i dont like the tow hook mount because its not centered and thus just looks off. I have the hide away plate system from swift comming on monday.
How did it work out?
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      09-04-2008, 08:35 PM   #33
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Im suppose to have a front plate but im not using it, and ive never had a problem
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heres something /new being tallked about at our Mid-Atlantic counterpart. Kudos to bubbletea

A Hideaway Front Plate Mount Solution:
http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0

I'd like to see how it looks like on a e92 ///M3
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      09-04-2008, 09:48 PM   #35
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heres something /new being tallked about at our Mid-Atlantic counterpart. Kudos to bubbletea

A Hideaway Front Plate Mount Solution:
http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0

I'd like to see how it looks like on a e92 ///M3
Fine. I'll do it.
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      09-04-2008, 10:52 PM   #36
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i don't have a front plate on my Audi A5
since i bought it on May 16th
no problems yet
its nice and warm in my glove compartment
will do the same for the M3 when i get it
soon i hope
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      09-05-2008, 06:49 AM   #37
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heres something /new being tallked about at our Mid-Atlantic counterpart. Kudos to bubbletea

A Hideaway Front Plate Mount Solution:
http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0

I'd like to see how it looks like on a e92 ///M3
I like that! But have you seen the motorized version???

http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0
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I like that! But have you seen the motorized version???

http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0
thats pretty cool !

maybe I should get 2 of those, like James Bond's Aston Martin Car



yeah! guys post photos and maybe a quick DYIs
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      09-06-2008, 10:45 AM   #39
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I like that! But have you seen the motorized version???

http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/prod...a2cf638863eab0
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thats pretty cool !

maybe I should get 2 of those, like James Bond's Aston Martin Car



yeah! guys post photos and maybe a quick DYIs
Okay, who's going to be the first to install the motorized version????
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      09-07-2008, 09:08 AM   #40
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I like both options but I think I will remain plateless! It seems Montgomery Co police won't give you any issues for it unless you break some others laws.
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I've been looking for a motorized version a couple of months back and only saw the one on youtube on a mustang and a corvette (homemade versions). I knew Swift Motorsports had the manual version, but glad to finally see a fairly cheap motorized version. What worries me is that the plate will bend backwards at high speed touching the front bumper. The manual version lookes pretty flimsy, and this just looks like the manual version made automatic. I am really interesed in seeing close up pictures and close up video of the thing.
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      09-08-2008, 03:13 PM   #42
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The manual version is not flimsy as you might expect. Its very simple but built well from a hardware point of view not many points of failure. Now if someone can give me directions on how to pull the front mesh off I can get started on installing this bad beast.
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      09-09-2008, 07:53 PM   #43
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thks for the quality update! but sorry no pointers for me on the DIY, I do remember from my last e46 M3 that the full lower front has to be removed to access the lower mesh. But I hope someone can chime in to lend you a word of advice on your project

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      09-10-2008, 10:31 AM   #44
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i looked at the e92 diy for front bumper removal on e90post and i think thats what has to be done althought someone said just push it in and pull it out.
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