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    Active Member Two Rings
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    No front plate in NJ Concern???

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    I bought my S7 in P.A. and it has no front plate bracket.

    Any concerns/hassles with driving with no front plate in NJ? Who's got them and who don't?

    Thanks

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    Depends on the town you thru. From experience. Bergen county is the worse. Followed by Union county. luck
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    All depends on towns. Its worth the $52 ticket.
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    Active Member Two Rings benburgess's Avatar
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    FWIW, I'm not sure how the cops differ from CT to NJ, but I have no front plate and have passed tons of cops, even driven right behind them and they don't seem to care. Probably got bigger fish to fry


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    Established Member Three Rings Batman0424's Avatar
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    I have been running without a front plate for over a year and have only been pulled over once (and ticketed) for no front plate. I usually pass 5-10 police cars per day.

    Also, my town does boarder PA and lots of PA cars are in the area, so I am sure this helps a bit.
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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Sounds like I'll be getting the plate installed.

    I don't need the pullover or hassle..

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    Established Member Two Rings WJN S4's Avatar
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    Been driving with no front plate on the S4 for 4 years, no issues.. Prior to that, drove in a BMW with no front plate for 13 years prior to that, got pulled over a couple times, gave me more hassle over the tints. I've used the excuse "I bought the car out of state, have to special order the plate frame from Germany" excuse, with just a verbal warning to get it installed ASAP... I think I also used, "Just got the car from the body shop, waiting for the bracket still from them"
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    My stance is not to give them a reason to pull you over.
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    Most likely to get grief from local police, and it's just another thing that can get piled on a ticket if you do get pulled over. I do see several people driving around with the front plate on the dash in the windshield, not sure that is any better than no front plate.

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    Senior Member Two Rings mavz's Avatar
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    I only got a ticket once in 2 years, and that was because it was a checkpoint.
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    Senior Member Two Rings mavz's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by imnuts View Post
    Most likely to get grief from local police, and it's just another thing that can get piled on a ticket if you do get pulled over. I do see several people driving around with the front plate on the dash in the windshield, not sure that is any better than no front plate.

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    I spoke to a cop about this, having in your windshield doesnt mean anything to them
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    Veteran Member Four Rings imnuts's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by mavz View Post
    I spoke to a cop about this, having in your windshield doesnt mean anything to them
    Yeah, they may like it even less because you're knowingly not mounting it on the front of the car.

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    Active Member Two Rings
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    Any issues with right or left mounted plates? I see a few options for plate mounting vs front and center.

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    Senior Member Two Rings
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    Get the tow hook mount and don't drill holes in the bumper. No issues with that


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    Established Member Three Rings Batman0424's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reflexxx View Post
    Any issues with right or left mounted plates? I see a few options for plate mounting vs front and center.
    From a legal perspective, there are no issues. The plate only has to be on the front and within a certain height from the ground (believe it is between 4" and 12" from the ground, but don't quote me there).

    My issue with the tow hook is that it is asymmetrical; looks out of place. Like I said before, I have one that I throw on from time-to-time, but mainly run without it.


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