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Sudden increase in off-center license plates

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Sudden increase in off-center license plates

Not sure if anyone else has noticed this trend, but based on my anecdotal evidence, there has been a recent surge in cars with off-center license plates. I see multiple offenders every day now.

This trend seriously needs to go away.
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board123 wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this trend, but based on my anecdotal evidence, there has been a recent surge in cars with off-center license plates. I see multiple offenders every day now.

This trend seriously needs to go away.
Why? It is not a trend. There is a legitimate reason people do it.

They don't want holes drilled into their bumper so they mount it on the tow hook instead.
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Or it comes factory installed on certain vehicles with a front mount interooler.
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Jun 12th, 2017 2:14 pm
Why? It is not a trend. There is a legitimate reason people do it.

They don't want holes drilled into their bumper so they mount it on the tow hook instead.
Why does it matter if holes get drilled into the bumper if the license plate gets mounted on the holes?

Sorry, but that's like saying you don't believe in tooth fillings because it requires the dentist to drill into your tooth first.
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board123 wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:08 pm
Not sure if anyone else has noticed this trend, but based on my anecdotal evidence, there has been a recent surge in cars with off-center license plates. I see multiple offenders every day now.

This trend seriously needs to go away.
Don't you have other problems to worry about than other people having off-centered licence plates? 1st world problems right here.
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"Offenders" as if they are illegal? LOL. Well, besides looking 'off', why does it matter to anyone but the car's owner?

I hate drilling holes in the bumper too if it can be avoided.
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I don't get it either especially to go out of your way to fill in the holes or worst ignore it or pacing the plate on the dash.

Honestly you're asking for attention, in a bad way a reason to pull you over.
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Jun 12th, 2017 2:26 pm
Don't you have other problems to worry about than other people having off-centered licence plates? 1st world problems right here.
I worry about all problems equally. I don't discriminate.
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bembol wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:27 pm
I don't get it either especially to go out of your way to fill in the holes or worst ignore it or pacing the plate on the dash.

Honestly you're asking for attention, in a bad way a reason to pull you over.
Well, that's getting a bit OT, putting it on the dash is just asking to be decapitated lol.

As for the off-centre, it only makes sense if you can't physically put in the centre (e.g. recent Alfa Romeos) or to avoid drilling holes. Agree that it's silly if there are already existing holes, that's pretty much ptless imo.
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Took a second to realize you were only referring to the front plate. I thought you were talking about the rear plate triggering some OCD(Due to how some backup cams are setup, take a close look to the 2012-2014 Elantra for example)

I'd wish Ontario would get rid of the front plate completely.
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tebore wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:44 pm
Took a second to realize you were only referring to the front plate. I thought you were talking about the rear plate triggering some OCD(Due to how some backup cams are setup, take a close look to the 2012-2014 Elantra for example)

I'd wish Ontario would get rid of the front plate completely.
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Almost enough of a reason to move out of the province lol.
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Buy a rice car from Newfoundland and Labrador, install license plate re-locator in tow hook that will never get used. FMIC for the win. Race all day on the streets. Crusing for chicks at night. Living 1/4 mile per day. Brofist with white tank top and guyliner. Stop hating OP. I believe there was one person here with clown shoe, think z4?, and was looking to cheap out on doing this with 3M tape, lol. @tranquility922 was that you?

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I don't get why some people get so upset when their bumper gets drilled for license plate. I don't like the non symmetrical look of having the license plate on the side.
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koffey wrote:
Jun 12th, 2017 2:57 pm
Buy a rice car from Newfoundland and Labrador, install license plate re-locator in tow hook that will never get used. FMIC for the win. Race all day on the streets. Crusing for chicks at night. Living 1/4 mile per day. Brofist with white tank top and guyliner. Stop hating OP. I believe there was one person here with clown shoe, think z4?, and was looking to cheap out on doing this with 3M tape, lol. @tranquility922 was that you?

What's worse, is owing a nice car and cheaping out on getting things done to it.
Boo, thumbs down, dude. Man, 'cheap out' is kinda derogatory. Anyway, I was exploring all options and 3M was made for that purpose and tried/true by others, so why not? I try to be fully-informed b4 making a decision. Also, it's not really about the $$$$$ but the PROPER way to do it RIGHT (esp in my case I wanted a temp solution, so why spend crazy $$$?). In the end, I got a mount so I can still centre the plate w/o drilling holes.
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