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Old 01-14-2013, 12:57 AM   #1
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Hi guys I'm currently a new owner of a DGM 13 wrx hatch and my dealer did not drill the holes into the bumper for me. Currently I have the front plates hanging out in my right side windshield. I have tried ordering the totsubo's off southcoast but have been unable to accept my payment I have also tried calling them. Does anyone have an extra set for sale ?
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Old 01-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #2
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Why not the grimmspeed kit?
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:18 PM   #3
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I dont understand the stigma against drilling 2 holes next to two pre-existing holes to mount a permanent fixture to the car.
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Old 01-14-2013, 01:32 PM   #4
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ib4ZOMGtheplateonyourwindshieldwillcutyourheadoff
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:04 PM   #5
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Hi guys I'm currently a new owner of a DGM 13 wrx hatch and my dealer did not drill the holes into the bumper for me. Currently I have the front plates hanging out in my right side windshield. I have tried ordering the totsubo's off southcoast but have been unable to accept my payment I have also tried calling them. Does anyone have an extra set for sale ?
I've never had a front plate on any of my vehicles.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:29 PM   #6
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I've never had a front plate on any of my vehicles.
Have you be just renewing your old Green Numbered plate? If not, and you have a Red Number plate then you've been driving around illegally. Congrats.
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:32 PM   #7
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Have you be just renewing your old Green Numbered plate? If not, and you have a Red Number plate then you've been driving around illegally. Congrats.
#YOLO!
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Old 01-14-2013, 03:53 PM   #8
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Have you be just renewing your old Green Numbered plate? If not, and you have a Red Number plate then you've been driving around illegally. Congrats.
I do have a red plate, and yes, I've been driving around "illegally" I haven't gotten stopped for it yet though. When I do get stopped, I'll gladly put one on. I was thinking about getting a grimmspeed bracket and doing it anyways.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #9
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I had to call southcoast and I think it wasn't the first number I found that worked.

Also I had to remove a few threads from the bumper mount screws so it wouldn't squeak constantly.
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Old 01-14-2013, 05:30 PM   #10
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Backyard Special Plate Bracket > Totsubo Bracket things.

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Old 01-15-2013, 08:23 AM   #11
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Backyard Special Plate Bracket > Totsubo Bracket things.
Those are for Honda ricers
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Old 01-15-2013, 09:48 AM   #12
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Here's what I did, simple and cheap, white clips were bought at AutoZone.







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Old 01-15-2013, 10:15 AM   #13
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I dont understand the stigma against drilling 2 holes next to two pre-existing holes to mount a permanent fixture to the car.
this.

there's a hideous, gigantic bumpout on the front bumper for a front license plate, and you're concerned about 2 holes that will be covered?

it's along the same lines of the people who buy a "license plate delete" and a plate relocation kit. Do you really think your car looks better with a black plate in the center of your car, and a license plate that's flimsy, low, and offset from where it looks most natural? the front bumper on subies has a bumpout for a license plate. Put it there.
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:31 AM   #14
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Why not the grimmspeed kit?
I actually just bought that yesterday from pro spec in Quincy. I haven't gotten pulled yet but I live in Malden so the local police officers are pretty "chill" it's the state troopers that scare me
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Old 01-16-2013, 10:43 AM   #15
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Here's what I did, simple and cheap, white clips were bought at AutoZone.
Hmmmm, I think I might save myself some money and do what you did. When the screws go through the white clip they become tighter, right?

Any issues with that set up so far? I'll prolly put some foam strips behind my plate so it doesn't scratch the bumper.
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Old 01-22-2013, 05:55 PM   #16
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Just installed totsubo . I had Perrin bracket but I didn't like the bump on the bumper. Perrin is for sale.





Here is with Perrin

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Old 01-23-2013, 07:26 AM   #17
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How much for the perrin?
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Old 01-23-2013, 07:37 AM   #18
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Old 01-23-2013, 08:27 AM   #19
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Hmmmm, I think I might save myself some money and do what you did. When the screws go through the white clip they become tighter, right?

Any issues with that set up so far? I'll prolly put some foam strips behind my plate so it doesn't scratch the bumper.
Right, it tightens up and is solid. It has been mounted like this for a few months now and is still tight as day 1. Instead of foam strips, consider double sided tape, same effect with the addition of a little adhesion
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Old 01-23-2013, 12:04 PM   #20
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Found another place that says they carry the Totsubo plates.

I'm probably sticking with the Grimspeed since I think I'm eventually gonna go with a FMIC
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:24 PM   #21
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Found another place that says they carry the Totsubo plates.

I'm probably sticking with the Grimspeed since I think I'm eventually gonna go with a FMIC
Freaking $14 for shipping? Why don't they just rob me?
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Old 02-05-2013, 03:26 PM   #22
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Drives 2013 WRX Premium

Whines about $14 shipping.
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Old 02-24-2013, 11:07 PM   #23
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Why does a 28,000+ dollar car not come with the proper hardware to make it street legal???!!!???

My plates are just hanging out in the house till I figure out how I'll be installing them.

RR - I am liking that custom install

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Old 02-25-2013, 12:11 AM   #24
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Why does a 28,000+ dollar car not come with the proper hardware to make it street legal???!!!???

My plates are just hanging out in the house till I figure out how I'll be installing them.

RR - I am liking that custom install
Put screws through the holes in the plate so they grab bumper.
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Old 02-25-2013, 12:27 AM   #25
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Put it in the window, who cares.
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