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Old 10-17-2007, 01:23 AM   #1
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Default How To: DIY Angled Licence Plate

So it seems like there are a lot of threads about how to get the angled license plate.

Part:
Adjustable License Plate Mounting Bracket

Tools:
-Screw driver
-Paint (Plasti Dip)

Time:
-30-45 min

Go to Autozone and buy this:


This is what you start with


Take off your front plate


Take it and paint it to keep it from rusting.
-You can clear coat it or paint it black, Plasti Dip is just what i had around.


Heres what i had after painting.


Assemble it and install it to the car


Attach your plate, adjust, and tighten the screws.


and your done
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:27 AM   #2
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niceeee good call i wouldn't mind doing this
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:18 AM   #3
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nicely done.

looks a lil outta place imo

i dont like how the plate sits so high afterwards
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:48 AM   #4
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Very good write up dude. I might have to try this.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:11 AM   #5
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Its hurts me to see big screws in the bumper.

I guess Im just down with a 10 dollar fix it ticket if caught.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:23 AM   #6
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Its hurts me to see big screws in the bumper.

I guess Im just down with a 10 dollar fix it ticket if caught.
I wouldn't want to give them that chance to pull me over, then ask me to pop my hood.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:40 AM   #7
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I have this on my car as well! Good call on painting it, Handsdown told me to do that before mine starts to rust... think im too late but i'll see what I can do....
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Old 10-17-2007, 09:34 AM   #8
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Why do you guys always have it so high? I never understood that.
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Old 10-17-2007, 11:51 AM   #9
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Mine is as low as I could make it whilst still being angled.... the bumpers in the way..
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Old 10-17-2007, 12:39 PM   #10
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^^^Exactly, that's how I have it but I always see ppl mounting them high and angled and I never understood that.
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Old 10-17-2007, 01:26 PM   #11
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nicely done.

looks a lil outta place imo

i dont like how the plate sits so high afterwards
I dont really like it either... probably will take it off if it doesn't grow on me.

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Its hurts me to see big screws in the bumper.

I guess Im just down with a 10 dollar fix it ticket if caught.
its a 50 dollar fix it ticket here... I've already got it once.

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I wouldn't want to give them that chance to pull me over, then ask me to pop my hood.
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Why do you guys always have it so high? I never understood that.
It's the only way to mount it with the kit without modifying it... i think i will cut the side pieces down and drill new holes and add it on to here.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:12 PM   #12
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I have to ask, whats the point? Not trying to flame here.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:19 PM   #13
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It's the only way to mount it with the kit without modifying it... i think i will cut the side pieces down and drill new holes and add it on to here.
Um no it's not, maybe we have a misunderstanding here. You bolt the main piece to the bumper, then you install the side pieces but you angle them down, not up, then you you install the plate holder and fine tune angle and height before tightening, I know cuz this is the kit I was running before I swapped.

Oh and to the other poster, the point of this originally was 2 functions, one to direct air to the FMIC and second to hide your plate.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:21 PM   #14
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I have to ask, whats the point? Not trying to flame here.
My question as well. What's the point? Does it make it harder for photo radar to read the plate, make it a worse LIDAR reflector, or are you just trying to make it difficult for police to read it from a distance? Either way, it seems like something they could ticket you for.
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Old 10-17-2007, 02:27 PM   #15
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all i can say is this, i had that thing for a week and it rusted to hell and stained my whole bumper, never was i so happy when i ripped it off and threw it in the bottom of my tool box

i hope your paint helps buut my screws to change its angles rusted as well
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:20 PM   #16
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Search, this was introduced a while ago and was noted that you should paint the kit. As for ppl who want to know the function, read my previous post and for ppl who worry about getting tickets, just tell the officer that someone messed with the plate. I've done it before, most of time the leave you alone because you at least have a front plate.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:29 PM   #17
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Um no it's not, maybe we have a misunderstanding here. You bolt the main piece to the bumper, then you install the side pieces but you angle them down, not up, then you you install the plate holder and fine tune angle and height before tightening, I know cuz this is the kit I was running before I swapped.
you got me on that one... brain fart on my part. But if you drop it, doesn't it just end up right back in front of the opening and blocking air again?

I honestly did this cause I was bored. I don't have a front mount, but i did want to hide the plate a little.

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Old 10-17-2007, 03:46 PM   #18
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^^^ You're not really blocking that much air to worry about specially since air can still go in from the grill. The lower the position the more it hides the plate.
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:54 PM   #19
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You guys can not use the little oval bars. You can use them as nuts..that way, the place is still the same height, but you can still angle the place..

Ill take a pic if needed..
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Old 10-17-2007, 03:59 PM   #20
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You mean to install the kit without the oval pieces? Why? With the oval pieces you can lower the plate even more and get a more extreme angle.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:02 PM   #21
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You mean to install the kit without the oval pieces? Why? With the oval pieces you can lower the plate even more and get a more extreme angle.
So that you dont raise or lower the plate..


You can only angle it so much before it looks damn retarded..

and lowering the plate so half the bracket is exposed looks really really retarded..
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:13 PM   #22
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lowering the plate so half the bracket is exposed looks really ....
thats the only problem i have with dropping the plate...
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:21 PM   #23
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So that you dont raise or lower the plate..


You can only angle it so much before it looks damn retarded..

and lowering the plate so half the bracket is exposed looks really really retarded..
Hehehehehe, that's why I swapped out to this one instead

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/JDM-A...spagenameZWDVW



Doesn't rust and soooo much better.
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Old 10-17-2007, 04:56 PM   #24
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We offer the show and go plate holder. No drilling for the WRX...









Allows the plate to easily fold away, out of sight. Great for shows or track days...

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Old 10-17-2007, 05:03 PM   #25
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Holy big pictures batman..Im running 1680x1050 and I still have to scroll a mile to see the pic..
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