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Old 08-31-2014, 10:22 PM   #1
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Default Front License Plate No Drill

Did not want to drill holes in my front bumper so I put an Adapter Foundry kit on my vehicle. The kit uses the Japanese license plate holes found on the WRX and some other models of Subaru. You know the two big holes in the front bumper that are kind of far apart. It was quick and convenient. Took about 3 minutes to mount my state license plate. I recommend it.

adapterfoundry.com/shop/front-license-plate-kit

Great way to keep the front bumper like factory.
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Old 09-05-2014, 07:59 PM   #2
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Can you post a pic? Im interested in this, but think it may sit too high on a hawkeye and partially block the front grille..
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Old 10-31-2014, 01:29 PM   #3
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Can you post a pic? Im interested in this, but think it may sit too high on a hawkeye and partially block the front grille..
You can raise or lower wherever you need it to be on your hawkeye:










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Old 12-08-2014, 10:33 PM   #4
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:42 AM   #5
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I have that exact same plate. I bought it online from a retailer for $5 shipped. It did not come with the screw expander fittings. I will go to lowes to find it. Beats 39.99 though. That guy with Adaper Foundry should sell that kit for $20. He would still make a killing and would sell more without ripping people off.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:57 AM   #6
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Does it hold tight or does it rattle?
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:59 AM   #7
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I found the exact same hardware at lowes for $6. The plate for $5. Total investment was $11 instead of $39.99.

After installing everything, the plate is not completely stiff like if you were to drill the bumper. It moves a bit but I dont think its gonna come off. I did pull on it with slight force to see if the well nuts were gonna pull out. They did not.

This is a pretty good solution for those who do not wish to drill the bumper or purchase a 75-100 relocation kit.
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #8
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Old 12-25-2014, 06:32 PM   #9
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I found the exact same hardware at lowes for $6. The plate for $5. Total investment was $11 instead of $39.99.

After installing everything, the plate is not completely stiff like if you were to drill the bumper. It moves a bit but I dont think its gonna come off. I did pull on it with slight force to see if the well nuts were gonna pull out. They did not.

This is a pretty good solution for those who do not wish to drill the bumper or purchase a 75-100 relocation kit.
What kind of fasteners did you find at Lowes for the 2 holes? I think I got a similar kit (http://www.bellautomotive.com/Licens...-1-46127-8.htm), but it only came with 4 mounting screws for the actual plate. I'm guessing you need the a screw, washer, and the back piece to hold it. Would you happen to remember the size?
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Old 12-25-2014, 09:58 PM   #10
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I got the hardware at Lowes in the special drawer section. They are the black rubber well nuts. I will try to find the package and report back. I also bought SS bolts for the well nuts. They were in the same section. Im pretty sure I got exactly all the same hardware and Buell plate this guy is selling for $40 but I paid $11.

It does not rattle but you can move it slightly if you pull or push on it. The screws that come with that mount are for the plate only. You have to cut them shorter or they will go through the plate and into your bumper.
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