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Old 09-09-2016, 08:00 PM   #1
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Default '16 WRX front license plate OEM hole 'covers'

Ok, so this might be a stretch, but does Subaru or some aftermarket place sell little covers to cover over the original OEM drill holes for the center license plate mounting location?(nice run on sentence, lol) I have my license plate attached to the tow hook mount off to the right. From what I understand I could have told the dealer not to drill the holes, but I am SOL in that regard. Any ideas? I know they make license plate 'deletes' but would prefer little covers instead.
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:23 PM   #2
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:31 PM   #3
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Old 09-09-2016, 08:42 PM   #4
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I bought some 3/8" plugs from home depot and they fit perfectly. I have the crystal white pearl so the plugs are already white. Cost me less than a dollar + touch up paint if you need it..

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Everbilt-...8078/204273779
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Old 09-10-2016, 12:28 AM   #5
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I got mine from SubiSpeed cuz no one offered the plugs in my color besides them.

Pretty sure they all come pre drilled from factory for Japan plates. Btw. Unless they changed it for 2017
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Old 10-22-2016, 07:55 AM   #6
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Thanks for sharing ill get some ordered up
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:43 AM   #7
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http://www.subispeed.com/hcd-paint-matched-bumper-plugs-2015-wrx-2015-sti fit like a glove no more eye sore .
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:10 AM   #8
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It might just be me, but I do not like off center front license plates. Its just fussy imo and it just gives people more reasons to say "hey look at that Evo".

http://www.fastwrx.com/products/mach...nt-bumper-trim

That is what I use on mines. No drilling. Center looked and uses the OEM holes to fit a delete that comes with its own holes for NA front plates.
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Old 10-26-2016, 09:41 AM   #9
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I have the paint-matched ones from Subispeed. Can't comment on the quality though, considering the passenger side one has chipped pretty bad. I have touch-up paint but never got around to fixing it..

20160730-IMG_0480 by Tyler McGowan, on Flickr
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Old 10-26-2016, 10:38 AM   #10
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It might just be me, but I do not like off center front license plates. Its just fussy imo and it just gives people more reasons to say "hey look at that Evo".

http://www.fastwrx.com/products/mach...nt-bumper-trim

That is what I use on mines. No drilling. Center looked and uses the OEM holes to fit a delete that comes with its own holes for NA front plates.

Agreed, the relocate kits look kinda off imo.

Another option is to drill a new set of 3/8" holes in your license plate that match up with the factory Japanese plate holes and use well plugs, which are expanding rubber plugs you can get at any hardware store. I also got 1/16" thick rubber fender washers to sit between the plate and bumper so the plate never contacts the bumper, and got stainless steel button head bolts that use hex keys and washers for the well plugs. This solution costs around $5 and accomplishes the same thing as the mach v mount.
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Old 10-26-2016, 11:06 AM   #11
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Or just get this. Make it look clean & factory and not like the car had a stroke.

https://www.amazon.com/License-Plate...7490721&sr=8-1
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Old 10-26-2016, 01:27 PM   #12
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Dan @ SubieBros. Color matched plugs. Best $20 I ever spent.
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Old 10-26-2016, 02:47 PM   #13
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Old 10-26-2016, 06:15 PM   #14
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I think I spent like $0.47 per plug @ Ace Hardware and used Touchup Paint. I originally had the SubiSpeed ones and they chipped terribly. Since I did my own, I have had zero chipping issues.
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Old 10-27-2016, 06:36 PM   #15
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Can you share the PN or pic of which ones from Ace you bought?
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Old 10-27-2016, 07:24 PM   #16
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Ya the subie speed ones look off..I dont think they are supposed to be textured.
GC8 lets split a can of primer and make our own lol
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Old 10-31-2016, 09:29 AM   #17
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Can you share the PN or pic of which ones from Ace you bought?
I don't have the part number.. They look just like the ones everyone else is posting links to from SubiSpeed and SubieBros.

Just go to Ace and buy a few dif sizes to find the right one.
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Old 11-01-2016, 02:12 AM   #18
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I ordered my plugs from Subispeed on eBay in World Rally Blue and they look perfectly fine to me and everyone I've asked.
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