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      01-18-2013, 02:43 AM   #23
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Nothing yet. As I am still waiting for my plates.
I might end up with the standard bracket which came from the factory.
U should check out mine first, i kind of regret it now
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U should check out mine first, i kind of regret it now
Just don't like the look of it? Or something wrong?
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      02-01-2013, 01:29 PM   #26
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I did but too late, I put it on a month ago
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Living in Chicago it does help having a front license, since there's at least one ass that like's to hit the front of a car when parallel parking. For that I don't mind having the front plate.
+1, We had an expedition with the full on grille guard. No problem parallel parking.

I have the the plate on my E90 only to keep it simple.
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Yes you do. The section is ILCS 5/3-413. I am a police officer and I look at it this way. If I have to display my plates the correct way, everyone can do it. Including Corvette owners for sure. My department is very strict since a large part of our job involves enforcing the traffic code. I pretty much try not to write them, usually warn you first, but if someone can't take a hint there's always the hard way.
what if you have out of state plates? any issue?
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Plates

It depends on if your state requires you to only have one plate or not. I believe of the states surrounding Illinois, Indiana is the only state that issues one plate. I can almost bet if a vehicle is seen from one of the states that requires two plates, the officer will probably at least check to see if the plates and vehicle match.
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doh, well still good to know, thanks
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Just wanted to add in case it wasn't already covered... if you park in the city of Chicago, the meter maids are authorized to take pictures of your car front & back and issue you a ticket for not having a front plate.

If this happens to you, there is really no way out of it as they upload the pictures to the city's website and they are time-stamped when the ticket was issued. Ask me how I know...
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got 2 tickets for this after a couple months of being hassle free, pretty sure some prick on my street had something to do with it.. came up with a removable solution will make a thread soon.
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got 2 tickets for this after a couple months of being hassle free, pretty sure some prick on my street had something to do with it.. came up with a removable solution will make a thread soon.
Lol that sux, at least its not expansive, how much were they, mine was 30
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Lol that sux, at least its not expansive, how much were they, mine was 30
my solution, mine were for 60 each... (i'll get out of it coz im from out of state and will say im in a state where its just allowed and i was visiting. but annoying for the hassle of having to mail it in
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I'll make sure you get the best jail cell that I can. I have one guy in my area that I have stopped. He has a Z3. I kind of understand about the plate. But then we drive in Illinois where if some farmer is not throwing corn or some other crap out of your car, some ass is throwing rocks at your bumper, let alone the insects that will put a ding in your bumper. If you don't believe that, look at my squad car. So the arguement of ,"I don't want to hurt my bumper." doesn't work well for me I told him to get the tow hook fixture. I personally have no problem with that. Can't speak for anyone else though. If nothing else, you can always move to Indiana. Hell, get a specialty plate like a bears, cubs, or blackhawks plate. Or look for something else. I will say that we don't have the most appealing plates in the US. After all, our governors make them for us.
If I put a European plate with my IL numbers in the front. Would that be a big issue?
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I'll make sure you get the best jail cell that I can. I have one guy in my area that I have stopped. He has a Z3. I kind of understand about the plate. But then we drive in Illinois where if some farmer is not throwing corn or some other crap out of your car, some ass is throwing rocks at your bumper, let alone the insects that will put a ding in your bumper. If you don't believe that, look at my squad car. So the arguement of ,"I don't want to hurt my bumper." doesn't work well for me I told him to get the tow hook fixture. I personally have no problem with that. Can't speak for anyone else though. If nothing else, you can always move to Indiana. Hell, get a specialty plate like a bears, cubs, or blackhawks plate. Or look for something else. I will say that we don't have the most appealing plates in the US. After all, our governors make them for us.
As an Il. resident from around I-57 Exit 54 I can laugh at the last line

Also we have plenty of no-front-platers here, you'd have a great time! I only run mine since it was pre-drilled, the LEos here are less than concerned with them or window tint here.

Just don't do anything to make yourself stand out and you can drive by them around here all day long. Pretty relaxed here compared to there I guess.
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If I put a European plate with my IL numbers in the front. Would that be a big issue?
Technically.....Yes.

Not to get to technical, but the vehicle code specifies you have to display a current plate. I had one guy in my area run the same numbers, but had the older style of plate. I kept trying to tell him he had to use the current design.

He didn't believe me.

One of our Secretary of State Police investigators made a believer out of him. Oh, and a 120 dollars poorer.
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As an Il. resident from around I-57 Exit 54 I can laugh at the last line

Also we have plenty of no-front-platers here, you'd have a great time! I only run mine since it was pre-drilled, the LEos here are less than concerned with them or window tint here.

Just don't do anything to make yourself stand out and you can drive by them around here all day long. Pretty relaxed here compared to there I guess.
Yes, but you know it's true!! I don't get too wound up about it. I have a lot bigger fish to fry. But if I stop you for some other reason, we will have a little friendly discussion. I work for ISP. And yes, I have had a boss or two that has seen some of us off duty and only have one front plate and call us on the carpet for it later. Besides, they cost enough, might as well use them.
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Yes, but you know it's true!! I don't get too wound up about it. I have a lot bigger fish to fry. But if I stop you for some other reason, we will have a little friendly discussion. I work for ISP. And yes, I have had a boss or two that has seen some of us off duty and only have one front plate and call us on the carpet for it later. Besides, they cost enough, might as well use them.
Quite understood! The farthest north I get is B-N now and then and once in a while into Naperville/DG area. What district are you LOL?
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None of my cars have their front plates on them. I haven't been stopped once for it in about a decade of living in Illinois. I've even received a speeding ticket with no mention of the lack of my front plate. If they're going to stop you for that, I figure it was inevitable.

Then again, I do live in the suburbs, but I commute to the city every day.
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None of my cars have their front plates on them. I haven't been stopped once for it in about a decade of living in Illinois. I've even received a speeding ticket with no mention of the lack of my front plate. If they're going to stop you for that, I figure it was inevitable.

Then again, I do live in the suburbs, but I commute to the city every day.
i live in the suburbs too and i got the ticket , i see there is a lot of f30s now, what do you guys say we have a meet first week of april ????? anyone??????
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i live in the suburbs too and i got the ticket , i see there is a lot of f30s now, what do you guys say we have a meet first week of april ????? anyone??????
I'm down. First time Bimmer owner so I can't wait to meet up with fellow owners!
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