Review: Front License Plate MountBe Legal - Without Drilling Holes In Your Bumper!
Thought I’d share a review of a previous purchase I made for my prior Z4 M Coupe. It is a great universal product for those that need to run a front license plate – but don’t want to drill into their front bumper to mount the OEM brackets. There are lots of solutions out there like this – but the company I used was Rho Plate.
Red and Pink states in this graphic require use of front license plates. Credit Zookerz6
It’s called the Rho-Plate Tow-Hook Hole license plate mount. (http://www.rhoplate.com/) My previous car had the painted OEM license plate mount, which I thought made the car’s front end look so-so. As a result I bought this product to give it a try.
Bottomline Up-front: I love it this idea. If you go to a car show, event, take some photos or trip out of state it can easily be removed it in less than 2 minutes. But for regular commuting in a state that requires a front license plate – this product is great!
The product ships from Canada so for me it took sometime to receive the package in the mail.
Unboxing: Here are all the parts that are included. The parts come wrapped in bubble wrap to keep them safe during shipping.
To Start. Remove the tow-hook hole cover – I wrapped it up in the bubble wrap that came with the package to protect it.
Secure Tow Hook Screw: Take the tow hook screw and secure it to the car
Gather Other Parts: Get the license plate holder and the allen screw and washer. Note allen wrench that is needed for install is provided (though it’s a standard size).
Attach it to the Car: There are several mounting positions to fit your bumper the best. Play around to figure out what works best on your car.
Contours: You can also tilt the plate left, right or flat to contour to your bumpers slope.
Attach Plate: Begin attaching the license plate with the provided hardware.
Rubber Bumpers: Provided in package, can be use if the license plate adjustment is close to your bumper, to prevent scraping.
You’re done! The install takes under 5 minutes once you have everything unpackaged.
Angles of the install