Review: Front License Plate Mount

Be 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.

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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.

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Unboxing:  Here are all the parts that are included. The parts come wrapped in bubble wrap to keep them safe during shipping.

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To Start.  Remove the tow-hook hole cover – I wrapped it up in the bubble wrap that came with the package to protect it.

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Secure Tow Hook Screw:  Take the tow hook screw and secure it to the car

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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).

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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.

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Contours:  You can also tilt the plate left, right or flat to contour to your bumpers slope.

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Attach Plate:  Begin attaching the license plate with the provided hardware.

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Rubber Bumpers:  Provided in package, can be use if the license plate adjustment is close to your bumper, to prevent scraping.

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You’re done! The install takes under 5 minutes once you have everything unpackaged.

 

Angles of the install

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