Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by srhutch » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:31 pm

kis wrote:
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kis wrote:Is that your one mate?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o3xZ-FgUJXU

I saw that video too, have you got magnets on the inside of the bumper?
Of course, exactly the same ones as on the plate. Been on for about 12 months and 4K without issue.

I think they are about 8mm diameter and 3-4mm thick.
And you run yours symmetrical? i.e. one magnet on the top and one on the bottom? Or have you doubled up on the bottom to adjust for some of the angle?
Six magnets, one each corner and then top and bottom in the centre. Think the ///M from bumper might be more vertical than non ///M.
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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by mr wilks » Mon Mar 20, 2017 9:50 pm

My current roady came with the front plate holder removed & painted smooth .
Plate is fixed with these self adhesive velcro pads
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322351372289? ... EBIDX%3AIT
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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by Argenta » Mon Mar 20, 2017 11:26 pm

mine here, not-that-legal sticky tape plate. :)
Very happy with it, just need to stick the original plate for the MOT.


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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by kis » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:42 pm

srhutch wrote:
kis wrote:
srhutch wrote:
Of course, exactly the same ones as on the plate. Been on for about 12 months and 4K without issue.

I think they are about 8mm diameter and 3-4mm thick.
And you run yours symmetrical? i.e. one magnet on the top and one on the bottom? Or have you doubled up on the bottom to adjust for some of the angle?
Six magnets, one each corner and then top and bottom in the centre. Think the ///M from bumper might be more vertical than non ///M.
I think so, non M has more of a diagonal slant :headbang:
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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by kis » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:44 pm

mr wilks wrote:My current roady came with the front plate holder removed & painted smooth .
Plate is fixed with these self adhesive velcro pads
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322351372289? ... EBIDX%3AIT
Already running the old Velcro! Holding up well (ran for a year or two on the e46), but either the hook or loop pad is left on the car... so trying to look into other options. Looks like it's magnets FTW! Thanks tho! :)
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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by kis » Tue Mar 21, 2017 3:46 pm

Argenta wrote:mine here, not-that-legal sticky tape plate. :)
Very happy with it, just need to stick the original plate for the MOT.


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Not sure I follow buddy! Do you use tape? Or just something sticky? Any links?
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X5 - E53, E70
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Front Number / Reg Plate Fixing Discussion

Post by Argenta » Tue Mar 21, 2017 7:20 pm

Sorry to be unprecise, it's a "sublegal" reg.plate in reflective tape.
Bought here:

https://www.dekal-dekor.se/21-klisterskylt-dekal

Another pic in sideview, I really like how the profile of the bumper change without that huge plate holder!

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