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Front License plate alternative?

Postby carp37 » Fri Jan 25, 2008 4:14 pm

Hi all,

I am wondering if anyone knows of an alternative place to mount a front plate, other than drilling holes into the bumper on a G37? I know Stillen makes one for G35's and350Z's that mounts on the factory tow bracket. I have contacted Stillen and am waiting for their answer. Thanks!


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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby carp37 » Thu Jan 31, 2008 9:02 pm

I found the answer! Stillen makes a license bracket that fits in the tow hook. It is #105470. It fits the 2006 G35, but after measuring, I am 99% certain that it will fit my G37S. I am ordering it direct from Stillen tonight, for $65.95 and Free shipping!! No holes drilled in my front bumper!!

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby IvoryG37 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 6:16 pm

where can i get this??

also please post pix when u have this on!!

I live in NY and i hate the front plate but I also dont want to pay $85 everytime a cop sees me without 1

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby carp37 » Sat Feb 02, 2008 11:14 pm

I purchased it at Stillen.com, online. Delivered, after handling fees of $9.95, and California tax, the total was $81. You probably won't have the tax fee. I will take a pic and post it online when installed. It should arrive this week.

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby G37GPTX » Sun Feb 03, 2008 6:18 am

carp37 wrote:Stillen makes a license bracket that fits in the tow hook. It is #105470. It fits the 2006 G35, but after measuring, I am 99% certain that it will fit my G37S...., for $65.95 and Free shipping!! No holes drilled in my front bumper!!
Below is the link to the license plate bracket from Stillen. I created something with a similar concept for my G35. It was simply a bolt and strip of metal that I bought from Home Depot and it cost me less then $20 (FYI, you need a large socket or wrench). I had to do some bending and drilling, so it wasn’t quite as easy or nice as what Stillen offers. Although after you mount it, you don't see the mount, so it doesn’t really matter. I hope it works for the G37, because the tow hook mount isn’t in the same place as it was on the G35. It is actually off to one side, behind the mesh in the bumper. I am anxious to see pictures after you mount it.

If I get a ticket for no front plate, then I will look into adding the front plate. I think I can make something similar to what I created for my G35. The difference will be that I will bolt one end of the strip of metal to the towing mount. I will attach the factory license plate bracket to the other end of the strip of metal. That way I can have the plate in the center of the bumper.

http://www.stillen.com/product...202DR
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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby audtatious » Mon Feb 04, 2008 5:10 am

Here is an alternative being used by the Altima guys

http://forums.altimas.org/zerothread?id=309117

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (G37GPTX)

Postby carp37 » Tue Feb 12, 2008 9:45 pm



I finally received the Stillen plate holder. The shaft was a bit short, and did not bottom out in the tow holder so I had to put several winds of Teflon tape around it to keep it in position. I also bent the frame a bit to match the curvature of the bumper. I don't really care for the look, but it is better than drilling into the bumper. I think I like the Altima plate holder better, but I now own this one. Maybe Stillen will come up with a better alternative for the G37's some time this year. Though any plate in front end looks ugly, I'm not sure that I want to pay the no front license ticket fees




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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby IvoryG37 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 2:08 pm

so if ur state requiresa front plate and the dealer will install the front plate bracket and they will drill a hole on your bumper?????
carp37 wrote:
I finally received the Stillen plate holder. The shaft was a bit short, and did not bottom out in the tow holder so I had to put several winds of Teflon tape around it to keep it in position. I also bent the frame a bit to match the curvature of the bumper. I don't really care for the look, but it is better than drilling into the bumper. I think I like the Altima plate holder better, but I now own this one. Maybe Stillen will come up with a better alternative for the G37's some time this year. Though any plate in front end looks ugly, I'm not sure that I want to pay the no front license ticket fees


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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby carp37 » Thu Feb 14, 2008 8:20 pm

That is how I was told to install it, and had to do on my G35 previously.

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby IvoryG37 » Wed Apr 30, 2008 7:28 pm

just to follow up on this

so will the dealer MUST drill 2 holes in front of the bumper to put the front plate??

I'm getting my ride tomo, let me know so I can call my sale guy and tell him to DONT DRILL ANY HOLES!!!!!!

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby hemizygote » Wed Apr 30, 2008 8:25 pm

I haven't done it on the G37 (and probably wont), but in my 2004 Dodge Ram I modded the passenger sun visor to where it would house the license plate. Then all I would have to do is flip down the visor and the license plate was easily visible.

I don't know how well that would work with the G37 with the angle of the roof and the windshield. It might have to be played with a bit to where you flip down the visor then put the LP down a bit.

But the Dodge visors were under 20 bucks to replace if you jacked it up....I doubt they are that cheap on the G37. Plus if you have a tint strip on the windshield....it may reduce LP visibility.

Just putting another option out there......

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (carp37)

Postby IvoryG37 » Fri May 02, 2008 6:59 pm

carp37 wrote:
I finally received the Stillen plate holder. The shaft was a bit short, and did not bottom out in the tow holder so I had to put several winds of Teflon tape around it to keep it in position. I also bent the frame a bit to match the curvature of the bumper. I don't really care for the look, but it is better than drilling into the bumper. I think I like the Altima plate holder better, but I now own this one. Maybe Stillen will come up with a better alternative for the G37's some time this year. Though any plate in front end looks ugly, I'm not sure that I want to pay the no front license ticket fees


can you PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE post close up pix of this!!!

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby frenetic » Sat May 03, 2008 7:05 pm

IvoryG37 wrote:just to follow up on this

so will the dealer MUST drill 2 holes in front of the bumper to put the front plate??

I'm getting my ride tomo, let me know so I can call my sale guy and tell him to DONT DRILL ANY HOLES!!!!!!
This depends... if they already have the car on their lot and it's been there for a while, it unfortunately has (most likely) already been drilled. If you get a car picked out before it goes to detail, you can probably get them to hold off on the license plate. In states that require front mounted license plates, though, you'll be hard pressed to find a dealership that doesn't mount the front plates. It's worth a shot though, give them a call. Couldn't hurt...

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby 330badboyg37 » Sat May 03, 2008 8:15 pm

there is no dealer going to drill anything it to anywhere dont worry

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (330badboyg37)

Postby tutex » Sun May 04, 2008 12:15 pm

why even put on front plates? I know its illegal but no one cares

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (tutex)

Postby kevinf » Mon May 05, 2008 8:48 am

tutex wrote:why even put on front plates? I know its illegal but no one cares
Believe me, in urban areas, there are individuals that care. Such as the dedicated team of professional meter maids that ride around in Jeeps earning their salary by ticketing any and all codes a parked vehicle is violating regardless of whether the meter is expired or not. No front license plate? Spot it instantly.. $25 fine. Rack up 3 of these, or any combination of ticket before paying one of them? Car is BOOTED.

Or what if you happen to reside or drive through regularly a city that has excessive taxes? Those of which are graciously given to police which in turn put ridiculous amounts of traffic cops out, specifically at night? Ones that might possibly enjoy targeting nice vehicles for simple violations which allow them to pull them over. And say you had a drink one night, maybe not even over the legal limit.. That little traffic stop may end up completely ruining your night, embarrassing you and your date, and all because you didn't have a front license plate attached.

So, yes, people do care in a lot of metropolitan areas... maybe not yours, or many people's, but they do exist. For those of us that do live in these areas, it is a DAILY major pain in the *** dealing with NOT having the front plate.

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby IvoryG37 » Mon May 12, 2008 6:41 pm

bump

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby WESIDE » Tue May 13, 2008 8:50 am

Got mine from the dealer new and had to sign a waiver knowing that it was illegal to not have a front plate. No holes so far

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Re: Front License plate alternative? (IvoryG37)

Postby 06x » Wed Oct 29, 2008 12:26 pm

I got an 06 G35 from a private seller in PA, where they do not require front plates. It will now be registered in NY, where they do.

What options do I have?

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Postby Sentientbydesign » Thu Oct 30, 2008 9:44 am

There is a seller on eBay who sells something similar to the Stillen kits. They have you do some measurements first so that it fits right instead of relying on the "oh-so-wonderful" Stillen.


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Re: (Sentientbydesign)

Postby 06x » Thu Oct 30, 2008 4:33 pm

Sentientbydesign wrote:There is a seller on eBay who sells something similar to the Stillen kits. They have you do some measurements first so that it fits right instead of relying on the "oh-so-wonderful" Stillen.
Like these?

http://shop.ebay.com/items/_W0..._mdoZ

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Re: Front License plate alternative?

Postby Bluetune » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:45 pm

I ordered the same plate holder for my 2010 G37 convertible. It didn't fit. The receptacle that you screw the post into was larger. I also have an 03 G35S coupe. The plate holder fit the G35. So the tow hook receptacle is larger on the G37S coupe vert. I did order the holder that they said fits the G37. I am wondering if the receptical on the Convertible version is larger that the standard G37 coupe. Does anyone know? or am I missing a screw in adapter? The convertible did not come with a tow hook.


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