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07 Camry SE & 03 Acura TL
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What's up with people putting their front licence plate off to one side instead of in the middle?

Anyhow, back to my original dilemma: should I pay the dealer $25 (if I recall correctly) for the front plate bracket/support or should and after-market one suffice? (car was bought in a state that does not require front plates thus it does not have the support for it). I just don't want to damage the bumper and do a hack job. thanks
 

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Need For Speed
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Just don't even bother putting it on, it's much cleaner looking. That's why you see sports cars hardly every have a front plate on, even in states that do require one (like Wisconsin).
 

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It depends on people's styles. Some prefer stock looking; some don't. I don't think many cars here will have better resale value than a stock-looking car even though these cars may look and perform better, especially when you modify performance parts. For instance, lowering a car has a firm ride and may have a better look, but many people prefer a comfortable ride. Some prefer tinting windows for their privacy, but I don't like tinting because my vision is not good, especially at night and in raining.
Anyway, it is your car. You do whatever you want, PLUS what people do around you. Will your car look "odd" (not standing-out) in your area?
 

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Paul_09WhiteV6
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i rock no front plate in a state that requires it. front looks better and i never get the reasoning behind the requirement especially when other states don't require it.
 

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07 Camry SE & 03 Acura TL
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yeah well, I understand all you rebels out there but I'm a family man and I can't be fooling around with getting tickets for trivial stuff like this, so...front plate for me.

but back to my original question: which bracket should I get?
 

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I don't even have a bracket on mine, just the plate frame from the dealer where I work/purchased the car from. I DO, however, like the look of the bracket that comes on some of the Toyotas, it keeps your plate looking nice even after bumping into a few snowbanks. ;) It also gives a pretty clean look as opposed to just a plate frame. Personally, I'd go for the bracket. $25 isn't that much, really, and you know it will fit your car properly. The dealer will even install it for you I'm sure, and then you'd have even more peace of mind knowing it was installed properly too.
 

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07 Camry SE & 03 Acura TL
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I don't even have a bracket on mine, just the plate frame from the dealer where I work/purchased the car from. I DO, however, like the look of the bracket that comes on some of the Toyotas, it keeps your plate looking nice even after bumping into a few snowbanks. ;) It also gives a pretty clean look as opposed to just a plate frame. Personally, I'd go for the bracket. $25 isn't that much, really, and you know it will fit your car properly. The dealer will even install it for you I'm sure, and then you'd have even more peace of mind knowing it was installed properly too.
$25 installed? hm, I doubt it but I'll ask.
 

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It takes all of 5 minutes, maybe. If they won't just install the stupid thing for you then they're just out to get your money. Our dealership does stuff like this many times a day for free.

Otherwise, set the bracket where you want, mark holes where it lines up, drill it out, and screw it in. Bam, you're done.
 

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Paul_09WhiteV6
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i have one of those holders actually lol. the cops don't bother me. the only way u get a ticket is if u get pulled over for say speeding and they see it then it'll be a extra ticket. otherwise they can't pull u over for just that. cops don't care bc certain spots of my area are very rich bc i'm close to NYC and people rock ferraris etc... without front plates.
 

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Here in Wisconsin they can pull you over for having the bracket and not the plate on it. If there is no bracket and no holes for hanging a plate there they will not pull you over.
 

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In cali cops WILL pull you over if they see you without a front license plate, it doesn't matter if u have holes or no holes or no bracket. :lol:

Plain bumper = fines :D
 

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anybody any OEM/equivalent plate holder for 07+ camry online cheap?

*edit.. ording it from magauto
 

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I want one of those! My front plate was just put on by drilling the screws right through the bumper. Looks like crap under the plate.
 

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I have 2 OEM plate holders. :D

Like this right:

Myself and I know a few others use the adjustable one from pepboys or autozone, looks cleaner then oem honestly because the bracket is small enough that it hides behind the front plate
 

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It depends on people's styles. Some prefer stock looking; some don't. I don't think many cars here will have better resale value than a stock-looking car even though these cars may look and perform better, especially when you modify performance parts. For instance, lowering a car has a firm ride and may have a better look, but many people prefer a comfortable ride. Some prefer tinting windows for their privacy, but I don't like tinting because my vision is not good, especially at night and in raining.
Anyway, it is your car. You do whatever you want, PLUS what people do around you. Will your car look "odd" (not standing-out) in your area?
if all you care about is resale, then you won't be doing mods to your car anyway, and here's a thought...take the mods off when you sell it. lowering isn't permanent, and do you really think anyone other than you has said, "i like that car, but i'm not gonna get it because it has tinted windows"
No.

We all know that modding doesn't help resale. most people return their car back to stock if they trade it in.


i would get one of the relocator brackets and mount it to the supports behind the bumper cover so you dont have a big ugly plastic thing on the front bumper. my 4 cents. that's right, i get 4 cents.
 
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