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Front License Plate Solutions

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Taco4R, May 2, 2021.

  1. May 2, 2021 at 12:03 PM
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    Taco4R

    Taco4R [OP] New Member

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    My ORP is still in production but I want to be prepared before the dealer gets it so i can advise them not to drill holes in the bumper if it can be avoided.

    Any popular solutions out there for people who don't want a traditional drilled-in license plate holder?
     
  2. May 2, 2021 at 12:09 PM
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    doublewide

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  3. May 2, 2021 at 12:34 PM
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    4Runner fun

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    Our state requires a front plate. However, for an extra fee (don't remember amount) you can get a sticker for the windshield. I would check with your local DMV.
    Ryan.
     
  4. May 2, 2021 at 2:31 PM
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    Charlievee

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    Avoid states with front plates?
     
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  5. May 2, 2021 at 3:30 PM
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    Beachguy

    Beachguy Normal turned up too loud

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    Lol I can think of a pretty long list of states that I would gladly accept having to have a front LP in Texas to avoid.
     
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  6. May 2, 2021 at 4:36 PM
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    Slopemaster

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    I actually contacted a vinyl sign company to see if they would make a exact copy of my front license plate.

    Then I could apply it directly to the bumper.

    They said they couldn't for legal reasons.

    I thought it would be a cleaner look.
     
  7. May 2, 2021 at 4:51 PM
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    thkbaron

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    who cares if you drill into it? Or is it metal? Our 4runner is on order so I'm new to the game.
     
  8. May 2, 2021 at 5:01 PM
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    PVT Pablo

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    I have a friend who hasn't run a front plate on his Tacoma and then his 4Runner for 11 years, even though his state requires it. Hasn't run into any issues.

    Great guy, trust me, know him well.
     
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  9. May 2, 2021 at 5:25 PM
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    08TXRunner

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    Tell the dealer you will not accept the truck with drill holes/plate holder. It is not their obligation to enforce license plate laws. Then bring it home and do something custom per this thread.
     
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  10. May 2, 2021 at 5:29 PM
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    HarveyElmore

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  11. May 2, 2021 at 5:56 PM
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  12. May 3, 2021 at 12:41 PM
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    mac1usa

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    Yeah I am in MI and we don’t require it. I have several friends in OH which requires front plate but did not install one.

    I would tell dealer you’re looking into options and not to drill holes or you walk. I would see if you get a warning for installing.

    Personally it seems stupid to me have a front plate. Glad I don’t have to deal with it.

    My dealer intially was going to transfer a 4R from OH to Mi. I asked if had front plate they said maybe. I told them forget it and I ordered one.
     

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