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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:22 am    Post subject: Talk to me about number plates Reply with quote

I have purchased a private plate for my car and now need to order the number plates.

The back will be a 3D Domed Black plate from http://www.demonplates.com/platebuilder.php

but not sure about the front. I would prefer not to screw the plate into the car, so I would be looking at either using sticky pads for the 3D Domed Black plate, using a plate holder or a sticker number plate.

What do guys think? What do you have on your own car?

Please upload pictures to share.

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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Plain plastic plates with standard black lettering stuck on with this stuff. Only need 3 vertical strips - 1 in centre and 1 either end. Never let me down yet:

https://www.amazon.co.uk/UniBond-More-Nails-Permanent-Roll/dp/B001DYS76Q






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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:44 am    Post subject: front plate Reply with quote

mounted on a zunsport grill
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: front plate Reply with quote

Rickenbacker wrote:
mounted on a zunsport grill


I like this and I plan to get zunsport grills, however presumably the plate plinth is screwed to into the front bumper so I would have holes in front bumper? Sad
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ben yours is a PDK so you could get brookspeed to remove the plastic centre blank and replace with a mesh to match the side ones your getting then attach the number plate to the mesh as Rickenbaker has done Askgeez has also done the same and a few others. but you do need to check if the bumper has already been drilled for the existing number plate and plinth. Thumb Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

you could use bumper plugs not ideal but an option to hide the holes

https://www.bumperplugs.com/index.php?route=product/category&path=1_11

you could look at the smaller plinth if your reg is 4 or 5 didgets , USA spec plinth is the smaller one. then get a smaller plate made Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Zunsport centre mesh fits without removing anything on PDK cars.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Makes me weep every time I take the plinth off and see the holes, can’t believe the monkeys that screw the first plates on don’t use short enough screws so as not to do this, is that not the point of the plinth?

On my first 997 i had the plinth color coded/holes filled and put a shorter plate on, latest one has a vinyl plate from Rik at Highgate House.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think it does look better (on the grill) but isn't the elephant in the room the effect on cooling?

- or is it only certain models that you can do this on - ones without a central rad?

You couldn't mount the number plate on that centre grill if you have a rad. behind it could you ?
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Many of them have no central radiator.
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benbuhagiar
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Phil 997 wrote:
Ben yours is a PDK so you could get brookspeed to remove the plastic centre blank and replace with a mesh to match the side ones your getting then attach the number plate to the mesh as Rickenbaker has done Askgeez has also done the same and a few others. but you do need to check if the bumper has already been drilled for the existing number plate and plinth. Thumb Thumb


Thanks for your comments guys.

What impact does PDK have on where I place the number plate? Is there an additional rad for manual cars?

I think I'll stick it on initially; I am planning to get the front end resprayed, so will have any holes filled at the same time, then move the plate onto the centre zunsport grill.
 
  
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 3:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tiptronic & PDK have a centre radiator for the oil cooler/heat exchanger.......I think.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The centre rad is a coolant rad which is added to the 'auto' cars. don't think the plate will obstruct the cooling too much as the water goes from left to right through the side rads first, then via the centre rad.

As for the holes which are left, I got a heat iron and sort of massaged the plastic back into the holes. With a bit of practice you can make it look not bad, then use a glue gun to cover over whats left. It's not by anyway perfect but it does fill in the holes quite effectively.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:25 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Not on mine.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:46 pm    Post subject: Holes and central rad etc Reply with quote

just to confirm that you are all correct: I had the whole bumper/pu section taken off and resprayed as it had a lot of stone chips as they all do. I had the horrid plate plynth holes filled at the same time and moved the plate onto the zunsport grill in the centre rad which is a dummy in the c2s manual so it has no effect on the cooling system. Its my one and only mod............... I have had to remove the tinted plates as Cop Cop Cop got in a bit of a tizz about them Judge Judge
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Must be just the turbo's that have the extra rad.

One of our group got a tug from dibble last year due to illegal plate, they were actually okay about it, the thing is they're ANPR cameras ping if it doesn't recognise the plate.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just to clarify, 997.1 tiptronic cars have the centre cooling rad to assist cooling the autobox, the manual doesnt have this unless its been retrofitted as a risk reducing extra which one or two have done to try and keep temps down . the 997.2 PDK does not have a central rad and neither does the .2 manual.
the GT cars also have a central cooling set up that vents through the smile grille whereas the tips vent under the car . Thumb I think that covers everything but I am sure someone else will flag if I have missed something Grin Thumb
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:58 pm    Post subject: Re: front plate Reply with quote

Rickenbacker wrote:
mounted on a zunsport grill


I must say that looks great and I’d never of thought of doing that. Been looking at the zunsports and with that added benefit I’m sold. Car looks superb.
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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 6:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Stick on front plate from DMB graphics. £11 and fully legal.





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PostPosted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It lacks the markings of a fully legal plate.
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