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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-01-2018, 06:05 AM Thread Starter
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MA New Front Plate Inspection Rule

Anyone have good advice on how to put a front plate on an Evora now that MA requires one for inspection?
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They talked a lot about this subject in this thread. Hope it helps.

https://www.lotustalk.com/forums/f170...e-evora-90089/
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Got an old green letter plate? I have had two for 34 years and they are only single plates. Mom or dad, great aunt Mildred, brother got one?

You could fold both ends forward and throw it on the passenger floor, tell the cop it broke off in the car wash....

just put it on for inspection
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Perfect thanks, I ordered one of the solutions there, from Rho-plate.
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Anyone have good advice on how to put a front plate on an Evora now that MA requires one for inspection?
Nothing has changed with MA inspection rules, they are just being enforced more aggressively now. In all my years in MA I never went through inspection without a front plate, it was just too easy an issue to fail. Zip ties got the job done on most cars, unfortunately my Evora has a bracket mounted on the bumper that put at least five holes into the bumper.
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Starting this year the inspection stations are required to photograph the front and back plates the VIN number and I think even the person doing the inspections, so they are definitely a lot stricter than before.

The Rho-Plate worked great. Now that the car has been inspected I plan on taking it off until next year.

If you get something that goes into the tow-hook mount be careful when you pull the rubber cap out of the threaded tow-hook mount. I dropped it in the front area behind the grill and fishing it out was a bit of a pain.
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I've got some 3M wire hooks stuck on the back of my front plate and it's hanging on the front grill. I also put some foam tape on the back to prevent any rubbing on anything, and it's not loose enough to fall off but easily removable for cleaning or track time. I've had no problems with overheating during normal driving here in New England. YMMV for anyone in TX or AZ.

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Double stick tape the license plate to the front of the car. Make sure the bumper is clean first. Get it inspected and remove the tape once you get home. Works like a charm for the last 20 years...

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