2021 Evora GT, 1986 Turbo Esprit
I received the SNS prototype for the GT. I am finally home from travel and hope to test this weekend.
I wish I had read this thread earlier because I wasted my money on a GRP plate mount. Same issue as you had as the plate hits the paint.I received the SNS prototype for the GT. I am finally home from travel and hope to test this weekend.
Greg's currently working on a solution. Don't give up hope yet.I wish I had read this thread earlier because I wasted my money on a GRP plate mount. Same issue as you had as the plate hits the paint.
2 solutions: Drill another hole in the GRP plate or use the threaded tow hook that came with it and attach the stock plate mount that came with the Evora.
An additional problem with the GRP mount, imho, is that at some point I believe the single screw that fastens the license plate to the plate mount will let go and the plate will swing down. Maybe thread lock or a lock washer will help. I think this is a very poor design.
There are two plate mounts I use for other cars, one by US Millworks and the other by Rennline that are far better designed than the GRP. I didn't go with them as the threaded rod is a smaller diameter and won't fit.
I emailed Greg about this and got no response. Not a good experience.
I suppose it's an aesthetic choice as well as a clearance issue for me. I have two other cars with plates mounted on tow hooks, one with the Rennline mount and one with the US Millworks mount, both angled with the bumper and both with quick release brackets. Pretty cool and no compromise in clearance. The other issue is that an offset plate will not route cooling air away from the radiator.Or go with the SNS option. They are sending me a second prototype with some improvements.
So like you, I agonized around what solution to employ and the abhorrent thought of defacing the rubber lip. Here is where I ended up:What are the improvements? I do not like the idea of drilling into the rubber lip.