Because I just dont see how it's going to fit and look even remotely acceptable.
Perhaps, I missed them to but virtually all plate threads that I have read are elise specific. I have talked to Robert from BWR and he thinks that with minor modification their plate bracket will work. But as of right now the elise mounting is not the same as the exige do to the different grill and possible other small differences. But again, maybe I missed the exige plate mounting thread and if so please point me in that right direction, it would be greatly appreciated.Paul MD said:I normally don't preach this... but you might wanna try out the search function... there are a bunch of ideas to be found that way.
I am going to contact BWR again to see if they have anytime to fiddle with it. I know Robert said the he would when he got back to the shop.pafable said:Using the BWR bracket on a Elise with the GUT splitter. Should be quite close to what you would need for an Exige. I angled the license plate bracket up a couple of degrees to clear the splitter and put some foam tape on the back of the license plate in case it ever comes in contact with the splitter.
Ok,this could be my answer. Any pics?WhitePlume said:Here in Virginia we're an enforce-the-ugly-front-plate state. Mine's afixed with magnets. I went to Radio Shack and bought 8 little brick magnets (about 2.5 x 0.5 x 1 inch) for $1.20 each and a pack of J-B Weld (epoxy glue-type stuff--about $2) from Wal-Mart. The front grill detaches easily with a couple of latches allowing access behind the front plate area. I glued 4 magnets inside the clam behind the plate area and 4 corresponding magnets on the back of the license plate (VA plates are aluminum) being sure to match the polarities. Then I put a strip of foam tape on each of the plate magnets as a scratch guard. This way the clam remains pristine and the plate pops off with a good tug. It's plenty secure...at least up to about 105mph. You can adjust the plate height as you like it by placing it higher or lower (on the Elise anyway) on the unseen mount magnets. I've had mine pop off twice from bottoming out on a turn into a parking lot--the plate just comes loose and skitters across the pavement--no damage to the clam, mount or plate. (Of course, you gotta get out and sheepishly retrieve your plate, but it's better than holes in the clam or tickets. ) That wouldn't be a problem for you though.
I used the Lotus-dealer supplied bracket and bent it to fit the lettering so that air flow would not be restricted. I let the dealer mount the modified bracket.hatchy said:Because I just dont see how it's going to fit and look even remotely acceptable.