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I just purchased an Evora. Unfortunately in Washington State front license plates are required. There are a lot of cars on the road without front plates. On the other hand, I know people who have been fined $124 for not having a front plate.

I decided to mount the US license plate plinth and H-plate. The H-plate screws and bolts were fastened to the plinth with blue Loctite. The plinth was attached to the Evora are dam with industrial grade Velcro. I did not want to drill any holes into the front of the car, nor did I want anything to come loose. The plinth is 23cm wide, so I dropped a plumb line from the center of the Lotus emblem and placed blue masking tape 11.5cm on either side of the center line. This help line up the plinth when it came time to "stick" it on. For maximum adhesiveness, I waited 24 hours. It is really secure, yet removable.

Attached are two pictures showing how the Lotus plinth and H-plate are supposed to be mounted. I hope both pictures uploaded as I am having a bit of computer trouble.
 

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front plate.... people run those? :p they almost never give you a ticket for it and if they do... worth it since its not a moving violation it doesnt count against you and will be dropped by the court anyway
 

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meh... 3M hooks on the back of a bare plate with some felt pads.. been on the car for 18 months without a problem.. Removable it in about 3 seconds..
 

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I ran without a plate for about 8 months before I got nabbed. $25 and I had to "fix it" by zip tying the plate to the grill. Drove it that way for a couple months and then pulled it off and there was no damage to the grill.
 

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Had Lotus vehicles w/o front plates since 2005. No ticket issues then again no speeding tickets as its hard to aim at the little buggers. Blocks airflow. Keep in dash and slap up into windshield if caught.
 

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I have had three tickets with the Espirt and Europa.... I lost in court (Canada)

So when I bought the Evora S I put a front plate on as all the cops were looking to nab me again.
 

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i used that H plate and zip tied it to the mesh of the grill. pulls it out about an inch or more from the mesh.
 

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Mounting

Anyone try to just glue (silicon) the mounting bracket to the bumper? I really don't want to drill holes, but maybe the silicon can bind the bracket to the Stairshield and if you ever want to remove the plate, your bumber could remain scar free.
 

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If I get caught without tag few times I will bolt it just from under the front with some type of fasteners and have just 2 bolts holding tag as low as I can make it.
This is what idid with Honda S2000 and did not look to bad.
 

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Anyone try to just glue (silicon) the mounting bracket to the bumper? I really don't want to drill holes, but maybe the silicon can bind the bracket to the Stairshield and if you ever want to remove the plate, your bumber could remain scar free.
I ended up using industrial strength Velcro to attach the plith to the splitter. Dropping a plumb bob line from the center of the Lotus emblem, it was easy to take measurements and center the plith on the splitter. The front license is now secure. It can be easily be removed and reattached when needed. The only downside is that when the plith is removed, the Velcro remaining on the splitter is ugly.
 

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I bought the plinth and a generic license plate bracket and used industrial strength Velcro to mount it. So far it's holding up fine and I had no holes to drill.
 
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