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Has anyone who registered their Karma in a state that requires a front plate a) complied or better yet b) found a solution that does not require drilling holes and is cosmetically pleasing?
 

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In Texas they give a warning and can charge a fine but I have been stopped 3 times in about 10 years and always just received a warning.....Better than drilling....
 

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I'm also very interested in the answer to this question, as my state requires a front plate for all new cars.

Thanks!
 

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In Texas they give a warning and can charge a fine but I have been stopped 3 times in about 10 years and always just received a warning.....Better than drilling....
I've had one warning a month ago after 40 years of driving in Texas. Never had a front plate on my car or my wife's.

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I have seen two companies that make mounts that attach to the front tow hook of cars.

From what I can see, they look pretty solid.

  1. Rho-Plate
  2. Mower Axle

I sent an email to RhoPlate about what would be the minimum for a new style for Fiskers. I will let ya'll know what they say.

Does anyone know where the front tow hook is?

Who all would be interested in one?
 

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Utah requires a front plate, so I'm interested in all options.
Me too, as California also requires a front plate.
 

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What about something that clipped onto the grill?
 

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My only concern about something clipped onto the grill is that the pressure put onto the plate from high speeds would cause damage to the grill (assuming it is plastic). My Ecosport is 2 days away from NY on a boat.

Perhaps, if there was a mount that was attached to the inner bumper mount that came out from the grill area.

I have also thought about using suction cups to mount the plate on te inside of the windshield, but it is not the most aesthetically pleasing. Additionally, it may not be sufficient to cover the law. For most states, the plate cannot have anything in front of it.

I got a response from one of the manufacturers...They are asking for some pics and measurements. I will try to stop by my dealer this weekend, unless anyone has some free time and can post pics of theirs.

The convenience of not having to drill holes is a major plus for me.
 

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I just had moweraxle make the very first "mold" using the tow hook. It was his first one for Fisker, so he needed my tow hook to copy the thread pattern. He makes a great product, high quality, i havent mounted it yet, havent had time, but i will post pics when i do. I have the same mount on my porsche, have had it for years, is really great & avoids ever having to drill your car. Tow hook is slightly off center, passenger side, in the bumper behind a round "plug". Pop it out & the moweraxle mount will screw right in. You can find them at moweraxle.com....the company owner is a great guy, very helpful, i highly recommend them. I'm in Texas & they WILL stop you without a front plate mounted.
 

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I just had moweraxle make the very first "mold" using the tow hook. It was his first one for Fisker, so he needed my tow hook to copy the thread pattern. He makes a great product, high quality, i havent mounted it yet, havent had time, but i will post pics when i do. I have the same mount on my porsche, have had it for years, is really great & avoids ever having to drill your car. Tow hook is slightly off center, passenger side, in the bumper behind a round "plug". Pop it out & the moweraxle mount will screw right in. You can find them at moweraxle.com....the company owner is a great guy, very helpful, i highly recommend them. I'm in Texas & they WILL stop you without a front plate mounted.
txAM99, Thanks for chiming in. Please do post pics. Moweraxle has had many good reviews on other forums. His is the one on the white Porsche in my previous post.
 

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Just paid a speeding/no front plate ticket in Bedford, Texas. It was around $150 for the plate violation. First plate violation in 32 years of driving in Texas. Young cop.
 

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Just paid a speeding/no front plate ticket in Bedford, Texas. It was around $150 for the plate violation. First plate violation in 32 years of driving in Texas. Young cop.
Yikes! I have been playing the odds for many years (like most of us), but I think they are really starting to crack down on things like this....especially if you are pulled over for something else - like speeding!

I don't have one on my Maserati or on my F150...but I would not mind mounting one with a good bracket. Especially now, since I just paid the new, hefty customized 7 character plate fees here in Texas....might as well show them off!
 

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I just had moweraxle make the very first "mold" using the tow hook. It was his first one for Fisker, so he needed my tow hook to copy the thread pattern.
I would definitely be interested in getting one for my car here in California. The dealer provided me with a front bracket but left it up to me to put the plate on if I wanted to. I don't mind putting the front plate on if I can do it without damaging the front of the car. This seems like a very good solution.
 

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I live in the Dallas area and since moving here in 1985 I have never been stopped by a cop for no front license plate. I have no front license plate on any of my cars.
 

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No offense to anyone and taste is a very personal thing, but... The plate mounted way off center via the tow hook threading looks awful! Just my opinion
 

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I just checked Moweraxle's website and they have a Fisker Karma front license kit for $100 (it's at the bottom of this page). I am going to order one and will report on it when I receive it.
 

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I was stopped last night by Menlo Park's finest because of my lack of a front license plate. Friendly cop just gave me a warning, asked a few questions about the car, and sent me on my way.
 

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I was stopped last night by Menlo Park's finest because of my lack of a front license plate. Friendly cop just gave me a warning, asked a few questions about the car, and sent me on my way.
That's probably because you look suspicious regardless of what you are driving and how many license plates you have on it. :D
 

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