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Old 09-25-2012, 11:59 AM
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Front License Plate for M SPORT F30 (Illinois)

Since the state of ILLINOIS requires both front and rear license plates, what do you guys think about using this for the MSPORT F30's front? and keep the real one in the trunk just in case one gets stop by the police.

http://www.customeuropeanplates.com/...?category_id=2

Is it better than nothing at all?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:12 PM
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Since the state of ILLINOIS requires both front and rear license plates, what do you guys think about using this for the MSPORT F30's front? and keep the real one in the trunk just in case one gets stop by the police.

http://www.customeuropeanplates.com/...?category_id=2

Is it better than nothing at all?
This is as illegal as going bare in CA. I can't imagine it being legal in IL.

To be within the law, you have to have the state DMV-issued plate in the front.

If you are willing to drill holes to mount the "custom" one, why not just put the real one?
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:22 PM
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Since the state of ILLINOIS requires both front and rear license plates, what do you guys think about using this for the MSPORT F30's front? and keep the real one in the trunk just in case one gets stop by the police.

http://www.customeuropeanplates.com/...?category_id=2

Is it better than nothing at all?
might as well just mount the state plate. if you get stopped, pulling out your real plate is just going to insure a ticket. its obviously not a state plate so its not going to stop them from pulling you over for no front plate.

here in NYC, i debated skipping the front plate on my E90 Msport, but decided it wasnt worth giving the cops an excuse to pull me over or to get tickets when parked.
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Old 09-25-2012, 12:25 PM
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If IL is very strict about it, you're better off putting none than the euro and see how long they take to bother you. If they're lackadaisical about it like CT, you can get away with it for who knows.... 5-10yrs without getting bothered. Of course the best thing would be to put your state plate on but, we all like rebeling from time to time.

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Old 09-25-2012, 02:16 PM
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As much as I like European style plates..it's better to put state issued plates in the front as well. Wish we had Florida-like road laws and tax rates...oh well..
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:40 PM
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If your averse to holes in your bumper, there are license plate holders that screw into your tow hook threads...
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