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Old 09-28-2012, 02:48 PM
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Front bumper. Plate bracket

Does anyone have a license plate bracket for the front bumper of a 97 z3. The front plates are required in On, and the z3I bought in Mi did not have one.
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Old 09-29-2012, 02:23 AM
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I believe the OEM bracket is still sold by dealers or online BMW parts vendors. It is part # 7 here

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...28&hg=51&fg=15

Actual BMW part number is 51118400068

The OEM bracket requires drilling holes in your bumper which you may not want to do. There is also a bracket sold by Gominigo which screws into your front towhook receiver.

http://www.gominigo.com/BMW.html
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:11 AM
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I believe the OEM bracket is still sold by dealers or online BMW parts vendors. It is part # 7 here

http://www.realoem.com/bmw/showparts...28&hg=51&fg=15

Actual BMW part number is 51118400068

The OEM bracket requires drilling holes in your bumper which you may not want to do. There is also a bracket sold by Gominigo which screws into your front towhook receiver.

http://www.gominigo.com/BMW.html
Depends on the model? My '00 has the holes already in the bumper and they are threaded.
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Old 09-29-2012, 06:42 AM
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+1 on the gominigo.com option. I have that on my coupe and bought the BMW plate holder through thebmwpartstore.com for around $20 give or take and put it on the convertable. Spend the extra on the gominigo. Well put together and looks 100X's better in my opinion.
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Depends on the model? My '00 has the holes already in the bumper and they are threaded.
OP has a 97, same as me. The bracket installation requires drilling.
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Old 09-30-2012, 08:17 AM
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My 97 had pre-drilled holes with metal threads plus a couple more compliments of the previous owner, which I had filled when we did the repaint.

I plan to use a mount similar to the one Mitsubishi Eclipses use. It screws on to the top of the grill opening and sticks out front just far enough to screw your plate to without any visible bumper holes.

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