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Phase 1 & 2 916's, Number plate postition

Centered (as standard)

or off to the side?



I've seen a few people have changed theirs to a side mounted plate but can't really decide which looks best.

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A lot depends on how the original was mounted to the car as well. Mine was simply drilled through the bumper (about 6 times!! as its worn various plates over the years) meaning that I would need a laborious/expensive fill and paint job to mount mine offset.

So I have a small (looks way better) central plate.

Its the size that makes the difference on these cars IMO.

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Hmmm, been considering this myself and can't make up my mind

Only thing that worries me is how the plate would look so close to sidelights/fogs.

Decisions decisions...
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A lot depends on how the original was mounted to the car as well. Mine was simply drilled through the bumper (about 6 times!! as its worn various plates over the years) meaning that I would need a laborious/expensive fill and paint job to mount mine offset.

So I have a small (looks way better) central plate.

Its the size that makes the difference on these cars IMO.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v7...e/DSC02134.jpg
That does look better :thumbs, I'd have to buy a private plate to get mine any shorter.
Might take it off though to see how it's fixed, I'm not even going to consider painting and filling for a mod I'm not sure about.




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Hmmm, been considering this myself and can't make up my mind

Only thing that worries me is how the plate would look so close to sidelights/fogs.

Decisions decisions...
You do yours first James so I can see what it looks like in the flesh
 
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That does look better :thumbs, I'd have to buy a private plate to get mine any shorter.
Might take it off though to see how it's fixed, I'm not even going to consider painting and filling for a mod I'm not sure about.






You do yours first James so I can see what it looks like in the flesh
I did go to have a go... but wasn't keen on popping off the 'rivets' that hold the plate carrier on, so thought I'd wait for you first...
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Personally don't like the plate on the side. Looks like trying too much
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I hate offset plates on a GTV. For one, they may obscure your indicators/fogs/parkers. The way I see it, the bumper isn't designed to have an offset plate, as you cover up the plasticy thing.
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Keep it standard

IMHO as a rule of thumb if a top design house has taken the trouble to think things such as number plate placement through then they are probably better placed to do so than I
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Keep it standard

IMHO as a rule of thumb if a top design house has taken the trouble to think things such as number plate placement through then they are probably better placed to do so than I
Hell if a car looks like a box, you still can't change the position of the plate without it looking dumb. Case in point:

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White plate: 372x135mm, Fitted with a big ugly piece of plastic riveted to the front bumper. Thanks a lot, Alfa dealers of Australia.
Black plate: 372x100mm, screwed into the bumper, so just a little bent.

I definitely don't envy the UK guys with their crazy plates. Why so big? lol
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I definitely don't envy the UK guys with their crazy plates. Why so big? lol
So the Shortsighted Police / Charging Cameras don't get eye strain
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Liking the little plate
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Keep it standard

IMHO as a rule of thumb if a top design house has taken the trouble to think things such as number plate placement through then they are probably better placed to do so than I
Im not sure they get it right all the time

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We have one gtv with the plate as standard and one where I moved it to the side. If I had the backing plate in the centre of the one that I moved and if it was a full length number I would have left it in the middle.

As it is I am reasonably happy with the result but not completely 100% convinced that I have done the right thing.

By the way my niece's first reaction when she saw the gtv was "why is the number plate in the middle?".....
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Short centre

Alfa do a short front plate mount, part number 60664511.

I've got a couple & will use them with the short reg numbers. They still use the same 3 mounting screw positions.

Pictured balanced upside down.

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Alfa do a short front plate mount, part number 60664511.
How much are they?
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I quite like that too. Clive I've got my wheels I think I nay be swinging by this weekend if poss wink wink

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Pretty sure that plate mount is exactly the same as the one that came standard on mine, what's the dimensions?

Actually never mind, the part number was different on mine. 60660318.
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Is the larger plate mount still available to buy? Or if someone has an extra one
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Just had another idea, any thoughts on stick-on plates?
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