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      Original posted by "Anubis"   HAH! forget millenia. it has it for every mazda ever made. (well most )   here is the website:   http://www.trademotion.com/partlocator/ind...p;siteid=214264   enjoy guys.   *Administrative pin - Synesthesia
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yeah....I hate them, but those reasons aren't good ones

 

1 - the goverment may front the money for the plates, but the taxpayer buying them covers the cost and them some

 

2. most cars in the world take these into account, it does almost nothing to affect aerodynamics or cooling, on most cars there designed to not even cover anything

 

3. I would MUCH rather have it hitting a license plate bracket then damaging the paint requiring hundreds of dollars of work

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The license plate bracket then destroys the paint in behind it... and scores the plastic bumper... either way the bumper is affected.

 

License plate brackets are like pop headlights.... why develop the optimum in aerodynamics and then slap up a couple billboards in front?

 

Ultimately an expense that is fucking useless....

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it would save the people buying the plates some

 

but like I said, most cars have recessed areas for them and there designed in, about half of the cars even have it high enough to not affect ANYTHING, and as for the bracket, people can live with something you won't see and only pushed in 2 places, when you don't have one the bumper is fucked so you would need to put a plate on

 

I don't run a front plate on my millenia, but if it got backed into with a plate I would first cut off the persons hand as a warning, then inspect damage, if backed into as is with no plate I would require the entire front bumper be repainted, if not replaced.

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Fuck it I am taking it off the Fusion before the paint gets fucked.

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as much as I hate a front plate, you need better reasoning.

 

things like - 99.99% of all license plate ID's, either by police officer or camera are focused on the rear plate

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I do NOT need any better reasoning.

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Front plate protects some portion of the radiator on milly. Look at the radiator bent fins you will see the shadow of the plate. I am happy with it.

 

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I've not heard of front plates not being mandatory... interesting. Here we have slimline plates available which mostly address aerodynamic concerns. Did you know that the rear shape of a car affects aerodynamics more than the front?

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most states in the us require it, and I'm pretty sure most of europe

 

deleware, pa, maine, I think montana and some others don't care

 

I think its mandatory in eu.

 

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Yup. I find the front abit naked without it too. But a Miata looks much better without it.

 

Naturally, I disagree - I just don't see any legally convincing reason in the above.

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