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    Fixed the license plate rattle

    My license plate has been rattling everytime I close the trunk. I found out it was the crappy dealer holder that caused it. So I removed it and went to a crafts store. They sell 12"x12" foam pads that are about 1mm thick for 39 cents. I cut it in half and it fit perfectly on the back of the license plate between the mounting holes. I used spray adhesive on one side of the foam and adhered it to the back of the plate. Now the plate sits pretty snug against the stops and the foam prevents it from damaging the paint of the car. I was surprised at how much better the back looks with just the plate and no bracket.

    For the front plate I am debating with myself whether to get one of these: http://www.bumpshox.com/. Okay, the 2.0 version is kind of ugly. But it makes total sense if you ever parallel park.
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    Pointed License plate Bolt Kit, 4 pcs.

    There that'll stop people from reversing into you. The bumpshox is insanely ugly and will ruin the look of your front end.




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    Quote Originally Posted by import_nation View Post
    Pointed License plate Bolt Kit, 4 pcs.

    There that'll stop people from reversing into you. The bumpshox is insanely ugly and will ruin the look of your front end.
    But what if you run into someone else? Not worth it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Parabolic View Post
    For the front plate I am debating with myself whether to get one of these: Front & Rear Bumper Protection, Car Bumper Guards, Bumper Protectors. Okay, the 2.0 version is kind of ugly. But it makes total sense if you ever parallel park.
    Parabolic... if i see you put that on your car.. and you are ever around me, i'm going to test it out for you. HARD.

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    Quote Originally Posted by import_nation View Post
    Pointed License plate Bolt Kit, 4 pcs.

    There that'll stop people from reversing into you. The bumpshox is insanely ugly and will ruin the look of your front end.
    Hey that makes a perfect gift for that psychopath friend you just can't seem to find the right gift for.

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    I ordered the Bumpshox 2.0. That one looks better than the original super-ugly New York City version. I'll post a pic. Bet you guys end up getting them.

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    LOL yeah if you ever end up going into the other person boy would that suckk.....

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    Hey, if it's good enough for a Porsche. Click image for larger version. 

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    Good thing I saw this thread. Been in the FR-S a few times even took one for a spin and never noticed that rattle. When I get my own FR-S I plan on dropping in an aftermarket sound system with some loud pounding bass! With bass that rattle will be unbareable lol




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    Bumpshox installed. Pictures here: https://www.fr-sforum.com/forums/fr-s...installed.html

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    Personally not a huge fan of BumpShox. I don't even like front plates.




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