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      09-17-2020, 03:01 PM   #1
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Carbonio No Drill License Plate Mount install

May be beating a dead horse with this topic but I personally HATE having my cars be drilled into so the front plate can be mounted. After looking continuously for a legit no drill option I pulled the trigger on the Carbonio no drill mount and did an install video for those that are in the market for one. I am not affiliated to them at all just trying to make everyone's decision a bit easier. If you are wondering how it handles highway / autobahn speeds I have been on the autobahn a few times since I installed it and cruising at 110 MPH / 177 KMH its held on no issues and there has been no signs of the plate flexing.

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I was literally just looking for a no-drill solution for license plates, thanks for posting this
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Great solution

I'd seriously move the plate slightly higher if possible to allow for maximum cooling
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I was literally just looking for a no-drill solution for license plates, thanks for posting this
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You are welcome! So far I like the mount and is really sturdy!
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You are welcome! So far I like the mount and is really sturdy!
Just watch out it doesn't loosen up as then itll chew into the grill slats.

Also mine rusted quite badly within the year they are alu now though.
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You are welcome! So far I like the mount and is really sturdy!
Just watch out it doesn't loosen up as then itll chew into the grill slats.

Also mine rusted quite badly within the year they are alu now though.
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You are welcome! So far I like the mount and is really sturdy!
Just watch out it doesn't loosen up as then itll chew into the grill slats.

Also mine rusted quite badly within the year they are alu now though.

I'll definitely keep an eye out. I wash the car every weekend and pull it off so perfect time to
Monitor it.
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Why do people have to drill into the bumper? The plate hides those holes and you won't see them when you get rid of the car. Help me understand.
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Why do people have to drill into the bumper? The plate hides those holes and you won't see them when you get rid of the car. Help me understand.
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Why do people have to drill into the bumper? The plate hides those holes and you won't see them when you get rid of the car. Help me understand.
Being stationed in Europe you have to have a front plate. I am returning to a state that does not require a front plate (NC). So I don't want the holes to be there. Also some of us don't lease the car and end up keeping them for the long haul and it's damage we don't want on the car. Finally many of us want to take pictures of the car without the plate and this gives that flexibility.
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This is what I HAVE:

https://carbonio.com/products/bmw-m2...cl-competition

I'm not a fan of the Euro offset look.

This plate looks like its "floating" out in front of the bumper...
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This is what I HAVE:

https://carbonio.com/products/bmw-m2...cl-competition

I'm not a fan of the Euro offset look.

This plate looks like its "floating" out in front of the bumper...
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This is what I HAVE:

https://carbonio.com/products/bmw-m2...cl-competition

I'm not a fan of the Euro offset look.

This plate looks like its "floating" out in front of the bumper...
That's the exact same mount that I did the video on... and it's been adjusted as far in as it will go and as high at it will go it's just how it looks.
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Being stationed in Europe you have to have a front plate. I am returning to a state that does not require a front plate (NC). So I don't want the holes to be there. Also some of us don't lease the car and end up keeping them for the long haul and it's damage we don't want on the car. Finally many of us want to take pictures of the car without the plate and this gives that flexibility.
The part about moving back makes sense (unless you move to Illinois and I hope nobody ever does that ).

I don't agree with the damage part - cause like I said, for those who have to have the front plate (with no hope of moving), it really isn't damage - it is two holes covered by a plate. The people who do the offset tow hook mount - those just look soo mooch to me - so, to me, they drive around with a terrible looking front plate setup for years, so they don't have holes in their bumper after they get rid of the car. The only person that helped was the new owner

and I do agree, that the system you put on there is sooo much better than this picture
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Being stationed in Europe you have to have a front plate. I am returning to a state that does not require a front plate (NC). So I don't want the holes to be there. Also some of us don't lease the car and end up keeping them for the long haul and it's damage we don't want on the car. Finally many of us want to take pictures of the car without the plate and this gives that flexibility.
The part about moving back makes sense (unless you move to Illinois and I hope nobody ever does that ).

I don't agree with the damage part - cause like I said, for those who have to have the front plate (with no hope of moving), it really isn't damage - it is two holes covered by a plate. The people who do the offset tow hook mount - those just look soo mooch to me - so, to me, they drive around with a terrible looking front plate setup for years, so they don't have holes in their bumper after they get rid of the car. The only person that helped was the new owner
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The part about moving back makes sense (unless you move to Illinois and I hope nobody ever does that ).

I don't agree with the damage part - cause like I said, for those who have to have the front plate (with no hope of moving), it really isn't damage - it is two holes covered by a plate. The people who do the offset tow hook mount - those just look soo mooch to me - so, to me, they drive around with a terrible looking front plate setup for years, so they don't have holes in their bumper after they get rid of the car. The only person that helped was the new owner
I grew up in IL and I sure as hell am never going back! The toe hook mount looks like trash on these cars does not matter if it's a state side or European plate! And definitely can see your perspective. I just personally hate the hole!
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I grew up in IL and I sure as hell am never going back! The toe hook mount looks like trash on these cars does not matter if it's a state side or European plate! And definitely can see your perspective. I just personally hate the hole!
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PS - where in IL?
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I grew up in IL and I sure as hell am never going back! The toe hook mount looks like trash on these cars does not matter if it's a state side or European plate! And definitely can see your perspective. I just personally hate the hole!
edited my post with a picture

PS - where in IL?
Bolingbrook right off of I55 and route 53
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I was literally just looking for a no-drill solution for license plates, thanks for posting this
I have a big Mike's Sto N Sho. So far so good. usually keep plate off though.
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