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Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by I'mRonBurgundy?, Sep 4, 2008.

  1. I'mRonBurgundy?
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    Just purchased a couple of Audi Zentrum Ingolstadt surrounds from Dubmeister. Received a good service, ordered Tuesday delivered this morning.
    Anyone ever fitted some? Just wondering what's involved.

    Next up will be some (legal) pressed plates and I don't want to have to drill holes in them so was thinking of using some velcro strips. Any other suggestions?

    Thanks
    Ron
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    I have one up the front - they are easily fitted by using the original holes used for mounting the standard bracket

    The back already has holes as standard so these can be used!

    You will not need to use any velcro or sticky back tape as the plates just slide into place and are clipped in - easy removal!

    Pressed plates are not legal by the way :(
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    I need some new plates actually...
    Any pics guys?
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    I haven`t fitted mine yet as I noticed I need smaller, slightly, number plates. The english ones are to big.
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    [Sep 5, 2008]
    According to Dubmeister's website they are...

    http://www.dubmeister.co.uk/

    See UK Legal Plates on the left hand side.
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    They are legal is your car is registered before 2001.... for now.

    Was sent this by Dubmeister earlier in the year...

    Thought we would give you the head's up on the latest DVLA legislation.

    This is the exact copy of a letter we received from the DVLA on 29th July.

    "1. Prosecution for Supply of Non-Compliant Number Plates

    From 1 November 2008 it will become an offence to supply number plates that do not comply with the road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001. There is a maximum penalty of £2500 and/or suspension from the register for up to 5 years. This offence will apply throughout the United Kingdom.
    It is already an offence for motorists to display non-compliant number plates on their vehicles but not an offence to supply them. The new offence applies only to plates that display a vehicle registration mark (VRM) issued by DVLA, it does not apply to plates with a VRM. For example it will still be possible to supply new car dealers with plates showing the model of a car for use in a showroom,. It will be illegal for example to supply plates with the VRM mis-spaced to make it look like the name of an individual, in a non-standard font or colour or with a slogan or message printed on them. DVLA's enforcement staff, trading standards officers and police may enter registered premises, seize extracts of records and bring prosecutions where appropriate.

    There is evidence to suggest that some number plate suppliers are supplying plates that do not conform to the correct format. The Road Vehicles (Display of Registration Marks) Regulations 2001 specifies the typeface, size and colouring of a number plate. Copies of the legislation are available from www.opsi.gov.uk/legislation. The British Standard (BSAU 145d) set out the physical characteristics of the number plate. This includes visibility, strength and reflectivity. In order to comply with the British Standard each number plate must be permanently and legibly marked only with the following:-
    a) The British Standard number.
    b) The name, trademark or other means of identification of the number plate manufacturer or component supplier; and
    c) The name and postcode of the supplying outlet.

    Please not that websit addresses, telephone numbers and logos should not be used."



    Prior to receiving this letter we had an inspection from the DVLA and passed this. The inspector told us that after the 1st November 2008 anyone caught with a 'show plate' on their car whilst driving on a public highway will not only be fined £30 but will have their plates confiscated on the spot and not be allowed to go any further until a set of legal plates are on their vehicle. Show plates can also invalidate insurance.

    With all this in mind we are prepared to offer your members the following:

    If they order a set of legal plates at £30 per pair post free, before 1 November 2008, they have a last chance of purchasing a set of show plates for half price (£15 per pair).

    You are welcome to post this on your forum.

    Best Regards

    Paul Quince
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    I think I'll take my chances.

    Reading that I think my current plates (supplied with the car) are illegal then as they do not quote the suppling dealer, only the web address of the company I purchased the car from.
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    i had a rear german audi dealer one on the back from dubmeister but i took it off at weekend coz i bought a genuine german audi/vw/abt one at ed38. looks much better and its genuine. the ones dubmeister supply are not genuine, they are just copies. I found with the dubmeister ones that the clips can break when you unclip them. heres my new one:
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    I take it you're not worried about the leagality of your plates then?
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    Looks nice that Mikey,
    Ron, I reckon the web address would be alright.
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    Pressed plates are not illegal - the german style ones may well be, but standard pressed plates are not. most garages over here actually give you press plates with the car.

    Both my A3s came with pressed plates which I changed for ones I designed myself.
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    im not going over the legailty of my plates for the umpteenth time on this forum it gets quite boring. im here to show you an example of the plate surround.
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    I have the Audi Zentrum surrounds too. Look good and different to your usual dealer stuff.

    AL
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    Ilegal Plates !!!
    The most heinous crime of them all.
    You will burn in hell for that.:whistle2:
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    according to some on this site, illegal plates and aftermarket HID kits are more of a crime than being a terrorist, rapist, and murderer all rolled into 1. I guess I best go back to fine tuning the art of picking up soap discreetly.
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    Number plates do not necessarily have to have makers name providing the maker can be clearly identified if necessary. My plates were supplied by my dearler but only have their postcode. A web address would be enough. To me the less the better!!

    German probably has the best system for No plates. Pressed metal plates issued by the authorities. No one else is allow to make or supply plates. And if you move you have to get a new set of plates issued relevent to where you live. Number plates are issued to the person and not the car.
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    Personally I will always try and give members the correct and legal position and it is up to them if they choose to comply with those laws or not, but at least they will know what is right and what is illegal.

    It's the same as driving in excess of a speed limit. We know what the limit is and we can then choose to comply with it or not but we cannot say we did not know the limit. If we choose to ignore the limit and get caught then we have to pay the fine and accept the points on our licence. The same goes for all other motoring offences.
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    Coulod you not act dumb and blame the supplier of the plates and say they told you they were ok? Surely its their responsibility to put on the plate not for road use like on race cans on motorbikes.

    What a nanny state we have become, who's up for UFC fighting with ministers to see who should run the country?

    ;)
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    It's a drivers responsibilty to ensure that the car he/she is driving is fit for the road and legal. You cannot pass the buck onto someone else.

    If a truck driver is driving with a unsafe load he is the one who would carry the can, even if he did not load the truck.
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    I'm trying to get my surrounds on.. but the screws that hold the reg on are stripped and no piece from my tool set will take it off...

    what do i do?

    Thanks
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    drill the head of the screw off. Then get what's left out with pliers
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    I've now got LEGAL pressed plates with holders. I love them!
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    can you post up a photo please, was looking into getting some myself
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    i think i noticed on sunday you have got ABT number plate surrounds on your car if you have where did you get them from and how much were they
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    PM sent Fran
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    I got mine first ..........:p but I didn't get the surrounds though:crying:
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    Haa haa yup you did but it was something i've wanted for years! Just too lazy to get them! Get the surrounds, they are great!

    Nice updated pic there! One from Sunday eh! Must do mine! Lets hope its sunny so I can get some 'Arty' pics of him!
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    thanks sarah
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    my aviator is courtesy of your other half.

    Cheers Dave :)
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