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Legal Or Ilegal Reg Plate

Audis32015 Jun 23, 2018

  1. Audis32015

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    Can someone confirm if it’s legal or illegal to have the front number plate displaying in the front windscreen ?

    Thanks
     
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  3. Arcam

    Arcam Active Member

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    Illegal 100%
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  4. Rob2k68

    Rob2k68 Well-Known Member VCDS Map User MQB Platform

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    As above - can’t remember what it is off hand but there’s a max height limit from the ground.


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  5. J_3_f_f

    J_3_f_f New Member

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    Read the state law. Some do not require front plate.

    But states that have front plate as requirement typically say the plate has to be mounted on the bumper perpendicular to the road.


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  6. Darren92

    Darren92 Well-Known Member

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    Going by the OPs previous posts he is based in the UK where it is law to have a front number plate.
     
  7. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Illegal at least in the UK .


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  8. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Well-Known Member

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    Guy who have removed their front plates in the UK (which we know is illegal and dodgy) have you found any drilling of the existing plate into the grill?

    I assume that the RS3 plate holder comes separate to the car and not fixed on the grill. However my suspicion is the dealers on PDI would just drill through it and make a hole in the grill behind depending on the care and/or knowledge of the persons putting on the plates. And based on the number of plates that are not on straight I think that if I removed my plate I would probably find a couple of holes.

    In which case surely the dealer should replace the grill? As they damaged it.

    Maybe we should all be removing our front plate holders to check this...
     
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  9. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    The holder is screwed into the grill with 4 screws, into purpose built holes and can’t be avoided. The issue comes when dealers drill the plates through the front backing plate into the honeycomb.

    I beat the dealer to it and asked them to remove the backing plate before any screws went in for a plate, it’s a case of removing the 4 screws and bravely pulling the clips out of the honeycomb.

    The backing plate comes from factory like that, as I said unavoidable but the holes aren’t that noticeable more so the solid 4 parts of the honeycomb grill. Have a look at plateless ones and you will see what I mean.

    Now I have a very small cut down old plate which lines up with the original 4 fixing holes, screwed to the grill and then a short plate Velcro’d onto the small backer so I have no surround on the small front plate.
     
  10. Spinstorm

    Spinstorm Well-Known Member

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    But surely they could have drilled the holes through into the grill anyway.

    The only way to know would be to remove the plate totally.
     
  11. Phil3

    Phil3 Well-Known Member Team Nardo Audi RS3 Saloon

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    I’ve done the exact same as you here mate... plate holder off, cut down old plate screwed in its place a d new plate velcroed... much cleaner look for the front end :icon thumright:
     
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  13. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Yes they could have but don’t go looking for problems if you are leaving the holder on the front.

    I had a grill replaced under warranty on my A3, led to a cracked bumper.. from your post it seems like you are looking for a reason to complain. Technically the backing plate needs to stay on, it’s not Audi’s fault they are doing what they have to in order to fix a plate and it’s pot luck whether they hit the honeycomb or not.
     
  14. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Yes it looks great doesn’t it? The idea came from somebody else on here. Before I had the car I cut a plate holder down to use the back of it but it was too flimsy and Velcro too strong, never thought of an old plate... works so well!
     
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  15. billymc92

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    Same as AudiNutta, I asked the dealer not to screw on plate and just remove the plate holder while doing PDI. Then removed the black backing trim also.

    If you zoom in you can see the 4 pre-existing holes that is mentioned above. You can’t notice them from a distance though as it’s black behind grille

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  16. prits_88

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    Did you remove your front bar protection beam? If so how?
     
  17. andyt99

    andyt99 Active Member

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    Illegal, and it also make you look like a try-hard bell-end too IMO. When you get to the point of arguing "why aren't you cops out catching real criminals".. this is why. Wankers wasting police time for nothing but idiotic vanity.
     
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  18. D0C

    D0C Well-Known Member Team Nardo Team Panther Audi RS3 TTRS

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    Lol, are you a Panama fan? ;)
     
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  19. AB RS3

    AB RS3 2018 Ara Blue RS3 Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 Sportback

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    You have to remove the bumper to reach the black trim behind where the plate sits in front of.
     
  20. prits_88

    prits_88 New Member

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    Does this have any negative impacts?

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  21. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Less protection for the already vulnerable intercooler on these. I’d like it gone, but it’s increasing the unprotected areas of the radiator.
     
  22. AB RS3

    AB RS3 2018 Ara Blue RS3 Team Ara Blue Audi RS3 Sportback

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    @billymc92 have you had any issues with damage mate?
     
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    IT FELL OFF OFFICER......
     
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  24. AudiNutta

    AudiNutta Well-Known Member Team Racing Blue Mica Audi RS3 quattro Sportback

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    Haven’t heard of any, only takes one stray stone doesn’t it. Just seems like tempting fate a little?
     
  25. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    Nope none mate
     
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  26. Audis32015

    Audis32015 Member

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    Is it possible to get legal side mount reg plates for the RS ?
     
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  28. Audis32015

    Audis32015 Member

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    You know who sells them ?
     
  29. RS4B5

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    Try searching around seen loads like jdm style plate
     

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  30. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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  31. RS4B5

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    Yep there's a Murci here with tiny plate on
     
  32. T-800

    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Someone else who thinks their above the law

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  34. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    Ha ha, what an idiot.
     
  35. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    Just as bad as these blooooming idiots that do 33 in a 30! They must think the rules of the road don’t comply with them! Do they know how much there stopping distance is increased at these dangerous speeds. They will obliterate anything on the roads! Tut tut shame on use
     
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    But at least those people doing 33 in a 30 would (if it was set to that limit) would get their registration picked up by a front facing speed camera, which is the point. Also means that the car can't be picked up on police camera cars that check for tax and insurance (I'm sure you'd be as peeved as anyone else if you ended up being hit by an uninsured driver who'd managed to get away with it because he'd not got a front plate on) etc, etc. It does make me laugh that some people think that any little law they deem doesn't apply to them has no consequences further than the actual offence.
     
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  37. Evil Derboy

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    What I don’t understand is why people actually want to do this in the first place. It looks tacky.
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Because they look ‘important’ and want others to think they are ‘important’ also........

    Also people that go 3mph over the speed limit are apparently as bad...
     
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    T-800 Well-Known Member Team Glacier TFSI Owners Group VCDS Map User Audi RS3 quattro Sportback S tronic MQB Platform

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    Another to55er

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  40. Hal Adams

    Hal Adams Well-Known Member Team Nardo VCDS Map User Audi RS3 Black Edition

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    £1,126?
    There must be a lot of surplus money sloshing around the UK..?
     
  41. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    Ha ha !!
     
  42. trilla

    trilla Member Team Panther Audi RS3

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    This is quite an interesting topic, as it depends on a few different things. It is totally illegal to not display a front plate and have it on your dashboard, however if you're driving around in a Murcielago the police are quite unlikely to stop you for not having a front plate, unless you're already driving like a bellend, in which case the penalty will likely be added on. This goes for most of the UK, although some places like parts of Manc, Leeds, Bolton you might not be able to get away with it. There are plenty of supercar owners in the Home Counties area who never run front plates.

    On the subject of side plates, largely illegal on the RS3 as you would have to run a smaller front plate than legally allowed. Side plates are only allowed on cars that are like that from factory like Alfa Romeos or Evos.

    However, if you have a short personalised plate, you are allowed to run smaller plates that are totally within the confines of the law- the smallest plate you're allowed to run is 291mm x 105mm, which would be all plates 4 digits and under. Above that it's a sliding scale of minimum size allowed. At the same time, there are again plenty of supercar owners who run extremely small front plates and don't get pulled over.
     
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  43. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    Dam it !

    That means if I want to look like a **** with no front plate I need to buy a supercar.
     
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