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Removing front number plate

W15hhh Mar 10, 2018

  1. W15hhh

    W15hhh Member

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    thinking of removing front number plate on my rs3 I know it’s illegal just wondering how strict they are against it

    Anybody any horror story’s or been fine haha
     
  2. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    I’ve been fine since December. Just keep it under my seat and if I see police pop it in window just in case but never been bothered. They will only ask you to put it on with a 21 day ticket defect.
     
  3. Beebee-one

    Beebee-one Well-Known Member Team Glacier Audi RS3

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    Yep, friends car was given a £100 fixed penalty notice (FPN) for not having his plate displayed correctly. He had a sticky plate made up and had it attached to the left side of the front bumper.
    I had copied him (before he got the FPN) and found that some number plate recognition cameras in car parks (airport parking for example) didn't read the plate so after a few weeks I reverted back to the centre mounted plate.
    Have to admit that the car looks mean without the front plate though. I guess it depends on where you live and as to whether your local cops can be bothered to pull you for it.
     
  4. Rayner_1704

    Rayner_1704 DAN

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    Fixed £100 fine around me in Leeds area.
     
  5. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Personally while I think it looks better without a plate I think you are asking for trouble . If you draw attention to yourself for some other “minor “ infringement and you are not displaying a plate when u get stopped I think your chances of getting booked rather than let off with a warning increase 10 fold .


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  6. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    Yes same in my area. But I’ve had a 21 day ticket for an illegally spaced plate well over 10 times which is meant to be £100 fine each plate but they always just say “as long as you get it changed right away I’m not going to fine you this time” The key is actually just to be honest and polite and don’t be a wee gobby ***** and you’ll be ok lol
     
  7. andyt99

    andyt99 Active Member

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    If you do this in my area, then you're a bell end. Not only does it make you look like a bell end because it's clearly about how you want your car to look to other people (it's not something you can see as you drive it), but it makes you a magnet/target to the police because you're an easy pull over. Everytime they pull you over they'll check your documents, breathalyse you and swab you for drugs (and remember, traces can last for days). Do you need that attention?
     
  8. AudiNutta

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

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    How honest? Lmao!

    “Sorry Officer I know it’s illegal but it looks good doesn’t it?”
     
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  9. AudiNutta

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

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    I had my plate off for the first couple of months, no Police attention just occasional stares from them and a lot of driving around uncomfortable.

    I’ve got my private plate on now with a shorter plate and much prefer it, it’s added my own personal touch to the front end and makes it feel like it’s mine now.

    Most of my trouble was from bosses in work, I got properly grilled for it “you are telling me you have no front plate, because it looks better? At no time in all the time I’ve known you, have I wanted to punch you more than now”.. that’s my superior!!
    There was word at one point I’d be banned from the car park, to which I’d have responded with putting a plate on when I pull up at the barrier.
    I got threats from bosses that they would call the police and have them waiting outside, valid threads.
    My neighbour came along and said “whats happened to your front plate?”, my response was it’s going back on now and indeed it did 10 minutes later.

    In summary, as nice as it looks it’s not worth the hassle and plus I prefer the car with my plate on the front.
     
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  10. D0C

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

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    Reading some of your posts and the things you say like above, you do lead a curious life and I wonder if you're on planet earth! ;)
     
  11. Jonny B

    Jonny B Active Member Team Nardo Audi RS3

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    Certainly never a dull day in the life of Audinutta that’s for sure. My life seems very boring by comparison.!!


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  12. DW81

    DW81 Well-Known Member

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    #valleylife:tearsofjoy:
     
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  13. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    Your boss is coming a regular mention it seems on this forum
    :whip:
     
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    :tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy::tearsofjoy:
     
  15. trilla

    trilla Member Team Panther Audi RS3

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    Why not run a small plate on the front? Much less likely to get pulled over
     
  16. AudiNutta

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

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    Why? Lmao!

    Nothing but the truth in my posts.....
     
  17. AudiNutta

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

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    Where? :O
     
  18. D0C

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

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    Oh I believe them! But I think possibly they are winding you up.
     
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  19. andyt99

    andyt99 Active Member

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    All of them, bell ends.
     
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  20. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    Boss telling you off on phone to Audi
    Boss wanting to punch you
    Boss wanting to ring the police ;)

    ^^
    Haha, love the last twitter post "Then followed a fairytale as to why"
     
  21. T-800

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

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    I've no idea why they even think the side number plate sticker thingy looks even remotely good..........

    As for the plate on the dash.........:sadlike:
     
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  22. Shawn8V

    Shawn8V Active Member

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    plates on the side is legal, as long as the font, size spacing and reflectivity is correct.

    Evos, scoobys have been doing it for years and some of them came from the factory like that.
     
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  23. T-800

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

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    Still looks *****..........:sadlike:
     
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  24. D0C

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

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    Agreed. Side plates and even cut down ones look chavtastic.
     
  25. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    A few Alfas have sided front plates.

    Personally I have sympathy in this day and age for people driving round with no front plate.
    Throw the book at them !! That's what I say.

    Can definitely understand people wanting to personalize bits and bobs.

    I'm changing my front guawdy Audi chrome rings to gloss black.
    Think that will look quite good. Got a nice set off eBay for a tenner !!
     
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  26. teslaboy

    teslaboy Mythos black RS3 8v FL Audi RS3 Audi S3

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    That's NO SYMPATHY !!
     
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  27. T-800

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

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    Yep look wrong......

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  28. T-800

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

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    Shudders.......

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  29. W15hhh

    W15hhh Member

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    I decided to keep the plate on but tint it slightly but that only lasted a matter of days before I was told to remove it or the car will be compounded some how I got away with the letter spaceing at that time looked well whilst it lasted FA88E54C-2101-4BE7-B733-260506F0619A.jpeg
     
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  30. T-800

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

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    But that's such a great number plate anyway W15hhh why hide it...........:salute:
     
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  31. Shawn8V

    Shawn8V Active Member

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    Suprised you don’t find tinted plates/mis spaced regs abit s**t aswell.
     
  32. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    And then choosing to run no front plate makes them a bell end? It’s there choice. They know the circumstances of getting fined if they get caught so let them be. Doesn’t make them any more of a cun7 than anyone else....
     
  33. T-800

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

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    Never said anything about the tinted plates though did I ?

    At least it’s not plastered off centre

    As others have pointed out its personal preference.

    I still think it looks ***** though.

     
  34. Shawn8V

    Shawn8V Active Member

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    Think you need to re read what I said
    personal preference or not, running no plates, illegal spaced, smaller font, and tinted plates are considered a big no no by the 5 o.

    Don’t see what’s the fuss with side mounted plates, if anything your improving flow through the intercooler/radiator. You might think it looks ****, but then again someone can say the colour of your car is ****, or the alloys on your car are ****. Who gives a **** of what others think tho. Not me.
     
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  35. AudiNutta

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

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    You’d think it was a wind-up, but no they took it personally because “we abide by the law, why should you be any different?”

    Anyway all is done and dusted now, in the form of a viable front plate :)

    Oops, my bad... even letting work get to the forums haha ;) Must stop.
     
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  36. oli356

    oli356 Well-Known Member Team Sepang Audi S3 S tronic

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    Dw, they are amusing posts ;)
     
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  37. andyt99

    andyt99 Active Member

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    Sure it's their choice, which is why I know that by making that choice, they are bell ends. The roads are full of people who think the laws only apply to other people - or that they get to pick and choose which laws they follow and waste police time. Often these are also the dicks parking on double yellows outside the takeaway, talking on their phones whilst driving along and chucking litter out the windows.
     
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  38. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    So your telling me you’ve never ONCE used a handheld device while driving. Or stoped on double yellow lines.
     
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  39. Omy193

    Omy193 Active Member TeamMisano Team V6 Audi A3 quattro Sportback DSG

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    Not been running a front plate for over a month now with no trouble on my 8P
    Don't plan on putting it back on anytime soon either...lets see how long I can get away :whistle2:
     
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  40. billymc92

    billymc92 2018 Ara Blue Facelift RS3

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    I’m the same Omy193. We better be careful though or we will get classed as bell ends. Better put them back on for the forum police
     
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