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      11-06-2020, 03:25 PM   #111
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Originally Posted by LexxM3 View Post
That's pretty cool and $350 is only slightly disturbed and not totally insane. But be careful, the iOS app hasn't been updated in 3 years — Apple's Bluetooth handling definitely changed in that timeframe so that lack of update may mean it's abandoned. However, just downloaded and tried it and it seems to work and detects all the other Bluetooth devices around me, so maybe ok.

I've now scanned through the entire website and watched all the videos. I have to say, as an engineer, that at least mechanically, this appears to be a very well engineered product, not the fly-by-night hobby hacks you tend to see for stuff like this. I am tempted to try this just to support good engineering for a change, as crazy an overkill as this is (but they don't ship to Canada).

Seems like it would also be cool to attach some Frikin Lasers™ to that in addition to the plate.
Interesting concept! So, it retracts when not driving? Extends when approached by the constable? I can see where it avoids having to drill the bumper, but not how it precludes having a front plate displayed if your state requires it....
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      11-10-2020, 10:46 PM   #112
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Originally Posted by Alan l. View Post
My solution. I've been using this method for my last 4 BMW's and none of them flew off even traveling triple digit speeds (in mexico )

I put two vertical strips of the dual lock tape right next to each other on the side of the plate. Wind pushes the plate into the velcro so its not going anywhere. I use this method on my previous F10, F15, F85, F80 without any issues.

My thoughts are nobody is going around stealing license plates. If they were it doesn't matter how you attach it because you can rip the whole mount off the car in seconds if they wanted to.

The plate looks like its floating and the metal plate does not touch the bumper at all. It also does not impact the sensor below it if you install it like I did all the way up just before the raised edge

Get two packs of this and you are set. Make sure you clean the area to remove any wax/residue, then heat up the tape before applying it to the bumper and to the plate. I would let it sit for a few hours before actually attaching the plate to the car allowing the adhesive to cure. It comes in clear or black. Black is great because you can easily remove the front plate for photos and the black tape sorta blends right into that area of the bumper which you can edit out easily if needed. I for one can't stand off center plates or crooked danging plates with zip ties. Best part is that its all reversible without leaving any marks.

Interesting... how does the paint handle it when it comes time to remove the velcro on the car side?
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      11-13-2020, 09:45 AM   #113
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Originally Posted by xdriv3 View Post
Interesting... how does the paint handle it when it comes time to remove the velcro on the car side?
I've removed them on all of my cars before they are sold and zero issues. Just warm it up with a heat gun and roll them off slowly. I wouldn't go and yank it off abruptly. Doesn't leave any marks.
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      11-19-2020, 04:50 PM   #114
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I did the same with my other car. Velcro is just perfect an hold even high speed.
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      12-02-2020, 06:00 PM   #115

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based on suggestions here, i got the platypus mount for my X6 M sport. i raided amazon's open box supply of platypus holders. got an open box standard X5 kit and an open box lexus kit, forget which one. used the bolt from the X5 kit and frame from the lexus kit. cost about $50 total and i still have spare parts. nice

i'm happy to report that toll booths and automated garages (that scan the front plate) aren't a problem.
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