Thanks for the additional details John and looking forward to the fuller write-up.
WRP SPD gets modified. Not big, but a good change. Oregon is two license plate state and a fellow Oregon forum member just got warned to no longer have his license plate mounted inside the car on the windshield -- just a $242 fine. Got tired of wondering whether my next encounter of driving by a police office was going to result in a "blue light special." And there were other reasons why the change I made today was a good one, most specifically to avoid the top of dash light sensor from being in and then out of direct sunshine every time I turned a curve in the road while heading toward the sun -- with consequent IP brightness changing each time.
Here is the before picture of where we had our license plate.
As some know, as I have mounted my Curb Alert sensor in the lower center of my grille, most usual plate mounting locations would have rendered it useless where it is. And then, this option from Sto-n-Show. And in case you are wondering, it does reduce clearance in the center of the car by 1/2", but coincidentally results in that distance now being the same distance as on the outer winglet edge clearance on the factory splitter endplates. (BTW, Sto-n-Show has several versions, each at $90 (no shipping cost), e.g., versions for a StingRay without a splitter, a second version for a StingRay with a big splitter AND also fitting a stage 1 Z06, and lastly the Z06 stage 2/3 version now on my car.)
Ease of installation is equal to "can you tie your own shoes," and the precision/machining/lightness of the product is an A+. Depending on the version, you will drill one or two upward 1/8" holes in the underneath plastic tray just behind the splitter. Removal for a car show or cleaning or whatever takes less than 15 seconds -- not a single tool, with reinstall the same 15 seconds without a tool.
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Here it is installed (duh), but most importantly my Curb Alert is still functioning PERFECTLY. See the little rectangle just above the top of the plate frame. (Thanks again to "managerman" for this original installation location -- see his StingRay build for more on that.)
Two final notes:
1) Look goods from the side, and sticks out just a small amount more than the two "fangs."
2) Next week going for the "trifecta," (Sto-n-Show, Curb Alert and Novistretch), i.e., leaving the first two in place and adding in the mask. (Been working with [email protected] Designs on how this could happen (hope, hope), that will also be in a very quick/simple manner with just a tiny/easy mod to current Novistretches.
"Trifecta assessment" next week.
Tiny final aesthetic adjustment is needed, but that too will be accomplished without tools, and will take just a few seconds.
Front plate = laser target for speed enforcement $money$.John,
Shame you and others have to do this. As a former neighbor, Tacoma, I could not figure why in the world a front plate is necessary. Many states, including my current state, Florida, does not require one. Amazing how much is spent providing the best, most fuel economical shape, then place a flat/surface plate in front. The industry should fight to eliminate this where it still exist in the US.