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06Touring3
07-04-2008, 01:10 PM
Are there any how to's on how to relocate the license plate to the grill?

yearoftherat
07-04-2008, 02:04 PM
As far as I know its called wire ties/ zip locks

RallyPlaya
07-04-2008, 02:14 PM
I Just used zipties its pretty easy should take under 5 minutes

mit-gee-mui
07-04-2008, 06:44 PM
Not really a how to, but I'll just toss it out there.
http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showpost.php?p=217562&postcount=5


Edit 7/12/08 Added new link.
http://www.torontomazda3.ca/forum/showthread.php?t=14666&highlight=bottom+grill%2A

theurgy
07-04-2008, 07:31 PM
Move to Quebec or Alberta.

skunk2
07-06-2008, 12:08 AM
i used---> a couple of bolts>license>plates>thru the lowergrill>washer>nut
looks cleaner than using zipties.

06Touring3
07-06-2008, 10:47 AM
that's a good idea

ysoslo
07-08-2008, 12:11 AM
What did you guys use to fill the holes that were left behind?

sudz
07-10-2008, 10:29 AM
i would cheer for that team before the blue & white crap team here

Hey! WATCH IT! don't want any riots going on. :chuckle

I donno about zip-ties. I'd be more open to taking off the plastic mount on the bumper, dremeling it to fit the contours of the grill and attaching it like that.

Sypher
07-17-2008, 10:25 PM
Here's how I did mine:

http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/9873/p1030872yf6.jpg

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/9158/p1030876lq3.jpg

http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/4895/p1030875vs4.jpg

2 bolts, 4 washers, 2 nuts. Works like a charm!
BTW, yes, that used to be Yearoftherat's lip :D

Mafty
07-17-2008, 11:35 PM
looks good, did you just leave the old wholes as they were? or did you plug them up with something?

Sypher
07-18-2008, 12:45 AM
Holes are plugged up with flat thumb tacs painted black to prevent rust. There are many ways to keep it in there: silicone, hot glue, etc.. what I used is some "blu tack" type of stuff.. availible at home depot, or even dollarama :lol:

yearoftherat
07-18-2008, 01:03 AM
Dollarama ftw !!!

Nice lip by the way :chuckle

p_k
07-19-2008, 01:56 PM
yeah , zipties is the best, ,

matt9
07-20-2008, 11:47 AM
Can some1 do a step-by-step writeup? :/

alhope34
07-20-2008, 12:09 PM
Can some1 do a step-by-step writeup? :/

1. Remove plate and frame
2. ziptie plate through top bolt holes into the honeycomb of the grill; repeat for lower plate bolt holes if necessary.

It's extremely simple...

Here's my example.

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c63/alhope34/PICT00052.jpg

http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c63/alhope34/PICT00132.jpg

Mafty
07-20-2008, 01:15 PM
ya i moved mine this weekend super easy. i just plugged up the old holes with these black plastic thumb tacks i found in my toolbox, and just hotglued them in. i black ziptied my plate to my front grill

yellow 3
07-20-2008, 01:33 PM
http://www.mazda3forums.com/index.php?topic=117279.0

matt9
07-20-2008, 01:53 PM
How do you remove the frame? And once you remove it, can you put it back in the future?

alhope34
07-20-2008, 02:11 PM
How do you remove the frame? And once you remove it, can you put it back in the future?

Take out the two screws that put it into the bumper. And yes, yes you can.

theurgy
07-21-2008, 05:35 PM
OK so you prefer to have it block the air passage to your radiator causing an increase in engine temperature?

Sypher
07-21-2008, 05:53 PM
OK so you prefer to have it block the air passage to your radiator causing an increase in engine temperature?

Mike, it really doesnt make much of a difference airflow wise... not for me anyways. I've had my plate relocated since I joined OMC, and since then, I havent had any issues with heat. Also, the radiator for the 3 is quite large, and extends up to the grill, so in reality, the plate only blocks a very small area of air flow. And besides, it's better than having the black box on the bumper :P

matt9
07-21-2008, 06:59 PM
What have people done about the holes left behind?

alhope34
07-21-2008, 07:07 PM
OK so you prefer to have it block the air passage to your radiator causing an increase in engine temperature?


Even with both plates over my grill, I had a scanguage II for my whole 6000km trip to Nova Scotia, around, and back. This included mountain runs (completely loaded down), traffic jams, everything. My coolant temp was in the exact same range as without plates there. Made no difference at all. BTW, the coolant in the MS3 fluctuates between 84 and 103 celcious. This is with or without plates blocking the grill.

Sypher
07-21-2008, 08:08 PM
What have people done about the holes left behind?


ya i moved mine this weekend super easy. i just plugged up the old holes with these black plastic thumb tacks i found in my toolbox, and just hotglued them in. i black ziptied my plate to my front grill


Holes are plugged up with flat thumb tacs painted black to prevent rust. There are many ways to keep it in there: silicone, hot glue, etc.. what I used is some "blu tack" type of stuff.. availible at home depot, or even dollarama :lol:

Thumb tacs :P .... if you want to be baller:
http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html

mleblond
07-21-2008, 08:16 PM
its 20$ for the piece on a speed so forget the thumb tack method.

nicker
07-21-2008, 08:41 PM
bumper plugs for $24.00!!! ARE THEY KIDDING ME! RIP OFF!

stormin84
07-21-2008, 09:21 PM
its 20$ for the piece on a speed so forget the thumb tack method.

Are you talking about the plastic piece where the original license plate is screwed in

alhope34
07-21-2008, 09:22 PM
Are you talking about the plastic piece where the original license plate is screwed in

Yes. I was told it's under $20 including tax from MoT.

stormin84
07-21-2008, 09:27 PM
Yes. I was told it's under $20 including tax from MoT.

That's coo do they still come with small pin holes in them or is it hole free

alhope34
07-21-2008, 09:29 PM
That's coo do they still come with small pin holes in them or is it hole free

I believe there are two VERY tiny dimples so they know where to drill the plate bracket holes. You'd need a magnifying glass to see them, lol.

matt9
07-21-2008, 09:32 PM
Lucky.

stormin84
07-21-2008, 09:37 PM
I believe there are two VERY tiny dimples so they know where to drill the plate bracket holes. You'd need a magnifying glass to see them, lol.

Is it hard to pop out and to put new one back in

alhope34
07-21-2008, 09:38 PM
Is it hard to pop out and to put new one back in

No idea, I've never done it before. PM Whitespeed3 (Vince). He's done it.

mleblond
07-30-2008, 10:39 AM
Here's another option ...

http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/product_info.php?products_id=3144&osCsid=e42aef0d763288af7aa2c735cda58ec6

matt9
07-30-2008, 06:57 PM
I want to see a how-to for removing the plate AND covering up the holes professionally =)

matt9
07-30-2008, 06:59 PM
Here's another option ...

http://www.swiftmotorsports.com/product_info.php?products_id=3144&osCsid=e42aef0d763288af7aa2c735cda58ec6

That's actually kinna cool.

06Touring3
07-31-2008, 10:21 AM
i believe there is a possible GB in the works for that

ICEBOX
09-08-2008, 10:31 PM
never been a big fan of license plate relocations, it looks fine on some cars and weird on others.


But zip ties do work wonders!

mazdaskit
08-05-2009, 05:44 PM
Any one know where to get toe hook mounts

bluntman
08-05-2009, 06:18 PM
Any one know where to get toe hook mounts

http://www.rhoplate.com/index.html

FLIPDADY
08-05-2009, 06:24 PM
Please use the "search" feature mazdaskit. I already posted the link to rho-plate to you a few days ago on your profile page.

FoXy
08-05-2009, 06:43 PM
Please use the "search" feature mazdaskit. I already posted the link to rho-plate to you a few days ago on your profile page.

Seriously...

-RJ3-
08-07-2009, 02:40 PM
Or what I use and luckily they are beige, plastic screw plugs.

Ikea furniture has a lot of them, but I but mine at RONA.

you will see a lot on cabinets.

fatsock
09-13-2009, 11:22 AM
For me, relocating the front license plate was easy...I moved to Alberta.

Now I only have a rear license plate. :chuckle