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Front license plate bracket without drilling (California)

Discussion in 'California/Portofino' started by DrFeelGood, Oct 11, 2018.

  1. DrFeelGood

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    Hi all I've been trying to find a way to put my front plate on without drilling. Do you think this would work on a 2010 California? If not, what do you suggest?
     
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  3. tomc

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    Exactly this.



    For the 1st time in the recorded history of Youtube DIY videos, it literally is as easy as they show. Took me 5 sec, 1st try, and I am about as mechanically dis-inclined as you can get!
    And, although I routinely forget to put it on the front, it has saved me from one ticket thus far. "I'm sorry officer, just had the car detailed and forgot to put it back on!" :D
    Great product. Happy customer..T

    Edit - my Cali is a 2011, so it should work on your 2010 w/ no problems.

    https://www.ferrarichat.com/forum/members/carbonio.87123/
     
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  4. Wreck111

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    I had this on my Porsche when I lived up nirno. Not required in the south. Works great if your in the US. Screws I to the tow hitch.
     
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    #5 4th_gear, Oct 11, 2018
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    I have the Carbonio license plate holder on my '13 Cali30 and it is sturdy, works very well.

    IMO, it is better to place the license on the splitter for at least 3 reasons:

    1) it allows you to use the license plate + holder as an early-warning, sacrificial sensor when you approach cement parking markers, it will flex a bit if you bump a curb, avoiding damage to your car (notice the near misses on mine),

    2) the license will present less of an obstacle to the flow of cooling air into the radiator and

    3) having no front license would be better but I think this is the next-best-looking option.​


     
  6. DrFeelGood

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    Thank you guys. The Carbonio price is pretty steep ($305 shipped) compared to what's out there for the Cali T. The http://www.usmillworks.com/ doesn't list Ferrari as one of the cars it fits. :confused:
     
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  8. Carbonio

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    Thank you for the positive comments guys. The Carbonio license plate mount has been very popular with Ferrari dealers worldwide many of which include them with each new and used vehicle purchase. Our design has been tried and tested and has created a solution for the dilemma of mounting a front plate securely without any holes.
     
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  9. tomc

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    Get what your pay for. Quality product, convenience.
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  10. KarlA69

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    Do you have a product for the Portofino?
     
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  12. DrFeelGood

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    Proven to be true time and time again. But, I still have a hard time justifying $305 for a license plate bracket :eek: I'll see if I can find comparable solutions - otherwise I'll have to go with this. Thanks for the suggestions, all.
     
  13. Cali from CT

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    I like it. Would this work on a Cali T?
     
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