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All - I got my discovery out of state that doesn't require front plates...

My state however, does. Does anyone have a recommendation for a non-drill option?
 

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Yeah, I 100% don't want to drill into the bumper.

I can't tell if we have front tow hooks on our Discovery's - I see two hidden areas under the front head lamps, which might be. Just need to do more research.

My temp plates have expired from the original state, so now I can actually be pulled over and given a citation for not having my front plate - I put the rear on though.
 

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The small trapezoidal covers under the headlights are the washers.

Don't pry them open!
 

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Most UK plates are screwed on at the front and stuck on at the rear.
Early LR3 (Discovery 3) had a plastic plinth to mount the number plate on, I have fitted on of these as I think it looks better, not sure if you can get a version for US plates.
 

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Most UK plates are screwed on at the front and stuck on at the rear.
Early LR3 (Discovery 3) had a plastic plinth to mount the number plate on, I have fitted on of these as I think it looks better, not sure if you can get a version for US plates.
I like the moulded front plate holder!

Wish we had them for US plates here....:crying:
 

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Check out will your dealer, these are genuine LR on very early uk spec LR3, 2005/2006 they may have produced a narrower version for plates in others markets.
 

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I am in the U.S., and I had the same problem with a license plate bracket that only held the top part of the plate and the bottom 3/4 of the plate had no support at all.... so I went to a salvage yard and found a bracket that was the full holder type and I was able to use that but I did need to drill holes and bolt it down. The license plates that I have on my car are the really thin (cheap) aluminum type that all the States are going to and just one car wash would tear it up. Can't have that because I collect these, you can see the collection at shoplicenseplates.com
 

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I had mine drilled with the landrover plate holder. They did it before I left the lot. After they asked me of course. It looks fine and I plan on owning it or trading in later. I don't believe dealers will care about the holes.
 

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All - I got my discovery out of state that doesn't require front plates...

My state however, does. Does anyone have a recommendation for a non-drill option?
I live in California and when I picked up my 2016 DS they told me to return to the dealership when I get my plates so that they can drill the holes and mount it.
 

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Most UK plates are screwed on at the front and stuck on at the rear.
Early LR3 (Discovery 3) had a plastic plinth to mount the number plate on, I have fitted on of these as I think it looks better, not sure if you can get a version for US plates.
I agree, they look much better than american plates since European plates tend to flow better with European design, being more stretched out lines rather than boxy, in a way it almost blends in.
 

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That looks great. Wish I saw that before drilling the bumper.... Oh well. Someone else's problem when I sell it or trade it in after I am done with it.
 
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