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post #1 of 4 Old 01-09-2003, 09:49 PM Thread Starter
 
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I live in Hawaii and am concerned about the cooling sysyem on my 308. Legally I am required to have a front plate, but that blocks off some air flow. I've heard that there's places that can make the plates smaller, has anyone heard of this? Any other tips?
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post #2 of 4 Old 01-10-2003, 02:36 PM
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The size of the license plate is by regulation so you might find that the smaller plate would also be illegal.

Maine requires a front plate also. I attach the front plate to the grill with wire ties for the duration of the annual State inspection. After that the plate lives in the trunk. I have yet to be stopped for driving without a front plate. I don't know if Hawaii rigidly enforces the front plate law or not.

Like you, I have concerns about restricting air flow through the radiator. The 308 is not very "front-plate friendly". I have no idea how I would attach it so it would not restrict air flow yet still look halfway decent. I don't plan on worrying about finding a permanent way to attach the front plate until a policeman strongly urges me to.

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-11-2003, 09:18 PM
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I have the front plate on my car and it runs fine with no problems. The A/C heat-exchanger in front of the rad is a worse restrictor than a licence plate!
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post #4 of 4 Old 01-25-2003, 04:26 AM
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I bought my 308 without a front plate. The previous owner said he never had a front plate and never had a problem. (I live in Hawaii too)

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