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This is a discussion on I got my new 2011 WRX.. wtf they drilled my bumper?!? within the New Member Hangout forums, part of the Community - Meet other Enthusiasts category; Originally Posted by irish44j my plates won't attach to the factory holes on the square plate molded into the bumper. ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by irish44j View Post
    my plates won't attach to the factory holes on the square plate molded into the bumper. THey're too wide. I have a second set of holes that line up with the plates.
    I believe those wider holes are for JDM and other plates outside the US.

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    You're right. I noticed the plastic holes wouldn't fit.

    A plate deleter is the best bet but so far all I've found are ones that have a logo (ie a performance logo).

    This car won't get modded beyond a short throw. Does anyone have a link to know that says simply "WRX" or something to that effect?

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    Oh that's perfect man, thanks!

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    no worries.. I got yer back lol
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    Just ordered it; I'll post pics when it gets here by the end of the week.

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    Try this place for ready made plugs -

    http://www.bumperplugs.com/BPindex.html

    or, a do it yourselfer -

    http://g35driver.com/forums/body-int...per-plugs.html

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    Is there a way to use the JDM holes to attach a US Plate? Don't want to drill holes if possible.

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    IIRC, the JDM holes are spaced wider. You could make an adapter plate with clearance holes for the JDM screws, then add tapped holes for the US plates.

    Probably $10-$15 in aluminum plate and some paint + misc fasteners.

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    Couple of thoughts:

    Every brand new car I have bought has always come with holes in it accept one which were drilled at the dealer. When I bought my 2005 Mini S, they drilled the holes without asking (I didn't care) and were freaking out. "I'm so sorry sir, the service dept didn't confim before they drilled, we'll order you a new bumper....etc" The law here requires it, and they enforce it pretty heavily so I was like, "don't worry", But I found it curious nonetheless.


    On tipping the salesman, I have found that if I am at a reputable dealer who has amazing service, (usually a higher end dealer like Lexus, Acura, Audi, etc.) I am def willing to pay a little more to grease the skids.

    I'm not going to screw myself out of money, but I have found if you rake a dealer over the coals and make them swallow an amazing deal for you, you're never going to get great service, cause you are always "That guy".
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    I would consider bribing one but never would tip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mycologist View Post
    I would consider bribing one but never would tip.
    I have never tipped one but that is funny.

    I honestly go out and test drive everything then deal with the internet/fleet sales manager. I have found you'll get the best deal with the least amount of BS.

    For example my parents bought a Venza a few months ago. We went to one dealership and sat down with a sales guy.

    I told him up front what was up. I said," Look I've done the research, compared values and prices of these things across all the major metro areas and dealers around, along with online, kbb, nada guides, edmunds.com etc. A fair price is (whatever it was I don't remember). If you can do that, you just sold a car, that simple. Don't bust out your "monthly payment game worksheet" or try and feed me any BS. It won't work." So he proceeds to pull out his sheet and try to do math etc. He was about 18 or 19 and it was just sad. Finally I leaned over and said "Look dude, you're sitting with an accountant and an engineer. We had the numbers figured before we walked in, save the effort. After being jerked around for an hour, they came back with a horrible offer and they had a lot full of the things.

    We left and I called the internet sales guy down the road, he actually beat market value on the car by like $1000, which was about $4500 off MSRP. We drove down, they signed they deal, payed for the car, and drove off.
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    WRX PLATE

    Hey Clovis, check out my setup. Now if only I could man up and take the bumper off to get the WRX badge off...
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    Yellow lights mean go faster!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by twister8008 View Post
    Hey Clovis, check out my setup. Now if only I could man up and take the bumper off to get the WRX badge off...
    It's held on by 2 locking washers, you can get behind there with a flat head screwdriver and needle nose pliers, 20 seconds and its off.
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