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    Front Bumper Tow Hook License Plate Bracket: Available Options?

    I assume there's already a thread on this somewhere here but my Google-Fu is weak and the site's search function didn't yield any results, so I figured I'd start a thread consolidating the available options for front bumper tow hook license plate brackets.

    For those of us living in states that require front license plates in the name of "safety," "assisting in solving car-related crimes," and "let's make it a source of revenue by charging citizens a per plate fee," all run by a government that is just shy of saying "let's give that ol' communism a go," I ask our fellow members what are the best available options for "no holes" front bumper tow hook license plate mounts, be they fully assembled kits or cheaper DIYs from Home Depot?

    A list I found from a cursory search yielded a handful of options:
    US Mill Works - $80-150 (Link)
    This seems to be the most popular option among members here (see following posts)
    Has a true quick release function. Dane has an install guide w/ impressions here: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...-Plate-Bracket

    GoMiniGo - $60 (Link)
    BP has an install guide here: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...m-doityourself

    Turner Motorsport/ECSTuning - $80-210 (Link)
    Has three-way functionality of a tow hook, license plate bracket, and/or camera mount. Discussion on it here: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...3-way-tow-hook

    Rho Plate - $90 (Link)
    Can purchase accessories to double it as a camera mount (Link)

    ModBargains - $100-113 (Link)

    Pedal Haus - $70 (Link)
    Has a "quick release" release feature. Still requires a wrench.

    Bimmian - $45-95 (Link)

    Rovert's Magnetic License Plate Mount DIY - cost of rare earth metals (Link)
    Not specifically a tow hook license plate bracket, but does eliminate holes in the bumper.

    eBay/Amazon/China options - too many to list or name.
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    Thoughts, reviews, or suggested alternative options are more than welcome!

    For coupe owners like me, there are some options to plug the holes left behind when removing the factory license plate bracket that is drilled () into the front bumper:

    Source - John in VA, here: http://www.zhpmafia.com/forums/showt...515#post529515
    Last edited by BMWCurves; 04-30-2017 at 05:29 PM.

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    I hv had gominigo (very good) and i hv us millworks (even btr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    I wish I'd gotten the USMW with quick release.
    Me too

    The GMG does the job, but I like the full backing on the US Mill Works. Does the Rho plate also cover the full plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by johnrando View Post
    I hv had gominigo (very good) and i hv us millworks (even btr)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ELCID86 View Post
    I wish I'd gotten the USMW with quick release.
    Quote Originally Posted by holyc0w View Post
    Me too

    The GMG does the job, but I like the full backing on the US Mill Works. Does the Rho plate also cover the full plate?
    Sounds like the US Mill Works is a popular option.

    No idea on the Rho Plate. There's not a lot of info on it.

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    USMW's

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    US Mill Works on mine is fantastic. Awesome craftsmanship. It's in my thread somewhere.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
    GMG was always good to me


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    +1

    2nd best option.

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    Call Me Dane l 2/2004 330i ZHP l 18x8 ET45 BBS CK's wrapped with Michelin Pilot Sport AS3+ @ 245-40-18 l KW V1 Coilovers in front l KW V1 springs w/ Bilstein B8 dampeners in rear l BMW Performance Rotors l UUC StrutBarbarian l Racing Dynamics Rear Strut Bar l Jim Conforti Shark Injector l Light Birch Interior Trim l Bimmian Celly Mount l M3 Trunk Mat l l e90 Performance E-Brake & Shift Knob l M3 Tri-Stitched Boots l AL Headlight Retrofit with ZKW Lenses l CobyWheel Wrap w/M3 Stitching l LCM sw 4.5 triple blink and rear fogs l Maple Interior Trim

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    Quote Originally Posted by UdubBadger View Post
    GMG was always good to me


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    Quote Originally Posted by danewilson77 View Post
    +1

    2nd best option.

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    Thanks for the input!

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