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made/drilled 2 extra holes for rear licence plate/frame? I have tried countless methods to reduce the "buzz" from that stupid two hole set up. (why are they so cheap and

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Old 08-12-2019, 01:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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made/drilled 2 extra holes for rear licence plate/frame?

I have tried countless methods to reduce the "buzz" from that stupid two hole set up. (why are they so cheap and stupid not to hold it down with 4 bolts)

Anyway, I've managed to find a frame that has reduced the buzz significantly, but it's still two holes and still room for vibration. ( Weathertec clear frame)

Pics will be great. 2017 Nismo BTW. I'm sure I can mirror image the existing holes, but just looking for some feedback and any do's and don't and hardware advise.

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You don't need to do that. I fixed it with a scrap of leftover foam from my sound deadener install. Just stick something on the back of the license plate and frame.
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You don't need to do that. I fixed it with a scrap of leftover foam from my sound deadener install. Just stick something on the back of the license plate and frame.
My license plate frame came with foam rectangles that i just stuck to the back of the plate towards the bottom, no noise!
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Do you have to legally have a frame?

If not double sided Automotive tape might be a solution?

Personally, I would try to avoid "Extra Holes".
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My frame faded in the Texas sun years ago. Removed it and have run bare license plate ever since. No noise ever. With frame or without.
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My frame has the aftermarket backup cam from prior owner attached. Used to rattle badly, especially w FI exhaust. Took a strip of foam tape, like that used for aftermarket door speakers, and affixed it to the back of the frame and the back of the plate. No mo' rattle.

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I've tried the foam thing. Just makes a mess. Tried with no frame as well. Maybe it's our cheap *** plates with crappy tin.

Yeah, I want to avoid drilling etc.

I will now have to experiment with different foam tapes.

It just seems really illogical to provide only two holes where everything comes with 4 holes. Mechanically speaking, it would seem logical to hold something so thin and wobbly with 4 bolts. (SMH@ Nissan)

Thanks guys. Appreciate as always.

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