EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket for Tesla Model 3 (No Bolt-on)
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If you live in one of the 31 states (in the U.S.) that require a front license plate, the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket for Tesla Model 3 provides an easy solution. Our Front License Plate Bracket is a precision-engineered and unique solution that uses ultra-high strength automotive adhesive, enabling easy and quick installation with no drilling and no bolt-on connection to the vehicle. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket is weather resistant, easy to install, and is compatible with all North American license plates. It is also fully compatible with Model 3’s Autopilot functionality and will not interfere with any of the front mounted proximity and forward-looking sensors. Made in the USA.
If you live in a state where a front license plate display is required by law (photo below), our custom-designed bracket has you covered.
Autopilot Compatible. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket for Tesla Model 3 is compatible with Tesla’s Autopilot functionality and will not interfere with any of the front mounted proximity and forward-looking sensors.
No Drilling or Bolt-on Connections. There is no need for drilling holes in your front bumper or bolting on the bracket to the lower air dam grill. Simply clean your air dam area thoroughly (an alcohol wipe is provided), pull the red/purple tape covering off our high-strength automotive adhesive, and adhere the bracket into place. We even provide slots that enable you to provide additional mechanical support and properly position the bracket.
We developed the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket in response to customer requests for an alternative simpler solution that doesn't require drilling or bolt-on versions of the bracket. The EVANNEX bracket provides the same strength and function as drill and/or bolt-on brackets, but uses a different design and a high-strength adhesive for attachment—a quick and simple operation that almost anyone can perform in a few minutes.
Above: Map of states (in blue) that require a front license plate
The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket is constructed from high strength, 6mm ABS plastic using a two piece laser cut design.
The bottom angle bracket is 5 in. L x 10.25 in W x 0.25 in. T (125 mm L x 260 mm W x 6mm T) and has a right angle bend that is 2 in. (50 mm) high with drilled holes that align with standard North American license plate attachment holes. The bottom bracket has an integrated support beam that is approximately 0.25 (6mm) high to eliminate any bending due the the downward curvature of the air dam surface. A thin strip of high strength, foam-backed automotive adhesive runs along the bottom side of the integrated support beam.
The bottom angle bracket has three centering and support slots that are used to center it on the front bumper and to provide a mechanical connection with the vertical supports of the air dam grill structure. It also contains venting slots that are intended to improve air flow into the air dam area.
A license plate support bracket sits behind your license plate, which is bolted through the support bracket and into the bottom angle bracket. It contains a stylized, laser cut "3."
The underside of the bottom angle bracket uses a 25mm x 250 mm high-strength double sided, automotive adhesive. The adhesive is weather and temperature resistant and has shear and peel strength that far exceeds that required based on the forces experienced by the license plate bracket at high speed.
Please select the button in order to access instructions in PDF format. Note: you'll receive a hard copy of these upon receipt of product, please have them with you during the installation.
How is EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket attached?
It’s extremely simple. You clean the lower air dam using an alcohol wipe provided, peel back the protective covering for the high strength automotive adhesive, center the bracket using the slots provided and press it into place. We provide full installation instructions—see 'Installation' tab.
How is the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket different from bolt-on brackets?
Like the EVANNEX bracket, bolt-on versions of the license plate bracket provide a secure attachment and are high quality products. However, because of the confined space and bolt-on location inside the lower air dam, the bolt-on operation can be more challenging for those who are not DIY-inclined. The EVANNEX bracket uses a high-strength adhesive for attachment—a quick and simple operation that almost anyone can perfrom in just a few minutes.
Why shouldn’t I just use the OEM Tesla bracket provided?
Many Model 3 owners think the OEM bracket sits too high on the front bumper and interrupts the sleek design and clean lines seen on the front of the vehicle. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket sits much lower and does less to interfere with the front aesthetic of the vehicle.
How does the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket differ from Tesla's OEM bracket?
Both are made from high strength plastic and both are attached to Model 3 using high-strength automotive adhesives. Tesla's bracket sits higher on the front end of the vehicle, and some owners think it degrades the aesthetic of the Model 3 front end. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket sits much lower on the front end, allowing the unique Model 3 llook to be unimpeded by your license plate.
The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket is your "Quick Install" bracket. Yet you also offer a bolt-on bracket as your "Premium" bracket. What's the difference between the two?
Our "Quick Install" bracket is made of 1/4-inch, high-strength ABS plastic and is attached to Model 3 using very high bond automotive adhesives. It has a lower price point than our premium bracket. The "premium" bracket is made from 1/8-inch steel and is attached using a bolt on mechanism through the air dam grill. The standard bracket is easier to install, but both do an excellent job of displaying your license plate without affecting the aesthetic of the Model 3 front end.
Will the Front License Plate Bracket fit the Tesla Model S or X?
The Front License Plate Bracket has been specifically designed for the Tesla Model 3. It has not been designed for fitment on a Model S or X. Please find appropriate license plate bracket options on their respective pages at evannex.com.
Will my license plate be secure?
Yes. The license plate uses high-strength automotive adhesive and secures to the lower air dam surface. High-strength automotive adhesive is commonly used on cars to secure exterior parts ranging from trim pieces to spoilers. It has also been designed to fit under the vertical supports for the air dam grill structure to provide still more support against any tipping or wind pressure force.
Can the Front License Plate Bracket be used with European or other international front license plates?
The Front License Plate Bracket has been designed for use with North American license plates and has fastening locations that conform to the dimensions of such license plates. It is not recommended for use with European plates because fastening hole patterns are different.
Will the Front License Plate Bracket get in the way of the forward-looking sensor in the lower air damn grille?
No. The sensor’s forward looking “vision” is not impeded.
The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket attaches to the front lower air-dam of Model 3. Will the attachment mechanism impede the air venting louvers that reside behind the grill?
No. The air venting louvers, when folded flat, are approximately 2.5 inches from the back of the grill. When the louvers are deployed, they are still about an inch from the back of the grill. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket does not protrude past the back of the grill. No interference will occur.
Will the EVANNEX Front License Plate bracket impede air flow into the lower air dam, thereby affecting battery cooling?
The lower air dam is approximately 39” W x 3” H, providing 117 square inches of entry area for air flow. The effective area of the Evannex Front License Plate Bracket, is a small percentage of that area. The Evannex Front License Plate Bracket has flow vents built into their design allowing air to flow under and through the lower bracket. In addition, the bracket is approximately 4 inches from the air dam vents, meaning that oncoming air streamlines have time to bend around the license plate and enter the air dam vents behind the plate. Our estimate is that the Evannex Front License Plate Bracket blocks between 1 and 2 percent of the air flow entering the air dam—a negligible amount when battery cooling is considered. It will have no appreciable effect on battery cooling.
What is the distance between the back of the bracket, including license plate bolts and the Model 3 bumper?
The back of the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket is approximately 1.125 inches (~30mm) from the bumper. Using the license plate attachment bolts and lock nuts provided, the distance from the lock nut to the bumper is approximately 0.75 in. (~19mm).
What material(s) are used in the construction of the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket?
Like the OEM Tesla bracket, the EVANNEX product is contructed of high-strength ABS plastic. It is precision laser cut to fit the exact geometry of the lower air dam opening. The automotive adhesive used is high-strength and is exposed simply by peeling back its protective layer and pressing into place on a clean, dry surface.
Will car washes affect the Front License Plate Bracket?
No. The adhesives used for the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket are not affected by water, detergents or other environmental conditions. You can wash your Model 3 as you normally would. If you use automatic car washes, we would recommend the brushless variety to protect the Model 3 finish and also to avoid the (highly unlikely) possibility that the brushes could become tangled in the license plate bracket.
Can the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket be used with or adhere to a front end "bra" or other clear plastic/vinyl/ceramic coatings designed to protect the Model 3 front end from road debris damage?
Do NOT use the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket if the top surface of the lower air dam is covered by a 'bra" or if any clear aftermarket plastic/vinyl/ceramic coatings are using in the air dam area. We recommend a bolt-on solution for your front license plate bracket, sold elsewhere on our site.
Is the EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket made in the USA?
Yes. The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket is manufactured at our production facility in Deerfield Beach, FL.
Can I remove the license plate bracket?
The bracket has been designed for permanent installation. However, it can be removed by cutting the adhesive layer with fine fishing line. Complete removal instructions are provided.
How long does it take to receive my Front License Plate Bracket order?
The EVANNEX Front License Plate usually ships within 24 business hours of receipt of order. Delivery time depends on your location relative to South Florida and is typically within three (3) days for the continental U.S.
Does the Front License Plate Bracket ship to international destinations?
Yes, The EVANNEX Front License Plate Bracket ships internationally.
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