Rear Plate size?

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Rear Plate size?

Post by WhoRu » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:01 pm

I'm looking to put a private plate on my XE and considering if I want to swap out the the larger "shaped" rear registration plate with a standard UK size plate. I think the standard size actually looks better. Keen to know what others have gone with and what you guys prefer?
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by PhilB » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:37 pm

Both of mine have had the standard plate and I think it looks best.
Not seen many with the bigger shaped one.

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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by Mike Rometer » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:41 pm

I've wondered similar as I will have to get some plates made when I get a tow-bar fitted. I had a shaped plate on my X-type which definitely looked a lot better.
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by 147daytona » Sun Jul 14, 2019 5:57 pm

Get the standard sized plate, the shaped one looks huge on the XE :o
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by WhoRu » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:18 am

Thanks for the replies. Yes, I think I'm leaning towards the standard size at the back. Looks cleaner.
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by Rigsby » Fri Jul 19, 2019 5:17 pm

I tried the larger rectangular plate on mine then changed to the “standard” size plate, personally I think the standard plate looks better.

The “shaped” rear plate somehow doesn’t look as good on the XE as it does on other models.

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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by Vespa » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:01 am

There is/was also the Rover 75 style plate which I think someone on here fitted. It is shaped as a curved lower part.
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by Mike Rometer » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:04 am

Vespa wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:01 am
There is/was also the Rover 75 style plate which I think someone on here fitted. It is shaped as a curved lower part.
Looking at that larger plate, it could be re-shaped to align with the recess. Dunno whether it would look quite right even so.
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by PhilB » Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:57 am

Vespa wrote:
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:01 am
There is/was also the Rover 75 style plate which I think someone on here fitted. It is shaped as a curved lower part.
Yes, I was thinking along the lines of the Rover 75 shaped plates.
Then I woke up and realised it was just a bad dream.
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Re: Rear Plate size?

Post by BRC » Sat Jul 20, 2019 11:22 am

This video shows the shaped plate being replaced with a standard unit. Fast forward to 4.41 to see the before and after.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cbcvNVMDm4
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