The product arrived well packaged to protect the parts:
There were even install and uninstall instructions!!! (Nice job Larry, didn’t expect that):
Here’s a look at the parts:
Okay, so here we go.
STEP1: Remove the tow hook cover on the nose of the Cayman. As the Porsche manual states, it is easiest accomplished if you press in with your finger and the lower part of this cover.
Once the cover is popped out, it will be hanging by a plastic arrow shaped holder. Simply pull that arrow shaped holder through the plastic slot to permanently remove it. I kept this in a zip lock bag so I can put it back on my car at any time.
STEP2: Screw the aluminum stud into the tow hook hole. One note of preparation here. I took the opportunity to apply a coating of anti seize lubricant ($5.00 at the auto parts store) to the threads of the stud prior to screwing it in. I shot some into a paper towel then treated the threads.
STEP3: Prepare the plate for mounting by putting the flat head screw through the countersunk hole in the front of the plate and putting the star washer over that screw on the back side of the plate.
STEP4: This is what the current Moweraxle standard install offset will look like. As I mentioned earlier, the plate’s centered hole results in a far left offset on the nose of the car. Also if you notice the plate covers the lower air intake (or whatever that is down there), which I wanted to avoid.
STEP4 (my way): Here is what the resulting plate offset will look like when using my modified left-side countersunk hole. It results in moving the plate more to the right and none of the lower air intake is covered. Hurray my idea worked.
(clearance check): One thing Larry and I were not sure about was if the right side of the plate would end up touching the nose of the car; when using the modified left side hole approach. So I took an overhead shot to show the clearance. It still leaves 1 inch clearance.
PROJECT COMPLETE: So its all done and I’m happy with the way it came out. Finishing touch I recommend is adding your own plastic or metal license plate frame.