Repositioning Front License Plate

Interested in shifting my front license plate to either left or right.

How can one accomplish this (ideally without drilling into the stock bumper)? Any bracket kits you can recommend?

Thanks!
 
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2019 Mazda CX-5 GT Reserve
Best place to put the front plate is in the garbage!

I really feel for those people who are forced to put up with that crap. Front plates are horrendous. :confused:
Fortunately PA also does not use front plates but that doesn't stop dealers from immediately drilling into bumpers & putting their dealer advertising plates on. Most of our adjacent states do use front plates so that's always something I ask if a car needs to be located & dealer traded.

Definitely find one that uses the tow hook hole. Others have posted pictures on this forum using such setups.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Fortunately PA also does not use front plates but that doesn't stop dealers from immediately drilling into bumpers & putting their dealer advertising plates on. Most of our adjacent states do use front plates so that's always something I ask if a car needs to be located & dealer traded.

Definitely find one that uses the tow hook hole. Others have posted pictures on this forum using such setups.
One of the reason why I special ordered my 2016 CX-5, and told my salesman in advance that don’t drill 2 holes on front bumper once the CX-5 has arrived during the new car prep.

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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
Best place to put the front plate is in the garbage!

I really feel for those people who are forced to put up with that crap. Front plates are horrendous. :confused:
I agree! Well, maybe not in the garbage, the trunk is better just in case you get pulled over for no front plate.

I've been driving in Illinois since 1986 and not one of my vehicles have had a plate on the front, Yes, Illinois does require a front plate. In all that time the only word from LEO on this was a warning ticket on my car in a parking lot. A warning to get a plate OR ELSE. Nothing ever came of this OR ELSE and that's been more than 15 years ago.
 
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2019 CX-5 Signature
I agree! Well, maybe not in the garbage, the trunk is better just in case you get pulled over for no front plate.

I've been driving in Illinois since 1986 and not one of my vehicles have had a plate on the front, Yes, Illinois does require a front plate. In all that time the only word from LEO on this was a warning ticket on my car in a parking lot. A warning to get a plate OR ELSE. Nothing ever came of this OR ELSE and that's been more than 15 years ago.

The 1st car I didn't put a plate on was my new 1986 IROC-Z. I've been given 4 warnings and 1 fix-it ticket since. Basically, I just paid the fine without putting it on.

I don't know where in IL you live, but if you live in the Chicago suburbs, here are two places to avoid:
Buffalo Grove
Barrington Hills
 
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2021 CX-5T AWD CE
I wish I lived in a no-front-plate state, but I’m not going to give the hundreds of cops I go past in a year an excuse to pull me over just to have a slightly cleaner look to my car’s front end. That’s a bad trade off in my book.

- Mark
 
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2016.5 CX-5 GT AWD titanium/black 2016 Miata Club ST MT white
The 1st car I didn't put a plate on was my new 1986 IROC-Z. I've been given 4 warnings and 1 fix-it ticket since. Basically, I just paid the fine without putting it on.

I don't know where in IL you live, but if you live in the Chicago suburbs, here are two places to avoid:
Buffalo Grove
Barrington Hills

I live about 90 mins west of Chicago. The parking lot where I got the no plate warning ticket was in Elgin at the train station parking lot. Ironically we were headed to Chicago to pick up our new car at the time.