Repositioning Front License Plate

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Pueblo county CO
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CX-5 Sport 16.5 6M
Since it's a legal requirement in most states you'd think car manufacturers would build the plate holder into the bumper.
 

yrwei52

2016 Mazda CX-5 GT AWD w/Tech Pkg
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Plano, Texas, USA
Since it's a legal requirement in most states you'd think car manufacturers would build the plate holder into the bumper.
My 2000 BMW designed an interchangeable center piece on front bumper which can either hold a license plate or without. I keep the front plate on there since it looks nice and it won’t block the air entry for cooling.

I thought Mazda has designed a factory front plate holder for gen-2 CX-5?
 
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2021 CX-5T AWD CE
Compared to this, our CX-5 front plates look pretty good

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- Mark
 
Here it is! The problem is the parking sensor blinders aren’t 100% effective as my sensor is still triggered every once in a while.

Fortunately, CravenSpeed has an “outside driver” mount (DLT-AA900) that doesn’t require any blinders. They’re sending me that and a prepaid return envelope this week. :)
 

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South Carolina
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12 MZ5 13 CX-5
I was doing some reading, and certain front plate states will give you a waiver if you apply for it. Check yours.
 
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Virginia
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2021 CX-5 White
Did you attempt to mount it? I am curious if the thread size is the same for the Subaru and Mazda.
I did not try to mount it because I could see that would potentially interfere with sonar. I will try to look this weekend at the tow hook thread sizes.
 
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2017 CX-5 Sport
I went with the tow hook option on mine, I had to add a screw to immobilize it, the mount kept coming loose while driving.