No Drill License Plate Bracket: 4 Best No Drill License Plate Brackets

Is it just me or are cars getting cooler with better paint jobs and classic looks?  Whether it’s a new Mercedes, BMW, Camaro, or Mustang, if you want to put a front license plate on it, you’re going to want a no drill license plate bracket! Why? You don’t want to mess up your great looking paint job or chrome just because the state insists that you put their tax stamp on the front of your car.  Fight back with a no drill license plate bracket that won’t leave a mark that will ruin your car.  We have investigated the best no drill brackets for you and come up with some you should definitely consider.

This article has been superceded by our Complete Updated No-Drill Front License Plate Bracket List.

No Drill License Plate Bracket: Best No Drill and No Show Brackets

No Drill License Plate Bracket: Stillen

No Drill License Plate Bracket Stillen LogoMade specifically for Nissans and Infiniti’s, these Stillen brackets don’t require you to put any holes into your front end or fascia to mount your front licenseStillen No Drill License Plate Bracket Kit plate.  On selected Nissans and Infiniti’s these kits install using the factory tow-hook screw-in (accessed through the grill) or factor fascia plug to mount your no drill license plate bracket.  The kit installs easily and removes easily so that you can hide your license plate for shows or any other “no show” situation.

Stillen No Drill License Plate Bracket Chart

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TitleSTILLEN 105465 No Drill License Plate RelocatorSTILLEN 105480 No Drill License Plate RelocatorSTILLEN 105460 No Drill License Plate RelocatorSTILLEN 105485 No Drill License Plate Relocator
FeatureHigh quality Stillen product
Cleans the front end of the vehicle up
No drilling required
Easy installation
Comes with all hardware
Genuine Stillen product
Easy installation
No drilling required
Quick and easy installation and removal
Includes all nessessary hardware and instructions
Genuine Stillen product
Easy installation
No drilling required
Quick and easy installation and removal
Includes all nessessary hardware and instructions
Price$69.00$79.00$86.95$67.11
Rating5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
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Cravenspeed Platypus License Mounting Kit

No Drill License Plate Bracket Cravenspeed LogoCravenspeed’s goal is to eliminate the need for you to drill into your bumper, fascia, or aero kit to mount your front license plate.  Mounted on select vehicle tow bolts, the Platypus kit is easy to install and easy to removed.  You can stay legal until track days and shows and then in seconds you can remove it for “no show” applications or in the rare case of an emergency towing.

Cravenspeed makes certain that every kit fits its specific model(s) with painstaking accuracy so that plates don’t block intercoolers or radiator air paths.

Platypus kits are tough made from lightweight aircraft aluminum with enough thickness to make each unit completely solid. Cravenspeed uses black powder coating and black anodizing to both protect parts and make them “stealthier.”

UPDATE:  Cravenspeed has added support for a number of new vehicles highlighted below.  Be sure to check out their new kits.

Cravenspeed now makes Platypus kits for the following vehicles:

  • Audi A3, A4, A5, S4, S5, A6, S6, A7, S7, TT
  • BMW 1 Series, 2 Series, 3 Series (including M3), 4 Series, 5 Series, 6 Series, 7 Series, 8 Series, X and Z models
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Dodge Dart
  • Mini Cooper, Mini Countryman/Paceman
  • Fiat Abarth, Turbo, 500C,500I, 500X, 500E, Pop, Sport, Lounge
  • Honda Fit, CRZ, S2000 (Requires stock tow bolt)
  • Hyundai Veloster, Elantra (2011+), Genesis
  • Infiniti G35, G37, JX-35, QX-60
  • Jaguar F-Type
  • Kia Soul
  • Lexus CT, IS (Including F-Sport), GS, LS (Including F-Sport), RC (Including F-Sport), RX
  • Lotus Exige, Elise, Evora
  • Mazda 3, 6, RX-8, MX5 (Miata)
  • Mercedes-Benz A, B, C, CL, CLK, CS, E, GLK, M (ML), S, SL, SLK, SLS
  • Mini Cooper, Cooper S, JCW, Coupe, Clubman, Paceman, Countryman, Roadster
  • Nissan Juke
  • Porsche 911, Boxster, Cayman, Macan, Panamera
  • Scion FR-S, iQ, tC, xB
  • Subaru Impreza (WRX and STi), BRZ, Legacy, Outback, Forester
  • Tesla S
  • Toyota Highlander, Prius
  • Volkswagen Jetta, Golf, Beetle, Cabrio, Eos, GTI, Phaeton, Rabbit, Tiguan, Toureg
  • Volvo C30, S60, XC60

If you don’t see your vehicle, be sure and call them to see if they have a solution for you.

Platypus No Drill License Mounting Kit Chart

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TitleThe Platypus Tow Hook "No Holes" License Plate Mount for Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-SThe Platypus Tow Hook "No Holes" License Plate Mount for Hyundai Veloster and Elantra (2011+)The Platypus "No Holes" License Plate Mount for the Fiat 500 Turbo and AbarthPlatypus License Plate Mounting KitThe Platypus Tow Hook "No Holes" License Plate Mount for The Honda Fit and S2000The Platypus Tow Hook "No Holes" License Plate Mount for Kia SoulThe Platypus "No Holes" License Plate Mount for the Fiat 500 Pop, Sport or LoungeMini Countryman/Paceman Platypus License Plate Mounting Kit
FeatureMount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
Mount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Hyunda Veloster, and Elantra (2011+)
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
Mount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Fiat 500 Abarth and Turbo models
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
mounts in hidden tow hook opening on bumper or grill
designed to mount license plate offset from bumper
will not scratch paint
no holes hidden mounting style
Mount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Honda Fit (2006-2008) and S2000 (1999-2009)
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
Mount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Kia Soul
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
Mount your license plate without drilling your bumper
Specifically designed to fit the Fiat 500 Pop, Lounge and Sport models
Made from sturdy, lightweight aircraft aluminum
Powder coat and anodized finished parts
Avoid "Fix it" tickets in states that require a front plate
mounts in hidden tow hook opening on bumper or grill
designed to mount license plate offset from bumper
will not scratch paint
no holes hidden mounting style
Price$70.00$70.00$70.00$59.95$70.00$70.00$70.00$59.95
Rating4.8 out of 5 stars2.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars
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Godspeed License Plate Mounting Kit

No Drill License Plate Bracket Godspeed BMW Front With LogoEach Godspeed kit has multiple possible mounting locations and require no drilling.  Eight mounting holes insure that the plate will not block intake vents or lights.  Bracket has an angle adjustment to follow the curve of the bumper.  All Godspeed License Plate Mounting kits are made from high-quality aluminum and take less than 10 minutes to install.

Kits are designed to fit the following specific vehicles:

  • BMW  3 Series (2006-2011),  Z, M3, E90, E92, E93 (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012), 1 Series, 1M
  • Mercedes C Class (2008-2013), Coupe, C63
  • Lexus Is250, 350 ISF
  • 2009 Nissan GTR, 370Z

Godspeed License Plate Mounts Chart

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TitleGodspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 2006 to 2011 All 3 Series / 2008 to 2012 1/m SeriesGodspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 20018 to 2013 Mercedes Benz All Class Coupe/sedan/ C63Godspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 2006 to 2013 Lexus Is250 / 350 ISFGodspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 2000 to 2009 S2000 S2k / 2006 to 2009 FITGodspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 2009 Nissan GTR 370zGodspeed License Plate Holder / Mounting Kit @ Tow Hook for 2002 to 2007 Subaru Wrx / Sti
Featurebmw license plate mounting kit
will fit the following vehicle without mods -2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 3 seriesz / m3 / e90 / e92 / e93 -2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 1 series / 1m
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
This item only Fit All C-Class ( Would Not Fit any SLK / CLK / A-CLASS / GL / GLK / E-CLASS / S Class / CL / CLS / SL / SLR )
will fit the following vehicle without mods -2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 c class / coupe / sedan / c63
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
lexus license plate mounting kit
will fit the following vehicle without mods -2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 is250 is350 / isf
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
honda license plate mounting kit
will fit the following vehicle without mods -2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 s2000 AP1 -2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 s2000 AP2 -2006 2007 2008 2009 honda fit
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
nissan license plate mounting kit
will fit the following vehicle without mods - Only 2009 Nissan GTR R35 -2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 370z
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
subaru license plate mounting kit
will fit the following vehicle without mods -2002 2003 2006 2007 subaru wrx / sti
-no drilling required -screw in from the tow area / hole -10 + possilbe mounting location
-8 mounting holes to ensure plate will not block intake vents or lights -angle adjustment for plates to follow the curve of the bumper
-high quality aluminum -5 to 10 mins easy installation
ModelGSP-BM-006TWLgsp-mb-004twlgsp-ls-005twlgsp-ha-003twlGSP-NS-001TWLgsp-sb-002twl
Price$41.95$41.95$41.95$41.95$41.95$41.95
Rating1.0 out of 5 stars3.0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars1.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars
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Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kits

No Drill License Plate Bracket Grimmspeed LogoGrimmspeed claims to have the most adjustability on the market from their OEM tow hook mount kits that require no cutting or drilling.  They also claim ultimate durability from their indestructable black zinc-coated 12L14 mounting shaft and stainless steel allen key hardware.  Grimmspeed designs their kits so they do not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lights.No Drill License Plate Bracket Grimmspeed Bracket

Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kits are made for these specific vehicles:

  • Subaru WRX/STi (2008+), LGT (2005-2009)
  • Hyundai Genesis Coupe 2.0T/V6

Grimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit Chart

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TitleGrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit for Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-SGrimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit - Subaru 08+ WRX/05-09 LGTGrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit for 08-12 Subaru WRX/STIGrimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit - Hyundai Genesis 2.0T/V6GrimmSpeed Lexus IS 250/350 License Plate Relocation KitGrimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit - Subaru 02-07 Impreza/05-06 Saab 9-2XGrimmSpeed License Plate Relocation Kit for 05-09 Subaru Legacy GTGrimmSpeed Lexus ISF License Plate Relocation KitGrimmspeed License Plate Relocation Kit - Subaru Legacy 2010+
FeatureMost adjustability available on the market
Mounts in OEM tow hook location (No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lightsÊ
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft (This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market!
Mounts in OEM tow hook location (No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lights (Adjustments available for maximum air flow)
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft (This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market
Mounts in OEM tow hook location (No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lightsÊ
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft (This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market!
Mounts in OEM tow hook location (No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lights (Adjustments available for maximum air flow)
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft (This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market!
Mounts in OEM tow hook location(No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lights(Adjustments available for maximum air flow)
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft(This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market
Mounts in OEM tow hook location (No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lightsÊ
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft (This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Most adjustability available on the market!
Mounts in OEM tow hook location(No cutting or drilling required)
Simple stainless steel allen key hardware
Will not block flow to your FMIC and can be adjusted to not block fog lights(Adjustments available for maximum air flow)
Indestructible Black Zinc coated 12L14 shaft(This will not bind and break off in your tow hook hole like cheap aluminum kits)
Price$70.39$70.39$70.39$74.40$70.39$70.39$70.39$70.39$70.39
Rating4.6 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars0 out of 5 stars5.0 out of 5 stars
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Comments
  1. blah

    Is there one for the Honda Civic LX Coupe 04?

  2. MIchelle

    Do you have recommendation for 2011 Camaro SS no drill plate?

  3. john

    Do they make brackets for 2012-2014 jeep grand cherokee srt 8?

  4. Tyler Bruce

    What about a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee?

  5. Ryan Whittington

    I’m looking for a no drill front license plate mount for a 2012 Toyota Sequoia Platinum. Any suggestions?

  6. Bob Dully

    Hey Mark
    Any solutions for the new Lexus RC (sport). I was in a users group and people were looking to keep the plate off the monster grill. A plate just kills the aesthetics of the design- both the RC and IS (sport). Thanks for your expertise.

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi Bob! First of all let me say what a beautiful design. That’s a great looking car. My first thought is, where does the dealer want to put the plate? It looks like the grill goes over the bumper so, through the grill into the bumper? The flowing design doesn’t appear to have any jack ports on the left or right, so that’s out. You have to be careful going too low with the plate because if it goes below the bottom lip, it will undoubtedly get beat up. It looks like the best bet is the grill area below the bumper. If this was NASCAR, I would say that putting the plate below the bumper would make you go faster, but might make you overheat because you’re blocking the air intake…sorry, I’m a NASCAR fan. If you put it below the bumper, you will have to take advantage of the grill openings. It’s pretty curved, so it might be difficult, but it will probably work. With that in mind, I have a couple of suggestions. First there is a no-drill solution actually designed for the Tesla S that mounts to the honeycomb grill. It might work for your application. You probably should contact them to see what they think. You can call them at (877) 343-6933 or email them at support@tlcentral.com Another possibility is the DIY bracket solution I found and wrote an article about. Read about it here. http://www.licenseplatebracketcentral.com/front-plate-bracket-diy-no-drill-license-plate-bracket/ Most other brackets depend on having a jack port or access to the underside of the bumper. I wish I could be of more help, but that beautiful design of yours definitely wasn’t made with license plate brackets in mind! Best of luck! -Mark

  7. Tom

    Do you know if a no drill solution for the new 2016 Volvo XC90? I’m looking for something to thread into the tow hook temporarily for purposes of inspection stickers.

    Thanks

  8. Zach

    Any recommendations for a 2011 Hyundai Sonata? Thanks.

  9. sharon cross

    My husband just bought a dodge ram sport hemi, is there a bracket on the market he can get for his truck so he doesn’t have to drill hole in the bumper?

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi Sharon, it would be very helpful if you could tell me what year the Ram Sport is or send me a close-up picture of the front-end. I’m sure we can come up with a solution. -Mark

  10. Bridey Coonce

    Do you know of a no drill bracket for a 2011 GMC Terrain?

    • Mark Ridgeway

      The thing about your Terrain is that it has a very narrow slot below the grill that is probably where you would have to mount the bracket. Im worried that with most of the designs, there might not be enough room to get tools in there to mount it. The go to guys for a simple installation using the underside of the the grill placing the plate in front of the mini-grill would be Skene Design. They make no-drill brackets that may fit your setup. Here is their link http://www.skenedesign.com/FPBracket/Choose.shtml You might also check Craig’s Custom Universal Brackets at this link http://ccmustangbrackets.com/product/universal-front-license-plate-bracket/. Much like the Skene model their new universal design will fit a lot of applications. -Mark

  11. Robert Coley Sr

    Looking for screw in plate holder thur tow hitch. Hyundai Gensis 2015

  12. kc

    Is there any for 2012 cadillac srx?

  13. Tom

    Do you have any recommendations for a no dill front plate mount for the new 2016 Tacoma…? Thx in advance.

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi Tom, check out SlyBrackets.com they make brackets for the Tacoma. I would definitely contact them before you buy to make sure their brackets will fit the new model. If not, I’m sure they’re working on it. -Mark

  14. Angelo

    Ordered my C450 2016 and i would love a tow hook bracket ! Any suggestions??? Thank you in advance.

  15. Steve

    Hello, any chance any of these wouk fit a 2015 kia Rio or 2015 kia forte koup? Thanks in advance.

  16. Doug Wilkin

    Hi Mark, Would know if there is a no-drill front license plate option for my 2003 Buick Century. This car came from Florida where they don’t have front plates and I am dreading drilling holes in the bumper. It does not appear that one is specifically made for my application, but perhaps you know of a universal one that will work.
    Warmest Regards,
    Doug

  17. Fred

    Hi, Our company recently installed a salt spreader on a 2005 Dodge Ram Pickup. The spreader is rear center mounted totally covering the factory existing rear lighted license plate. Is there a lighted license plate mount kit that can be attached to the ride side rear bumper? Thanks.

    • Mark Ridgeway

      Hi Fred, here’s what I would do. Buy a lighted license plate bracket that you can get at any auto parts store or on Amazon. Buy some metal strapping with the holes in it that you can get at any hardware store. Mount the bracket to two of the holes using standard license plate bracket screws or bolts. Then, mount the straps around the bumper and secure with bolts or screws. That would be the easiest and least expensive thing and you don’t have to drill any holes. It’s true that since you’re spreading salt, I can imagine that the metal strapping and screws would rust pretty quickly so you might want to consider dipping the metal in rubber coating or covering the metal with some spray to protect it. If you want to try one of the “no-drill” solutions, just contact me and I will make some suggestions, but despite their name you will probably need to drill into the bottom of the bumper. -Mark

  18. Chelsea lamug

    Is there any no drill brackets for a 2013 Nissan Sentra SR?? I can’t find any

  19. Jan

    Hi Mark,
    Looking for a no-drill front license plate holder for 2012 Jeep SRT8 –tired of getting tickets in NJ for no front plate and do not want to put holes in this beauty!!

  20. Mario A

    Hi Mark,

    Will this product fit a 2013 hyundai elantra GLS?
    HYUNDAI PLATYPUS PRO-SERIES LICENSE PLATE MOUNT

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