It’s time to take a fresh look at the new no drill front license plate bracket models available. If you’re looking for a no drill front license plate bracket for your pride and joy, the selection has never been better covering more vehicles than ever. A no drill front license plate bracket prevents you from having to drill ugly holes in the face of your bumper. Despite their name, for some of the bracket designs you will have to drill some holes, but they will typically be underneath the bumper out of site.
To many of us, our cars and trucks are more than just vehicles we ride around in. We take great pride in their good looks, their individuality, and their classic lines. One thing we don’t want to do is drill unnecessary holes in our vehicle especially to satisfy a government requirement that is not even nationwide. That’s right, not every State requires a front license plate, and so you don’t even need a license plate holder in those States. For those States that require a front tag, the probability of getting stopped for not having a front plate seems to vary like the wind. One thing for certain though is that if you get caught and the policeman wants to enforce the law, it can mean a lot of money out of your pocket.
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That’s where no drill brackets come in. They provide a way to mount your State-issued license plate tag on the front of your vehicle without drilling holes in the face of the bumper. Designs very from inexpensive DIY to more expensive tow mounts and innovative relocation brackets.
If you don’t even want to display your tag during meets and car shows, you can buy a hide-away bracket that you can choose to operate manually or by remote control.
No Drill Front License Plate Brackets
Nissan and Infinity owners will be happy to know that Stillen makes a license plate relocator kit just for you. With Stillen’s relocator kits, you aren’t required to drill any holes in your front bumper or fascia in order to mount your tag. On selected models installation uses your existing tow-hook screw-in through the grill. It doesn’t get any easier than simply screwing in the plug and mounting the plate. At the Stillen site, you will need to put in your model of Nissan or Infinity to find out if they have a model for your car. If you don’t see your model, be sure and contact them because they continue to add new models. Select brackets are also available on Amazon. See the chart below.
Cravenspeed’s Platypus front license plate mount kit is one of the most versatile available fitting many vehicle makes and models. Cravenspeed understands exactly how you feel about drilling holes in your bumper, fascia, or aero kit just to mount your front license plate bracket. That’s why they have designed their kits to mount using the tow bolts of many vehicles. Their design also makes the Platypus kit both easy to install and remove. Go to car shows, meets, and track days? Be legal while on the road and remove the plate to keep your vehicle’s classic looks while playing.
Cravenspeed’s attention to detail ensures that every kit fits its vehicle model perfectly while avoiding intercoolers and air paths to the radiator. Kits are made from tough, solid, and light aircraft-grade aluminum and finished in black powder coating and black anodizing for stealthy good looks and protection from the elements.
Cravenspeed now makes Platypus kits for the following vehicles:
- Audi A3, A4/S4 (B7, B8, B9), A5/S5, A6/S6 (C6 and C7), A7, A8/S8 (D4), Q5/SQ5, Q7, TT
- BMW 1 Series, 2 Series (F22, F23, F45), 3 Series (E46, E90, E91, E92, E93, F30, F31, F34), M3 (+F80), 4 Series (F32, F33, F36), M4 (F82, F83), 5 Series (E39, E60, E61, F07, F10, F11), 6 Series (E63, E64), 7 Series (+E38), 8 Series (E31), i3, X1 (E84), X3 (E83, F25), X4 (F24), X5 (E70, E85, F15), X6 (E71, E72, F16), Z3 (E36/7, E36/8), Z4 (E86, E86,E89), Z8 (E52)
- Cadillac CTS, SRX
- Fiat 124, Abarth, Turbo, 500C,500I, 500X, 500E, Pop, Sport, Lounge
- Honda Fit, CRZ, S2000
- Hyundai Accent, Elantra Sedan, Genesis, Sonata, Tuscon, Veloster
- Infiniti G35, G37, Q40, Q50, Q60, JX-35, M37, QX50, QX60
- Jaguar F-Type (2013+), F-Pace, XF
- Jeep Renegade/ Renegade Trailhawk
- Kia Optima, Soul
- Lexus CT, ES (SV-60), IS, IS F-Sport, GS, LS, LS F-Sport, NX, RC, RX
- Lotus Exige, Elise, Evora
- Mazda 2, 3, 6, CX-5, MX5 (Miata), RX-8
- Mercedes-Benz B (Electric), C (W204, W205, AMG), CLA (C117, AMG, Sport), CLS (C218), E (+W212), GLA (X156, AMG, Sport), GLC (+Sport Bumper), GLE, GLK (+X204), GLS (AMG), ML, S (+W221), SL, SLK, SLS (W197)
- Mini Cooper R50 /R52 /R53 /R55 /R55N /R56 /R56N/F55/F56, Cooper S R56 /R57 /R57N /F55/F56, Cabrio S R57/R57N, R50, Cooper S, JCW, Convertible/Convertible S (F57), Coupe/Coupe S (R58),Clubman/Clubman S (F54), Paceman/Paceman S (R61), Countryman/Countryman S (R60), Roadster/Roadster S (R59)
- Nissan GT-R, Juke, Versa Sedan, Versa Note
- Porsche 911 (991, 993, 996, 997), Boxster (981, 986, 987), Cayman (955, 957, 958, 981, 987), Cayenne (955, 957, 958), Macan S/Turbo, Panamera (970)
- Scion FR-S, iM, iQ, tC, xA, xB, xD
- Subaru BRZ, Forester, Impreza, Legacy, Outback, STi, WRX, XV Crosstrek
- Toyota Highlander, Prius, RAV4, Yaris
- Volkswagen Beetle, CC, Eos, Jetta GLI, Jetta MK4, Jetta MK6, Golf, GTI, R32 MK4, R MK6, TSI, TDI, R MK7, New Beetle, Phaeton, Tiguan, Toureg, Sportwagen MK4/MK6/MK7
- Volvo C30, S60, XC60, XC70, XC90, V60, S80
If you don’t see your vehicle, be sure and contact them to see if they have a solution for you. Some of the kits are also available on Amazon below.
Each Godspeed kit has multiple possible mounting locations and requires no drilling. Eight mounting holes ensure that the plate will not block intake vents or lights. Each 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:
- Acura TL (2004-2008)
- Audi A4, S4, A5/S5 (2008-2014), A7 (2012-2014
- BMW 3 Series (E90, E91, E92, E93 2006-2011), 3 Series F30 (2012-2015), 3 Series E46 (2001-2006), 2 Series F22 (2013-2015), X1 E84 (2013-2015), 4 Series F32 (2014-2015), 5 Series E39 (1995-2003) F10 (2009-2015) E60 (2004-2010), 6 Series E63 (2004-2010), Z4 E85 (2003-2008), 1 Series E82 Coupe, E87 Hatchback, E88 Convertible (2008-2012)
- Honda Fit (2007-2008), S2000 (2000-2009)
Grimmspeed 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 indestructible 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.
- Subaru Impreza/WRX/STi (2002-2015), Legacy (2005+), BRZ (2010+), Outback (2013+), Crosstrek (2012+)
- Mini Cooper
- Dodge Dart
- Saab 9-2X (2005-2006)
- Hyundai Genesis Coupe
- Lexus IS 250/350/ISF
- Nissan GT-R
GMG offers the original “No Holes” license plate bracket that uses a custom-machined stud that screws directly into your existing tow hook mounting hole. GMG uses only the highest quality materials like stainless steel to insure that the bracket parts can endure the harsh environments they will be subjected to. Brackets also include nylock nuts/lock washers that can withstand high-vibration. GMG uses button-head socket ca attachment screws that give a finished look.
GMG also offers optional offset bracket that allow you to move the backing plate 2 inches left or right to work around fog light, parking sensors or other accessories you don’t want to block. GMG brackets are available for the following makes and models.
- Alfa Romeo 4C
- VW MK7 Golf R/GTI
- BMW X5 (F15)/X6 (F16), 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series F chassis models
- Audi A3 (3rd Gen)
- Porsche Macan
- Mini Cooper (F56/F55)
- Scion iQ, FR-S
- McLaren MP4-12C, 650S
If there was ever a car that you wouldn’t want to drill holes in the front fascia or bumper, I contend it’s the 2010-2013 body style Camaro. It has not only been one off the hottest sports cars its fans are some of the most passionate in the industry. They are not the type of people who wat to drill holes in their car to satisfy a government tax requirement. JacFab has come up with a no-drill and no-adhesive hidden mount. This mount is CNC waterjet-cut, CNC press brake-formed, and powder coat-finished for durability and good looks. Keeping with attention-to-detail, JacFab applies ultra-soft, weather-resistant, closed-cell form on areas that contact your Camaro to prevent damage to the finish and include stainless steel hardware to prevent corrosion.
Skene Designs makes what could be one of the most versatile brackets available which may fit the most models of any bracket. It could be called a minimalist design that mounts under the bumper making it all but invisible. It’s not completely no-holes since two small 7/64 inch holes are required on the lower surface of your bumber, but nobody will be able to see the holes. The bracket design features aluminum alloy construction and stainless steel hardware for durability and longevity. The bracket comes in 5 sizes that Skene Designs claims will fit virtually all vehicles.
Craig didn’t want to drill into his 07 Saleen S-281SC so he decided to come up with his own no-drill bracket. In the 30 states or so that require a front plate, there are probably plenty of Mustang owners driving around tempting fate without a front plate mounted just to avoid drilling the holes. For those owners, one of Craig’s brackets could save the cost of a traffic citation plus court costs. This hand-crafted aluminum bracket comes with stainless steel hardware to prevent corrosion and good looks. Rubber bumper protection means that no metal parts on the bracket can come in contact with your Mustang’s paint.
Beyond Mustangs, Craig more recently designed a new Universal Bracket that can be used on many other vehicles. Designed to fit any vehicle with at least 2 inches of flat painted or smooth plastic surface on the bumper cover. Featuring a laser cut 16 gauge plate stainless steel bracket for durability and rubber bumper protection to reduce vibration and prevent damage to the bumper, the mounting base is machined from 6061 billet aluminum. Get more information about the bracket in our dedicated CC Mustang Brackets article.
New to our list, the iJDMTOY tow hook license plate mount is available for a variety of makes and models and feature a powder-coated black matte finish on high-quality T6061 billet aluminum construction. Design has 8 built-in mounting holes for perfect placement to avoid blocking lights and other accessories on your vehicle. iJDMTOY tow hole brackets are available for the following vehicles.
- 2004-2008 Acura TL (including Type-S)
- 2008-2015 Audi A4/S4 (B8 model)
- 2008-2015 Audi A5/S5/RS5
- 2013-2015 Audi A7/S7/RS7
- 2003-2012 Audi A3 (8P)
- 2008-2012 BMW E82 E88 1 Series 128i 135i 1M
- 2006-2013 BMW E90 E91 3 Series Sedan 325i 328i 330i 335i M3
- 2006-2013 BMW E92 E93 3 Series Coupe 325i 328i 330i 335i M3
- 1995-2003 BMW E39 5 Series
- 2007-2013 BMW E70 X5
- 2008-2014 BMW E71 X6
- 2014-up BMW F22 2 Series
- 2012-up BMW F30 Sedan/F31 Wagon 3 Series
- 2014-up BMW F32 F33 F36 4 Series
- 2011-up BMW F10 F11 F07 5 Series
- 2014-up BMW i3
- 2013-up BMW E84 X1
- 2011-up BMW F25 X3
- 2015-up BMW F26 X4
- 2009-up BMW Z4
- 2011-up MINI Cooper R60 Countryman
- 2013-up MINI Cooper R61 Paceman
- 2014-up MINI Cooper F55 F56
- 2007-2013 BMW 1 Series
- 1995-2006 BMW 3 Series
- 2004-2010 BMW 5 Series
- 2004-2010 BMW 6 Series
- 1994-2010 BMW 7 Series
- 1994-1999 BMW 8 Series
- 2004-2010 BMW X3
- 2000-2013 BMW X5
- 2008-2014 BMW X6
- 1996-2002 BMW Z3
- 2003-2008 BMW Z4
- 2002-2013 MINI Cooper
- 2008-up Mercedes C-Class
- 2013-up Mercedes CLA-Class
- 2010-up Mercedes E-Class
- 2007-2013 Mercedes S-Class
- 2009-up X204 GLK-Class
- 2012-up W166 ML-Class
- 2014-up GLA-Class
- 2012-up R231 SL-Class
- 2011-up R172 SLK-Class
- 2001-2007 W203 C-Class
- 2003-2009 C209/A209 CLK-Class
- 1996-2002 W210 E-Class
- 2003-2009 W211 E-Class
- 2000-2005 W220 S-Class
- 2005-2010 W219 CLS-Class
- 2009-2012 Volkswagen CC
- 2006-2016 Volkswagen EOS
- 2006-2009 Volkswagen MK5 GTi
- 2005-2010 Volkswagen Jetta
- 2006-2010 Volkswagen B6 Passat
- 2006-2009 Volkswagen Rabbit/R32
- 2010-2014 Volkswagen MK6 Golf/GTi
- 2010-2014 Volkswagen MK6 Jetta Sportwagon
DIY No-Drill Front License Plate Bracket
If you’re trying to find a solution that you can do yourself to save money, we have written an article that features just such a solution. The solution uses the openings in your grill to attach the bracket. It has more limited applications, but you will definitely like the price. See the DIY No-Drill Front License Plate Bracket Article.
BOZZmounts No-Drill Front License Plate Brackets
What is a BOZZmount? It’s the newest offering from Sly Brackets designed to provide a true no-drill option for many vehicles with mesh or horizontal bar grills. These high-quality front license plate brackets feature high-grade aluminum construction and are the only true no-drill brackets for many vehicles. You won’t have to drill holes under your bumper or in your bumper and because they only depend on your grill design, they are compatible with many cars, trucks, SUVs, and minivans.
You will love how easy they are to install and they come with quality hardware including corrosion-resistant stainless steel screws and lock washers, a tough matte black powder-coated aluminum plate holder, a matte black anodized mount, and an EPDM rubber octagon stopper.
Sly Brackets offers a 1-Year limited warranty against defects in materials and workmanship.
Sly Brackets No Drill Bracket for Toyota Tacoma
If you have a Toyota Tacoma and you don’t want to drill into your front bumper to attach a front license plate, then the Sly Brackets No Drill License Plate Bracket may be the perfect solution for you. We have written a dedicated article just about this Tacoma-specific solution. See our Sly Brackets No-Drill Bracket article.
Tesla Model S No-Drill Front License Plate Holder
The Tesla Model S would be a classic design even if it wasn’t all-electric. It’s a beautiful car and it’s easy to see why owners are proud of their cars and don’t want to drill into the front bumper just to attach an ugly license plate bracket. Fortunately, there is a solution made specifically for Tesla Model S owners. We have written a dedicated article featuring this no-drill solution. Be sure and read our article about the Tesla Model S No-Drill Front License Plate Bracket.
No Show Front License Plate Brackets
You love to go to meets, track days, and car shows, but you don’t love that ugly front license plate ruining the clean lines of your ride. Fortunately, there are hideaway license plate solutions that allow you to hide your plate either manually or remotely to keep your classic car looking good during the most important times.
Altec Products makes an innovative license plate mounting bracket known a Show N Go license plate holder that allows you to retract or stow the license plate with a simple one-handed motion. In addition to manual models, they also make a remote-controlled model that stows or displays with the push of a button. Brackets feature stainless steel components and fasteners for long life and a simple design that insures trouble-free operation and easy installation.
Big Mike’s Performance Parts’ STO N SHO comes in two pieces. One piece is the front license plate holder and the second piece is a base mounting plate that allows for easy removal and replacement of the license plate when needed. The base plate is nearly undetectable when the bracket is removed making it a true hide-a-plate solution. You can easily remove the plate at meets, shows, and track day so that your vehicle looks just like you want it, but comply with the law the rest of the time. Made in the USA, this bracket features high-quality materials and precision laser manufacturing. All welding and drilling is performed by hand and coated with high-quality automotive trim paint. STO-N-SHO brackets are available for the following makes and models.
- Audi A8 (2011)
- BMW 335ix M Sport (2012-2014), 528i M Sport (2012-2014), 535i M Sport (2012-2014), 550i M Sport (2012-2014), 640i M Sport (2012-2014), 650i M Sport (2012-204), Z4 (2004-2005)
- Chevrolet Camaro (1995-1997), Camaro ZL1 (2010-2014), Camaro Hot Wheels (2013), Camaro V6 (2010-2015), Camaro SS (2010-2015), Corvette (1997-2014), SS (2014)
- Chrysler 300/300 SRT (2006-2014)
- Dodge Challenger (2008-2015), Charger (2006-2014), Dart (2013-2014), Viper (2013), Charger Daytona (2006)
- Fiat Abarth (2013)
- Ford Mustang (2005-2015), Shelby (2005-2014), Boss 302 (2012-2013), Roush (2005-2014), Fusion (2013-2014), Focus ST (2013-2014), Fiesta ST (2014), F150 (2009-2013), Raptor (2010-2014), Taurus SHO (2013-2014)
- Honda Accord (2013)
- Hyundai Genesis Coupe (2013)
- Jeep Wrangler (2008-2014), Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT (2014)
- Lexus GS350 (2013)
- Mercedes-Benz E350 (2014), CLA 250 (2014)
- Mitsubishi Lancer/Lancer GT (2012-2014), Lancer EVO/GSR (2012-2014)
- Nissan 370Z (2009-2013)
- Porsche 911 (2012-2013)
- Scion FR-S (2013-2014), tC (2013-2014)
- Subaru BRZ (2013)
- Tesla Model S (COMING SOON)
- VW Passat (2013-2014)
Hide The Plate make a unique front license plate mount that installs without drilling into the face of your bumper and can hide your plate when you don’t want it to show. It’s one-handed operation easily retracts the plate out of site or displays it depending on your needs. No tools or other adjusting is necessary.
Finally a license plate bracket that can make you feel like a secret agent. It’s the SpeedFlip license plate flipping system. Although it is designed and manufactured in England, it will work with most any license plate on any vehicle including U.S. vehicles.
You just push a button on the included key fob or switch and the SpeedFlip does its thing flipping your plate so the face is not visible. Then press again to flip it back to its original position. It’s very fast flipping your plate either way in just 0.09 seconds. The 1-Year warranty means that SpeedFlip is confident in the design and construction of its product. This design can even be used on motorcycles.
Many varieties of no-drill front license plate brackets are available on Amazon as well.
No Drill Front License Plate Bracket
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