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This article has been superceded by our Complete Updated No-Drill Front License Plate Bracket List.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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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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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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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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Be sure and take a look at our article about License Plate Bracket Front: New No Drill Options 2013.

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50 thoughts on “No Drill License Plate Bracket: 4 Best No Drill License Plate Brackets

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

  2. 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.

    • 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 [email protected] Another possibility is the DIY bracket solution I found and wrote an article about. Read about it here. 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

  3. 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.


  4. 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?

    • 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

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

    • Hi Tom, check out 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

  6. 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,

  7. 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.

    • 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

  8. 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!!

  9. Hi Mark,

    Will this product fit a 2013 hyundai elantra GLS?

  10. Hi Mark, I just purchased a 2018 230I Convertible. I have to have a front plate. but do not want to drill into my bumper. Do you have a suggestions for a CENTER mount NO DRILL for my new car?

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