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Any suggestions on a front license plate bracket? The vehicle originated in a state not requiring a front plate, but it is a must have for me. I know E&G made one for the first gen but I have not been able to find any 300 specific for the second gen. I don't really care about drilling holes as long as they will not be showing. I also have white, so I'd prefer not to have a bulky black plastic bracket showing.

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Unfortunately, the dealer was consierate enough to drill their advertising plate into the front bumper... So I don't really want to go to the trouble of filling the holes. Also, this isn't going to be a show car either and a front plate is required. May as well suck it up and put something sturdy on the front.
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I found the mopar part number on another threa (68086345AA). Has anyone installed this? Any pics? Per the diagram, it looks like the front fascia needs to be removed for install.
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Most don't need the front fascia removed. It's drill two or four holes, use nutserts and screw the mounting bracket on.

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Ouch. Firm believer in custom front license plate mounting here, hater of obvious fascia holes. Check this out:

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Required items:

2x stainless steel L brackets from your home improvement store of choice
4x threaded machine (stainless steel) bolts, washers and nuts of your choice; size to fit, from same store
2x big stainless steel screws with big threads for the underside mount, again from same store
1x license plate frame of your choice; would recommend staying with plastic (for weight and the plated ones tend to rust)
2x stick-on rubber feet (for the upper corners of the plate to prevent metal impacting the paint / fascia, should you bang into something at low speed)

Yes, you have to drill 2 (or in my case because I forgot to measure twice, three) holes in the bottom lip of the fascia, but I prefer that, as well as this placement over the center-mount any day. You then only have two screws to remove for show purposes, it looks tidy, and best of all; it does not lower the clearance of the car at all.

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Ouch. Firm believer in custom front license plate mounting here, hater of obvious fascia holes. Check this out:

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Required items:

2x stainless steel L brackets from your home improvement store of choice
4x threaded machine (stainless steel) bolts, washers and nuts of your choice; size to fit, from same store
2x big stainless steel screws with big threads for the underside mount, again from same store
1x license plate frame of your choice; would recommend staying with plastic (for weight and the plated ones tend to rust)
2x stick-on rubber feet (for the upper corners of the plate to prevent metal impacting the paint / fascia, should you bang into something at low speed)

Yes, you have to drill 2 (or in my case because I forgot to measure twice, three) holes in the bottom lip of the fascia, but I prefer that, as well as this placement over the center-mount any day. You then only have two screws to remove for show purposes, it looks tidy, and best of all; it does not lower the clearance of the car at all.

Or, show n' go.
Looks good. How stable is it? My problem is that I already have two holes under the grill already from the dealer so I would rather cover those up... but your setup is something to think about.
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If you go that route, you'll still need to fill the holes. In that case, I'd 2nd the Show N Go.


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I guess I could get bumper plugs and a show & go, but it would cost me around $100 once all is said and done. Considering I already have holes and don't really have a functional necessity for the show & go... any other ideas?
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Looks good. How stable is it? My problem is that I already have two holes under the grill already from the dealer so I would rather cover those up... but your setup is something to think about.
Very stable; lots of pressure required to move it towards the bumper, but short of an impact it won't touch; the flat area under the chin spoiler provides a nice, stable platform. It's our family car, so I drive it everywhere. A typical show n'go mount like the one above would have been smashed up into the bumper a couple of times now. I have some scratch marks on the underside of the front chin spoiler already from driveways and such, so two small holes on the underside of the chin spoiler are preferable to spending close to $100 for something I only need removed once a week during the summer for car shows. Total cost of the nuts, bolts and brackets was $15. Took 5 minutes to assemble and mount.

In fact, now that it's on the car, I may not take it off for car shows. I like that it hides the "blank" opposite the adaptive cruise lens. We'll see.

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