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Old 04-06-2010, 10:02 AM
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I'm curious how people are attaching their front license plate to their Sport.

I like the show and go mod that Followme2dq did to his SRT10 but I am also considering a license plate bracket. I can't stand the thought of just slapping the plate in a frame up against the bumper.

Anybody go the bracket route? Is there one out there that fits the 2010 Sport? Mopar should make a bracket for this but I don't think they do.
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fortunately here in Louisiana we only have the one plate, so I have not had to personally encounter that problem.

I would suspect that there is some sort of bracket that Dodge will supply. I'd contact the dealer that I bought the truck from, as they'll typically provide one as a "no charge" option.

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I don't like the way the dealership put that license plate right into the plastic bumper that sticks out so far either, 2 metal screws going into that plastic piece with no permanent mounting bracket behind it. Those holes will wallow out with time. Maybe they were making the bumpers are fast & cheaply as possible, so they didn't put a recessed area in the plastic, a permanent mounting bracket would stick out even further & wouldn't look good either

I may try lowering my license plate about 8 inches & mounting it between the hooks, using some kind of mounting bracket, then i could fill the 2 holes in the bumper & use some color matched paint
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Well put. That is really my issue. Self-tapping screws into the 1/4 inch plastic is not a permanent solution. It will eventually work its way loose. The bumper should at least have threads behind the dimples but it does not.

I'm not sure what I am going to do. Got my plates yesterday and I can't bring myself to put the screws through the bumper and the clock is ticking on my temporary tag.

Maybe I'll just have to move to a state that doesn't require a front tag.
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There is no bracket from Dodge for a front plate. We searched and our dealer searched. The plate mounts directly onto the bumper cover. We got the bracket/frame with the clear cover from Walmart and attached it to the bumper cover and it works great.
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In Ohio we are required to have a front license...so needless to say, I don't put it on there.

It's only a non moving violation with a fee of $75. They can burn in hell prior to me putting a license plate on the front of my truck.
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I have already got a written warning from a state trooper for not having mine on here in Texas. Hate the idea of drilling on my bumper, I was wondering if anyone has come with an idea of how to attach it and be easy to remove with no holes.
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hmmm. Those Walmart specials may be the way to go. Looks like what I was searching for.

Truck looks great, thanks for the pic - I've always been partial to black. My black sport got the chrome grill treatment at the factory so the pic gives me a good sense of what the bracket will look like on my truck.

I'm gonna check my local Walmarts and see what they got. I also might use rubber grommets or anchors in the bumper to give the screws something to bite into.

For those who are undecided on what to do and need to get that plate on there before they get a ticket, I have read that you can use 3M automotive double sided taped with a frame. It's advertised on the 3M site as being able to attach plates to bumpers w/o drilling. You can always remove it later when you figure out your permanent solution.

Cheers guys - thanks for the input.
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So I bit the bullet and put the front plate on after way more research than I have ever done on the art of license plate attachment.

I spoke to my buddy who runs a body shop about my problem. He told me they usually insert rubber grommets into the poly bumpers so the screws have something to bite into so I picked a couple up along with a flat plastic plate bracket that goes on the bumper first. Only took 6 stores before I found the bracket. My local Walmart didn't carry them. I also picked up two smoke covers, one for the back too, to give it a cleaner look. They gotta match, right?

So I get home, ready to take the Dewalt to the bumper when I realize the grommets are going to need a pretty big hole, way bigger than the screws. Long story short, I decided to try the screws first, figuring I can go bigger for the grommets if the screws don't bite well enough. Well, they did seem to grab the bumper pretty good so I let it go. I figure if it loosens after awhile, I can put the grommets in.

Moral of the story... maybe I made too much outa this one but the bracket with the smoke cover definitely is better than just screwing the plate to the bumper.

Thanks all for the tips and pictures.

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