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RTR Rear License Plate Surround w/ Ducts (13-14 All)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • RTR Signature Modern Aggressive Styling
    • Injection Molded TPO Material
    • Compatible with Stock License Plate Light
    • Fits All 2013-2014 Mustangs

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Hey, guys. Adam here with americanmuscle.com. Today, I'm bringing you a quick overview and installation of the RTR Rear License Plate Surround with Ducts, available for all 2013 and 2014 Mustangs. I'll be going over the styling and appearance you can expect out of the license plate surround from RTR, as well as all the materials and construction. I'll top the video off with an installation, which I'll let you know up front does require drilling and cutting to your rear bumper. So it will require permanent modifications. Because of that, it gets a two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. The RTR Rear License Plate Surround with Ducts will be available for all '13 and '14 Mustang owners who are looking to get some race-inspired, modernized muscle car designs for their rear end, and don't mind making some modifications in the process to get it done. Now, you might recognize this particular part from the Ford Mustang RTR designed by none other than Vaughn Gittin, Jr. himself. Now, this particular design was offered specifically for that vehicle, but it is now available to the public for your own '13 to '14 Mustang, with a little bit of modification required to get it installed on your rear bumper. If you're not familiar with the brand RTR or Ready to Rock, or even Ready to Race, it is designed and started, founded by none other than Vaughn Gittin, Jr. himself, legendary drifter. Of course, he designed all the Mustang parts for his own Mustang, and also for everybody else who loves the brand. Now, in addition to this particular part, it is all really race-inspired muscle car designs for the Ford Mustangs, ranging from the S197s, all the way up the new S550s. This particular part is hitting the line for your rear license plate surround to offer two vent-style looking ducts that actually require a little bit of cutting and drilling to the rear bumper in order to get installed, [but even] offer a very sleek mesh design on the back. Now, of course, the black finish that you're getting here for your rear is going to really bring out the aggressiveness of that rear end in my personal opinion, and might be worthwhile if you're willing to do some cutting. As far as materials and construction are concerned, it was manufactured out of a high-quality, pressure-tested, thermoplastic, high-strength olefin, or TPO. Essentially, it's a really, really strong plastic. It's something that holds up against some of the harshest of climates. It'll last all year round outside of your vehicle, and of course is impact resistant. It really is a strong, durable material. A little bit stronger than an ABS plastic, I might add. Now, again, it also has the steel mesh on the backing that you can see through the ducts, which just add that little bit of extra detail to the aggression. Now, this one is definitely going to cater to the guys out there who really like the aggression that it does offer. They don't mind making the cutting or drilling necessary into the rear bumper to get it installed. But on top of that, they don't mind paying the price tag. Now, this one comes in right around the $200 mark. It might be a little bit more expensive than what you're used to for a license plate surround. But you've got to think, it does offer a very unique design for a more modern muscle car styling on your Mustang, and your late S197 will definitely wake up as far as aggression is concerned for the rear end. It's just a matter of making modification and paying the price. Speaking of that modification, like I said, this one does require some cutting and drilling, so you want to have the appropriate tools on hand. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself but you want to get it done, there's no shame handing it over to a professional to get it done properly. Because of course, you want to measure twice and cut once, just to be sure. That's a very, very key piece of advice I can give you guys. You definitely want to take that into consideration if you're doing it yourself. Now, if you are tackling it yourself, no harm done. You can definitely get it done in about two hours' worth of time in the driveway at home. It does get the two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. As far as tools are concerned, you want to have a drill and the appropriate bits, some kind of cutting tool, whatever you're most comfortable with, and a screwdriver. I would definitely recommend having a Sharpie on deck to really measure out the template that's provided for you in the kit. To kick things off, you want to use your screwdriver or even a fork tool if you have one handy to remove that factory license plate surround that comes on the vehicle from Ford. Once you get that popped off the rear end, you want to make sure the wires are disconnected and hung up under the bumper there, and out of the way. You definitely want to make sure that's out of the way when it comes time for the drilling and cutting, because you don't want to cut into those. No, sir. Once that's taken care of, you actually have a template given to you in the kit. You'll want to cut out that template for each driver side or passenger side, and put it up against the bumper. At this point, use the Sharpie to mark off the locations on the template, or a fine-point marker if you have one available. Once that's taken care of, you'll do some drilling into the bumper in the appropriate locations, and then cut the little squares out. Flip over that template to repeat for the driver and passenger side. Once you have the cutting and drilling out of the way, you can start installing your RTR Rear License Plate Surround by putting it into place and bolting it down using all the hardware necessary. Once it's into place, you can start reinstalling your license plate itself, and you're good to go. Overall, like I said, about two hours' worth of time in the driveway at home. Because of the extra steps with the drilling and cutting, two out of three wrenches on our difficulty meter. Just to wrap things up, if you're the owner of a 2013 or 2014 Mustang and you're looking to pick up some race-inspired, aggressive designs brought to us by Vaughn Gitten, Jr., you might want to check out the RTR Rear License Plate Surround with Ducts, which is available in black right here at americanmuscle.com.

    Ready To Rock! This is the same exact rear License Plate Surround that is included as original equipment on the Included as original equipment on the Ford Mustang RTR designed and developed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. The RTR License Plate Surround features a modern aggressive twin duct design, making it the perfect addition to your modern muscle car.

    Quality Construction. Manufactured from OEM quality high pressure injection molded high-strength thermal plastic olefin (TPO) for it's long lasting durability, this rear License Plate Surround includes pre-assembled E-coated metal mesh screen inserts in each duct opening.

    Application. This RTR Rear License Plate Surround is the perfect appearance upgrade for all the 2013-2014 Mustangs, including the V6, GT, Boss and Shelby GT500 models. Does not interfere with the factory license plate light and is 50-state legal. Technical Note. This RTR License Plate Surround requires permanent modification of the rear factory fascia for installation.

    Fitment: 2013 2014 Details

    What's in the Box
    • (1) License Plate Surround with pre-installed screens
    • Instructions
    • Templates
    Installation Info
    Will it fit my Mustang?
    • Boss 302 - 13
    • GT - 13, 14
    • GT500 - 13, 14
    • V6 - 13, 14

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    Exactly what "permanent modifications" are required? Is there some install pics or manual showing what mods have to be done? Does the whole fascia have to be removed and cut?

    RickDee

    • No, the whole fascia does not need to be removed. There are two holes that need to be cut out for the two ducts. Instructions and templates are included as well. Hope this helps!

      LisaS

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    Will this fit on a 2011 Mustang GT

    RosendoL

    • The RTR Rear License Plate Surround will not fit an 11 GT.

      VincentV

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    Hi I purchased the rear License plate surround w/ducts last week. I am now trying to pull off the existing panel and getting frustrated. The instructions aren't giving me a lot of info on how to remove the panel. It says use a hook tool. Now when I insert this tool into the whole do I have to push up or down to release the tabs or just pull hard? What might this tool look like I've been trying a few things here and no luck. Your help would be much appreciated as I want to get this done today. Thanks Greg

    Swoop

    • Hi,I'm sorry to hear you are having problems installing your RTR Rear License Plate Surround w/ Ducts please call or send us a email we we can help you out with your problem. http://www.americanmuscle.com/contact.html

      Chris J

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    Can I paint the RTR license plate surround to match my factory color?

    TimothyC

    • Yes you can, take it to a good paint shop so it can be properly prepped, once its painted, I'm sure it will look great!!!!!

      Captmike

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    Customer Reviews (42) Write a Review

    Overall Rating 4.8

    out of 5 stars

    Installation Time:Afternoon

    Installation Cost:0-$100

    • Fit 4.878049 4.9
    • Appearance 5 5
    • Bang For Your Buck 4.1 4.1



    • 4/5

      February 28, 2014

      RTR License Plate surround

      The stock 2013 and 2014 Mustangs look great from the back. The RTR surround has quality construction and fitted perfectly. I think it enhances the look. (aggressive!) The black contrasts well with my white Mustang GT. I didn't give it 5 stars accross the board because I believe the pricing could be a little lower.

      67monterey

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Tulsa, OK, USA

      Helpful (5)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 28, 2016

      Beastly

      This mod paired with the RTR black deck lid panel is a must have for any serious and passionate mustang owner. Gives your car a unique and strong appearance. Although pricey, it is worth the cash.

      JP

      Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 26, 2013

      Styleish Rear License Plate Surround

      The Stylish RTR Rear License Plate Surround gives the rear end of my 2013 GT a much more aggressive/sporty appearance. The duct design is a great accent for the concave styled tail lights and definitely distinguishes the back end from the stock component. I would absolutely recommend this product to anyone who is looking to add some style to the back end of their 2013 5.0.

      JLJE

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Princeton, NJ

      Helpful (4)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      December 14, 2017

      Awesome part

      This part fitgreat, was super easy to install and really changed the appearance. Love it

      Darkhorse

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      February 19, 2017

      Looks great!

      I got mine painted to match and it looks awesome! I broke the factory one in pieces trying to get it off. I also broke the license plate light bezel in half. It cost $27 for a new one. It was worth it though. People say to use a pick in the license plate mounting hole and yank to dislodge it, I ended up using an Allen wrench that fit in the hole with vise grips to dislodge it. Hope this helps!

      GrabberBlueGT

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 05, 2016

      Good except for the bad.

      The piece itself is nice and fits like a glove. I do however have a couple of issues with the install. 1.The template to mark area for cutting really needs to be made from a heavy cardstock so it doesn't flex so much. Moisture in the air made mine really wimpy so it took two of us to hold it up and mark. I also masked the area with blue painters tape so the sharpie would show on my black car. 2. The instructions are a bit simplistic and the pictures don't really have much contrast which led to confusion on my part removing the old surround. Using several different sized hook tools trying to 'unsnap' the surround I only succeeded in breaking it so 'in for a penny...' out it came in numerous pieces. What the heck I'm putting a new surround in anyway so no big deal. Once the holes were cut and trimmed/cleaned up the new RTR piece is in and it's good, all is right with the world. :)

      Notdeadyet

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      October 24, 2016

      Great Product, really completes the rear

      I'm very satisfied with the product. As others have said removal of the old surround is by far the most difficult part of the install. After no luck with a precision hook set, I grabbed a large set from HF and was eventually able to get it off... In pieces. After that all went smoothly, I reprinted the template on cardstock which helped transferring the cutout over. A stepped drill bit and HF electric bodysaw made quick work of the cutting. I hit the inner body work with a few coats of flat black so that it wouldn't standout through the mesh and clipped in the new panel without issue. I love the look of the new surround, especially when paired with the RTR decklid.

      Nails89

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      September 27, 2016

      Great mod for the back

      This license plate surround is unique and it provides aerodynamics looks to your rear! Must needed to get rid of that ugly looking factory surround! I'm in love with it!

      FBomb

      Year: 2014 Submodel: Other

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    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 20, 2015

      License Plate Surround

      My opinion the RTR license plate surround coupled with the Boss rear difusser really sets off the hindend of my black 5.0. Very pronounced and aggressive appearance. Looking into adding lighting into the depressions to work with the driving lights. Really adds uniqueness to the ride, I don't recommend this product only to maintain my distinction.. I love the addition.

      Bushmaster

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Port Reading, NJ

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 15, 2015

      Looks and fits great!

      I loved it. Easy install and improved the appearance! Thanks AM

      Maganastang13

      Submodel: GT Los Angeles, CA

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 19, 2015

      Expensive for what it is, but makes a big difference in appearance

      I had planned to buy this product for some time, but kept putting it off due to price. I finally caved in and got it, just because I got tired of looking at the stock license plate surround. Having the installation instructions available ahead of time allowed me to print the template and cut the rear valence so that once the part came in, all I had to do was snap it in place. It looks like it belongs, fits right, and really completes the rear end of the car.

      Alex13

      Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      August 02, 2014

      Quality part by RTR

      This product completely changes the rear end of the '13 &'14 by replacing the stock "after-thought" license surround with a fresh an imaginative part that shows an aggressive look. The install is relatively easy. Just follow the instructions and take your time.The hardest part is getting the courage to cut into the bumper cover, but once it's done and you pop the RTR piece in place it's well worth it. Awesome looking!

      TNTSVT2013

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT500 Tyler, TX.

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      May 17, 2014

      Great look!

      Before I say anything I would recommend removing the bumper for this mod. I did the install like the instructions and there are so many time where the bumper could be damaged. The product is built very well and is solid. It looks great on the Mustang. the template that came with the car was spot on and I did not have to trim after the initial install. I went ahead and used some black Plasti Dip on the car inside the hole so you couldn't see the white body back behinds the mesh openings. Not really needed but I wanted to take the extra step.

      Loccusst1

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Urbandale, IA, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      October 18, 2013

      Great addition to the rear

      Looks great easy instal instructions were easy cutting the holes were easy

      Tim2014

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT Pa

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      September 21, 2013

      RTR license surround w/ducts install a breeze

      This product looks as good as you think it would once it's on the car! The installation was a breeze! I used an oscillating saw to make the cuts so I didn't even have to use the drill. The ONLY thing I would like to have seen, is the paper with the template to be a heavier card stock. I made it work by using my kids glue stick just fine though.The instructions were idiot proof (lucky for me!) and made it mega easy. I think it makes the rear look drastically different and definitely stands out from the crowd.

      Mustangery

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Ramstein AB, Germany

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      July 12, 2013

      Another must have product.

      I always thought the surround around the rear license plate on my Boss 302 looked really cheap, and was anxious to try this product out. It was very easy to install, and the effect on the overall appearance of the vehicle is dramatic. It takes a cheesey looking problem area and makes it look uber-cool. I love it.

      johnnyC604

      Year: 2013 Submodel: Boss Park Ridge, IL, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 4/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      February 17, 2013

      Great mean look!!

      I hated the cheap look of the stock plastic license plate surround and this item really changes the look of the back end. It adds a more muscular look which I love, however coming in at $215 it isn't cheap.

      Nicksblackgt

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT Tulsa, OK, USA

      Helpful (3)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Weekend

      December 17, 2017

      RTR Rear license plate surround

      I was browsing AM and ran across this item. My first thought was I don't need this. As usual I always read reviews to assist me on my decisions. As I was reading one stuck out when the person said he was thinking about installing lights in the ducts. That did it so I ordered the item. I think outside the box many times so the lights seemed cool. However I went one step further. I went to the internet for clipart for a hollowing coyote. I found one, save it, then copied and pasted it to a word document so I could size it to what I needed. I printed the document, cut out the coyote and transferred it to a piece of cardboard, document file size. This was for using a template. Once I had it cut out I went to a hardware store and purchased some clear Lexan. I then made a template the size of the duct. After I cut the Lexan I placed masking take on it. This was followed by the howling coyote template in the middle of the Lexan. Once the coyote template was placed I traced around it onto the masking tape, then cut masking tape leaving the coyote template in place and painted it black. I did this for both ducts creating a mirror image of the howling coyote. I placed two strands of red LED strip lights recessed 3/8 of an inch from the surface of the ducts. This was done in order once the Lexan was placed in the duct I could seal it in order to keep dirt out. I also replaced the rear duct screen with solid metal and sealed it to again keep dirt out. I wired the LED's to the tail light circuit so they light up with the lights on. Total time for completion was about a week. Very time consuming, however I do get a lot of compliments. One unforeseen area was because of the angle there is a red stripe, reflection, on the bumper which in my opinion enhanced the effort. I will post a photo although the photo doesn't do the project justice.

      Mountainlove

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Afternoon

      November 11, 2016

      Looks great

      Really changes up the whole rear of the car looks great. Not a hard install but it is a pain to pull the stock surround off

      Stone

      Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

    • 5/5

      Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

      May 05, 2016

      Great look

      Product has an awesome view, not as sturdy as I would think something that was $200 would be but an easy install.

      Jonsie

      Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

      Helpful (2)

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