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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

MPN# 1398-7007-01

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What's in the Box
  • (1) License Plate Surround with pre-installed screens
  • Instructions
  • Templates
Installation Info
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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?

  • 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!

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Who can we send emails too to request more of these to be made

  • Please send any inquiries to support@americanmuscle.com.

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Hello Can We Please have You Make Some More RTR License Plate Surround with Ducts Please!!!

  • Unfortunately this product has been discontinued and is no longer available for purchase.

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When will they be making more? I need a Replacement Soon! Thx!

  • I apologize, at the time being, we do not have an ETA on this item.

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does this product come with any screws or other hardware, or does it just fit into the license plate area without any screws?

  • This part does not come with any hardware or screws for the installation, you will be able to reuse the factory hardware. The ducts will be secured on the bumper by retainers once pushed into place.

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3 More Questions
Will this fit on a 2011 Mustang GT 1 answer
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 1 answer
Can I paint the RTR license plate surround to match my factory color? 2 answers

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Customer Reviews (53) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4.8

out of 5 stars

Installation Time:Afternoon

Installation Cost:0-$100

  • Fit 4.846154 4.8
  • Appearance 4.980769 5.0
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.196078 4.2



  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 25, 2018

    Looks good

    Like it. Had someone who had cutting tools to install. Worth it 100

    RussellD

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    September 12, 2018

    bit of an upgrade

    looks better than the stock surround, but can be a bit of a pain if you have parking sensors in your bumper, as you try to avoid cutting the wires. All in all it is an upgrade, I only wish the tabs would clip in better to the bumper cover, my bottom right isn't as snug as I'd like it to be. Also FYI pulling out the old surround is not as easy as the instructions make you think, you really need to give it a go!

    Dirty302

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (5)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    July 18, 2018

    Great cosmetic mod

    This came in exactly as it looks it's made of a decently thick but strong plastic gives us a muscle/exotic car look to it looks very aggressive and mean was not hard to install and went on quick well worth it changed the whole looks of the rear for the better.

    SethW

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (6)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 28, 2018

    Makes your car look aggressive from rear

    Its pricey for a license surround but definitely worth it. Give your mustang a new aggressive look. Easy to install you just need the right tools

    CosmeQ

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    June 19, 2018

    Love it

    Installation was a bit of a pain mainly with taking off the old license plate surround but putting the RTR surround in was easy once the stock one was off and it looks amazing

    JFlan05

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    May 20, 2018

    Great item for an aggressive look

    I must say, this piece is far better than I truly expected of the piece and where it goes. The tpo material looks great and is equally as strong. If I knew it was this spectacular of a piece I would never have bothered with any other. I came cross one little hiccup when making the modifications to fit this in but did what I need to and as for pointers, remove the harness completely from the cutting area. I didn't make sure the harness was held away and cut through it. Other than that no issues and fit perfectly didn't have an option but actually took a little over 2hrs for the install.

    redline85

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    May 10, 2018

    Quite happy with

    Because I was little shy to cut the back bumper, I took my mustang to the shop and installed professionally. Paid 50 bucks for the installation. They did it in 30 minutes. NO hassle no troubles. Only issue I have is wirings : Because of the shortness of the wiring and the way it was installed in factory, crossings of wires can be seen through the mesh. Other than that....very pleased with the way it turned out. Cheers!!!

    KiD

    Year: 2014 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    April 21, 2018

    Very Nice Upgrade

    Easy to install. Looks way better than the stock license plate surround

    MandM23

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    March 18, 2018

    Rtr rear license pate

    The installation was pretty simple it took me about an hour to do but it looks very aggressive

    Mustangggboy

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 28, 2018

    Perfect

    45 minutes to install, did manage to break the original, so what , do not need it anymore, perfect fit.looks 200 better than original.

    GlennB

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    February 18, 2018

    The rear license plate surround with ducts

    Looks great, it don't do nothing, easy to install, comes with paper template to trace out where to cut

    dubbsampson

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Less than 1 Hour

    February 05, 2018

    Awsome

    The stock surround sucked to take off! It kept breaking, so I had to take it out in pieces. But what a difference this new one made. Unbelievably nice. I should've gotten this when i got the upper and lower mesh grills, It matches perfect. The fitment isn't as perfect as the stock one, but it's close enough. Excellent product. Definitely recommend.

    Bob

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

    Helpful (7)

  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 27, 2018

    Very cool

    Makes my car look more aggressive and also looks like extra boosters sticking out from the back or the car lol. Pretty cool and I’m happy with my purchase. 5out of 5 easy installation

    Chase

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 4/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 23, 2018

    Updated styling

    Nice change compared to the stock one. Would have givin 5 stars but it was alittle pricey and the tabs seem flimsy. But a lot better than stock

    TimF

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    January 13, 2018

    Rear surround

    I really like the look of the RTR surround. It helps with the appearance from the rear of the car. Much better that the stock one.

    Baadram

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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  • 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 (12)

  • 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

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    December 06, 2017

    Much better looking than stock

    Installation instructions are reasonably straight forward. However, they don't mention that you are also cutting off 4 wiring mounting points that must be removed to get the cut off pieces off the car. Tying off the wiring harness to the small wire going to the license plate light also isn't the best idea since it will stress its connections. I drilled a couple of small holes and tied the harness off to the facia near where they were previously connected. I also painted the area behind the facial black, as you can defiantly see it through the screen.

    GreenTwo

    Year: 2013 Submodel: V6

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 25, 2017

    RTR

    Very nice product.. completed the rear end with the deck lid and license plate surround..

    Stang

    Year: 2013 Submodel: GT

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  • 5/5

    Installation Time: Afternoon

    November 18, 2017

    Worth it

    Take your time getting the old one off because it really wants to stay on flexing the fascia a little. Try prying off a top corner first and then just pull off by hand from there. Recommend using something soft to protect the surrounding paint just in case. The hole you cutout doesn’t need to be perfect because it’s all covered up. Just make sure it’s big enough to fit the surround because getting it back off is a pain. Only took about an hour and a half. Probably 20 minutes was spent trying to figure out how to remove the old piece without damaging it. Just drill out holes in the corners, saw the lengths (even going through top wire hole; not a big deal since you can just tuck and zip tie them up), then deburr the hole to clean it up. The instructions cover this fine and it’s a pretty easy project. As soon as I was done some guy in the neighborhood walked over asking about it. Looks badass. Fully recommend.

    SeanP

    Year: 2014 Submodel: GT

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