Review & Install Video
Hey, what's going on guys? Adam here with americanmuscle.com and today I'm bringing you a detailed review of the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket, fitting all '15 and newer GT, V6, and EcoBoost Mustangs. So if you're the owner of a '15 or newer Mustang and you're looking for a way to get rid of the ugly front bump or license plate when you're at a car show but you want to easily put it back on when you're hitting the road, you might want to check out the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket.
So with the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket, you can have your license plate on your vehicle completely clear and visible throughout the day while you're on the road driving, just to keep it street legal. When you pull into a car show or when you're in the lineup, it's definitely an eyesore to see that front plate on the front bumper. You can easily detach it for the car show, and when you're leaving the show to get back on the road, you can put it back on in seconds.
Now, for you guys in the states that require a front license plate, this will be definitely very useful. This will not require you to drill into the front bumper to make any modifications visibly to the front bumper, but you will have to drill one single hole underneath the bumper that won't be visible and won't affect any appearance. Now, detaching the front license plate was made extremely simple, thanks to a spring-loaded pin as you can see here on the side.
When it's mounted on front of your vehicle, all you have to do is pull that pin and slide it right off. Putting it back together when you're leaving the show is extremely simple. All you do is pull the pin again and push it straight through, and you're locked in. So this bracket was actually manufactured right here in the U.S. at a precision cut 50/52 and 60/61 aluminum for durability, all handled well by professionals for topnotch quality. It's also finished in an automotive black paint from the factory look so you don't have to worry about it looking cheap.
Now, the only downside to the fitment aspect of this bracket is that it's only meant to work with the factory front fascias on the GTs, V6s, and EcoBoost. If you are rocking an aftermarket body kit or some kind of chin spoiler that includes the ralchton [SP] spoiler, then this unfortunately won't work with your setup. We've also seen in our customer testimonials tell us that it doesn't actually work with the Performance Pack TTs or the 50th Anniversary Packages. So if you do have those you would have to do a little bit of drilling into your air deflector, which would conflict with the drilling spot for this bracket. So just keep that in mind when you're shopping around.
So price-wise for this particular bracket I have here today, you can expect to be spending just about $80, which is definitely an affordable way to easily get rid of your front license plate bracket when pulling up to a car show. Now, some of the other options on the market will be like the flip-down license plate, both motorized and manual, which can run you about $140. So this is definitely one of the less expensive options and one of the ones that gives you a lot of bang for your buck.
Now before you get started you want to have a couple of common hand tools on hand, like a jack and jack stand, you want to have a T15 Torx split, quarter inch ratchet, 7 and 10-millimeter sockets, extension, a drill, a one-inch drill bit, and maybe some safety glasses. So to kick off the installation, you'll remove the two center spoiler screws with an eight-millimeter socket, and start getting the base of the bracket in place. You'll start by using the two holes facing the front of the vehicle and the pin side facing up.
You'll use the two supplied screws and the two nylon spacers to get this bolt into place. Next you'll take your drill and drill bit and you're going to drill one pilot hole in the pre-drilled hole on the actual base mount. Once you get that drilled out you can use a supplied screw and secure that place. At this point you can test the bracket by attaching and detaching it from the actual base plate by pointing the pin. If it works, then you're all set and you're good to go. Overall, you're looking at spending about a half an hour in the driveway at home. I definitely give this one out of three wrenches on the difficulty meter because it's something anybody can do, like I said, in that driveway with a couple of basic hand tools.
So just to quickly wrap things up, guys, if you're the owner of a '15 or newer Mustang and you're looking for a way to get rid of that eyesore of a front license plate on your front bumper but you want to be able to quickly put it back on when hitting the road, then you might want to check out the Sto N Sho No Drill Detachable Front License Plate Bracket available right here at americanmuscle.com.
Perfect for Show Cars.
Nothing is worse than showing off your Mustang at a judged car show and seeing that legal eye sore sitting dead center. No longer curse the need for a front license plate. This fully detachable Sto N Sho Front License Plate Bracket provides a simple way to both stay legal and stow away that unsightly plate when showing off your ride. Show off the natural beauty of your S550 Mustang with this quick release plate modification. High Quality Construction.
Manufactured out of 5052 and 6061 aluminum, this Sto N Sho Bracket features precision cut plates that have been hand polished and hand cleaned machine cut tubing. Completed in a black anodized finish, this Front Plate Bracket can easily be detached with the help of a quick release pull pin. Limited Lifetime Warranty.
Sto N Sho is very proud of their high quality design, which is crafted right here in the United States. This Front License Plate Brackets is backed by their Limited Lifetime Warranty. Application.
This Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket is designed to fit 2015-2017 GT, V6 and EcoBoost Mustangs with the factory front fascia, including the 2015 Mustang with 50th Anniversary Appearance Package. Application Note.
This License Plate Bracket is not
compatible with the Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mustangs, California Special Mustangs, Performance Pack equipped models or Mustangs that have installed a Performance Pack or California Special chin spoiler.
CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65
- What's in the Box
- (1) Detachable License Plate Bracket
- Installation Info
Installation Time: (approx) 30 Minutes
Difficulty Level:Simple installation for anyone
- Will it fit my Mustang?
- EcoBoost - 15, 16, 17
- GT - 15, 16, 17
- V6 - 15, 16, 17
Not Compatible w/ Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mustangs, California Special Mustangs or 5.0L Mustangs w/ Performance Package