(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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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.
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May 24, 2019
I have two thumbs on each hand and I made it work! as advertised...Helpful (0)
May 21, 2019
Easy install and looks great. My 8 year old did the work while I watched. No drilling, remove two screws and replace with included hardware. Directions provided did not match the kit I ordered, but a couple minutes at looking at what they included I was easily able to tell how it needed to get installed.Helpful (1)
April 13, 2019
Easy to install and looks great! It took only maybe 30 minutes to install including jacking up carHelpful (0)
March 18, 2019
detachable front license plate bracket review
Did not fit my car as it has the performance packageHelpful (0)
February 25, 2019
I haven't installed this thing yet, because it is currently -7 degrees where I live, with at least a foot of packed snow on the ground. However, from what I can tell, this is a really high quality bracket. Much better quality than the plastic OEM bracket, and no need to mess up my pretty bumper!Helpful (1)
December 23, 2018
Functional. Looks great!
Looks great. Super easy to install. The plate goes on and comes off in seconds and with ease. When the plate is removed, you can NOT see any of the mounting brackets. Since I live in a state that requires a front plate. I would rather use this than use the OEM mounting location.Helpful (3)
November 30, 2018
Great fit and the quality was spot on, only took about 10 minutes to install if that.Helpful (2)
November 15, 2018
It was very easy to install and it looks like a professional plate holder. I also like that I can take off the plate so fast for racing and car shows.Helpful (2)
November 09, 2018
Easy installation and no damage to the car. Very well thought out design.Helpful (2)
November 08, 2018
Quick and Simple
The Sto N Sho is a little pricey but well worth it IMO. It probably took me less than 5 minutes to install and now not only does my front bumper get to stay hole-free, but I can slide the plate on and off in seconds. I'm very satisfied with my purchase.Helpful (2)
I'm confused. The description says 'No drill installation', but in video you say 'you have to drill one hole'. Which one is it?
Hello, the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket (15-17 GT, V6, EcoBoost) does show that it is a No Drill Installation product so long as you do have a factory front fascia. It will not fit on a Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mustangs, CS Mustangs, Performance Pack equipped models or Mustangs that have installed a Performance Pack or CS chin spoiler. You can also find the installation guide here which should provide you with further information regarding this install: http://1.cdn.lib.americanmuscle.com/files/393045-manu.pdf If you have any additional questions please feel free to chat in with us via the live chat feature or give us a call directly as we would be glad to help assist you!
Will this product work on a 2016 GT/CS model?
This will not work with the California Special model Mustang.
I have a 2017 Ford Mustang GT premium. Will this work on my vehicle?
This will work with the Premium package but will not work with the Performance Package
Has anyone had an issue with air flow due to the small area that this blocks off?
Will this work with a gt350 front grill?
Unfortunately this bracket will not work with the GT350 front bumper.
The Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket is designed for a centered installation.
Unfortunately, to our knowledge, Sto-N-Show does not make one for the California Special models and we have not received word if they will be making one for the new California Special.
Due to the changes made to the 2018 models. This has not been confirmed to work with them and will only fit the 2015-2017 Mustang GT, EcoBoost and V6 models.
The Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket will only work with factory chin spoilers/splitters. We do not carry any that will fit an APR splitter.
At this time there is no alternate install location for the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket.
At this time we do not offer a variant of the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket that is compatible with European plates.
Unfortunately at this point we do not have confirmation that the Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket would be compatible with the new 2018 Mustangs.
Unfortunately we do not carry a Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket for the Performance Pack and CS at this time.
The snapped screw would be recommended to be removed by a shop, however, screw extractors and left-handed drill bits alike may be able to remove the broken screw.
The Sto N Sho Detachable Front License Plate Bracket will not fit the 2017 Shelby GT350.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
What's in the Box
Not Compatible w/ Limited Edition 50th Anniversary Mustangs, California Special Mustangs or 5.0L Mustangs w/ Performance Package