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Old 08-07-2019, 10:10 PM   #1
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Front license bracket, it's not that bad

Unfortunately, I live in a state where they love to give you tickets for no front plate, so I was mulling over: do i risk it or how bad is that OEM bracket to install on the car? Can I change my mind after?

Looking online, not surprisingly, everyone is trying everything but the stock bracket, and no info about the 2019s. The main objection I noted (with the 16-18s) was drilling holes in the front bumper.

No way I'm drilling, so what are the options?

That don't cost anything?

The answer, check the fit of the OEM, then decide on spending money. As a veteran of GM instructions sheets, the one in the bag with the bracket was this side of hieroglyphs, so it's: what's this part do? time.
Praise insightful engineers, no drilling. For the SS/1LE folks, no drilling. Everyone else, sorry.

Insert the nut clips into the anchors, match the RH & LH pieces on their respective sides, turn the "feet" sideways through the grill holes then vertical again on the backside and tighten the screws, and this thing mounts anchoring to the lower grill, nice and neat, and best of all, can be removed in one minute if needed. Hope this helps someone with the same problem of whether to use the stock bracket or not.

Tip of the hat Camaro Team, this is painless and still optional.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:16 AM   #2
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Nice to see the 19 isn't pop riveted on there like the 18. I chose to just put it on, in my area they enforce that pretty hard and this time I just chose to not endure the hassle of being stopped and reprimanded for no front plate. Never got a ticket but I don't need the man in my life over a plate.
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Old 08-08-2019, 06:23 AM   #3
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Nice to see the 19 isn't pop riveted on there like the 18. I chose to just put it on, in my area they enforce that pretty hard and this time I just chose to not endure the hassle of being stopped and reprimanded for no front plate. Never got a ticket but I don't need the man in my life over a plate.
Agreed. I ended up doing the Sto-n-sho plate bracket. No holes to drill and you can pop the plate off in 5 seconds when at the track or car show.
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Old 08-08-2019, 08:39 AM   #4
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I wasn't going to put mine on either if I had to drill holes. I was pleasantly surprised when I discovered that it just clamps on. The law is due to change in Ohio on 7/1/2020 allowing no front plate but now there's legislation to try and keep the front plates on. Either way, I'm good with this set-up. Nice job, Chevy/GM!
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Old 08-08-2019, 12:32 PM   #5
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lol eww i used the zl1 addons tow hook one at least its removable and no holes or clips on car
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Old 08-17-2019, 02:56 PM   #6
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Agreed. I ended up doing the Sto-n-sho plate bracket. No holes to drill and you can pop the plate off in 5 seconds when at the track or car show.
I did this too on my 2017. Very easy to remove and I think it looks far better mounted down low, instead of in the middle of the lower grill. In my head, the air flow is better, but I imagine GM might have mounted it down there to begin with, if that were the case, so who knows...

Best thing is...no drilling!
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Old 08-20-2019, 06:55 PM   #7
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I did this too on my 2017. Very easy to remove and I think it looks far better mounted down low, instead of in the middle of the lower grill. In my head, the air flow is better, but I imagine GM might have mounted it down there to begin with, if that were the case, so who knows...

Best thing is...no drilling!

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