Front license plate with steel bumpers?

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For those of you in California that bought a Wrangler here with the steel bumpers, how did your dealer attach the plates?

Every car I've ever bought in Cali has had the front plate holder drilled into the bumper, which is hideous since the first thing I do is remove the front plate and have to look at ugly holes in my bumper.

Are the Cali dealers mounting the front plates the same way?

 

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From what I have seen most places are screwing then into the front plastic part on the street bumper which get replaced by the fairlead when a winch is installed. I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a retirement Mopar pay number for that plastic bit out a take off from someone installing a winch or just install a winch.
 
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From what I have seen most places are screwing then into the front plastic part on the street bumper which get replaced by the fairlead when a winch is installed. I wouldn't be surprised if you could find a retirement Mopar pay number for that plastic bit out a take off from someone installing a winch or just install a winch.
That's great news, thank you. I do plan to install a winch.
 


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Just as sheepjeep suggests
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I went with the Maximus 3 stealth license plate mount. Uses the existing bolts on the under side of the bumper
 

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There are after market flip up plate holders that mount over the fairlead.allowing you to use the winch.
 


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I'm not in Cali, but another state that requires front bumpers. However as all our surrounding states don't, cops aren't usually too active about looking for it and I've only heard of a few people getting warnings and no one ever actually receiving a citation for no front plate. Therefore to maintain the aesthetics of my Jeep, I simply asked my dealer to not screw the license plate bracket onto the bumper, and told him (with a wink) that I would do it myself after the personalized plates came in. They obliged, so I have no unsightly screw holes in my front bumper (although I do have the bracket in storage, should this ever become an issue in the future). So far, so good...
 

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