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I need suggestion(s) and/or access to aftermarket kits for mounting my front license plate. My 2012 JK has an AEV front bumper with Warn winch mount. I'm using a synthetic winch line so the slot in the bumper is the small fairlead. My state, Colorado, requires the front plate. Thanks.
 

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Do you have a hawse fairlead or a roller fairlead? If you have a hawse fairlead I mounted my license plate just above it on my AEV premium front bumper. See my photos..
 

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So I am assuming you mean that you have a hawse style fairlead. In which case you have several options:

You can get the license plate mounts from Kilby:
http://www.kilbyenterprises.com/tb-jeep-jk.htm




Or you can get this from Roc Dog Fab (who I believe are in CO):
http://www.rocdogfab.com/index.php?...n=com_virtuemart&Itemid=59&vmcchk=1&Itemid=59
just FYI. In the second pic, the one for the roller fairlead, those are Maglight mounts. Can be had at any store that sells Maglights. I just drilled holes through my plate, and used 2 Maglight mounts, and long machine screws. Works great.
 

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Used zip ties to the stinger when i wheeled the rubicon..... expecting leo presence. Never been bothered locally...3 yrs....Knock on wood. Not gonna spend $30 to mount a frikin plate :koolaid:
 

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I am in the same dilemma... I was thinking about about drilling two holes in the plate and mounting in between my BFH and the disco skid, haven't really looked into it just thinking of a place to put it
 

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wedged between the fairlead and bumper clamping it in place, then bent and attached to the winch


When I had a larger bumper I drilled and tapped holes into the bumper and bent it to match the angles.
 

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i just drilled some holes into my bumper n bolted the license plate to the bumper..

^^^ This!

$0.30 in sheet metal screws beats $40+ in high-tech gadgetry every day in my book.

FWIW, I see guys often losing their front plates on the trail with those snap-off mounts. You are supposed to take them off before wheeling to avoid loss, but most folks forget.
 

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I got a slip-in deal plate mount that just slides in the hawse and is held in place by some rubber wedges. Made by an outfit called Roc Dog Fab.

http://www.rocdogfab.com

You can just pull the plate off and stash it under the seat when on the trail.
 
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