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Subaru Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount



  • Avoid tickets without drilling your bumper.
  • Fits right and will not alarm your PDC sensors.
  • Quick release design for easy removal.
  • Tough construction and rigid design, made in the USA.

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Avoid Tickets Without Drilling Your Bumper

The Platypus utilizes the existing tow eye in your bumper, so you do not have to drill any holes in your new car. This method of installing the front plate is common and legal in all states that require front license plates. At times when the plate is not needed, it can be removed easily, leaving no trace that it was ever there.

Fits Right and Will Not Alarm Your PDC Sensors

We have designed and tested hundreds of configurations on many current vehicle models and trim levels, this is not a one size fits all system. The model for your vehicle will sit tight to the bumper so that is looks like it was meant to be there, and it will also avoid setting off the sensors on your bumper (if you are having a sensor issue, troubleshoot it or contact us and we will resolve it!) Although it will sit close, the sturdy plate backing will not scratch your bumper no matter how you drive.

Tough Construction and Rigid Design, Made in the USA

The 12 gauge steel Plate Backing is full sized so that the edges of your license plate do not get bent in a car wash or otherwise. That plate has a black powdercoat baked on that will last forever. The Stud is machined from 6061 aluminum and black anodized. We make them at the high end of the receivers tolerance so that the studs fits tight and stays put while you drive (this means that the stud will not go in without a wrench, like the stock tow hook does). The button head hardware is stainless steel, and uses an allen key to discourage theft. The hardware provided is the exact right length for your plate and will not stick through the back to scratch your bumper, if you would like to install a plate frame you will need a longer set of hardware for $1 here.

Quick Release Feature

This updated version of the Platypus has a key-hole feature in the backplate that makes it very easy to remove without having to take your license plate off. Use the included low profile wrench to slightly loosen the bolt that attaches the backplate, then slide the backplate off of the stud. The plate is balanced to ensure that even if it were to come loose accidentally, it would still hang on the stud so that your plate does not fall off.

There's a Design for nearly every Subaru Vehicle

We make a specific kit for almost every car Subaru makes. If your car is on the list then you can be sure that we have worked with the local cars to test the fit. If you don't see your specific model, let us know and we would be happy to see if we can find a solution for you.

We have found that the towing eye receiver on the Gen 3 2008-2014 WRX and STI is recessed deep into the bumper. This means that the tow stud in our kit has to be quite long. We can make a stud of the correct length using existing parts in our inventory by request. The plastic cover that covers the towing eye receiver is also quite large, and reveals a large hole once removed. The cleanest install would involve drilling a hole in this easily replaceable cover to allow the stud to pass through.

  • BRZ (2012+)
  • Forester (2014+)
  • Impreza (1993–2007)
  • Impreza (2008–2016)
  • Legacy and Outback (2005-2016)
  • WRX and STI (2000-2007)
  • WRX and STI (2008-2016)
  • XV Crosstrek (2013+)

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  1. Subaru Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    PERFECT FIT FOR 2012 LEGACY GT 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 9th Sep 2016

    This license plate mount fit perfectly on my 2012 Legacy GT. My car came from Kentucky with no holes in the front bumper for a license plate bracket. The Platypus mount eliminated the need to drill new holes. It was delivered fast in only 2 days, before my new license plate arrived in the mail.

  2. Subaru Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Will not fit 2015 Forester XT 4 Star Review

    Posted by on 30th Jul 2015

    Bought this mount for my 2015 Forester XT. I had to purchase a longer bolt and a 1½inch metal spacer so the plate mount clear the front fascia. The front fascia of the XT model is completely different from the regular Forester. If you plan to make this work for a 2015 Forester XT, you will need to buy additional hardware. The added hardware cost me another $12 ontop of what I paid for the mount. Other that the added price of the hardware, the mount is very nice and is made very well. Definitely a 5 star product if you don't have to buy additional hardware.

  3. Subaru Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Good Solution to Adding a Front License Plate 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 20th Jul 2015

    I puchased the Platypus for a 2010 Outback, and not only was it a great solution for a front license plate, it was the easiest to install. Also I had great customer service from Craven.

  4. Subaru Platypus Pro-Series License Plate Mount

    Solid Product, easy installation 5 Star Review

    Posted by on 10th Jun 2014

    Bought this for my 2015 WRX. Installation was easy and looks great! Very high quality, would definitely recommend.