Front License Plate Mounting Position

Front License Plate Mounting Position

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    Front License Plate Mounting Position

    I believe in 2015 Ford moved the front license plate from off to the side to the center in front of the intercooler. Would it be better to move the plate off to the side on 15-17 Ecoboost trucks?

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    If you are worried about IAT2 temps then install the Wagner CAC as I did last week
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    I have the AFE FMIC, just removed the grill shutters and put the license plate off to the side so yes, it can be done, doesn't cost anything and in theory should get more airflow over the FMIC.
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    Thanks, I know air flow was critical on my Supercharged Fox Body Mustang. I had to remove the AC cooler between the radiator and intercooler so it would run cooler and not overheat at a long idle. I know on my F150 it's not the radiator being blocked. I'm new to the Ecoboost scene. I joined this forum in 2013 when I began thinking about an EB. My new truck really feels strong. I did one full throttle start with a little RPM to spool up the Turbos. I did a nice burn out and when the 10 speed shifted to 2nd, it spun the tires again. This is with E Lock on and 3.55 gearing. I forgot to turn the traction control off, but I don't think it slowed it down. My truck only has 800 miles on it. So far getting 21/22 MPG at highway speeds, 73 MPH and in town, mostly highway.

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    Front plates are pointless and often spoil either appearance or airflow into or around truck. If you'e willing to risk it, leave the front plate off. Or, if you'e lucky enough to live in one of the state' that doesn' require a frot plate, this is a non-issue.

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    I moved mine to side

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ol Ford Guy View Post
    I believe in 2015 Ford moved the front license plate from off to the side to the center in front of the intercooler. Would it be better to move the plate off to the side on 15-17 Ecoboost trucks?
    My plate is mounted in front of my winch on my grill guard. Never have had any temp issues even when pulling my camper trailer in the south Texas heat. I think you're good.


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    One would assume that under even severe real world conditions, Ford engineers took this into account. That said, I've never put my front plate on, Texas laws are still a bit ambiguous, and I've never been stopped by police about it.

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