When we originally ordered the bumper, we were planning on affixing the license plate back in the stock location. We thought that with the tire offset the license plate would work fine there, but it didn't. We were unable to come up with a home-brew solution that wasn't totally butch, so we went back to M.O.R.E. for this two-piece license plate mount. The license plate light from Gen Right Off Road keeps us legal, but if you are doing this at home, make sure to include some kind of disconnect for easy access to the spare.