A friend and I installed the sto n sho front license bracket today. I will be monitoring closely the effect the plate has on charge temps and such. Based on considerable research (staying up really late reading the results of increasingly obscure google searches for several nights in succession) my best guess is that the plate will not have a significant effect on the FMIC. I may be really wrong. The good news is that I can check results of plate on vs no plate, and the plate easily can be removed. The further good news is that the install was quite simple and worked well. I do like the view. Bumper plugs duly noted. Did I say that it looks so great that people really turn and stare? I really hope that the facts bear me out but, as with much science, I am prepared to follow the data and move on to the next plan, if necessary. I sincerely hope this one sticks. .