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    2017 Facelift Mazda3 Now Has The Perfect Grille but The Same Plate Location?

    The 2017 facelift now has a perfect grille, complete set of blades...
    Look at 2014-16's:


    Here's the Facelift:


    The hitch w/ the perfect grille? Same grille-covering plate placement & the OE holder needs 4 HOLES drilled.


    I've been approached by those who've gotten/planned to get the 2017 facelift M3 to help come up with a solution, an option, or an update of the existing No-Drill Plate Relocator. The '14-'16 one won't fit, sadly. Had to start from scratch...
    Finally after some wait, here's a sampling of how it looks w/ plate specs local to me:



    This eliminated the drilling of 4 holes on the grille & the risk of misaligned, off-centered plate install. Above all, this frees up the 2017's perfect grille.

    Should there be any concern about partial lower grille air flow blockage, this has long been tested & proven to have no observed effect on intake & coolant temps monitored thru the OBD in all traffic & drive conditions...in the tropics.

    For North American plate applications, one would need to get this mounting kit from Amazon:

    or this from NAPA:


    Being a Mown3r, a tinkerer & an enthusiast, passion for our cars was the lone drive to push thru great lengths to develop & share this kodo-enhancing mod. Why hide that beautiful smile, right?

    This mod debuted some 2 years back. Humbled by its warm acceptance, please allow me to just leave this update here.... for the '17up Facelift own3rs.
    Happy Motoring!!!!

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    Last edited by minsanity; 07-01-2017 at 04:49 AM.

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    cruisingpartner@gmail.com has both the M3 BM & the Facelift M3 BN relocators stocked.

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    Red just pops.

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    Dealership drilled 4 holes. A bit too late but still happily relocated....

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    Fresh batch of 2017 Facelift No-Drill Plate Relocators just arrived. Please email cruisingpartner@gmail.com for details.

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    Where do the frames actually go? Our dealer has them here.

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    red one cx-5 only after washing by auto car wash !

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