I'm considering adding a black 3" bull bar to my truck which is a 2011 Silverado 1500. I live in a state where I'm required to have a front plate visible at all times. I searched the internet for pictures and specs for a few different manufactures; Smittybilt, Tuff-Bar, Aries. Most of the retailers and manufacturers provided pictures that were photoshopped so I could not get an idea of where the bar would overlay my front plate. In a couple pictures I saw the Aries bar mounted under the bumper and not where the tow-hooks are. I'm thinking it may be possible to drill new holes in my license plate bracket so my plate can sit below the bar. From the top holes to the bottom of the plate it measures 5.5" so I don't think that moving the plate a few inches lower would look bad. I know you can buy the plate relocating kit but I don't want it above the skid plate of the bull bar. So my questions are as follows; Does anyone have a clear picture with any one of these products mounted on an NNBS? Has anyone purchased the black powder coated one and found it to either chip or show signs of corrosion? I'm asking this because from reading various specifications it sounds like the black powder coated bar is not made of the same material as the polished stainless steel color. Being susceptible to winter conditions I don't want the bar to rust out within the first few years of owning it. Can the skid plate be removed from the Tuff-Bar or the Aries? Has anyone relocated their front plate to accommodate an accessory like this?