If NC made us use a front mount I would probably bend it in such a way so that I could mount it behind the lower grill and still have the numbers visible.
I stuck a peice of paper back there so you could get the idea. Then in the second pic you can see abuot how much I would have to fold back. I can just barely get the numbers and the stickers in sight. It might not work but I personally would do it before I did anything else. This way you can't even tell from the side profile. If this doesn't help then you have just caused me to waste 30 minutes of my precious time. You will be getting my bill.