Ian is correct. They dont care about plates, if you get stopped by a Federal first thing they check is the vin numbers and permits.

If you have some personalized plates, we recommend you stash those and put some old ones on. Or use rivets instead of the easy take off license plate bolts. Kids in Mexico thing its cool to own USA plates, the personalized ones are a collectors item for them. Also nice steel tire valve caps disappear fast.

Wish it was more like Baja California where you dont need to get that stupid scam vehicle permit, only insurance.