The plates are never recommended because they jack up the spray pattern. Your best option is to start hammering the classifieds of multiple forums/ebay/CL and looking for a good second hand one. That's what I'd do.
2000 Mustang GT Steeda #0048 34k miles. 99 Cobra 4V swapped, FTBR IRS swapped, exhaust, tuned by James Gordon.
Just because I give you advice, doesn't mean I know more than you. Its just means I've done more stupid ****.