Just a word to the wise, every now and then loosen the lugs on your spare tire. I had to remove my spare tire and rack in order to put diamondplate on my tailgate. The lug nuts hadn't been off forever and the studs rotated on the bracket. There was no way to hold them. I had to remove the entire bracket, tire, brake light using a 1/2 inch wrench and then grind off the 4 bolts holding the brake light bracket to the spare tire bracket in order to get to the back of the studs. I welded those suckers so they no longer spin in the bracket. What a pain. No way could I have used the spare tire out on the road somewhere. From now on, I will be loosening those lug nuts just for the hell of it.