Originally Posted by 1BLKJP
Before you put on your aftermarket spare tire carrier where you running your 33's/35's (sorry can't tell size from your avatar) on the stock tire carrier? I run my 35 inch spare on there and I have started to notice a slight bow to the tailgate because of the added weight after about a year and a half.
Nope biggest tire on the stock carrier was a factory 30" GSA. After looking it over some more. I poured some CLR liquid cleaner on it, it seems to have helped a bit, but there is a ton of crude built up around the bottom hinge area. the top hinge unit moves freely, so I am living on with for now.