This has been discussed/argued for 100's of years (
Originally Posted by scopop
I've been thinking about those 35s and wondering if anyone has a 35" hanging on the stock tire carrier. I've seen brake light tower extenders for it, but wonder if the tail gate carrier will handle the weight of a 35" tire?
I carry a 33" tire on my stock carrier, WITH PROPER BUMPSTOPS and being under 80lbs, my hinge welds are OK, but
A 35" tire/wheel will most likely be over 80lbs and a stock spare tire EXTENDER will have to be used--This puts too much strain on the tailgate hinge welds
NOT A GOOD IDEA, should get a swing out carrier--many choices