Originally Posted by ROK1
I am not crazy about taking up all that space with the tire, but am having a hard time coughing up $1000+ for a tire carrier. Can you feel weight when you offroad?
I haven't really noticed it yet, no. Don't get me wrong; I know
the wheel/tire combo weighs 80 pounds. So far, it hasn't been any more noticeable than if it were hanging off my rear bumper.
(I decided to do this for similar reasons: I already had my upgraded rear bumper and didn't want to deal with the cost (or the hassles) of mounting it there. While this placement does take up some interior space, it is space that I wasn't really using very much, anyway.)