As most of you with a jk and a little research know; the stock hinges on the tailgate are not strong enough to withstand the weight of a full size spare. What I'm reading on other forums is that the welds on the tailgate side of the hinges is what fails and after they break your tailgate sags, rattles. I am getting my spare in the next few days and it's going in the back of my 2dr- not a lot of space back there in the first place and now I won't be able to even fold down my back seat should I have the need to have passengers. What I'm asking is: is there a way I can reinforce the welds, take the weight of the tire off I them? Short of spending $500+ on a rear bumper w/ tire carrier? I know TF makes a reinforcement bracket that fits over hinges but for the price I might as well buy a new bumper.