My Jimmy always had a swing-away spare tire carrier that was on it when I bought it 8 years ago. It mounts to the corner sheet metal and fastens to a large bracket on the tailgate. This has been okay over the years with 30, 31, and 32 inch tires. But, the 35s I have now are too heavy for it. I have removed it as it is beginning to tear the sheet metal. My question, how many of you guys have a spare and actually take it with you on the trail? I have a roof rack I can use, but I don't want to give up the interior space for a 35" spare! I know if I don't take one I am asking for it, but how many of you actually take one with you? I have wheeled for many years and never (yet) had to use my spare. Feedback? Brian Click to see <a target="_blank" href=http://tx85gmcguy.alloffroad.com> My 85 Jimmy </a> Who put a stop payment on my reality check?!?