that is the question /forums/images/graemlins/laugh.gif I am debating to put an internal tire carrier on my blazer and get rid of the external(i havn't really put it on). I like the look of the tailgate with the nice moldings and stuff, but then i also like the room inside the blazer with the external tire carrier. you have to consider that this blazer will not see any rock trails/crawling like my 72. I remember when my 72 had the external carrier, it rattled everytime i hit a bump or two. but then again everything else did too. this is for my 71, or such as it's been refered to; the grocery getter /forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif ARQ.