Has to be relocated ? As in there's no other option? Don't want to get into a pissing contest but I really can't see a situation whereas I can't move the car and can't get the spare out, oh and at the same time I need to change a tire. Unless I have a flat after I've buried myself to the frame rails in sand or mud. If I need to jack the car anyways (to change tire) then I could jack to get spare out. The only caveat I see to having the spare underneath is hampering the approach on the ascent or descent of a hill or obstacle. AS in my previous post I would like to hear of RW situations where someone has said "DAMN, if I only had my spare on the roof or a rear-swing away carrier I wouldn't be in this mess"vman said:The tire has to be re-located. I don't see how practical it is to have it under the car... What if the car cannot be moved and you cannot access the tire.
THANKS for your reply - something I kinda figured. Solves something I was wondering about.Muzikman said:Honestly, the spare in a 2nd gen is tucked up there pretty well. I wheeled a bunch with the stock bumper and no tow hitch and banged up the bumper a lot, but as far as I can see, never touched the tire.
I have gone with the Shrockworks rear bumper with carrier as crawling around under to get the tire out is not fun and I used that space for my on-board air.