I recently installed this rear bumper / tire carrier combo, mainly because I was being cheap.
After running it for a few months I decided I don't like the tire carrier, the latch rattles and squeaks, and the tire is mounted so high that it blocks rear vision.
So I just bought one of these:
The issue I have now is the spindle for the original tire carrier is going to be in the way for mounting the new carrier. I have two options: 1. replace the bumper with one that doesn't have the spindle. 2. remove the spindle from the bumper I have. I'm leaning toward keeping the bumper and just removing the spindle. I'm thinking just grab the reciprocating saw and go at it but I thought I'd seek a little advice first. Am I going to have any trouble cutting the spindle with a saw? Is there a better way to remove it?