I always think it looks awesome when someone mounts the spare on a lockbox in the back of the Jeep.
I worry about the safety of that - in a collision having the tire right behind the seat - but it looks awesome.
Trail only Jeep.
I run without a spare. I do not want the extra weight on the rear.
I run beadlocks and carry a plug kit.
I do have a spare in my truck if needed.
Most of the places we wheel it would not take long to run back and get the spare.
Moab is the exception, but the rocks are not sharp compared to alot of places.
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But weight in a bad area when you make steep ascents.
I've had my jeep faced more vertical on an ascent than most will ever do. It is very stable. The extra weight on the back keeps the rear slightly more planted on steep descents for me. Your mileage may vary however.
It's not an addiction. It's a way of life.
Pic without a spare but the spare was in the back since I hadn't installed my tire carrier at the time. I am a worse case scenario person because **** happens. I wouldn't wheel without one. I did ride around town without one for awhile but I didn't like it.