It does nothing besides makes it easier to grab on to and turn when its out. The idea is that its out of the way when its in and you pop it out when you need to use it.
2004 Overland 4.7L HO 4" Teraflex coils, IRO front long arms and rear adj control arms, 32" Goodyear Duratracs
1975 CJ5 Glass tub, AMC 304, Holley TA 470, D.U.I. distributer, 33" Goodyear MTRs