1. Does the factory spare tire crank-down thingy still work with this?
Its should, but we have had a few that after welding everything together that they needed to drill a hole to get access. This is mostly due to this being a DIY kit and slight variations that can happen with assembly.
2. With the receiver hitch option, will a spare tire get in the way of a typical ball hitch mount once installed on a Short Bed Comanche?
No, the hitch is built into the bumper so there is no additional brackets to get in the way.
4. How much trailer tongue weight can it handle?
Same as stock.
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