This unique design is a direct replacement for the stock tire carrier. It is designed to accommodate a 35 tire without putting any additional stress on the tailgate. Unit will also clear a 37" tire, however the complete tire carrier bumper is recommended. Constructed of 1 ½ square .120 wall tubing and a 3/16 gauge steel center. The steel center bolts to the tailgate using factory holes and a gusset bolts to the factory hinges. This design relieves the stress from the tailgate and spreads the load out to the hinges, allowing the unit to carry a larger tire. Black semi-gloss powder coat finish. This unit will work with our rear basic bumper or the stock bumper.