With the OEM crossbars or this aftermarket rack? I did not have to get my spare out with the OEM cross bars, but it looked like an absolute pain in the ass, with this aftermarket rack I can easily access it now.Have you tried getting to the spare tire with the rack installed?
Any chance you mountain bike, and know whether or not you could still carry a bike on a tailgate pad with this installed?
my tailgate pad is actually shipping right now and should be here in a few days. But it looks like everything should fit fine. I might (and probably should have) just do a test fit with my bike with no pad or just a blanket to see if it fits. But it looks like it will have no problem. I’ll post a pic and tag you when I do. For reference I run 29s and a size large bike