>Those tail lamps......why hasn't someone done that before.
Actually, the tail light deal is pretty common, at least in my neck of the woods. Very easy too. All you do is cut the body out to accept the stock tail light, cut the nubs off the back of the housing where the lense screws screw into the housing to hold the lense on and drill small holes in the body so the the lense screws hold the whole unit in place. Also have to ground each light because the original mounting bolts don't do the grounding job anymore.
>I guess we all LIKE snagging anything and everything as we walk around the rear corners of our Jeeps.
I have pulled the license plate holder off twice and screwed up one tail lite on the trail. They are now out of the way - and I think look better too.
>Is that spare counterbalanced in some way for lift-assist?
Absolutely. Here's the way it works. You close your eyes, say, "hummmmmm, hummmmm, hummmm", think LITE, grab it and assist it to an upper position. Honestly, I have not even raised it yet. Only got it installed - in its UNfinished condition - a couple of hours ago, but I don't think it's going to be a problem to raise. After all I lifted the spare up there by myself and installed it.
Doug '97 TJ
Creator of the CBrack