Well, I was warned and didn't heed the warning. I bent the sheet metal on my stock tailgate from the weight of my 35" BFG KM2 and ProComp 7069 wheel. I had installed the Warrior spacer on the stock carrier after installing my lift since the larger tire rubbed against the bumper and wouldn't allow the gate to fully close.
Under normal on-road conditions, my stock carrier would have been fine even with the increased tire size. However, when wheeling or on uneven, loose gravel, the vibrations cause too much stress on the stock carrier and will bend the sheet metal and/or cause damage to the hinges and latch.
I ordered the OR-Fab swing-out tire carrier with jerry can holders and it will arrive next week. I'm not looking forward to the install, as I have read it can be difficult - also not looking forward to drilling a 1" hole through the body! I love the look and you can't beat the price. I looked at several after-market bumpers, but the least expensive was north of $1,000.
I'll post pics of the install in the write-up thread and post pics of the carrier once done.
2018 JL Rubicon Unlimited, 6-speed, White
1985 CJ-7, 4-speed, 258 I-6, 3" Springs, 33" BFG AT, Gunmental Gray