Yes the stock mount can carry your tire just fine. However if your finding yourself offroad alot, rock crawling etc the oem unit can crack. It's really best to keep that spare snug against the tailgate. The farther off it is ,the more leverage there will be on the mount.I bought the Teraflex carrier too. Didn't get the actual adjustable tire mount tho, is the stock strong enough to carry a 35 with the Teraflex hinge?