I recently discovered my spare tire had been stolen from underneath my 1995 T100. The crook cut the wire which allows it to drop down plus he took the metal pieces which lock the spare in place on the tire holder. In other words he took all except the metal holder itself which is welded to the frame. I've heard that you can use heavy duty aircraft cable to attach ornaments to the hood so I'm thinking I can try the same thing here and use a heavy duty lock. I'm sure the crook had heavy duty cutters so I'll spend extra money to prevent the same thing from happening. I'm curious whether Toyota is using the same spare tire mechanism in their new pickups. Any suggestions?