i would definitely get a spare tire and mount. but most spare tire mounts are high mounts which are dangerous and i would never put one on unless you are only going to be driving at grandpa speeds which defeats the purpose of the honda talon(buy a queen jeep instead). a rear low mount away from the trunk area is what i have been waiting for. i am tired of waiting for one and looks like i am going to build one for my self. yes get the spare or regret it.