Toyota 70 series LC Winch overwound or underwound !





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    Default Toyota 70 series LC Winch overwound or underwound !

    Hi guys, just got one of our cars back from the shop and they decided to mount the winch the wrong way round, claiming it is better for the winch that the cable runs out of the bottom (!). (this also forced them to kindly cut and weld the freespool lever.... mmmmmmm).

    Any views on this ? Does the winch work equally in both directions ? Or not ? For example are there "brakes" inside which indicate that he winch can only work in the way / orientation in which it was designed ? The cable now feeds out from above and not below the drum. Any impact from it being underwound or overwound ? Grateful for any expert winchworthy view on this

    Thanks, Paul
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    Default Re: Toyota 70 series LC Winch overwound or underwound !

    All vehicle winches should be wound so that the cable comes off the bottom of the spool. If yours was winding off the top it was installed incorrectly.
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    Default Re: Toyota 70 series LC Winch overwound or underwound !

    Quote Originally Posted by TonyP View Post
    All vehicle winches should be wound so that the cable comes off the bottom of the spool. If yours was winding off the top it was installed incorrectly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TonyP View Post
    All vehicle winches should be wound so that the cable comes off the bottom of the spool. If yours was winding off the top it was installed incorrectly.
    Hi Tony, thanks makes sense if you think of the torque / energy being created and fixing / mounting points. I do believe however, that in fact that when the winches were fitted as new as factory fitted options when the cars came from Toyota they were (I believe, but could be wrong..), over wound.... On another point, ignoring for now the mounting point issue, do we know if winches work equally "pulling or pushing" IE if one reverses the operation - I hope that makes sense...


    Thanks, Paul

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    I suppose the winding force must be on the side where its closest to the mounting, to reduce stress on the frame of the winch.
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