At EJS one year (~1999ish) there was a cut-up buggy Jeep there that had a front-mounted winch, HOWEVER it had the cable routing extend out of the front, port, back, and starboard side, each of the 4 cable exits had two blocks that acted as the fairlead. The bitter end was firmly attached inside to the frame via metal loops and PVC tubing. He was thus able (though I never saw it) to winch himself sideways and easily recover himself from a roll which from the looks of the Jeep happened more often than forward progress.
- How would you switch to free spooling?
- How much extra cable is needed?
- Are you always satisfied with 1/2 speed on the front? Should it rather be mounted aft the vehicle?
FZJ80 über rare "Geen", cloth'd & locked