Absolutely hated my Spare tire storage winch. Took 3 days to get it off. The truck is 10 years old, and putting the removal tool into the slot and turning did nothing but lower it half an inch. We even took an impact wrench to it and only got another half inch, not enough to remove the winch. Ended up jacking the rear of the truck and used a pneumatic cutter to cut through the bracket. Now that thats done, making a spare tire mount for the bed.
Couldn't imagine having a pneumatic cutter on the side of a freeway with a flat.
2000 2.5L Ford Banger
What I've Done: Pioneer Head Unit, Nexen 31" Tires, Projector Headlights, Manual To Power Locks, Jet Black Paint Job, American Racing Baja Rims, Billet Grille, Herculiner, Rail Caps, Tinted Windows, Explorer Radio Bezel, Wired Bezel For Projectors, Kicker Sub/ Visonik Amp, Black Carpeting, Kicker 6x9 Speakers, High-Flow Air Intake, New Horn, Black Interior. Center Console, many more still in process.