Join Date: May 2005
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The OBS PSD's don't have a "hoist" exactly. It's more of a holder that you have to lay down on the ground to gain access to in order to remove teh spare tire. Picture a piece of flat bar (w/ a little shape to it for reinforcment). One end of it bolts to the frame & the other end of it also bolts to teh frame, but you use the tire tool to unscrew it to let teh tire down. If you're possitioned just right (so you can get enough leverage to turn the rusted up bolt) when you have completely unscrewed the previously mentioned bolt w/ the tire tool, the whole assemb ly and tire will come crashing down on your chest and preceed to crush you. Needless to say, this isn't a very well designed holder. It does it's job just fine, but it's not very user friendly. I think Ford has been using this same design since the late 60's.