Working Winch for all vehicles 1.1

Every vehicle in the game will now have a winch, which you can use to attach other vehicles, tow them around and wind/unwind the winch at will.

  • All player's vehicles have a winch now.
  • You can hook the winch to other vehicles or props.
  • The winch will be fired from the vehicle's front or the vehicle's back.
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Helicopters, planes, motorcycles... any vehicle can now hook up other vehicles, no limits here
  • Helicopters will winch only from below, hooking vehicles by the roof.

"Winch.dll" goes inside \Grand Theft Auto V\scripts\ folder.

No settings yet.

  • Handrake + PitchUp (Shift on keyboard) = hook vehicle ahead
  • Handrake + PitchDown (Control on keyboard) = hook vehicle behind
  • Handrake + aim+ (PitchDown or PitchUp) = hook prop you're aiming at

  • While the winch is active:
  • The winch can be winded or unwinded.
  • Handrake + Accelerate = unwind winch/stop unwinding winch
  • Handrake + Brake = wind winch/stop winding winch

Unhook things by using Handrake + PitchUp/PitchDown (Shift/Control) again.

All of this works even outside your vehicle, if you have one.

.NET Framework 4.5.2
Visual C++ 2015


A: Unless Julio fixed it, the Grappling Hook hooks vehicles from their center of mass, making proper towing impossible. This script hooks vehicles from their front or their back, or roof in the case of hooking from an heli.

Also, this script provides an easy way to hook vehicles to vehicles, without needing to step out of them.

1.1: Added aimed hooking, you can now hook props you're aiming at.
  • Allow the player to hook the vehicle to the ground/walls.

First Uploaded: January 21, 2016
Last Updated: February 28, 2016
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  • D21c6a growing stronger
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    You can finally hook to any object now!
    Have fun, but beware of the ragdolls.

    February 28, 2016
  • D21c6a growing stronger

    @Impactjunky Not really traction, but yeah, I help the vehicle move by pushing it forwards/backwards if you're slower than 2MPH or so. This way you can actually drag other vehicles around, without that help its almost always impossible.

    March 06, 2016
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    @Eddlm Ahh I see, now I understand that this is a side effect of your magic and not just a random bug =)

    March 07, 2016
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    [16:29:42] [ERROR] Caught fatal unhandled exception:
    System.MissingMethodException: Method not found: 'Boolean GTA.Rope.op_Inequality(GTA.Rope, GTA.Rope)'.
    at Winch.OnTick(Object sender, EventArgs e)
    at GTA.Script.raise_Tick(Object value0, EventArgs value1)
    at GTA.Script.MainLoop()


    March 07, 2016
  • 7c2791 hqdefault

    Mod doesn't load... I've scripthook and scripthookdotnet and everything is working exept this mod. Dot isn't even showing. Please help!

    March 12, 2016
  • Bugstars

    doesnt work on last version of game

    March 12, 2016
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    for those asking, pitch up and pitch down on the pc are w and s. Also for hooking onto props, what are considered props? things like rocks? And how does the aim go do you need to hold right mouse?

    March 16, 2016
  • 305ccb avatar

    Could you please add function so that the vehicle being towed would steer towards the towing one? Kind of like in SpinTires.

    March 20, 2016
  • Default

    Could you make the JC gun version of this? I know that is already been made, but everyone knows that it makes your game crash !
    Even if another person made the JC mod, you can still make it :3
    I mean, how hard should it be to enable it while outside of a vehicle? Thank youu **

    March 25, 2016
  • Default

    what does pitch up and down mean

    March 26, 2016
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    can help

    March 30, 2016
  • Ccda1a steam

    Hi @Eddlm ! I'm doing a few offroad trial courses. Winching is an important part in 4x4 offroading, I'm getting stuck a lot planning and testing my courses, and so will other players trying them. I understand that you can only attach to objects? I guess that's very cool already! If I'm right you can't connect to the ground? What about dropping some immovable object at the point you're aiming, attaching to that and when you're done that "anchor" is deleted too. How about it? :)

    April 23, 2016
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    @Eddlm hello :) You make GREAT mods, and Winch is phenomenal! I've got a question. Could You make mod which make possibilities to repair vehicles standing next to it? Because when I drive to deep in to water by the car and pull out from the water by the winch I can't get in the car anymore and will be great to repair this car.
    Sorry for my english
    Thank You for answer

    May 13, 2016
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    THanks for this cool mod.
    It would be really handy if you could include a small readme.txt in your download to include the keys to operate this. I may, for example, not use it for a while or install at a later date and I would have to either write the controls down somewhere, create my own text file (as would others), or keep coming back to this page.

    It's a small ask for mod makers to put the controls in a txt file and not just have the archive with one .dll file in it an nothing else.
    Hope you understand.

    August 03, 2016
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    amazimg but can u make an update to be able to winch unlimited things? plz plz

    August 22, 2016
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    I just don't like how this still works when I'm out of the car

    September 01, 2016
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    @Eddlm hey can u please help i was using it to turn a car into a wrecking ball behind the insurgent and it just stopped working

    September 30, 2016
  • Default

    nvm it works again

    September 30, 2016
  • Default

    it's pretty hard to another car to move with hooked car, it moving pretty slow.

    October 03, 2016
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    October 11, 2016
  • Jimmy

    doesn't work

    4 days ago
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