(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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I'm Ryan with ExtremeTerrain.com, and this is my review of the Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-point Lift System, available for all 1987 to 2016 Wranglers. This system is great for those of you who have the dual tops and want somewhere to store your hard top when you have the soft top installed. Or if you just have a hard top but you live in an area where you're able to take it off for a very long time, and you wanna have the hard top stored in an area where it's not gonna get damaged or scratched.The Harken system also makes it very easy to install and remove the hard top without having to have an extra set of hands around. This is an inexpensive and effective no-frills hoist system that works no matter what year your Jeep is and what body style you have. I like this hoist system because it uses four points of contact on the ceiling that allows the load to be spread out a little bit more, and it makes me feel better about having a big heavy, expensive hard top hanging from my ceiling.Like I said, this is a no frills system. It doesn't have a crank or power to raise and lower the top. This is a manually operated block and tackle system, and everything you need to get it rigged up in your garage is included in the box. The components that are included in the kit are all of the eyelets, pulleys, rope, and the braking system that you need to get this installed, as well as a comprehensive set of installation instructions to help you along the way.I really like that this hoist is adjustable. You will need at least a 10 foot ceiling, but aside from that, the adjustability lets you install this anywhere.One thing you'll notice about this hoist system that makes it different from some of the others on the market is that this doesn't have a frame. That does keep the cost down, but it doesn't give you a place to store your freedom panels. We rigged this up in our shop just to show you how this works. But in your garage, these eyelets can be screwed into your ceiling joists. Aside from the eyelets at the four corners of the top, you also have a set of pulleys in the middle, and at the other end of the block and tackle system, you have the braking system that gets screwed into the wall.A nice feature of this braking system is that if you do lose grip of the rope when you're raising or lowering the top, the brake will come on and the top won't fall. Even with the detailed instructions that are included with this kit, you will wanna give yourself a few hours to get this installed. You'll need to have a drill handy to pre-drill for all of the eyelets and a socket set. Harken takes all the components you need to build a high quality hoist and puts them into a complete system, all at a really reasonable price. So if you're looking for a really simple system that turns what used to be a two to three person job of removing or re-installing your hard top and makes it something you came do by yourself, and gives you a safe, convenient spot to store your hard top where it's not gonna get scratched or damaged, the Harken Hoister accomplishes all of that, and it does it on a budget. So that's my review of the Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-point Lift System, available for all 1987 to 2016 Wranglers that you can find right here, at ExtremeTerrain.com.
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Hard Top Storage. The Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System takes eliminates the pain of storing and lifting your Wrangler's hard top. This easy to use hoist lifts the hardtop off of your Wrangler and stores it in a suspended state at the top of your garage for an easy installation at the end of the season.
Easy To Use. This hoister system is designed for 10 ft. ceilings with operation by one person and will completely change the way you address your hard top. Featuring a patented design, this hoist will lift and lower your top regardless of how the weight is distributed and includes a safety function to instantly grip the rope in the event it is accidentally released, preventing damage.
Durable Construction. Each component in this Wrangler hardtop hoist is made in the USA an designed for durability and performance. It comes with stainless steel hardware and double braided ropes to ensure superior strength for continued use.
Application. The Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System is designed for lifting and storing Jeep Wrangler Hard Tops found on 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL models. For use with 10 foot ceilings.
Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019 2020 Details
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February 09, 2020
Took me about 3 hours to install working casually on a Saturday. Took a bit longer to get it adjusted right but now it's a piece of cake taking the top off. I can remove the top in 10 minutes by myself. Recommended.Helpful (0)
February 09, 2020
Up and out of the way
Love this product. Once you get it up it is so easy to use.Helpful (0)
January 10, 2020
Perfect for what I needed
I needed a way to remove the top myself, this is a perfect option. Taking the top on and off is less than a 10-minute ordeal. The hoist makes it so easy, I take the top off during the day and put it back on during cool evenings. I am very glad I made the purchase.Helpful (2)
December 09, 2019
Works as advertised. Easy to remove top and put back on. One person can do it. Be sure though that set up follows directions and hooks are placed in proper weight bearing studs.Helpful (2)
December 09, 2019
Purchased this for my wife's Jeep. We worked together to install the hoist in our garage. Although it went up nicely the instructions need to be made more clear. Very happy with the product so far.Helpful (2)
November 09, 2019
Easy install, just take your time
Been working great. Just make sure you do the correct measurements on how high you want the top to be off the ground.Helpful (2)
October 24, 2019
Easy install, great quality. Have not used it yet, but I am confident in it.Helpful (2)
October 11, 2019
Lift works great
Lift is easy to operate for one person and holds the hardtop safely. Installation was fairly easy. The hardest part for me was to install supports based on how my garage was finished. The lift system itself was easy to hang. I love that it was flexible to allow multiple directions to hang and lift which helped me avoid some cabinets. Though it was a reasonable price for this system.Helpful (3)
October 02, 2019
Great Econimical Lift
I installed the lift with only minor modifications in a garage with an 8'-9" ceiling: 1. Used 2x4's in lieu of 2x6's (this is fine as long as you hit the joists). 2. Added one layer of additional 2x4 blocking to get the cords to run below an existing light fixture. 3. Added additional hooks mid-way between the pig tails so I could hang the lifting straps when not in use. Overall it was easy to install and works great. Note, the block/tackle should be as far away from the anchor point when initially establishing the location of your knots.Helpful (1)
September 20, 2019
Hard top hoist
Good product, definately worth the price, easy to install If directions are followed. Somewhat difficult to let down without weight on it. But is just a minor problem.Helpful (1)
I measured 93 inches floor to ceiling. Which is around 7/1-2 feet. Will this work with limited space?
The Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) hoister system is designed for 10 ft. ceilings.
I have an 8.5 foot ceiling will that work?
Hello, yes, you will be able to use this on your 8.5 ft ceiling.
Do the straps crush the weatherstripping? If not, how is it protected?
The straps will put some pressure onto the weather stripping, but the weight is distributed to reduce stress on the top weather stripping.
Does additional wood need purchased or can this be screwed directly into the ceiling joist?
Hello, the installation guide recommends mounting boards. So, yes I would recommend purchasing extra wood for support for the Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System.
Will it work if my garage ceiling is 9' instead of 10'? The description says it's for a 10' ceiling but my garage is only 9'. Will this work with a 9' ceiling (is the 10' spec the max height of the garage or the minimum)?
I read through the pdf instructions for this on the Harken website - the very last page says "standard hoisters are designed for a MAXIMUM ceiling height of 10' " so, yes, it will work for your 9' garage. Hope this helps...
The Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System utilizes a minimum of a 10ft. ceiling height, so with your 11.5' ceilings would work together without any issues. There shouldn't be a need for any lumber to install this, it comes with Pigtail lag screws that would be installed into your garage ceiling.
With your clearance restrictions, it will still be possible to use the Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System, however you will need to secure the rear window to prevent this from opening and possible causing damage.
This is designed for 10 foot ceilings and would not work with your 14 foot ceilings.
Yes, the Harken System can hold your hard top for extended lengths of time until you are ready to reinstall the hard top.
No, this hoist system would need to be mounted on a flat ceiling.
Hello, Yes it can. You may just need to move the welded screw eye along the wall to get the needed distance.
Hello, the Harken Hoister Garage Storage 4-Point Lift System (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) has a Maximum working load of 145 lb, so as long as the top doesn't exceed that weight you should be fine.
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The product itself does indeed support the top itself, as is shown in the product picture. It's how strong where those mounting points are installed that is the question.
Yes, this is compatible with JL models.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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