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Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

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    Features, Video & Details

    • One Person Hardtop Removal and Storage
    • Hand Crank Operation
    • Powder Coated Steel Frame
    • Patented Smart Hook Device
    • Straight Forward Installation
    • Fits Garages with Ceiling Heights of 7 to 20 Feet
    • 1 Year Limited Warranty
    • Fits all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK Models

    Review & Installation Video

    Review & Install Video

    Easy Hardtop Removal and Storage. Now you can easily remove and store your Wrangler's hardtop all by yourself in just minutes with Lange's Crank Hoist-A-Top. This Hoist-A-Top is a must have for any Jeep owner who wants to lift off and store their hard top at ceiling level in their own garage or carport. You won't have to worry about pulled muscles, strained backs, or dropped tops when you use this complete system.

    Patented Smart Hook. Featuring their patented rear Smart Hook Device, this Lange Manual Crank Hoist-A-Top allows you to lift and store your hardtop with the rear window in the closed position. This patented design helps to improve balance and takes up less storage space.

    High-Quality Construction. The Hoist-A-Top is well-built and features an incredibly strong steel frame. The frame is completed in a black powder coated finish for good looks and to prevent the formation of rust. The rubber coated hooks and foam-covered hardware are designed to protect your top's finish during storage.

    Straight Forward Installation. Lange’s Crank Hoist-A-Top was engineered to be a straight forward install. Complete with easy to read installation instructions, this Hoist-A-Top will take approximately 2-3 hours to install in your garage. A minimum ceiling height of 7 to 20 feet is required for installation.

    1 Year Limited Warranty. To ensure the highest quality of their materials and craftsmanship, Lange backs their products with a 1 Year Limited Warranty. Some exclusions may apply, please see manufacturer's warranty for details.

    Application. This Lange Crank Hoist-A-Top is specifically made to be used with all 2007-2018 Jeep Wrangler JK models.

    Fitment: 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 Details

    MPN# 014-220

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Front Cross Bar
    • (1) Rear "T"
    • (1) Long Bar
    • (2) Short Bars
    • (1) Cable Crank System
    • (3) Hooks
    • (2) Eye Screws
    • (2) Bungee Cords
    • (2) Foam Blocks
    • (12) Foam Rings
    • Hardware
    Installation Info
    Tech Specs
    Will it fit my Wrangler?
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    • JK Rubicon 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • JK Wrangler 4 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18

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        Questions & Answers (25)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        do you have any way of mounting the crank on a side wall?

        • The Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top can be mounted with the crank on the side wall. The package will come with the optional sidewall mount instructions.

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        Will this mount to a slanted ceiling by self adjusting the cables to be shorter in the back and longer up front..thanks

        • This could mount to a ceiling with a slant however, the mounting would be slightly different since the weight distribution will change. This kit however there will not be 2 cables, there is only 1 which make it easier to have the weight distributed.

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        Can I get just the bars with hooks?

        • At this time, we only offer the Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top as a complete kit.

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        Does the rear window have to be open when using the lift or storing the top?

        • Yes, the rear window must be open when using the lift and storing the top.

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        Is there any chance you sell just the hook for the rear of the top?

        • Unfortunately we do not currently offer just the hook. We would recommend reaching out to the manufacturer.

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        10 More Questions
        has anyone noticed problems with the hooks rubbing off the paint on the top? This seems like it would be a problem, particularly on the back. 1 answer
        Where are the pre-installation Instructions it talks about in the lift instructions ??? 1 answer
        how wide and long is the crank? thank you. 1 answer
        what are the measurements in width and length because i don't know if I'll have space 1 answer
        I lost my installation instructions during a move to a new home. Where can I find a copy of the instructions? 1 answer
        What is the distance from the ceiling to the lowest part of the top when it is hanging? I’d like to be able to store above the garage door. Top depth 27”. Room above garage door in up position 40”. Will all parts of hoist frame, pulleys and freedom panels fit in this 13” of space above the top? Thanks JRA 1 answer
        Does this fit an Unlimited TJ? There are two conflicting answers shown on your site. 1 answer
        This does work on the 06 Unlimiteds? TY! 0 answer
        Would this not work for a JL? Seems pretty straightforward and the tops are very similar... 1 answer
        I have a 16' garage ceiling. Will this kit work with my ceiling height, or will it need to be modified? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (85) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.2

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.45679 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.530864 4.5

          • 1/5

            September 20, 2019

            Tough install.

            I have a 12 foot ceiling in my garage. Had to get more cable. Said it was good anything over 7ft. Back cable holds most weight so was a trick to get it to go up evenly. Got it figured out 6 hour install. Hand crank sucks, use a drill motor to make it go fast.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            August 27, 2019

            Jeep Hoist

            Easy installation even for a novice handyman. Makes removing top a simple/safer act. Will be enjoying the summer a little more with the ease of removing and reinstalling the top when needed. This was an excellent purchase, wish I had bought one sooner.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            August 25, 2019

            Solid product

            Install was pretty straight forward. Have yet to use but seems to be quality product. Hoist is a bit slow going up and down. Installed in about 2 hours with help of a friend.


            Year: 2007Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            August 04, 2019

            Lange Crank hoist a top JK

            I am very satisfied with the Lange Crank Hoist a top. Installation was fairly easy for me and I am not familiar with installing much of anything. I will admit I did have a little help installing this product as its much easier with assistance. It truly has been a life saver as it enables me a 48 year old female to remove this from my jeep without anyone else to assist me. I am very happy I invested in this product. I take great pride in not having to count on anyone to assist me year after year. Thank you Lange!


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            July 20, 2019

            Works great

            Hoist works great. Install was harder than planned. Make sure you have a good stud finder if your studs are covered with drywall. I spent a few bucks on some upgrades lag bolts. Call me paranoid, but I had visions of the hardtop dropping on one of our cars, or worse, one of us. Only reason I didn’t give it a 5 star rating was because of the cheaper screws and bolts. Also, hard to explain in a review, but the holes in the single pulley mounts are difficult to put the screw in straight. So you end up putting the screw in at an angle and then when you tighten it the head breaks off. Happened to me three times. Fortunately, I live 1 block from Lowe’s.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            July 19, 2019


            Awesome , easy to put great! Very happy with purchase!!!!!!


            Year: 2010Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            July 16, 2019

            Works very well

            Kit was complete and fairly easy to install. Takes a while to raise and lower, but only do it in the fall and spring. Instructions are a little confusing when trying to figure out which cable goes on which side of the crank drum. Overall works quite well.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 3/5

            July 10, 2019

            Good, but not great.

            It works, but however many ways we try adjusting the slack it always ends up hanging with rear lower than front. A bit of a pain to work with. Wish there was some a bit smoother on the market. The video ET tutorials are amazing!


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            July 04, 2019

            Works for me!

            Had to make it fit as my workshop is a 30x40 metal bldg. with a 15' center. Took me a while with the alterations but it is in and works!!! Had to add some more cable.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            June 16, 2019

            Great Product

            Easy to install and works perfectly, even my wife can install the hard top herself.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 5/5

            May 11, 2019

            Straight forward install and easy to use!

            This hoist a top is easy to use once installed and the instructions are straight forward and easy to follow. It took me about 3 hours to complete the install taking my time.


            Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 4/5

            May 11, 2019

            Top hoist

            The hoist works fine. There were two things that kept me from giving it 5 stars. The hoist is very slow so I took the handle of and put a nut driver on my cordless drill to operate it. Also the directions are not very good. Only took an hour to install.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            May 09, 2019

            Works Great!

            It was a little tricky to install given high garage ceiling, ensuring attaching to studs and fitting in between garage door opener, ceiling lights, etc. Did some careful planning and it worked out well. Saves so much room in garage!


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            April 16, 2019


            Easy to install. Like most instructions the last part putting the foam parts “the white foam” this should be done before adding the cable to the frame not before or it won’t slip over so I had to undo the 3 cable clamps and redo that part. Also the hand crank is very slow to lift but does the job. For the amount of times I will use this it’s ok . Lifting from the ground to my ceiling seemed like ten minutes of cranking.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (2)

          • 5/5

            April 01, 2019

            Review from Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

            Love this hoist

            I had purchased a cheaper lift off of ebay and got what I paid for, it used a rope pully that twisted easily and it was off balance, not user friendly. Purchaseed the Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top, works like a champ. Intall was easy but takes some time. The crank runs smoothly and it is easy to use, makes taking the top off and putting it back on really easy and keeps it up and out of the way.


            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            November 19, 2018

            Strong and easy to install. The best I think

            This was very easy to install and I think the best on its class because the hard top is not quite light weight and this hoist hold it very easy and I feel confident leaving the top hanging from the ceiling. I recommend this one above others.


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 1/5

            November 16, 2018

            Review from Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top (87-06 Jeep Wrangler YJ & TJ)

            Missing pieces and parts

            I can not use this product as it is incomplete and missing pieces and parts. I now have to figure out what else to do. The instructions show parts that weren't included in the box and mounting hardware that was also missing. It would not fit my 2005 2 door Unlimited Rubicon. By the time I went to use it, cause my top was already off, to put my top back on, it was past the return deadline.


            Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

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          • 4/5

            November 09, 2018

            Crank hoist

            Does job. Cranking is easy, but slow. Low gear ratio. Not a big deal, have soft top too and only lift / lower hard top 2x a year. Have 2dr Jeep. Most of the weight is held by rear pulley cable. May not rest at a level position to ceiling, tilted a bit like installation video. Relatively simple install.


            Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 4/5

            October 19, 2018

            Does the job pretty good

            Not hard at all to install. My garage ceiling is sheet rocked and my electric stud finder crapped on me, this my only issue. As far as cranking it up, it us going to take some time. I use my drill with socket to get most of it up then manual turn it. Seems pretty solid. Only regret is now I am thinking of upgrading to electronic crank.


            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            October 06, 2018

            Great Product and Easy Install

            This product makes it easy and quick for one person to take their hard top off and store it above their Jeep in the garage.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

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