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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 - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    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?
    • JK Rubicon 2 Door - 07, 08, 09, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18
    • 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 (22)

        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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        Where are the pre-installation Instructions it talks about in the lift instructions ???

        • They are referring to the beginning of the guide, where they recommended determining the direction of your ceiling joists and the spacing between them.

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        how wide and long is the crank? thank you.

        • It is a little wider than the hardtop and about 3 feet from front to back.

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        10 More Questions
        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
        Will mounting the wrench on the celing of a steel building be ok. 1 answer
        Repeating an unanswered question. Is there a recommended maximum duration for storage on the hoist? or is it not recommended to leave it? 1 answer
        Does this include all three pulleys as shown in the video? Second, is there a recommendation as to how long you can keep the hard top suspended so it does not harm the top or molding? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (76) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.2

          out of 5 stars

          • Fit 4.453333 4.5
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.52 4.5



          • 5/5

            June 16, 2019

            Great Product

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

            Scotty

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 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.

            AndyC

            Year: 2007Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (1)

          • 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.

            sstrohkirch

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (3)

          • 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!

            TimO

            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (1)

          • 4/5

            April 16, 2019

            Hoist

            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.

            NormV

            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.

            JMunsch

            Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (2)

          • 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.

            Cristobal

            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 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.

            AndrewB

            Year: 2005Submodel: Rubicon Unlimited

            Helpful (6)

          • 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.

            DavidL

            Year: 2011Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (7)

          • 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.

            Mike

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 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.

            RobM

            Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            October 02, 2018

            Hand crank is a lot of work

            So first off I love the hoist it works as described. Installation was easy with no surprises(watch the YouTube video. But I Hate the hand crank.... it’s loud(squeals) and takes way longer than I had expected. I WILL be upgrading to an automatic crank.

            MarcelloJ

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 3/5

            September 04, 2018

            The foam is flimsy..

            The foam holders for the t tops is very flimsy...they need to be made out of a stronger material. Had to put duct tape all over it to make it look and work

            DavidB

            Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (6)

          • 4/5

            August 27, 2018

            Great, but....Instruction Revisions Required

            The Good - The hoist and lifting frame work great! The Must - Watch Lange's instructional video. Use a battery operated drill/driver and a 19mm socket instead of the provided crank. The Bad - The instructions need some revisions. There are a couple of pages that show erroneous dimensions or use of screw types. For instance, when mounting the crank support board (2x6) it shows using lag bolts(4), but only 2 lags are provided. The 2 lag bolts are for mounting the crank to the support board(2x6). Next, Lange only provides 13 (12 1) 3in. screws for mounting the support boards (2x6's), but 4 support boards are required, 4 screws per board plus and extra should be 17 (4x4=16 1=17). Lastly, the directions show the rear pulley placement equal to the back of the top's location. This is erroneous as the rear frame lifting location = the rear pulley location does not correspond to the rear of the top.

            TheodoreM

            Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

            Helpful (8)

          • 5/5

            August 23, 2018

            Great!

            Had to make some minor changes, but works great. Excellent to get the top up and off the ground. Great space saver

            JP

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (5)

          • 4/5

            August 11, 2018

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

            Nice system

            The item works however the fact that the rear window must stay open when lifted was not obvious when i ordered it. As a result this means it takes up extra space and can not be hung to close the rear wall in my garage. However it still works very well and over all I am pleased.

            ChristopherA

            Year: 2000Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 3/5

            July 25, 2018

            Works as advertised

            Installation was pretty easy. I couldn't get it to balance so had to drill a new hole to lift back of the top. The worm gear cranks slowly but works much better with a electric drill and a socket on the nut that holds on the crank

            DavidS

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 3/5

            July 18, 2018

            crank hoist-a-top

            i have a 15 ft high ceiling in my garage run into problem the cable is short ,have to purchase longer cable.

            AbdulB

            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (7)

          • 4/5

            July 10, 2018

            Works as advertised

            This thing works well. It was pictured in a video or pic with the winch mounted to the side but instructions are for front or back only. I couldn’t do this. I fudged with bought swivel pulleys to mount the system sideways. Used all the same front/back measurements. Works Great! I think the provided pulleys are the weak link in the system.

            DrewP

            Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (8)

          • 2/5

            July 06, 2018

            Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top Installation

            The directions for the installation were good and we had it put together and installed in about 3 hours. My problem with the setup is that does not raise the top level. We tried adjusting the length of the wires several times. The back side with the window is heavier than the front. So the pulley winds tighter causing the back to be lower than the front. Also the gear ratio on the crank is awful. It takes a lot of cranking to move this from the floor.

            JeffreyW

            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (9)

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