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

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Product Details: This hardtop hoist is the one. Easy one person operation makes the job"child's play". Rugged construction and a powerful safety-featured lifting device are included. Your top will not require any modifications to use this hoist. Rubber coated hooks and foam covered hardware protect your valuable hardtops finish. The high-tensile steel cable design should not be confused with cheaper rope and pulley hardtop hoists sold elsewhere. Hoist-a-Top™ uses an incredibly strong steel frame that quickly attaches to your vehicle top. There is nothing to drill or attach to your top. A specially designed crank mechanism then lifts your top to the ceiling in your garage or carport for convenient, out-of-the-way storage. It takes only about three minutes to remove your top, by yourself. Replacing it is just as easy. Hoist-a-Top™ is a complete turnkey system. Installation is simple and their custom systems come complete with excellent installation instructions. No more pulled muscles, strained backs, dropped or damaged tops, or pinched fingers. Best of all, you don't have to find a group of people to help every time! Hoist-a-Top™ is available with a manual or power lift. A Hoist-a-Top™ Power Unit upgrade is available for owners of the manual Hoist-a-Top™ that want the convenience of a power lift. 1 Year Limited Warranty.

Fits Vehicles: YJ Wrangler Base model/Laredo/Sport/Islander/Sahara/Rio Grande (1987-1995) YJ Wrangler Renegade (1991-1994) TJ Base model/X/Sport/Sahara/Rubicon(1997-2006) Please note that this model of Hoist a Top WILL NOT fit JK Models, 3 piece tops, OR Unlimited Models

Fits Garages: Ceiling Height 7-22 ft, with room to park your jeep.

Frequently Asked Questions About This Product: Q: Can I order just the " T frame " section with hooks and slide? A: The manual unit consists of this "T frame" section and Power Puller unit. The Power Puller (come-along) represents very little of the kit, and wouldn't result in significant savings. The easiest and cheapest way to get the kit in a situation where you don't require a lifting mechanism is to order the manual version of that hoist.

Fitment: 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 Details

What's in the Box
  • (1) T-Frame
  • (1) Left Arm
  • (1) Right Arm
  • (1) Rear Arm
  • (2) Front Hooks
  • (1) Rear Hook
  • (1) Hand Crank Hoist
  • (1) Cable
  • (1) Pulley
  • Hardware
Tech Specs
Will it fit my Wrangler?
  • YJ - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95
  • TJ - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon - 03, 04, 05, 06

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5/5
love this hoist

this hoist was easy for two people to install. I've had my top on it for a month now and the crank has not moved an inch. don't know how easy it is to put the top back on...may never!!!

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4/5
easy to install, durable build material and simple enough to use

easy to install, durable build material and simple enough to use. I think this is surely a must have for every jeep wrangler hardtop owner

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Overall Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars
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Can I get just the bars with hooks?

ScottD

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

    Rob D

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does the back window have to open or "up".

KeithF

  • The Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top will not require the rear window to be open in order to lift the top off or store it.

    Rob D

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I have an 7'1" ceiling in my garage. I realize the min height says 7' but is that a "real" 7'? Any caveats with such short clearance?

KirkS

  • Hello! The reason that the minimum height is set at 7' is because anything less than that, you would not have enough clearance to get your top off of your jeep. That height is truly 7', so with your 7'1" ceiling you will have enough clearance to get your top off without any issues at all.

    Doug P

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  • Bang For Your Buck 4.535714 4.5



  • 4/5

    November 13, 2015

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

    easy to install, durable build material and simple enough to use

    easy to install, durable build material and simple enough to use. I think this is surely a must have for every jeep wrangler hardtop owner

    Nagi

    Year: 2015Prior Lake, MN, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 31, 2014

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

    love this hoist

    this hoist was easy for two people to install. I've had my top on it for a month now and the crank has not moved an inch. don't know how easy it is to put the top back on...may never!!!

    madmod

    Year: 2014Houston TX,USA

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  • 5/5

    September 25, 2017

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

    Great product, great price.

    I just installed the Lange Crank Hoist-a-Top yesterday. I went with reviews and would definitely buy again. I used the you-tube video (40 minutes in length) to install, as the written instructions provided were a little difficult to follow. They mention about 2 hours to install; I installed in about 6 hours by myself, really made sure the measurements were spot on. Taking the top off is a breeze, the hand crank may take a while, but a few extra minutes was ok. Highly recommended and easy to use.

    MommasJeep

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 1/5

    September 14, 2017

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

    Horrible Instructions

    What I Thought was a good investment ended up costing me almost $1200. There's a lot of pieces and not enough direction on how to assemble. Additionally there's no direction on how to utilize the back hook which has 2 parts. The directions state to gently close the window, I did this and my entire back window shattered. Video tutorials and more in depth instructions would be helpful and not as costly as replacing the entire window.

    Jessi

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    September 28, 2017

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

    Working

    The installation video was very helpful. Unit is up and I'm going to put it to the test this weekend. My kit didn't come with the bungee cords but Extreme Terrain quickly responded and is remediating.

    ChrisD

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 17, 2017

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

    Good Product, performs as advertised

    Just installed this hoist today. It took me an honest 5 hours, but I am notoriously slow - I take my time and make sure I'm doing it correctly. My hints / suggestions for installation. 1) Watch the you tube video!! The written instructions are pretty basic and not very helpful, but the video shows how it should be done. Follow the video directions and you'll be fine. 2) Be flexible. The stud spacing in my garage meant I had to adapt a little bit from the video instructions. 3) When you latch onto your hardtop make sure the frame is straight on your top - the front/back bar needs to be straight, not at an angle. I had my cock-eyed and that didn't work too well. I had to set it back down, straighten the frame out, and everything was fine.

    JohnA

    Year: 2015Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    August 23, 2017

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

    Does the job

    Like everything there is some work getting this installed. It moves VERY slowly when turning the crank so you need to know that there is a lot of cranking involved to get it up to the ceiling. The one benefit of this slow movement is that the top isn't crashing into the vehicle when trying to put the top back on.

    BryanO

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    July 27, 2017

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

    Works great

    Longer than expected install but got it done and it works great.

    KevinC

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 1/5

    June 01, 2017

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

    Great idea, quality is questionable

    I purchased this product, fit seems great, install went great. The manual crank function is on the cheap side. Worm drive or gear is very cheap, must be a cheap aluminum and it scraps and is wearing badly the first time I lifted the top. I will have to go out and buy a replacement. Something that is a higher quality.

    choyle

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    April 18, 2017

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

    Finally! I can take top off myself!

    I probably over researched this and other brands of Jeep hard top hoists and storages. I'm 63 year's young, own a 4 door Rubicon and haven't had the top off for 2 years. It takes 2 to remove, no problem, but then where to store it? My husband installed this hoist by himself in about 1 hour. I love it! He did have to install an eye hook on the wall so the rope didn't rub the top.

    BetsyW

    Year: 2013Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 4/5

    August 21, 2015

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

    Convenient storage option

    The crank hoist-a-top allowed me to take advantage of the storage capability in my garage. The hardtop is up and out of the way. I'll be able to retro fit it for the winter storage of my soft top. It was simple to install and worked as advertised. However, my 8ft ceiling made the angle on the return cable from the ceiling to the crank too sharp and it touched the hardtop. I had to install a 2nd pulley I purchased from Lange or else the cable would have scratched the hardtop. A simple fix of a problem that was not mentioned in the directions. I could not have been the first person to have this problem. Glad I purchased the Lange Crank hoist-a-top!!

    LeoB

    Year: 2015Torrington, CT, USA

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  • 5/5

    October 04, 2017

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

    Excellent product. Follow instructions!

    This is an excellent product. Make sure you understand the directions in the video -- I had to watch it a few times and jot down notes.

    Madison

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    September 26, 2017

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

    Easy To Install!

    I first tried to rig my own hoist system, which failed miserably. Once I got this system in, it took me an hour or so to install and worked like a charm!!

    JoshM

    Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    September 12, 2017

    Works great, great value for the money.

    If you own a garage and are tired of messing zippers and scratched windows, a hard top with this hoist is the way to go. I had my hoist installed over a weekend, I took my time. The quality of the parts were good and assembly was simple. It's now easier for me to remove my top in a few minutes by myself, enjoy top off driving for the weekend, and return to the comfort and security of a hardtop during the work week. Very happy with this product.

    JamesW

    Year: 2006Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    September 06, 2017

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

    hoist

    good product just some cheap hardware they use to assemble it

    Ravenous2

    Year: 2012Submodel: Rubicon

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  • 5/5

    September 02, 2017

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

    Space saving

    I wasn't for sure if I'd like the hoist at first. Once I installed it and really got to use it, I really like it. I can safely remove the JKU top and store it up and out of the way. I have mine installed so I can back in the garage to remove it, then pull straight in to park with the top above the hood.

    DarrellT

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 4/5

    August 30, 2017

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

    hoist a top

    the structural parts of this hoist a top are perfect. the foam parts don't work as well as they seem in the videos. Im glad I purchased it and would again.

    KeithT

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 3/5

    August 25, 2017

    2001 TJ Hoist-A-Top

    Overall, this is an easy to use hoist. There are a few problems, however. First of all, the rear window of the TJ CANNOT close with this hook provided. The "smart hook" only works with the JK. I custom fabricated my own hook for the back window to allow it to close. It can be done. Next, the mounting lag bolt for the winch needs to be towards the center of the elongated hole to allow for clearance of the drum. I didn't do that, and it rubs on the lag. Lastly, I have a 9' ceiling in my garage and it doesn't hoist the top high enough to walk under (I am 6' tall). It is easy to use and so far it seems pretty solid. Before I lifted the top, I did a pull up on it to make sure it was strong enough.

    NathanF

    Year: 2001Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    August 18, 2017

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

    GREAT PRODUCT!!

    EASY TO USE and EASY TO INSTALL with the right tool!

    GregH

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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  • 5/5

    August 16, 2017

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

    Lift

    Works very well. Pulled top and installed by myself in 15 minutes each time. Would buy again

    Z

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

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