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

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      Product Information

      Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation


      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 hardtop's finish. The high-tensile steel cable design should not be confused with cheap rope and pulley hardtop hoists sold elsewhere.

      Hoist-A-Top™ uses a strong steel frame that quickly attaches to your vehicle top for easy lifting. There is nothing to drill or attach to your top. A specially designed cable pulling 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. Optional lifting systems are shown on the following page.

      Fits Vehicles:

      87-95 YJ Wrangler Base Model /Laredo /Sport/ Islander/ Sahara/Rio Grande/Renegade97-06 TJ Base model/X/Sport/Sahara/Rubicon

      Fits Garages:

      Ceiling Height 7-36ft

      Frequently Asked Questions:

      Q: I own a Hoist-A-Top for a previous model Jeep can I use my old Hoist-A-Top™, and if not is there an upgrade kit?

      A: No, the specific hoist was made for your JK Jeep's unique freedom top configuration and sizing. We currently do not offer an upgrade.

      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.

      Q: I have a 12-20 foot ceiling? Why can't I use the manual hoist?

      A: We use specialty "Power Pullers" that are licensed and insured for lifting, for this reason they are only allowed 13 feet of cable and require at least three wraps of cable on the drum for safe operation. Due to the lack of more cable, the manual version is not recommended for use in garages over 10 ft. These customers should purchase a power or crank version; it includes more cable. See fits garages.

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

      MPN# 014-389

      CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -


      Customer Reviews (100+)

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      Ratings Summary

      4.5 out of 5 overall rating from 100+ customers

      • December 30, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        4 2017 Wrangler - JeeperCreepers

        Power hoist

        One person job to remove or install hardtop now. I would give it five stars but the directions to install it are very hazy at best.

        Helpful (1)
      • August 15, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2014 Wrangler - J

        Hard Top Hoist

        I was really hesitant to install this by myself but it really ended up being pretty easy to install. Probably would be easier with one helper but it can be done. Once installed it makes it really easy and pretty quick to get your top off the Jeep. I have also found that I can replace the top back on my Jeep by myself with this hoist. Better with two to get it lined up but can be done.

        Helpful (1)
      • August 09, 2019

        5 1994 Wrangler - Christina

        Easy Peasy

        This Lange Power Hoist-a-Top is AWESOME! Literally, in less than five are topless and ready to go!

        Helpful (1)
      • July 19, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2015 Rubicon - JeffryB

        great buy

        Easy to install, even though it says two men, I did it with just myself

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      • June 23, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        1 2016 Wrangler - Dantheman75

        Terrible instructions and support

        Extremely aggravating, the instructions and video didn’t work. The website doesn’t load, the product worked but that was after two guys figuring it out over half a day

        Helpful (1)
      • May 30, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        2 2016 Wrangler - Jeeplover

        Difficult to install and squeaks loudly when using

        This item is ideal if you have a garage. However the lift is difficult to install and loud when using.

        Helpful (1)
      • May 28, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        4 2014 Rubicon - JacobJ

        Ready for Summer!

        Love the hoist! It’s simple and so easy to use with just one person. I can now take the hardtop off in less than 5 minutes! The directions are straight forward, but could give more detail. Make note to use the longer 4.5inch lag bolts. They’re not mentioned until the end of the directions. The last suggestion would be to buy higher quality screws and pre drill pilot holes. I broke several screws.

        Helpful (1)
      • May 08, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2010 Wrangler - sikotic

        Works Great

        Easy install, make sure to adjust level after you have a load on it and it works perfect.

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      • April 29, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        5 2015 Wrangler - MichaelM

        Solid Addition

        We installed the Lange power hoist over the weekend. They videos provided were helpful but not complete, though the install was not too difficult. I have it 5 stars as the lifting frame and power hoist make switching the top a piece of cake but a few minor changes would make the product better. First, I would add 2 pulleys to the wire where it attaches to the frame, the hoist gearing is a little fast and when bringing the top down to the Jeep it comes down a bit too fast. Using the extra pulleys will cut the speed in half.

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      • April 28, 2019

        Review shared from Lange Power Hoist-a-Top (07-18 Jeep Wrangler JK)

        2 2016 Wrangler - Beaker

        Double spool packaging

        Well first the item was not packaged well. The motor assembly was boxed near the frame assembly that damaged the motors fan assembly. Contacted the folks at Extreme terrain with pictures stating I just needed a new fan shroud and they wanted me to pack the whole thing up and send it back for a replacement. That makes zero sense. Just send me the shroud not the entire kit. Total waste of money as the kit weighs a ton. So I had to remove the fan shroud to get the motor to spin as it the fan kept hitting the shroud. Secondly I purchased this based upon the description shown in Extreme Terrains website which was shown as a single spool. Well apparently mine was an Upgraded double spool. Well that’s all well and good but the spool doesn’t have a mechanism to guide the line in. In the directions it tells you to offset the secondary anchor point so that the frame and roof stays straight. Makes total sense. Well if you have a high ceiling like I do the spool due to the offset will start to only gather on one side of the reel which makes the roof unlevel the further it goes up. The wire spools all on one side. Not thrilled with this setup.

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      Questions & Answers (18 answers)

      5 Top Rated Questions

      Will this lift the top of a 2018 JL Unlimited Sahara?

      • This Lange Power Hoist-a-Top is specifically designed for the JK's ,so we can only guarantee fitment and functionality with the use of the 2007-2018 JK hard tops.

      Helpful (6)

      Does this allow it to be stored on the system in the air or do you need to drop it to store on a cart?

      • You are able to leave the top suspended in the air when using this lift.

      Helpful (2)

      Does this hoist have a certain range of reach for the hard top to ceiling? I have a very high garage ceiling.

      • The Lange Power Hoist-a-Top is Suitable for Garages with 7-25 ft. Ceiling Height.

      Helpful (1)

      What is the maximum weight capacity rating for this product?

      • The lange hoist a top is rated for 200 pounds, easily able to lift the JKU hard tops.

      Helpful (1)

      I have limited storage space. Can this be used to lift the top off the Jeep, move the Jeep and then set the top down on a wheeled cart? That way I can move the cart to storage. Once needed again i could move the cart under the joist, lift it, move the Jeep in underneath and place the top back down on the Jeep.

      • Yes, you could indeed use this as an easy relocator of the hard top as you are describing, as opposed to just for storage.

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      10 More Questions
      Will this work on a 2019 JK 2 door? 1 answer
      My garage ceiling is angled. Can this be mounted at an angle and still balance out or would a separate bracket need to be built first? 1 answer
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      Can the motor be mounted to the side instead of straight in front of the Jeep? 1 answer
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      I bought the Hoist-a-Top years ago and absolutely love it. However, I accidentally sheared the yellow electric cable box off the cable. Is there a way I could get a replacement? 1 answer
      What is the HP and weight lift rating for the power winch that is in this package? 1 answer
      Will it work on 2018 4 door jl 1 answer
      Do you sell replacement hooks or the new flat hook so you can close the back glass? 1 answer

      Installation & What's in the Box

      What's in the Box

      • (1) T-Frame
      • (1) Left Arm
      • (1) Right Arm
      • (1) Rear Arm
      • (2) Front Hooks
      • (1) Rear Hook
      • (1) Electric Hoist
      • (1) Cable
      • (1) Pulley
      • Hardware

      Tech Specs

      Will It Fit My Wrangler

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