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Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top (87-18 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK)

Item J108870
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    Features & Details

    • Safety Remove Heavy Hardtop
    • Reliable Worm Drive Hand Crank Winch
    • 30' Braided Steel Cables
    • One-Person Operation
    • Stores Top in Minutes
    • Keeps Rear Lift Gate Closed During Operation
    • Installation Instructions and Hardware Included
    • Satisfaction Guaranteed
    • Fits 1987-2018 Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK

    Raise the Roof. The wind in your hair, the sun on your face, there are days when you want to take the top off your 1987-2018 Wrangler YJ, TJ or JK and drive it like a dirt bike. The Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top enables you to lift and store all three pieces of your vehicle's modular hardtop effortlessly and within a matter of moments.

    Sturdy Steel Construction. The complete apparatus consists of a rugged steel frame, Worm drive hand crank winch with 30' of braided steel cables, hoist/puller, mounting brackets and safety switch. With a working vertical range of 7 to 25 feet, the Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top lets you lift all three pieces of your Wrangler's hardtop. The good news is there are no fiddly nylon ropes to struggle with.

    Installation. Make sure your garage can support the weight of your 1987-2018 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK's hardtop. Use proper safety equipment.

    Satisfaction Guaranteed. If you're not 100% satisfied with the product, you may return it within 30 days for a hassle-free refund of the purchase price.

    Application. The Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top is designed to raise the roof of your 1987-2018 Wrangler YJ, TJ and JK.

    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 Details

    MPN# 014-SIM

    CA Residents: WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm -

    What's in the Box
    • (1) Strap
    • (2) Single Line Pulleys
    • (1) Double Line Pulley
    • (1) 43 Foot Cable
    • (1) Crank Unit
    • (2) Rubber Coated Hooks (Black for JK and YJ Red for TJ)
    • (4) Wire Cable Clamps
    • (2) Wire Thimbles
    • (14) Wood Screws for Attaching Pulleys
    • (2) Elevator Bolts
    • (2) Wing Nuts
    • (2) Flat Washers
    • (2) Standard 5/16 Nuts
    • (2) 3 Inch Lag Screws for Attaching Crank to the Wall
    Installation Info
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        Questions & Answers (9)

        5 Top Rated Questions

        What is the height while this is holding the top? Need to be sure I can park different vehicle underneath it.

        • The height will vary depending on the height of the ceiling it is installed on.

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        What is the maximum ceiling height for this item? I'm a bit confused by the vertical range of 7-25 feet notation. I have a high ceiling and I am concerned that the supplied 30' cable may not be long enough.

        • This can work with ceiling heights of 7' to 25'.

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        Hi, What is the weight rating of this Hoist? Will it work with 1970s Toyota FJ40 hart top? Regards, Ken

        • Sorry, this will only work for 1987 and up Jeep.

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        I just bought a new JL and it’s time to take off my Hardtop and I lost the rear hook that was on my JK. Can I buy just the rear hook for my 4 Door JL? If so what does it cost? Thanks.

        • We would not carry just the rear hook of this hoist at this time.

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        I have 11.5 foot ceilings i'm afraid that the cables may not be long enough. Is there an option for longer cables? Need to account for the wall space, across the ceiling, and back down to the top.

        • There is not an option for a longer cable at this time as this will come with a 43 foot cable.

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        4 More Questions
        In the accompanying photo, it shows the winch directly behind the Jeep. Is it possible to mount the winch 90 degrees to the back of the jeep or would the wire bind when trying to raise and lower? 1 answer
        Can you place the wench to the side or does it have to be behind the Jeep? 1 answer
        Is this hoist available? the product details and the add to cart button do not show up when I load the page. 1 answer
        Hello, the information on this item states "120V winch with 30' of braided steel cables, hoist/puller, mounting brackets and safety switch. With a working vertical range of 7 to 25 feet, the Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top lets you lift all three pieces of your Wrangler's hardtop." But the image shows a manual crank and no freedom panels. Is the image or description incorrect? 1 answer

          Customer Reviews (11) Write a Review

          Overall Rating 4.5

          out of 5 stars

          Installation Time:Afternoon

          • Fit 4.555555 4.6
          • Appearance 4.75 4.8
          • Quality 4.777778 4.8
          • Bang For Your Buck 4.777778 4.8

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            September 17, 2019

            Lange Simple Hoist-A-Top

            This was my second choice initially but after research I decided on this one. This product is very sturdy and leaves no doubt of the top being held securely. If space allows it's a lot easier to hook it up, take the top off (even if it does not lift evenly) move the Jeep and lower the top to the ground and adjust for evenness this way. This product makes removal very easy and is a great space saver! With mounting all parts, running the line, removing the top and adjusting it took about a total of 1.5 to 2 hours.


            Year: 2014Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 28, 2019

            Topless Szn

            I love my jeep top harness and it’s easy use. It fits my two door ‘09 wrangler sahara perfectly. It took a couple hours or so to install but that’s including a trip to lowe’s to buy wood to support the ceiling and the wall anchor points. I actually found the idea on pinterest, and it gives me comfort and seems more stable. We took a plank of wood and drilled that into my garage ceiling and did the same on the wall where the crank is and any other points that are attached to the harness. Then from there we attached the harnesses to the wood. Now I can take my top off without asking for help! (;


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 20, 2019

            Works great

            This hoist worked perfectly. Installed in a couple of hours. Would definitely recommend


            Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 17, 2019

            Slick as snot

            Easy to follow, precise instruction. The hoist crank is slow, but very smooth. Made for a couple hour install, and a couple minute removal. Sits snug in my garage at a reverse position. Now I can drive forward under it.


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 07, 2019

            works decent

            depending on your situation this works quite well. I have a 12 ft ceiling finished that it didn't work for how i would have liked. I could not get it tight enough to the ceiling to secure where I felt comfortable walking under and to clear my side door. would be fine in your standard garage I am sure. i just use my basic electric hoist i already had and made a cart for wall storage instead


            Year: 1999Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 4/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 14, 2019

            Nice lift.

            The directions are a bit confusing, but the video on the website/YouTube is a bit better.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            August 20, 2018


            This was pretty easy to install in the garage. Read the instructions and I happened to have all the wood and hardware for the install already on hand. Lucky for me my ceiling is higher than normal so when the top is off it fully clears the Jeep. The mechanism can be operated by electric drill using a 3/4 socket but make sure to lubricate it first. The gear reduction on the hand crank is enough that manual cranking will be quite slow. It took a little adjusting to perfect it but there is plenty of cable and strap to work with. Full top and door removal is quick and easy now. Fun level has been increased!


            Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Full Day

            June 12, 2018

            Works great!

            I tried to remove the hard top off my 17 JKU by myself (LOL, mistake!). I began looking at hoists and winches, trying to put my own together, etc... when I came across this product. For the price and what it allows you to do, it's been great! It took me longer to install than probably most because the studs in my house are seemingly randomly placed, took forever for me to find everything and mount it the way I wanted it. Install instructions are straight forward and easy to follow, I would recommend this product to anyone looking for a good low priced hoist option!


            Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

            Helpful (0)

          • 5/5

            Installation Time: Afternoon

            June 05, 2018

            Great Value, Works Well!

            This hoist is perfect. I didn't need to spend the extra money on an electric lift because I'll use this thing twice a year...once in the spring to lift it off, and once in the fall to lower it back on. WARNING....This version of the lift DOES NOT work with the JL. That's why I gave it 3 stars for fit. I had to get Lange Originals to send a JL hook, but they sent the wrong one. With a little help from a grinder and a drill, I made it work. If you have a JL, contact Extreme Terrain and make sure you get the right part number. It will have a JL in it. This one will work with any other Jeep, though, from CJ to YJ to TJ to JK. Extreme Terrain, PLEASE do some checking on parts compatibility with the JL. You have several that do NOT work on the JL, but are described as doing so. This is one of them.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Rubicon

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          • 2/5

            June 03, 2018

            Doesn’t fit JL properly.

            Even though the Extreme Terrain site says it’ll fit the JL the rear bracket doesn’t work with the JL. It’ll fit if you want the window open, but close it and you risk breaking the window. Lange actually has a JL version with a different bracket, but to buy the bracket alone costs $50. Bummer.


            Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

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          • 5/5

            March 18, 2018

            Easy to use

            I have used other hoists before and this one works just as well, if not better! Does not take long to put together. Would recommend!


            Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

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