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Smittybilt Hard Top Hoist (87-18 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK)

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Features, Video & Details

  • Convenient Hard Top Hoist
  • Includes 200 AMP 1/3HP AC Winch
  • Holds up to 440 Pounds
  • Ease-Glide Wheel Base
  • Rear Window Bracket Prevents Distortion
  • Rubber Stops, Cushioned Rollers Prevent Scratches
  • Backbone Frame, Winch and Hardware Included
  • Designed for 1987-2018 Jeep Wrangler Hard Tops

Review & Installation Video

Review & Install Video

Convenient Lift. The Smittybilt Hard Top Hoist is the perfect hands-free solution for taking off your Jeep's top for those summer cruises. Ditch the elbow grease, bent backs and asking a friend to help and leave your hard top's removal to a powerful crane motor.

Safe and Simple. The Smittybilt Hard Top Hoist is capable of hoisting up to 1,000 pounds - well beyond the stock Wrangler's hard top weight. Its 200 AMP, 1/3 HP motor ensures reliable and quick hoisting with the bush of a button. EasyGlide wheels on the hard top anchor unit allow you to easily wheel your hard top a secure storage space.

Protects Your Top. Built-in scratch prevention and safety stops make this hoist easy to use without damaging your Wrangler's hard top. Rubber stops, cushioned support rollers and coated J-hooks prevent scratching, while built-in limit stops and an internal brake ensure safe motor operation.

Application. The Smittybilt Hard top Hoist is the perfect garage solution for lifting the hard top off any 1987-2018 Jeep Wrangler, including YJ, TJ or JK models. This Hoist will NOT work with the JL Hardtop.

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

CA Residents: Warning: California's Proposition 65

What's in the Box
  • (1) Hoist Motor
  • (1) Hoist Power Control
  • (1) Hard Top Anchor w/ Wheels
  • Mounting and Installation 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
  • TJ Rubicon 2 Door - 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Rubicon Unlimited 2 Door - 05, 06
  • TJ Wrangler 2 Door - 97, 98, 99, 00, 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, 06
  • TJ Wrangler Unlimited 2 Door - 04, 05, 06
  • YJ Wrangler 2 Door - 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95

This will NOT work with the JL Hardtop.

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Questions & Answers (16)

5 Top Rated Questions

Can you lift the top off right from the Jeep? In the video it looked like it had to be off the Jeep first.

  • Yes! Once properly installed, you can use this Smittybilt Hard Top Hoist to lift your hard top straight off from the Jeep.

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Will this work on a 12 foot ceiling?

  • With the Smittybilt Hard Top Hoist (87-17 Wrangler YJ, TJ & JK) - a minimum of a 7’ ceiling is required and a maximum is not listed. Ceiling height requirement will vary depending on height of Jeep and winch mounting location.

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Will this work on a 2018 JL Rubicon 4-door?

  • This hoist will not work with the JL hard top.

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Does the kit come with a pulley for mounting the winch on a wall with lower garage ceilings or does the pulley have to be purchased separately?

  • This kit does not come with any extra pulley systems, it will arrive with everything pictured in the product pictures.

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Hi, I already have a power hoist mounted. I currently use basically two seat belt straps and a D ring to lift it and it isn’t great. I’m interested in the wheeled hardware to go around the top. Is this something that is sold separately from the power hoist?

  • Hi, The Smittybilt Hardtop Hoist has 200 amp, 1/3 HP motor that should allow quick hoisting with a push of a button. The easy glide wheels on the hard top anchor should be included to allow to more easily wheel your items. Please give us a call if you did not receive all these items.  

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10 More Questions
What do you need for a power supply 1 answer
how long is the cable on lift, will it come down to 8' 1 answer
Hi, I have a roof rack on my Wrangler. Is there a way to use the hoist with the rack installed on the jeep? 1 answer
I have a 2 door 2012 Wrangler and the frame is not long enough unless I'm doing something wrong. the hooks wont hook on the front and back both. Its to short. Look like it would work on a 4 door good because the main part of the roof is 9 inches shorter. 1 answer
Will this work for a 2017 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 1 answer
Are all these jerky? Is there a power hoist that isn't jerky when you first lift and lower your top? 1 answer
hi will this work on a 8ft celling 1 answer
I know you don't recommend storing the top this way, but is there an electric hoist system that I can store the top with or something to add on that with make it secure 1 answer
Can the top of a 4 door Wrangler be stored hanging from the lift. 1 answer
Will this work for a 2 door '16? 1 answer

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Customer Reviews (20) Write a Review

Overall Rating 4

out of 5 stars

  • Fit 4.35 4.4
  • Bang For Your Buck 4.5 4.5



  • 5/5

    October 27, 2018

    Hoist

    It’s really easy took couple hours but works great

    JamesF

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (0)

  • 5/5

    October 16, 2018

    Hard top hoist

    Easy set up works real good Would recommend anybody has a jeep with a hard top

    ROBERTS

    Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (1)

  • 5/5

    September 06, 2018

    Lovin' my hoist

    Very easy to install! Takes a little longer to get the roof off, but a heck of a lot easier on the body and you don't have to wait for someone to help!

    Travlinwig

    Year: 2008Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    July 30, 2018

    Not bad, works in my low garage

    My garage is 7'11" and this works for me on my stock suspension JKU. When you don't have the top on the cart it wobbles like crazy which worried me but once it has the weight of the top on it it moves great. I added some pipe insulation to the legs to avoid scuffing the sides of my white hard top and use a furniture blanket on the top to protect it there. Over all I'm happy with it. It does lift VERY fast though so I'd recommend short bursts of power with the button rather than just pushing it.

    Patrick

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 1/5

    July 27, 2018

    Don't waste your money

    This product is not a well designed lift. If I had it to do over again I'd spend more money to get a better one.

    JillH

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 4/5

    June 23, 2018

    It works.

    The directions are pretty much useless. Took a little figuring to get it to fit. But I can install and remove top by myself now.On 2018 JL the rear window has to be open.

    StephenS

    Year: 2018Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    May 06, 2018

    Cool, but doesn’t fit that well.

    This makes taking the roof off fairly easy. However, the instructions aren’t that detailed and the frame needs to be an inch or 2 wider to avoid touching the sides of the the hardtop even with the frame at the widest points. I had to put towels to avoid scratching the roof.

    BrettC

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    December 13, 2017

    Love this thing

    Bought this device with somewhat confused expectations but it has surpassed everything that I initially thought. We can now put our top on in less than thirty minutes. Easy installation and super convenient..

    JJL

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 5/5

    November 23, 2017

    Life made easy

    Makes transitioning from Hard top to soft and soft top to hard top so much easier. Took the soft top off, back the Jeep under the hanging Hard top and lowered it back onto the Jeep. Tighten it down and ready for the cold weather.

    CharlesS

    Year: 2016Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (2)

  • 3/5

    November 08, 2017

    It’s ok

    You will likely make a few runs to the hardware store in putting this together. I know I did. Product works fine, better directions would certainly help. Note: hard top will spin freely when raised unless you make additional modifications to your setup.

    JonathanH

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (5)

  • 4/5

    October 23, 2017

    Twist in the wind

    Product installs easy but when you leave your garage door open and the wind comes in, the whole top likes to twist and move. Had to add additional roping to prevent this.

    FrankA

    Year: 2017Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    October 03, 2017

    Easy peasy

    This hoist has made my life so easy that I can do it myself

    ErvinH

    Year: 2016Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (2)

  • 2/5

    September 20, 2017

    Poor construction

    It has pins in it and is very loose when put together. Very poor instructions

    BrianD

    Year: 2012Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (4)

  • 4/5

    September 05, 2017

    Over all very happy with it.

    Back hook could use more padding to avoid potential damage to the top.

    Tridapla

    Year: 2015Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

  • 2/5

    July 19, 2017

    Adequate

    I haven't been disappointed with a product enough to ever write a review, but this product was not straightforward. The instructions are short and sweet which is fine for the initiated, but I can see where someone would be completely confused without mechanical/logical sense. When it's together, it looks like a baby deer trying to walk as it's sooooo loose. There are other reviews where folks have scratched their tops by it tipping due to the looseness of the parts. It depends on how your holes were bored. There was just too much impromptu fixes for the product to be straightforward...for example the J-Hooks were too close together like the machining was off by 1". I had to redrill the holes to bring the J-hooks out further as it was bending the factory rain-rails on the top of the doors. I recommend caution in purchasing if you are not mechanically inclined. In final, I did try to cancel the order as it sat in processing for 3 days, and when I tried to call, the rep told me he could send the order to be cancelled through, but it may not be cancelled as they use many satellite warehouses which ultimately just means poor communication. I magically received a shipping update within 2 hrs of that call of trying to cancel.

    BrandonL

    Year: 2011Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (5)

  • 3/5

    July 12, 2017

    For 2 door, great deal

    Probably the best deal for a 2 door hardtop. It was a little tricky getting it balanced with the freedom panels but after setup, the hoist worked like a charm. Had to provide support for the hoist due to its weight but other than that great deal.

    EMijes

    Year: 2009Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

  • 4/5

    June 23, 2017

    Adequate

    Seems flimsy as you build it, and the instructions are that great about lineing up the peices and holes. However, it's adequate for the application.

    WW

    Year: 2013Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (4)

  • 5/5

    June 22, 2017

    Powered Lift

    It is a great top lift. It was very easy to put together and hook up. Very powerful lift. Little quick thou... But great product.

    JeffreyG

    Year: 2017Submodel: Rubicon

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    April 22, 2017

    Easy peasy

    Works great is that amount easy to use. Take the top on and off super easy now and enjoy the seasons

    Redrider1

    Year: 2003Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

  • 5/5

    January 16, 2017

    Works great

    Makes taking/putting on or off a breeze and the install was super easy

    Justin

    Year: 1997Submodel: Wrangler

    Helpful (3)

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