(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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- How to Install Surco Hard Top Carrier on your Wrangler
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Features, Description, Reviews, Q&A, Specs & Installation
Function. Store your jeep's hardtops during off seasons on the Surco Hardtop Carrier.
Design. It features four swiveling lockable caster wheels for easy maneuverability. Special molded rubber cushion pads safeguard the corners of the hardtop from dents and damages. This hardtop storage cart has a foam padded support bar that can be tilted to keep the top in an upright position.
Construction. The hardtop carrier is made of steel with a black powder-coated finish.
Application. This Surco Hard Top Carrier is designed to be used with all 1987-2020 Jeep Wrangler YJ, TJ, JK and JL models equipped with a Hard Top.
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 2019 2020
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October 21, 2019
Mancave Complete with Hardtop Cart
Worked great, brakes kept it from rolling around and stayed solid, stable and out of the way!Helpful (3)
October 17, 2019
Carrier? Should be called a Destroyer!
Hard top storage is not something to take lightly and we learned that by purchasing this cart. When fully assembled it seemed just...flimsy and not confidence building. Silly us, we carried on, got the top up on it but it didn't feel sturdy. Tried to roll it to where it would eventually be stored and it slipped off the cart and onto our concrete garage floor. We broke a chunk of fiberglass off the rear panel. Honestly just lucky we didn't break the rear window. Ended up building our own cart from a forum post and it's 1000 times better and cost far less than this. Stay away. We have a JLU. Maybe the JKs are better but I somehow doubt it.Helpful (4)
September 15, 2019
Small footprint storage
This is very easy to move and store my 2018 JLU hardtop. The two locking casters keep it from rolling away once it's positioned. I store my top directly behind my parking space to nestle my spare tire and save space. The directions are straightforward. I did have to apply a bit of extra pressure to get one of the locking casters in, but overall less than 15 minutes to assemble. One note: my garage door has pretty low clearance and was about two inches too short to just roll the loaded cart in from outside the garage. I had to lean the top a few inches forward for the one foot of travel immediately under the garage threshold. It was no great hardship and could also have been avoided by taking the roof off while inside the garage.Helpful (4)
September 14, 2019
hard top carrier
Works great. Have used it for three ears with no issues!Helpful (2)
August 24, 2019
works as advertised
The carrier was easy to assemble although holes didn't line up perfectly so had to take a mallet and give it a wack. The top is protected from being scratched by the metal carrier frame with small pieces of foam. I think these could be more substantial. A minor slip or misplacement when placing/removing the top from the carrier would be disasterous.Helpful (3)
August 04, 2019
Worth the money
This item has allowed me to store my JK hardtop with ease. I don’t have to worry about it getting scratched. Worth the money !Helpful (2)
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June 07, 2019
I, like many others, followed the instructions concerning which hole to align the bolt (wheel) in to. The incorrect instructions almost caused me to shatter my back window. The JK does not belong on the most narrow holes; it belongs on the widest. When I followed the instructions it caused the holder to be so narrow my back windshield rested on the pads, on both sides. For the price of three pieces of metal, one would think the company would hire a better technical writer. The holder works now, but there’s no excuse for poor instructions in such an overpriced product.Helpful (3)
June 01, 2019
Space saving and easy to use.
In my, Like most of yours, garage space is likely not something that is plentiful. I originally purchased the hoist and had every intention to install. Until I realized that my garage was not tall enough to use it when I installed my life kit. I also saw that it was not recommended to leave your top connected; which defeated the reason I purchased it. I turned to this rack and love how easy it was the build and use. The top rest nicely on it and is protected with the rubber fittings. My favorite part of this holder is that it does not take up too much space and you can roll it out of the way when you need to get behind it. Highly recommend this holder.Helpful (3)
May 28, 2019
Very easy to put together, and stable. It fit my JL 2 door top with no issues at all.Helpful (2)
How tall will this be, from the base of the cart to the top of the hardtop?
That would depend on the height of the hardtop, as not all hard tops are the same height and this cart works throughout the years and models.
Hi, is there a cover that fits with this rack in order to protect it when in storage? Also, I read about window clamps. Do you sell these or do I need to buy some to secure the back window? I'm a new wrangler owner and want to make sure I protect my hardtop when I take it off! Thanks!
For the Surco Hard Top Carrier we do not carry a cover nor the window clamp at the moment. The clamp to hold the rear window is not required but is useful to ensure the window stays put.
Will this work with a fastback hardtop?
This is made to work with all hard tops.
Will this fit a 2018 JL Unlimited Rubicon?
This carrier will work with a 2018 JL Unlimited Rubicon model.
I live in an apartment building and plan to store the hard top in my basement. Do you know if this will fit through a standard door with the hardtop on?
Given the size of the hard top, we do not recommend manipulating it alone.
We do not currently offer a cover for the cart.
Yes, it will work with all 2018 models (both JK and JL).
2018 Model Wranglers will use the inside holes. The rear bar should be straight up when installed.
The Surco Hard Top Carrier measures 48" x 36" x 6".
The Surco Hard Top Carrier measures 48" x 36" x 6". Dimensions of the top would depend on if you are referring to a TJ unlimited or JK unlimited but you can measure your top and make a good estimate on what the carrier would be at.
Hello! The Surco Hard Top Carrier will work with a 2016 4 Door Wrangler Unlimited.
Hello, yes, this will work on a hard top of a 2017 Sahara Unlimited.
(approx) 30 Minutes
Simple installation for anyone.
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