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Old 06-20-2012, 03:17 PM   #1
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Attention: JKU Hard Top Hoist Owners

Trying to find what hoist might be best for my garage that has about a 9 1/2' ceiling and was wondering if those of you who have a hoist can tell me the following:

1. What is the minimum distance from the actual ceiling the hoist is mounted to and the bottom edge of the hard top once the top is at its maximum lift

2. What brand hoist do you have?

3. What did it cost?

4. Are you happy with it? If not, why?

Thanks!

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:32 PM   #2
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1. 6-12 inches
2. bought the winch at Harbor Freight, rest of the hardware at Lowes
3. $50 or so
4. Yep!
Link: New hard top garage storage.

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Old 06-20-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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1. 6-12 inches
2. bought the winch at Harbor Freight, rest of the hardware at Lowes
3. $50 or so
4. Yep!
Link: New hard top garage storage.
Thanks for your reply. I think you misunderstood my first question, though. I'm certain that measurement you provided does not include the actual top. I don't have my JKU yet or else I could have added on that measurement. Total from ceiling to bottom edge of Hard Top?
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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So i was lucky enough that the previous homeowner must've had a jeep because there was a harkin hoist and a racor hoist already installed.

i'm using the racor one, which i think you can get for around $100:
http://www.amazon.com/Racor-PHL-1R-H.../dp/B0009I8AO6

it cranks the hard top up where there's very little space between the top of the hardtop and the garage roof (maybe 12 inches? i'd have to measure). I can walk under it without hitting my head and i'm about 6'. Very happy with the ease of use and the flexibility to store things on the rack as well.
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Old 06-20-2012, 03:57 PM   #5
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Thanks for your reply. I think you misunderstood my first question, though. I'm certain that measurement you provided does not include the actual top. I don't have my JKU yet or else I could have added on that measurement. Total from ceiling to bottom edge of Hard Top?
Sorry misunderstood. My setup is about 5 feet to the bottom, but I have really tall ceilings. My setup could probably be tightened up by about another foot.
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Old 06-20-2012, 07:43 PM   #6
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Does anyone have this without the electric hoist? I've seen a few on youtube that people just used tiedowns and hooks? Or maybe I'm wrong.

We're looking for an option for our garage, but I'm not sure the ceiling is tall enough. What's the minimum height needed for a set-up like this?
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Old 06-20-2012, 08:41 PM   #7
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What's the minimum height needed for a set-up like this?
That and how much space off the floor the various hoists create is exactly why I started the post. I'm sure some hoists use more or less space between the ceiling and the top of the hard top than others. I'm looking to maximize the floor to bottom of the hard top as possible. Or, at least make certain I have room for a hoist to begin with.

I have a Harkin hoist for my kayak and that works well.
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Old 06-21-2012, 08:02 AM   #8
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I am using harken. very happy. about $130. quality hardware.

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