Jeep Wrangler Forum - Reply to Topic
Jeep Wrangler Forum

Go Back   Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK Jeep Wrangler Forum > JK General Discussion Forum > Hardtop Lift

Join Wrangler Forum Today

Thread: Hardtop Lift Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Jeep Wrangler Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Topic Review (Newest First)
05-08-2013 07:07 PM
jwilson2598 The main reason I prefer the Harken was that I had a Lange originally but the pulley causes it to hang low enough that I can't back my Jeep under the top while its up. With the Harken it can pull it almost all the way to the ceiling and easily back my Jeep under it during the summer.
05-08-2013 11:10 AM
Originally Posted by ktown View Post
Looking at buying this lift system, seems too cheap. Anybody have experience with this company?
Jeep Wrangler Electric Hardtop Hoist

I bought a Lange power hoist. I'd suggest going to Harbor Freight to buy the motor, and just make one for yourself.

I'm satisfied with mine, although I've mounted it twice now. The first time, I mounted it directly on the ceiling. I have a 9' ceiling and with the motor on the ceiling it just had the top hanging too low. I moved the motor to the wall and put 2 eye bolts in the ceiling and gained about 4-5 inches of clearance. I also have 4 other eye bolts in the ceiling above each corner, that I have 2 ratchet straps criss-crossed to keep my top stable while its hanging.

As you can tell, it's quite an ordeal.... but then again I appreciate the ease of use, as I can raise & lower with one hand on the switch and one hand guiding the top.

Sometimes I think the Harken might be better, but I didn't like the idea of the ropes coming down my wall, and the slight chance someone accidently unhooks it and the top drops...

Single handed operation was the deciding factor for me.
05-08-2013 10:25 AM
drakenclimber +2 on the harken hoist. Works like a charm
05-08-2013 08:34 AM
ealive +1 on the harken hoist. No need for a motorized lift, it's easy enough.
05-08-2013 08:30 AM
theStickbug Unless you HAVE to have motorized I'd recommend the Harken Hoist. I bought from Quadratec but it's other places too I'm sure.

Plus you save about $100...
05-08-2013 08:27 AM
Hardtop Lift

Looking at buying this lift system, seems too cheap. Anybody have experience with this company?
Jeep Wrangler Electric Hardtop Hoist

Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:22 PM.

Jeep®, Wrangler, Liberty, Wagoneer, Cherokee, and Grand Cherokee are copyrighted and trademarked to Chrysler Motors LLC. is not in any way associated with the Chrysler Motors LLC