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ktown 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

theStickbug 05-08-2013 08:30 AM

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...

ealive 05-08-2013 08:34 AM

+1 on the harken hoist. No need for a motorized lift, it's easy enough.

drakenclimber 05-08-2013 10:25 AM

+2 on the harken hoist. Works like a charm

Blkfenderslookbetter 05-08-2013 11:10 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by ktown (Post 3732745)
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.

jwilson2598 05-08-2013 07:07 PM

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.


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