Time to pull off the hardtop for the first time on my new to me '05 TJ. I was wondering how high does the top need to be lifted off the body to clear the roll bar, tub, etc, if the rear window is opened and the tailgate is then closed so the spare passes through. I am looking at using a lift of some type to remove but want to make sure that I have enough vertical travel with out getting too much sway from a long cable. I have searched previous threads but be unable to find if this had been discussed. Thanks for any help on this as well as all the helpful knowledge and humor shared on this forum. I like others used info on the forum to get ideas/direction on what I was looking for in my first jeep.