Many Wrangler owners switch tops seasonally. Hardtops are great for the colder months, but they do not allow you to enjoy top down driving in the spring and summer. Lange Originals is the industry leader in hardtop lifts and storage options. The Lange Originals Hoist-A-Top Simple offers the reliability of the rest of their Hoist-A-Top line, but at a better price point. What separates the Hoist-A-Top Simple from the rest of Lange's hoists is it does not feature storage for your Wrangler JL's Freedom Panels. However, Freedom Panel storage options are available separately. This easy to use crank operated system lifts and stores your Jeep's hardtop. Simply raise your factory hardtop and drive away.
Minimum Ceiling Height: 7’
Maximum Ceiling Height: 12’
Wrangler JK Version Pictured: Wrangler JL Images Coming Soon
Lifts and Stores: The Lange Originals Hoist-A-Top Simple both raises and provides an out of the way storage location for your Wrangler’s factory hardtop. Unlike Lange’s other Hoist-A-Top options, the Hoist-A-Top Simple does not provide storage for the Freedom Panels. However, Lange Originals makes a wall mounted rack for Freedom Panels (sold separately).
Designed for Wrangler JL: The Hoist-A-Top Simple is compatible with 2 door and 4 door models. This lift is meant for the factory hardtop only. Aftermarket hardtops may not be compatible.
- Style: Manual Hoist
- Shipping Weight: 12lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 8in x 8in x 5in (L x W x H)
Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler 2-Door (JL)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2019 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2018 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
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Lange Originals Hoist-A-Top Simple Reviews
I have an older version. Looking forward to simplicity of newer version. To fix slowness of crank: I welded a socket onto the retaining nut and now I can use a power drill to raise and lower the top in 10 seconds. For any areas of contact with the straps, I recommend a chamois or similar washcloth between the straps and the paint.
The crank on this hoist is so tiny it is a joke. Save yourself the agony and buy a boat crank if you don't feel like cranking for 20 minutes.
I give this 2 stars at best, but still somewhat incomplete. Installed the pulleys and cables, largely due to a well done YouTube tutorial offered by the company. Otherwise the paper directions are poor photo quality and somewhat hard to follow. The fit for the JL is provided via an addendum with (again) grainy photos. The hook for the JL lacks the thick rubber coating provided on the JK hook, so I am concerned about whether it might scratch the painted hard top. On the topic of painted hard top, there is a WARNING sticker on the bag of the hard top strap indicating that the strap may stain the paint. Ironically, the sticker says "IF YOU USE THIS PRODUCT TO STORE YOUR TOP..." - well what else would I have bought this product for? At this stage, I am not sure what I plan to do. The hardware is installed, so I've already drilled a bunch of holes in the walls/studs. Still I have concerns about the rear hook scratching the paint and the strap staining the paint. IF the strap didn't stain and IF the hook connected without scratching the paint, I'd bump up my rating. But I am not sure whether to proceed or not. I emailed the company via their contact form a few days ago and am awaiting a response.