The biggest hassle of owning a Wrangler is switching tops. Running the same top all year is just not an option. Make the change from your winter hardtop to your summer soft top a breeze with the Lange Originals Power Hoist-A-Top. Without the use of a hardtop hoist, it takes multiple people to remove a Jeep hardtop. However, with the assistance of one of Lange Original’s Hoist-A-Tops you can take the top off your Wrangler JL 4 Door alone with the push of a button. The balanced steel frame easily lifts and stores factory and aftermarket hardtops. With rubber coated hooks, you do not need to worry about damaging or modifying your hardtop. Lange Original’s rear Smart Hook™ ensures that the rear lift gate glass stays closed and out of the way for storage.
Minimum Ceiling Height: 7’
Maximum Ceiling Height: 25’
Stores and Protects: The Power Hoist-A-Top from Lange Originals features rubber coated hooks and foam padding to avoid marring or scratching the finish of your expensive factory or aftermarket hardtop. Unlike other lifts, the Hoist-A-Top can be used to store your top up in the air, and out of the way.
User Friendly and Versatile: If you can press a button you can operate the Power Hoist-A-Top. Easily winch the top up and down with the provided remote. This is kit is compatible with any garage, carport, barn, or shed with between 7’ and 25’ ceilings.
- Electric Drill with 3/8" Bit
- Phillips Screw Driver
- Adjustable Wrench
- Measuring Tape
- Electric Winch
- Installation Hardware
- Style: Power Hoist
- Shipping Weight: 43lb
- Shipping Dimensions: 33in x 12in x 8in (L x W x H)
Jeep Wrangler Unlimited 4-Door (JL)
- 2020 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 Power Hoist-a-Top Reviews
If you have a hardtop this is a must have! Product works as advertised. I live in the Salt Lake City area and called Lange and their customer service is incredible. Carter was very helpful and knowledgeable.
Bought this hoist and it went in and works just fine. My only complaint is that it was originally made for the two door and then altered. Since it is longer, the freedom panels don’t really rest on the foam the way it is supposed to. It is too far apart. So one of my panels slipped and was resting on the hard top. When I lowered it, it came sliding off. I caught it mid-air but then the weight shifted. The other one slid off and dropped on my Jeep. $550 to replace. Very disappointed in the unlimited version. Micky mouse if you ask me.
This is a great product! As others have said, the instructions are adequate but not stellar. They show how to mount the winch and hoist in a variety of situations. That's the best part because chances are, your garage will not fit nicely into any of the scenarios in the instructions. But by reading about all of them you should be able to adapt to your situation.
The packaging was great -- everything was nicely protected and arrived with no damage. Installation took about 3 hours with two people. You do have to think carefully about placement in advance or you will be installing it multiple times. Lange supplies all the hardware you need for installation for every possible scenario except that we couldn't find screws that fit the pulleys. Having an impact driver will save you a lot of headaches. Also, it would have been nice if Lange had included some shrink-wrap tubing for the cable ends because you have to cut off cable on the shorter pull line, and the cut end is likely to stab you at some point.
One issue we had was with the rear window hanger. All the videos I watched showed that you could close the window after putting the hanger in place. But the hanger appeared to contact the rear window when it was almost closed. I was afraid of cracking it if I closed it all the way. My solution was to simply leave the window open.
I gave the product 5 stars because it delivered what they promised with essentially no surprises. That, and the winch is totally awesome! My hard top is now up against the ceiling and my Volkswagen Golf is parked underneath. I have a 7 1/2 foot ceiling and there's enough room but the Jeep hardto does hang down far enough that I'm afraid of putting my eye out if I run into it. This is not a problem with the Lange product, but is a byproduct of how my garage is built. Nicely done Lange!