THESE HARDTOP LIFTS ARE IN STOCK! We ship WITHIN 24-48 HOURS AFTER YOU ORDER MONDAY – FRIDAY.
What is in the package; Harness straps to hoist and hang your top & an Electric Motor with all the attachment brackets.
Why buy our Jeep Hardtop Lift System?
I have received this question today from a potential customer, and I thought that maybe you might ask the same question? So, I have posted the Question and my Answer below ;
From: Ryan S. in Missouri 5-10-16
“I am in the market for an electic hoist for my 2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Tell me why I should buy yours vs. the competitors?”
-thank you, Ryan
Reply from Owner, Aaron Scott 5-10-16
We’ll, I have not heard anything bad about the Competitors lifts. But, if I was you, I would buy ours based on our great price of $237 versus the $419 competitors price. I personally like ours because it uses a military grade strapping system that is easy to put on your shelf (in a small box) when you have your hardtop on your Jeep. And, ours lifts your hardtop just as well… in my opinion. Ours is easy to use and requires almost no assembly of the harness system… versus some of the other systems out there, that are much more complicated to assemble out of the box.
Also, we take care of our customers…. we have been here since 2001, and love what we do. We also have a money back guarantee…. and, we will send you a replacement part, if ever, you need it.
And…. we are Jeepers!
So, I say, go with us! (of course I would say this, right).
I hope this empowers you to make a good choice for yourself.
All the best… and Happy Jeepin’,
Here is good example why you should own a Jeep Wrangler Hardtop Lift:
One of our valued customers , Perry in California, unfortunately, dropped his Hardtop. He tried to move the top by hand, which was difficult, even with two people, and the hardtop still accidentally dropped on the ground. After that, he ended up buying a hardtop lift system, and then emailed us this message after he received his hoist;
“I wish I would have known about you guys two weeks ago before I damaged my Hardtop”.
Don’t learn this lesson the hard way. Invest in a solid Jeep Wrangler Hard top Lift System that will last the life of your Jeep Wrangler!
Fit’s All Years of the Jeep. 2 door and 4 door.
- Truly… One Person can lift the Hardtop off of the Jeep
- Designed to support your Hard Top from the center section to the center bottom rear section.
- All parts are assembled. All you have to do is mount the Electric Winch into your ceiling joist. (with two lag bolts and our steel support bar that we provide to you)
- Your Jeep Wrangler Hardtop stores just inches from the top of the ceiling.
- Made of high-quality material. Powder coated light orange color Electric Winch.
- This is our highly suggested lift system to purchase. It’s our best!
- Over 1/3 HP! 110 Volt Standard USA 3 prong plug. 4.1 AMPS. 293 True continuous watts. 440lb lifting!
- Sold in a complete lift system set only.
I just got done installing my Hoist Lift today and am very happy with how it turned out. I bought the motorized one and was worried I was not going to have enough clearance with my low garage roof but it worked, by a couple inches! I wanted to send you some pics of it so you can use on your website for testimonials.
Pictures, compliments of Dominic Ferretti
A couple photos of my Hoistlift installation for my jeep. The manual lift
was a breeze to install and appears to be very well made. Taking top off and
reinstalling it is now an easy one person job…just the way I wanted it.
I’m very pleased with your product!
Pictures, compliments of Jim W.
Attached are some photos. The installation was a real easy one person project. I had it installed and the top off in about an hour. The most difficult part was making sure I hit the center of the studs.
Great product. Great price. Highly recommend.
Pictures, compliments of Brandon Barron
Please find attached some pictures of the lift installed. So far it is working great! It keeps our jeep hardtop out of the way, out of all our kids toys, and the lift makes it easy to put back onto the jeep once the colder months come back to visit. We have recommended your product to several of our friends.
If you would like any other info please let us know.
Meghan and Pat Damron
Pictures, compliments of Meghan and Pat Damron
This was the easiest and best solution for your hard top. I followed the instruction and first try it went just like you guys said. What a great place to store you hard top. I’m sold.
Pictures, compliments of Greg Joseph
Please find attached the pictures of my lift installed. The garage has an eleven foot ceiling, and the vehicle you see in the foreground is a Durango . It shows you how much higher it is than another vehicle. It is working very well and I am very happy with it. A friend asked me what lift I was considering, and when I told him yours, he said great, as he had one already.
Please let me know if you need any further information.
Pictures, compliments of Vince McCauley
Aaron, the lift went in with little help, and works well.
Pictures, compliments of John Dillard
The lift works great….Thanks for a great product!
Photo, courtesy of Michael Shea
This hoist is all that and more! It lifts my 2007 4 door jeep wrangler hard top off with out even trying! It also doubles as a lift so I can change the oil and fix the brakes on my four wheelers without a problem! You can use it for lifting just about anything!!
We love the hoist and the freedom it gives us with our Jeep.
Not the best pix, but I am about to go out of town, so I can’t take anymore right now.
Patti Lue Shue (April 2013)
Pictures, compliments of Patti Lue Shue
I just pulled the top off for the season a couple weeks ago. Works great. Had the top hanging for about 4 months last year. Easy to use, and install. It only took about an hour. A couple pics are attatched. Let me know if you have any questions. Thanks!
Dave Fields (Feb 2013)
Pictures, compliments of Dave Fields
Aaron, I finally had a chance to install it. It works fine and was a fairly easy installation.
Aaron, The Hardtop hoist arrived safe and sound! The quality is quite superior and the instructions are clear and understandable ! Thank You for your help.
Sincerely, A.J. (9-20-09)
IN reply to the above testimonial, here is A.J.’s followup message:
Aaron, My Hardtop Hoist went together beautifully, just like the directions said, take your time, understand it. Adjust it to fit your top. I cannot believe how effortless it is to remove the Hardtop! I wanted to be able to remove the Hardtop by myself and now I can! I can leave it up by the Garage ceiling or set it on my hardtop stand. What a great Hoist!
Sincerely, A.J. Roden (9-24-09)
“Thanks for your prompt response and quick service. I will certainly recommend your company to any of my friends if they are in the market for a hoist.”
Thanks Again Aaron,
Nik Guiler (May 1st, 2006)
John P’s Jeep Wrangler Hardtop Lift in action!
“I got my hoist lift right after I got my Jeep Wrangler with hard and soft tops in early 04. I checked out numerous products on the market and found yours was the best for me. I have not been disappointed since.
I can see since then your website has gotten bigger and better…
Your hoist enables me to swap tops without help and very efficiently…Installation was a breeze, as is hoisting on and off my Wrangler.
Thanks for a well made and ingenious product! It makes having dual tops a lot more fun!
The Woodlands, Texas (11-28-07)
“Aaron, thank you for your quick reply, I know why your company has great reviews on products and service.”
“Rec’d the top hoist and it worked like a charm with some help from my son and son-in law. I don’t think we could have removed the top without it. Thanks !”
“Received the Hard Top bag and Cart, they work great!”
“I love the quality and the security that comes with having my new Hoist, Thanks!”
“Thanks, great Hoist lift!”
“I wish I would of known about your Hoist Lifts 2 weeks ago, before I dropped my Hardtop.”
We list Two different lift options below
1. The Electric Hardtop Lift System Pro’s and Cons:
Your hardtop stores just inches from the top of the ceiling! This is the best lift system that we offer. 100% fully operational by 1 person only! No risk of dropping your hardtop!
Mounts in 1 anchored location, versus 3 anchored locations you would need to install with the other versions. This makes installation faster and easier! Push button, fully electric, one person operated. Because the electric motor is located directly above your hardtop, you can lower it down back down into the, installed position, by yourself! One hand on the motor button, and then one hand on the top, so that you can position it back onto your Jeep! Easy pleasy – lemon squezzy!
There are no cons to this product! This is 100%, the best lift system you can get. 1 person can operate the system. We suggest this lift system over all the other versions.
2. Brake Winch Hardtop Lift System Pros & Cons:
No risk of dropping your hardtop! A 5:1 hand brake winch, makes it safe and easy to lift, and lower. One person can lift the hardtop off. Two people are suggested for lowering top back down to your Jeep.
You might need two people to re-install your hardtop; When lowering the hardtop back into the installed position, you might need another person to twist your hardtop while lowering, so that your hardtop lands on the hardtop mounts that are on your Jeep. Mounts in 3 anchored locations, versus only 1 anchored location, with our Electric Motorized version. This makes the installation process a little longer. Also, because the rope travels from the top anchor location above your Jeep, across the ceiling to the top anchor location above your side wall, and then down to the side wall brake winch mount location, it gives your garage a little more of a ‘cluttered’ look. (same as our Manual Rope System) Although, it’s not bad…Our Electric Hardtop Lift System has a more clean looking installation, less installation anchor spots, and is easier to use.
What comes in the Hardtop Lift package?
Harness straps to hoist and hang your top & an Electric Motor with all the attachment brackets. Or, hand brake winch crank if you ordered the brake winch version.
How does the hoist attach to the Jeep Hardtop?
We use 3″ high quality MILITARY grade harness straps. This barnes cradle system is specifically designed for your Jeep! This insures that your top will be held efficiently, and most importantly, without damaging your hardtop.
Does the top swing when hanging? How precise does the car need to be under the hanging top for alignment back on to the car?
Yes, the top can swing. With the Electric Motor Winch, you simply use one hand to control the lifting button, and one hand to steady the top as it raises… if your hardtop does start to turn or sway. If your Hardtop does start to sway and move around, it will not fall off our lift system. Our lift systems are secure. If you are using the Brake Winch version, you will simply raise it slowly, and if it does start to sway or move, you will stop the lifting, grab control of the hardtop, then proceed. If you are using the rope version, it’s best to have another person help hold the top into position. If you are using our electric motor version, you can hold the top and move the hardtop up or down with your other hand. Of course, the electric motor version is the easiest! Again, your hardtop is secure, so you will not have to worry about it falling off!
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated since I have a one car garage and I have a garage door opener to work around. The garage isn’t very deep and the location of the top on the Jeep sits directly below the opener motor. I may need to offset the hoist to pass the rail of the opener or back the Jeep in and hang the top behind the opener.
You called it, in your last line when you said, “to back your Jeep in and hang the top behind the opener”. That’s your best option. If you were to hang the eye bolt anchor or Electric Motor Winch on the side of the garage door opener motor on the top ceiling, you would then have to be more careful with lifting and lowering the hardtop down to your vehicle. We do not suggest this, although it is possible.
I only have an eight foot high ceiling?
As long as your ceiling is 8 feet high, you can install our Hardtop Lift Systems! *If you have a lifted Jeep with bigger tires we recommend the Brake Winch Hard Top Lift
Does the Brake Winch and Electric Motor come with the Support Cradle and Harness Assembly or do I have to purchase that separately?
The manual pulley, the Brake Winch, and Electric Motor all include a Harness Assembly as well as all necessary hardware and fasteners. All you have to do is locate the spot in your garage where you would like to lift your hardtop off your vehicle!
In your photo it would appear that the weather stripping is resting on the harness. Doesn’t it become damaged over time?
The weather stripping is actually higher than the hard inner head liner. The contact points between the harness straps and the hardtop are with the hard inner head liner. Thus the weather stripping is not affected.
Can I leave my hardtop hanging in the hoist system?
The hardtop is supported and balanced at three points in such a way that does not strain the structure, does not touch the paint and does not affect the weather stripping. You can cover your suspended hardtop and leave it up and out of harm’s way for as long as you need to.
How high does my garage ceiling have to be?
Your ceiling can be as low as eight feet. It’s generally a good idea to back your vehicle into place for the removal and replacement procedure. This will accommodate a lower ceiling height and the hardtop will be over the hood of the car when you park normally so you wont bang your head getting in and out of the car. Also, the lifting cable will be far enough into the garage to prevent interference with the garage door. The greatest advantage is replacing the hardtop – you can lower the hardtop to just a few inches higher than it would be as it sat on the car. This will make it very easy to back your Jeep under it for a perfect alignment and absolutely safe replacement.
How difficult is the installation?
The installation is quick and easy. If you have a ladder, a 1/4′ drill, a phillips screwdriver and a 9/16″ socket you can install any of our three hardtop lift systems. You can have the hardtop removed from your car in about 45 minutes.
Is this really a “one person” operation?
The Brake Winch System and the Electric Winch System are truly a one person operation. Since the brake winch mounts to a wall stud it’s necessary to be able to reach both the crank handle and the hardtop to make this a one person job. Although, we suggest using two people with the Brake Winch System. The Manual Rope System is safer to operate with two people. One person to pull the lines, and the other person can help position the hardtop back onto your Jeep.
With a Hard Top Hoist Lift installed. What is the distance from the ceiling to the bottom of the suspended hardtop?
Manual Hard Top Lift is approximately 4ft. Brake Winch Hard Top Lift is approximately 4ft. Electric Hard Top Lift is approximately 5ft.
Can the Manual Rope hoist system be mounted on a side wall and if so are the pulleys supplied?
Yes! Our Manual Pulley system and Brake Winch system are mounted to the side wall, and the lines travel up your wall through 3 anchored locations. One anchor location on your side wall, the 2nd anchor location directly on ceiling above anchor location on side wall, and then one more anchor location directly above the spot in your garage you would like to raise your hardtop. The Electric motorized lift system is simply mounted directly in one location above your hardtop. The Electric version is a little easier to install because it uses less pulley anchor locations. Although, all of our lift systems are easy to install, the electric version is the easiest to use and the easiest to install.
Which lifting system do you recommend?
All three lifting systems work very good and are easy to use! Below, you will find the “Pros and Cons” for each lift system:
Manual Rope Hardtop Lift System Pros & Cons:
Pros: The pulley is a 5:1 hand rope manual pulley system. Attaches onto a cleat that you install on your side wall. One person can lift the hardtop off. Two people are suggested for lowering top back down to your Jeep.
Cons: There is more of a risk in dropping your hardtop because you are only using your hands to hold the rope. Mounts in 3 anchored locations of your garage, versus 1 clean anchored location with our “Electric Lift System” version. 3 anchor mount locations requires more installation time as well as giving your garage more cluttered look than our “Electric Lift” version. (Although, the 3 anchored location mounts do not look bad) You will need two people to re-install your hardtop; When lowering the hardtop back into the installed position, we suggest that you have another person to twist your hardtop while lowering, so that your hardtop lands on the hardtop mounts that are on your Jeep. If you try to do this by yourself, you would have to hold the rope in one hand while twisting your top, while you lower it onto your Jeep. We don’t suggest that! We suggest you have another person position your top while it lowers. Better yet, we suggest that you get the Brake Winch system model or the Electric Winch system model. With the Brake Winch model, has a safety tab… as you crank it, AND, it locks tight with every tooth of the gear as it cranks, or lowers! (this makes it safer!) If you have another person to help you install the hardtop back onto your Jeep, the Manual Rope System will work fine. We do suggest that you look at the Brake Winch model and the Electric Model Systems because they are safer, easier to use, and the Electric version is a truly 100% one person operation.
Brake Winch Hardtop Lift System Pros & Cons:
Pros: No risk of dropping your hardtop! A 5:1 hand brake winch, makes it safe and easy to lift, and lower. One person can lift the hardtop off. Two people are suggested for lowering top back down to your Jeep.
Cons: You might need two people to re-install your hardtop; When lowering the hardtop back into the installed position, you might need another person to twist your hardtop while lowering, so that your hardtop lands on the hardtop mounts that are on your Jeep. Mounts in 3 anchored locations, versus only 1 anchored location, with our Electric Motorized version. This makes the installation process a little longer. Also, because the rope travels from the top anchor location above your Jeep, across the ceiling to the top anchor location above your side wall, and then down to the side wall brake winch mount location, it gives your garage a little more of a ‘cluttered’ look. (same as our Manual Rope System) Although, it’s not bad… our Electric Hardtop Lifts System has a more clean looking installation, less installation anchor spots, and is easier to use… read more below;
Electric Hardtop Lift System Pros & Cons:
Pros: This is the best lift system that we offer. 100% fully operational by 1 person only! No risk of dropping your hardtop! Mounts in 1 anchored location, versus 3 anchored locations you would need to install with the other versions. This makes installation faster and easier! Push button, fully electric, one person operated. Because the electric motor is located directly above your hardtop, you can lower it down back down into the, installed position, by yourself! One hand on the motor button, and then one hand on the top, so that you can position it back onto your Jeep! Easy pleasy – lemon squezzy!
Cons: There are no cons. This is 100%, the best lift system you can get. 1 person can operate the system. We suggest this lift system over all the other versions.
Does the speed of the hoist need to be doubled down or is there a control on the motor to control the lowering speed?
Our electric motor winch has two speeds. If you don’t double down the line, it’s a medium speed. If you double up the line on the motor pulley (very easy to do and instructions come with motor to show you how) it will make the motor lift at a slower speed. We suggest the slower speed… it’s smoother! This insures that your hardtop will be lifted safer!
What is the guarantee?
The guarantee is very simple: If at any time you’re not completely satisfied with any Hoist Lifts product, you have 30 days to return in for a refund.
Why Buy From Hoistlifts.com?
To protect your back and your Hardtop from potential damage of course… and the Money-Back Guarantee. Our Hardtop lift Systems have been custom made specific for your vehicle.
Our hoist lifts make your life easier, and we always take care of any needs you may have.
THESE HARDTOP LIFTS ARE IN STOCK!
We ship WITHIN 24-48 HOURS AFTER YOU ORDER MONDAY – FRIDAY. Once you place your order online, we will then send you a tracking number to your email address the minute it ships! We can even do a 1-day delivery for the additional shipping real time costs. So, if you get your order in before 3:00PM EST M-F, you can have it tomorrow. We suggest that you simply do a ground delivery which costs less and still only takes 3-5 business days for delivery M-F. To get the ball rolling, simply click the “add to cart” button!
And, we are car fanatics! We own and drive:
- 2004 Jeep Wrangler (with a removable hardtop)
- 2004 Ford Thunderbird (with a removable hardtop)
- 2010 Ford Raptor 6.2L baja race offroad truck
- 2016 Ford Mustang
- 1951 Ford F100 Panel Delivery Truck – restored
We pride ourselves on first class customer service and guarantee it! If your not satisfied with our products, we offer the hassle free 30-day money back guarantee. We are here 5 days a week to assist you with any questions you may have. We will go out of our way for you! Customer satisfaction is very important to us and we take it very seriously.
Read all of our Hardtop Lift Tesimonials we have received over the years!